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.

    FALL PREVENTION DURING THE WINTER

    Make sure your steps and walkways are clear before you walk.

    *Be careful if you see wet pavement that could be iced over.

    *Clear away snow and salt your walkways at home or hire someone to do it.

    *Wear boots with non-skid soles.

    *If you use a cane, replace the rubber tip before it is worn smooth.

    *Consider an ice pick-like attachment that fits on the end of the cane for additional traction.

     

    Sat, December 12th- 32nd ANNUAL NIANTIC LIGHT PARADE

    Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

    McCook Park – Drive Thru Event

    You stay in your car and drive by the floats.

    Come visit us and see our float!

    Over the Hills and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House we go!

     

     

    Upcoming Classes for December 2020

    UPCOMING CLASSES FOR DECEMBER 

    All are subject to change.

    Mon thru December 14th, 10am, Senior Fitness- Senior Fitness offered on Mon at 10am via Zoom. You must contact the Senior Center office to register.

    Mon thru December 14th, 11am, Ukulele Lessons Level 2- Instructor led lessons for advanced beginner on up students  on Mon at 11am via Zoom. Class is full.

    Mon thru December 14th, 11:30am, Strength Training- Strength Training offered on Mon at 11:30am via Zoom . You must contact the Senior  Center office to register.

    Tue thru December 15th, 9am, Yoga- Senior Yoga  to be offered on Tue at 9am via Zoom. You must contact the Senior Center office to register.

    Thu thru December 17th, 12:30pm, Guitar Lessons – Advanced Beginner- Instructor led lessons for advanced beginner on up students. Session completely on Zoom. Class is full.

    Thu thru December 17th, 1pm, Acting & Scene Class- Learn the tools of acting by Exercises – vocal, movement, timing, professionalism in the theater and much more. Be prepared to laugh, work hard and find your inner creativity. Session completely on Zoom.

    Chair Yoga- We will contact participants about the status of Chair Yoga.

    Tai Chi-  We will contact participants about the status of Tai Chi.

     

    Friday, December 18th- A Connecticut Senior Center Virtual Holiday Bash

    Time: 1 – 2:30pm

    Join us for a Zoom webinar to celebrate the holidays.

    This is a statewide event.

    Don’t miss out.

    Call us with your interest and we will tell you how to register. Don’t wait. Sign up early.

    Enjoy a holiday themed variety show.

    And just for registering you will get a gift bag.

     

    Tue, December 8th- Take & Make Craft Projects- 2 options- Beginner & Advanced

    Time:10:00– 11:00am

    Pick up Craft Project

    Zoom Presentation to provide instruction

    Register by Fri, December 4th

    11:30am – Beginner level craft instruction

    12:00pm – More advanced level of craft instruction

    Contact senior center for more detailed information