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.

    VNASC Nurse Managed Foot Clinic

    Thursday, August 11th from 12:15=3:45pm

     

    Routine foot care provided for a fee – $10pp.

    Appointment required.

    Payment due at time of service.

    No diabetics please.

    Hearing Clinic

    Thursday, August 4th from 11:00am-1:00pm

     

    w/AUDIOLOGY CONCIERGE – Nancy Jablonski

    45 minute appointments start at 10am.

    Free hearing test, a hearing aid check, wax inspection,
    and listening demos.

    Register with the Senior Center.

    Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

    Monday, August 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm

     

    Ledge Light Health District will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the East Lyme Senior Center. Only the Moderna vaccine will be available at this clinic for individuals 12 years or older who need a 1st or 2nd dose (primary series) or are eligible for a 1st or 2nd booster dose.

     

    The following groups are eligible for a 1st booster shot at this clinic:
    • individuals 18 years of age & older who have had a primary dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 2 months and would like a mRNA booster.
    The following groups are eligible for a 2nd booster shot at this clinic:
    • individuals 50 years of age & older who have received a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 4 months since first booster dose.

     

    All clinics are free and open to the public. No appointment, insurance, or ID is necessary. Please bring your CDC vaccination card if you have one. Minors (12+) must have a parent/guardian present in order to get vaccinated.

    White House Butler- Alan Devalerio

    Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:30am

     

    Former White House butler Alan DeValerio is coming to Connecticut!! He’s going to give you the inside details about all the preparations involved in White House entertaining. Not only will he relate his first-hand experiences with history, but he will pass on the stories from those people that he worked with (like Eugene Allen, on whom the movie “The Butler” was based) who have been taking care of our First Families ever since the Franklin Roosevelt administration! Alan will also display many of the White House artifacts (menus, programs, personal photos, etc. ) that he has collected over the years.

    Registration begins Aug 1st. Register by Aug 19th.

    Lunch & Learn: Reverse Mortgage

    Wednesday, August 17th at 12:30pm

    REVERSE MORTGAGES with LJ Shoreline Realty and Norcom Mortgage

    Reverse Mortgages & More – Is this a mortgage program for you to consider? Rather than paying for your home, let yourhome pay you! Topics will include reverse mortgages, how to get your house ready to sell, when/how to downsize, rental options, and lots of time for questions and answers.

    Registration begins Aug 1st. Register by Aug 12th.