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.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Info

    The Senior Center is working with the Emergency Management
    department to identify any resident who is homebound and would not
    be able to physically get to a vaccination site. Please
    contact the Senior Office if you know such a person.

    If you are having difficulty getting registered, you can
    contact the Senior Center office. We can offer some
    assistance with the process. However, we cannot
    make appointments if none are available. For most
    registration systems, you need an email address. If you
    do not have an email address, that will make the
    process more difficult but we will work with you to
    schedule your appointment.

    If you require a ride to your appointment, the Senior
    Center office can help secure transportation or we can
    provide the ride. Do not wait to ask for transportation.

    HEARING CLINIC with Audiology Concierge – First Thursday of the Month

    Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Hearing Clinic with Audiology Concierge – Nancy Jablonski

    This monthly clinic will consist of free hearing tests, hearing aid checks, wax inspection, and listening demonstrations.

    Appointments are required and begin at 10am. Appointments are 45 minutes.

    Please call to schedule your appointment at 860-739-5859.

     

     

    BINGO- Every Friday at 1:00pm

    BINGO In person – no more Zoom.

    Come and catch up with your Bingo friends. $1 for the 1st card  and .25 for every additional card up to a maximum of 9 cards.

    Every Fri in July at 1pm. Must register in advance so we know how to set up the room.

     

     

    The Month of June -Over the Hill Hiking Group

    All prospective hikers must call the Senior Center to register for each hike within seven days prior. There are no residency issues – we are looking for interested, enthusiastic folks.

    Participants must follow guidelines specified on registration form. Hikers are to bring face coverings (mandatory), water, lunches, insect repellant, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Group size is limited to fifteen people, first come first served, along with one or two leaders. All distances are  estimates and may be modified by the leaders based on conditions the day of the hike.

    Hikes will be listed as easy, moderate or difficult. Anyone interested in a  difficult hike must have completed at least two of the moderate hikes before going on the difficult hike. Contact the Senior Center for a listing of the scheduled hikes.

    JUNE –  Rough outline. Subject to change

    6/4 – Copp (Groton Dog) Park off Rt 184

    6/11 – Niantic River Head Waters

    6/18 – Hike near Powers Lake

    6/25 – Oswegatchie Hills

     

    Hikes are limited to 15 participants.