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.

    GRAB & GO SUPPER- Thu, April 15th at 5pm

    SPONSORED BY THE NIANTIC LIONS

    Thu, April 15th at 5pm

    Meals are limited so register ASAP beginning April 1st.

    Please register by April 12th.

    The menu will be pasta with a  meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and a dessert.

    You will pull up to the Senior Center in your car – wear your mask – and we will provide you your meal. Pretty simple!!

     

    April’s- Upcoming Classes

    UPCOMING CLASSES

    As new sessions begin, the  Senior Center will start charging fees.  Beginning in May, fees will be charged for all classes that have fees.

     

    Mon thru April 26th                    10-11am         Senior Fitness                          

    Class started January 4th. Senior Fitness offered on Mon at 10am via Zoom. You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior Center office.

     

    Mon thru April 26th                    11-12pm        Ukulele Lessons Level 2

    Class started January 4th. Instructor led lessons for advanced beginner on up students on Mon at 11am via Zoom. New session will start on May 3rd and ends on June 28th (no class on May 31st). Class fee $40R and $44NR. Registration begins April 1st. New session will be Zoom only.

     

    Mon and Wed thru April 28th       11:30-12:30pm       Strength Training

    Class started January 4th. Strength Training offered on Mon & Wed at 11:30am via Zoom. You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior Center office. New session will start on May 5th and end on June 30th. Mon class in person/Wed class via Zoom. (no class on May 31st). Class fee $40R and $44NR. Maximum number indoors will be 20. Registration begins April 1st. Zoom option for both classes available.

     

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

    Class started January 5th. Senior Yoga to be offered on Tue at 9am via Zoom. You must register for this        session. Please contact the Senior Center office.

     

    Tue thru April 27th           10:30-12pm                 Painting with Friends

    Class started January 12th and will be held the 2nd and 4th Tue of every month at 10:30am via Zoom. You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior Center office.

     

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

    Class started January 28th.  FitDance Gold offered on Tues & Thu at 3pm via Zoom. You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior Center office to register.  (no class April 15th). New session will start on April 20th and ends on June 29th. Class will run indoors  but will have a Zoom option. Maximum number  indoors will be 20. Registration begins on April 1st. Class fee $58R and $62NR.

     

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

    Class started January 6th. Tai Chi offered on Wed and Fri at 9am via Zoom.  You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior Center office. No class on Fri, Apr 2nd.

     

    Thu thru April 29th            12:30-1:30pm                  Guitar Lessons – Advanced Beginner

    Class started January 7th. Instructor led lessons for advanced beginner on up students  on Mon at 11am via Zoom. You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior Center office. New session will start on May 3rd and ends on June 28th (no class on May 31st). Class fee $48R and $53NR. Registration begins April 1st. New session will be Zoom only.

     

    Thu thru April 29th             10:15-11:45am                Drawing Class

    Class started January 21st and will be held on Thu at 10am via Zoom. You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior center office.

     

    Fri thru April 30th                 10:-11:00am                   Chair Yoga

    Class started January 8th. Chair Yoga offered on Fri at 10am via Zoom. You must register for this session. Please contact the Senior Center office. No class on Fri, Apr 2nd.

     

     

    Thu, April 15th at 3pm- SAFETY TALK with Officer Hull via Zoom

    Chat with our own Officer Hull from the ELPD on Internet Safety and how to avoid Scams.

    Let us know your questions and concerns beforehand.

    Register with the Senior Center by Tue, April 13th to get your Zoom invite.

     

    Fri, April 16th at 1pm- NOT SO NEWLY WED GAME on Zoom

    COUPLES NEEDED

    The Game will run just like the original Newlywed Game.  The couples will be asked questions for points.  The couple with the most points win a prize!

    Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!

    Contact the Senior Center by Wed, April 14th to register.

     

    Tues, April 27th, 12-1pm- Five Easy Ways Keep Your Smart Devices Safe and Protected

    Kris Thompson of The NEAT Center at Oak Hill will present this seminar. Smart technology gives independence to so many people. But how secure is the “internet of things”? Is Alexa always listening? Can someone hack your smart devices? In this webinar, we will discuss these concerns and cover five easy ways to secure your    devices and gain peace of mind.

    Join us for more events with The NEAT Center by registering at www.aarp.org/CTEvents.

    Please note that AARP will email you the link to the NEAT Center at Oak Hill’s virtual platform on which the event will be hosted. Any information you share on that online platform will be governed by the privacy policy of the NEAT Center at Oak Hill.

     

    Contact the Senior Center to receive registration information.