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.

    June- Fitness Classess

    UPCOMING CLASSES

    As of May, fees will be charged.

    Mon thru June 28th                                         10-11am                                  Senior Fitness                       

    New session started May 3rd and ends on June 28th. Senior Fitness offered on Mon at 10am via Zoom only at this time. You must register for this session. Registration in process. Class fee $14R and $16NR.

     

    Mon and Wed thru June 30th                        11:30-12:30pm                     Strength Training

    New session started on May 5th and ends on June 30th. Mon class in person/Wed class via Zoom.  You must register for this session. Maximum number indoors will be 20. Registration in process. Zoom option for both classes available. Class fee $40R and $44NR.

     

    Tue thru June 29th                                           7-9pm                                           Recreational Pickleball

    New session started on May 4th and ends on June 29th. In person play. Must register your interest to play for the session and then register weekly for the next upcoming date of play. Maximum number indoors will be 16. Registration in process. $3per play.

     

    Tue and Thu thru June 29th                           9-10am                                                    Yoga

    New session started on May 4th and ends on June 29th. In person instruction or Zoom option available.       Maximum number indoors will be 20. You must register for this session. Registration in process. Class fee $34R and $38NR.

     

    Tues and Thu thru June 29th                         3-4ppm                                        FitDance Gold

    New Session started April 20th and ends on June 29th. FitDance Gold offered on Tues & Thu at 3pm in person. Class will run indoors but will have a Zoom option. Maximum number indoors will be 20. You must register for this session. Registration in process. Class fee $58R and $62NR.

     

    Wed and Fri thru June 30th                       9-10am                                                   Tai Chi

    New Session started on May 4th and ends on June 30th. Tai Chi offered on Wed and Fri at 9am in person. Class will run indoors but will have a Zoom option. Maximum number indoors will be 15. You must register for this session. Registration in process.  Class fee $30R and $34NR.

     

    Wed thru June 30th                                   10:15-12pm                                          Ping Pong

    New Session started on May 5th and ends on June 30th. In person program. You must register your interest in this session. Maximum number indoors will be 10. You must register for this session. Registration in process.

     

    Fri thru June 25th                                      10:15-11:15am                                          Chair Yoga

    New session started on May 7th and ends June 25th and will be held on Fri at 10am in person but will have a Zoom option. Maximum number indoors will be 15. You must register for this session. Registration in process. Class fee $12R and $14NR.

     

    Fri thru June 25th                                      10-12pm                                                  Novice/advanced Pickleball/Drills & Coached play

    New session started on May 7th and ends on June 25th. In person play. Must register your interest to play for the session and then register weekly for the next upcoming date of play. Maximum number indoors will be 8 a minimum of 4 is required to run this session. Registration in process. $3per play.

     

    Sat  thru June 29th                                      10-2pm                                                   Pickleball 10am/Drills & Play                                               12pm/Open Play

    New session started on May 8th and ends on June 26th. In person play. Must register your interest to play for the session and then register weekly for the next upcoming date of play. Maximum number indoors will be 16. Registration in process. $3per play.

    At this time, we cannot accept credit card payment.

     

    Wed, June 23rd at 11am- Cookout in the Parking Lot

    COOKOUT IN THE PARKING LOT

    $6pp

    Registration will begin June 1st.

    Register with the Senior Center by June 18th.

    Hamburger, hot dog, potato salad, bag of chips, and dessert.

     

    Thurs, June 3rd at 6pm- Hartford Healthcare presents a Webinar: Virtual Healthy Brain Series

    In this free, LIVE webinar series, join Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging Dementia
    Specialist, to learn how to challenge your mind daily, importance of diet, sleep and the blue
    zones. Q&A with the expert will follow the presentation.

    To register for any HHC virtual class, please call 1-855-442-4373 or visit hartfordhealthcare.org/
    virtual classes. Once registered you will receive an email with easy instructions on joining the
    virtual class.

    June 21st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm- National Make Music Day

    We, a group of acoustic guitarists who regularly play together, invite
    other guitarists, musicians and singers to join us for a 2-hour play
    along session outside the East Lyme Community Center.

    All are welcome. Old and young. Just bring a chair, your new or dusty
    acoustic or percussion instrument, and or voices.

    Music Day Flyer 2021