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.

    Over The Hill Hiking Group: November Hikes

    Hikers from other towns are welcome to participate.

    Medium hikes may have a few hills, rocks or beach sand. The difficult hike is more strenuous; participants must have completed two medium hikes with the group before enrolling into a difficult hike.

    All hikes are approximately three to four miles long, and will begin at 9:30 A.M. Hikers who wish to carpool should meet at East Lyme Senior
    Center at 9:00 A.M.

    Distances, locations and leaders are subject to change, if necessary.

    All hikers must register for each hike by calling the East Lyme Senior Center – 860-739-5859.

    Hikers are to bring water and sturdy shoes; and lunch, insect
    repellant and sunscreen if desired

     

    November Hikes:

    Nov 4, Hartman Park, Lyme
    Moderate
    Leader: Jan

    Nov 11, Devil’s Hopyard, East Haddam
    Difficult
    Leaders: Chuck & Debbie

    Nov 18, Champlain South, Old Lyme
    Difficult
    Leader: Barry

    Nov 25, Mohegan Park, Norwich
    Easy/Moderate
    Leader: Chuck

    ROMEO Club: Recovery Room in New London

    Wednesday, November 30th at 11:30am

     

    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),

    AARP Mature Driver Safety Class

    Wednesday, November 2nd from 9:15am-1:15pm

     

    The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. Contact your insurance company to find out. And you will learn something new along the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned.

    $20 for AARP member $25 for non-AARP member
    Register with the Senior Center office. Payment due upon registration.

    Scranton Financial Group Presentation

    Wednesday, November 30th from 2:00-3:00pm

     

    Scranton Financial Group, Sound Income Strategies, LLC presents “10 common IRA and 401K mistakes.”

    Registration begins Nov 1st. Register by Fri, Nov 25th

    Friends of Forrest Songbird Trivia

    Friday, November 18th from 11:30am-12:30pm

     

    Kathleen Lowe from Friends of the Forest will present a program on the songbirds of Connecticut and their habitats around town. Then get ready to TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE with a game of songbird trivia! Fun nature-inspired prizes!

    ​​​​​​​More information on Friends of the Forest: FriendsoftheForestct.org.

    Registration begins Nov 1st, Register by Nov 15th.