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.

    BINGO is Back! -Every Fri in June at 1pm

    BINGO In person – no more Zoom.

     

    Come and catch up with your Bingo friends. $1 for the 1st card

    and .25 for every additional card up to a maximum of 9 cards.

     

    Must register in advance to account for our limited capacity

     

    The Month of June -Over the Hill Hiking Group

    All prospective hikers must call the Senior Center to register for each hike within seven days prior. There are no residency issues – we are looking for interested, enthusiastic folks.

    Participants must follow guidelines specified on registration form. Hikers are to bring face coverings (mandatory), water, lunches, insect repellant, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Group size is limited to fifteen people, first come first served, along with one or two leaders. All distances are  estimates and may be modified by the leaders based on conditions the day of the hike.

    Hikes will be listed as easy, moderate or difficult. Anyone interested in a  difficult hike must have completed at least two of the moderate hikes before going on the difficult hike. Contact the Senior Center for a listing of the scheduled hikes.

    JUNE –  Rough outline. Subject to change

    6/4 – Copp (Groton Dog) Park off Rt 184

    6/11 – Niantic River Head Waters

    6/18 – Hike near Powers Lake

    6/25 – Oswegatchie Hills

     

    Hikes are limited to 15 participants.

    June- Upcoming Music Classes

    Mon thru June 28th                                         11-12pm                                                    Ukulele Lessons Level 2    

    New session will start on May 3rd and end on June 28th (no class on May 31st). Instructor led lessons for          advanced beginner on up student on Mon at 11am via Zoom only at this time. Registration in process. Class fee $40R and $44NR.

     

    Mon thru June 28th                                           2-4pm                                                         Jam Session

    New session will start on May 3rh and end on June 28th (no class on May 31st). Shirley Lan & Joe Rice will lead this jam via Zoom. Any person who can play an instrument is welcome. Must register your interest to              participant for the session.

     

    Tue thru June 5th                                               1:30-2:30pm                                                 Beginner  Ukulele Lessons

    New session will start on May 4th and end on May 25th. Instructor led lessons for beginners but all levels are welcome on Zoom only at this time. Registration in process. You will need to purchase a ukulele and a tuner. Class fee $25R and $27NR.

     

    Thu thru June 28th                                              12:30-1:30pm                                               Guitar Lessons – Advanced Beginner

    New session will start on May 6th and end on June 24th. Instructor led lessons for advanced beginner on up  students on Thu at 11am via Zoom only at this time. You must register for this session. Registration in process. Class fee $48R and $53NR.

     

    SPEAKING OF MUSICAL OF INSTRUMENTS…

    The Senior Center is offering fun, private guitar and ukulele zoom lessons from the convenience of your home.  Free complimentary 1st lesson. The cost is $20 for a 30 minute session or $90 for a 4 week run. Contact the  Senior Center to register. We will need your phone number and your email address.