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.

    Mature Driver Safety Class Returns!

    In person.
    Wed, Feb 9th from 12:30 – 4:30pm
    East Lyme Public Library
    Payment by check to AARP
    $20 for AARP Member
    $25 for Non-Member

    LUNCH & LEARN Cook Well – Live Well


    Wed, Jan 19th at 12:30pm
    Cook Well With Diabetes – a NEW program adopted
    by the East Lyme Senior Center will be featured at this
    “Lunch and Learn” with tips on how to successfully
    manage diabetes or prediabetes.
    Come join Cindy Barry of Ledge Light Health District
    and Erica Benvenuti of UConn Extension
    Registration begins Jan 3rd.
    Register by Fri, Jan 14th.

    GIVE A BIG CHEER, FOR THE NEW YEAR!


    NEW YEAR’S BRUNCH
    CELEBRATION
    Tue, Jan 11th at 11am
    Breakfast Casserole, Fruit Salad
    Cinnamon Roll, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea
    $5pp
    Registration begins Jan 3rd.
    Please register by Jan 7th.

    BRAIN AEROBICS

    Fri, Jan 14th & 28th 11am
    Your mind needs as much exercise as your body.
    Start the new year right and come flex that muscle
    with Brain Aerobics. Register with the Senior Center

    Quilting

    New session starts on Jan 3rd and ends on Mar 29th. Quilting is held on the 1st Mon of the month at 1pm, the 3rd Fri of
    the month at 5pm and the last Tue of the month at 5pm. Fee is $2pp for Fri and Tue time period. No fee for the Mon time
    period. Registration begins Mon, Dec 13th for Residents and Mon, Dec 20th for Non Residents.