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.

    INTER-GENERATIONAL BOOK CLUB

    INTER-GENERATIONAL BOOK CLUB

    Share your love of books and exchange ideas in the

    Inter-generational Book Club for seniors and third grade students from Lillie B. Haynes.

    Book will be provided and discussion will be lead by the teacher.

    Wednesdays in March from 2:05pm to 3:00pm

    2nd – 9th – 16th – 23rd – 30th

    You don’t have to attend every day but it is preferred.

    Book Club

    VALENTINE CARDS FOR VETERANS

    Hearts Join us and the East Lyme Middle School students for 2 afternoons of making Valentines for our local Veterans. No special skill required – just the desire to recognize our Veterans. Snacks will be provided. Call to register beginning February 1st.

    Tue, the 2nd and the 9th from 3:10pm to 3:50pm

     

    HELP US CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR

    Did you know it is the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese Calendar?

    On Fri, February 12th, the Senior Center has several programs scheduled to

    Celebrate Chinese New Year:

    Cooking Demo with Anthony from TVCCA at 10:30am,

    East Lyme High School Chinese Exchange Students all morning to explain about their Culture,

    Chinese Food luncheon at 11:45am – $9pp.

    Menu consists of:

    Vegetable Fried Rice

    Spring Roll

    Beef Lo-Mein

    Chicken w/Vegetables

    Register for one or all programs beginning February 1st. Monkey

    NURSE MANAGED FOOT CLINIC

    2nd Wed of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    A nurse from the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNA of SECT) is available for routine foot care. Appointments are required. The fee is $10pp.

    Anyone with a Diabetic diagnosis cannot be seen by this clinic but all others are welcome.

    Fridays- BINGO

    Fridays 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    $1.00 for the 1st card and .25¢ for every additional card up to a maximum of 9 cards.

    Will teach if you do not know how to play.