Programs

Programs – The Senior Center plans events on a monthly basis. Below is a listing for what generally occurs. For more details on events not listed below, check the Calendar Section and/or the News Section.

Fitness – Participants can trial any class without obligation. Please notify the Senior Center office if you are trialing a class.

All participants are encouraged to participate at their level of fitness/comfort. Any physical concerns are to be addressed to your personal physician. Questions about modifying the routines are to be directed to your instructor. All instructors are CPR certified and qualified in the class they are teaching.

Classes are Session Based: These classes will have a specific start and end date. Class sessions typically run for 3 months.

Music Classes – Ukulele and Guitar lessons. Explore your creative side and challenge yourself mentally by learning to play an instrument. Beginner level is offered as well as more advanced classes. Loaner instrument is available if needed.

Education/Enrichment Classes – Learn new skills in the areas of the arts, technology, health and more. Through education develop and help maintain your mental abilities as well as enhance your self-esteem and creative needs. Explore and develop your interests.

Cards/GamesA variety of choices for group play and individual play. Promotes mental stimulation and provides for socialization. They stimulate memory, attention skills and have great social interaction which works on many parts of the brain. Our games programs include a variety of levels from basic to more challenging options.

Social Scene – The Senior Center plans, often with meals, events that are offered to provide socialization and entertainment. Any excuse for a party is considered whether it be to celebrate a national holiday or just to have some fun.

Health Services – These services are provided to help older adults age at home and stay as well as possible. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the programs.

Nutrition Services – The Senior Nutrition Program, administered by TVCCA, offers nutritious meals on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:45am. You must register for a lunch at least 24 hours in advance.

    Over the Hill Hiking Group October Hikes

    Oct 6 – Tefftweald At Birchenturn

    N. Stonington
    Easy/Moderate
    Nancy B

    Oct 13 – The Preserve, Westbrook

    Moderate
    Chuck

    Oct 20 – Sprague Land Preserver

    Moderate
    Susan

    Oct 27 – Moodus Forest
    Easy
    Gail

    ROMEO Club: Surprise Trip

    Wednesday, October 25th at 11:00am

     

    So, what is the ROMEO Club?
    (Retired Old Men Eating Out)
    They eat out, have fun, make and keep friends.

    Men Only!

    Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only).

    Happy Fall Creating Paper Pumpkins, Paper Apple, and Mini Glitter Jar

    Friday, October 20th from 10:00am-12:00pm

     

    By Nancy Souza, Card Maker, Mixed Media Artist and Altenew Stamp Company Certified Educator Fall is calling and it is time to create new projects to decorate, display and or share. Learn how to make a paper apple, two different paper pumpkins and create a mini glitter votive candle jar that is perfect for Fall
    decorating. Basic supplies you will need- scissors and glue. Everything will be included in your craft kit.

    Cost is $15pp. Registration begins Oct 2nd. Register by Oct 13th.

    Stamp Out Stroke

    Tuesday, October 17th from 10:00am-11:00am

     

    Stamp Out Stroke is a community outreach group affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital’s Stroke Center. The group is comprised of healthcare professionals and students who volunteer with the goal to educate the New Haven and surrounding community about stroke. We focus on stroke risk factors, recognizing warning signs, and the importance of receiving prompt care. We will provide an interactive presentation followed by a Q&A session at the end. Registration begins Oct 2nd. Register by Fri, Oct 13th.

    Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium (Dial A Ride) Presentation

    Monday, October 23rd at 1:00pm

     

    Barbara Currier will present the Municipal Grant Senior Transportation program the Caregiver Mileage reimbursement procedure for senior medical rides and the voucher program. She will explain how to register and what you may need.
    Applications and forms will be available. She will also briefly touch on the paratransit available in our area and where SEAT transportation is available.
    Registration begins Oct 2nd. Register by Oct 20th.