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.

    Summer Watermelon Lunch

    Friday, August 12th at 11:45am

    Join us for a BLT, watermelon and cucumber salad, macaroni salad,
    and watermelon for dessert. We mentioned this was a summer,
    watermelon lunch – right?

    Registration begins Aug 1st. Must register by Aug 10th.
    $6pp – payment due upon registration.

    Summer Stock Pop-Up Theater @ McCook’s Park Band Shell

    Come see Theater Under the Shell Players in Ken Ludwig’s Comedy “Moon Over Buffalo”
    Jul 30th thru Aug 4th at 6pm and Aug 6th and Aug 7th at 6pm
    Directed by Joyce Beauvais
    Bring your lawn chair, blanket or beach chair
    ​​​​​​​ $20pp donation taken at the show.

    Senior Farmers Market Vouchers

    Wed, Jul 20th, 10am at East Lyme Senior Center.

    Please call to register that you are coming. If you cannot
    come in person, you can send a proxy. But registration is
    still required. Call for details

    The Senior Farmer Market Voucher program age and income requirements:
    60 years of age or older, and income limits of: income limits for a single person is $1986 per month/$23828 per year
    and for a couple is $2686 per month/$32227 per year.

    Tips for using Senior Farmer Market Vouchers:
    -Use the vouchers! Don’t wait until September.
    -Keep the vouchers in a safe place. They cannot be replaced.
    -Use them in $3 increments or all at once ($18) but the farmer cannot give you
    -Review the list of locations. Not every farmer market or farm stand is able to
    take them.
    -Vouchers can be used to purchase fruits, vegetables, cut herbs or honey. They
    can NOT be used to buy sandwiches, meat, dairy, crafts or some of the other
    lovely items sold at farmers’ markets.
    -You can send someone else to shop for you if you completed a Proxy Form

    Lunch & Learn

    Wednesday, July 27th at 12:30pm

    Movement and Balance Workshop led by Lisa Bragaw, PharmD, RYT, Owner of Zen & Now Wellness Center

    Do you want to experience more mobility, flexibility and balance? Join Lisa to see how to incorporate gentle movement and breathing exercises into your day to bring more peace into your body and mind. We lose a little of our balance every day, and it’s so important to work on maintaining balance to prevent falls.
    Registration begins July 1st – Register by July 15th

    Makeup for Mature Women Workshop

    Monday, July 25th from 1:00-3:00pm

    $10PP Registration begins Jul 1st. Space is limited.
    This two hour workshop is the perfect place for women of all ages and experience to learn how to create a look that suits their personal features and skin tone. Explore products & tools that are must-haves for your personal make up collection. Participate in hands-on make up application. Both daytime & evening looks will be explored. You’ll leave knowing that with a little practice you can perfect your personal appearance for all occasions.

    -Make Up Techniques
    -Choosing the Right Foundation
    -Grooming & Defining Eyebrows
    -Natural Day & Night Application Make Up
    -Contouring & Highlighting
    -The Perfect Eyes and Lips
    -“Must Have” Products & Tools for Your Kit
    Please bring your make up from home