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.

    Storyteller Carol Birch Presents “More Than A Cup Of Kidness”

    Wednesday, October 26th at 1:00pm

     

    MORE THAN A CUP OF KINDNESS: The good people of North Platte, Nebraska fed six million military personnel during the Second World War from their own rations and gardens over four years, three months and eight days. An inspiring story of astounding resourcefulness, generosity, and hard work that doesn’t appear in history books. It reminds us what a spectacular difference we can make working together. In feeding one another, we are fed.

    ​​​​​​​Registration begins Oct 3rd. Register by Oct 21st.

    Lunch & Learn: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    Wednesday, October 19th at 12:30pm

     

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors! Now more than ever community support is so important and impactful! The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers the support someone needs to remain living at home either with grocery shopping needs, visiting, phone reassurance or local medical rides. If you are 55+, contact us to hear how your help may improve the quality of life of an elderly or disabled person by volunteering around your schedule to help a neighbor in your community.

    Cost is $2 per person. Registration begins Oct 3rd. Register by Oct 14th

    Oktoberfest Lunch

    Friday, October 14th at 12:00pm

     

    Menu: Sausage & Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Buttered Noodles, Apple Sauce, German Apple Pudding Cake

    Cost is $7 per person.

    Registration begins Oct 3rd. Register by Oct 11th.

    Over The Hill Hiking Group: September Hikes

    Hike Dates:

    Sep 2nd, Barn Island, Pawcatuck
    Easy
    Leader: Cindy
    Sep 9th, Goodwin Trail, East Lyme
    Easy/Moderate
    Leader: Debbie & Barry
    Sep 16th, Banning Woods, Lyme
    Moderate
    Leader: Cindy
    Sep 23rd, Lay Preserve, Old Lyme
    Moderate
    Leader: Jan
    Sep 30th, Green Falls, Voluntown*
    Difficult
    Leader: Chuck

     

    Hikers from other towns are welcome to participate. Medium hikes may have a few hills, rocks or beach sand. The difficult hike is more strenuous; participants must have completed two medium hikes.

    All hikes are approximately three to four miles long, and will begin at 9:30 A.M.   *Senior Van – $5.00 fee limited occupancy. Hikers who wish to carpool should meet at East Lyme Senior Center at 9:00 A.M.

    Distances, locations and leaders are subject to change, if necessary.   All hikers must register for each hike by calling the East Lyme Senior Center – 860-739-5859.

    Hikers are to bring water and sturdy shoes; and lunch, insect repellant and sunscreen if desired.

    Romeo Club: Little Pub in Old Saybrook

    Wednesday, September 28th at 11:30am

     

    Lunch at Little Pub, Old Saybrook

    So, what is the ROMEO Club?
    (Retired Old Men Eating Out)
    They eat out, have fun, make and keep friends. Men Only!

    Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only)