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 that utilize the Pass System: With the Pass System, the participant purchases a card which has a specific number of classes on it that must be used within one year of purchase. The Pass must be brought to every class. Attendance will be tracked and when your “punches” are used, a new pass must be purchased.

Classes that are Session Based: These classes will have a specific start and end date. Participants can elect to attend all of the classes or half of the classes. Class sessions typically run for 2 months.

Music Classes – Explore your creative side and challenge yourself mentally by learning to play an instrument.

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. A regional dinner dance is held annually also to allow for socializing with friends from the other towns in the county.

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 through Friday at 11:45am. You must register for a lunch at least 24 hours in advance.

    Renter’s Rebate Program

    Older adults and disabled adults in East Lyme who are interested in the Renter Rebate program will be seen by the East Lyme Senior Center. However, at this point, it will not be during the month of April. Please remember, the application period for this benefit runs until October 1st. There will be plenty of time to apply.

    Energy Assistance Program

    Residents interested in the Energy Assistance program need to call TVCCA at 860-425-6681. This agency is also closed to the public, but they are processing Energy Assistance applications by telephone. Additionally, the authorization for fuel deliveries for this program has been extended to April 30th, 2020.

    Volunteers Needed

    If you or someone you know is interested in providing help during this time, please call the Senior Center. At this time, we have received only a few requests for help but in case this increases in the future, it would be helpful to have names and numbers at the ready.

    The Senior Center has been asked what services are in place to help seniors in Town. Our response is that there is no set plan and the world is changing at a rapid pace. What makes more sense at this juncture, is for specific requests/needs to be expressed and a solution created. Do not hesitate to call. We’re in this together and we will come out together.

    Senior Center is Closed to the Public

    The East Lyme Senior Center is currently closed to the public until further notice.

    The staff of the East Lyme Senior Center are reporting in daily. Our duties have changed and we are delivering meals for our Meals on Wheels program so you will see our vehicle out in the community between the hours of 10am and 12:30pm.

    If you or someone you know is having trouble, don’t hesitate to call the Senior Center at 860-739-5859. You may have to leave a message but rest assured, we will get it and respond to you.

    UNITED STATES CENSUS 2020

    The census is coming and it is mandatory. The Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years and it’s your way to participate in our country’s democracy. Remember the census determines many things for our country. For example the number of seats in the House of Representatives each state get is based on the census. Each state will review their legislative districts based on the census. The distribution of federal funds, grants and support to states and counties are based on the census. If you have questions, you can go to 2020census.gov.