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.

    Tuesday, January 19th- Boston’s Freedom Trail with Bob Read “ARMCHAIR TRAVEL” via Zoom

    Tuesday, January 19th

    2:00-3:15pm

    Let’s Connect & Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail from the comfort of home with our Tour Director, Bob Read.

    All the sights and history without sore feet, weather worries, crowds or traffic. Bob will be our live guide on this one-of-a-kind Zoom experience. He will be there to answer your questions, share historical stories, images and his immense knowledge of the Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to Bunker Hill.

    Thanks to Zoom, you’ll be able to see and visit with your fellow travelers via video chat.

    Please contact the East Lyme Senior Center to register by Fri, January 15th.

     

    Wed, January 20th – MAKING MOST OF YOUR TELEMEDICINE VISITWEBINAR – Free

    Wed, January 20th at 10:30am

    Join our interactive educational session to learn more about telemedicine. During Covid-19,  telemedicine visits have been utilized in high demand due to physical distancing measures and expansion of insurance coverage. Learn more about the different types of virtual services, pros and cons, and tips for environment, technology, and preparation. Presented by Kaitlin Cuas, transitional care nurse, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging.

    Registration is required.  Call the Bristol Senior Center at 860-584-7895.

    After you register, you’ll receive an email with easy instructions on joining the webinar.

    Sponsored by: Hartford Healthcare

    Wed, January 6th – DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS WEBINAR – Free

    Wed, January 6th at 10am

    Join our interactive that reviews a wellness model that encompasses the following dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, and environmental. It is a guide to help you look closely at your life and recognize and celebrate your unique  triumphs and what you’re already doing to live your best life. Come join us and share ideas on what it means to be fully engaged in life! Presented by Nicholas Arsenault, transitional care nurse, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Registration is required – call 1-855-442-4373 or https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/classes-events/conifer-registration

    Sponsored by: Hartford Healthcare