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.

    QUILTING- First Monday, Third Friday and Last Tuesday of the Month

    New session starts on Jan 9th ends on Mar 28th.

    Quilting is held at the following times:

    1st Monday of the month at 1:00pm

    3rd Friday of the month at 4:30pm

    Last Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm

    $2pp drop in fee on Fri and Tue – No drop in fee on Mon

    Registration is required.

     

    Stitch Happens- Wednesday at 9:30-11:30am 

    New session starts Jan 4th and ends on Mar 29th and will be held on Wed at 9:30am in person. You must register your interest in this session. Call 860-739-5859.

    DUPLICATE BRIDGE- Thurdays at 1:00pm

    New session starts on Jan 5th and ends on Mar 30th.
    You must register your interest to play by calling 860-739-5859.

    Pickleball – Open Play (No drop in play) on Fridays at 12:15-2:30pm

    Open Play – Beginners- Advanced Beginners, $3 per play. Must have knowledge of the game. No lessons will be given. Must register your interest to play for the session and then register weekly for the next upcoming date of play. $3 per play.

    Strength Training- Monday and Wednesday at 11:30am

    New session starts on Jan 4th and ends Mar 22nd
    (no class 1/16 & 2/20). In person instruction on Mon and Wed at 11:30am.
    21 classes. Class fee $53R and $58NR.

    Men and women can lose more than five pounds of lean body mass (mostly muscle) every decade of their life due to disuse. Studies show that muscle mass can be increased in people of any age through regular strength training. Strength training also strengthens your bones, helps with weight management, provides relief from arthritis pain, lowers risk of injury, and improves cardiac health. Dyna bands, weights (1lb to 10lbs) and chairs are used for the class. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes.