Programs

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and guidelines which must be followed, our programs and activities may be subject to change.  The Ledyard Senior Center is offering several outdoor classes as well as  virtual on-line classes.  Drop-ins are not permitted at this time.  When the senior center reopens, these classes will go to in-person classes.  Please call 860-464-0478 for up-to-date information.

 

    ADULT BEGINNING LANDSCAPE PAINTING

    Each class will start with a demonstration of techniques including use of brushes, palette knives, mediums and color mixing. Students need to bring a landscape picture from which you would like to paint.  All materials are included.

    • DAY: Tuesdays, 5 weeks 
    • TIME: 10:00 – 12:00
    • BEGINS: July 6
    • FEE: $55
    • INSTRUCTOR: Charles Shaw

    VIRTUAL STRONG AND FIT AT ANY AGE FITNESS

    Strong and Fit at Any Age Fitness is a progressive strength training exercise program designed to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion, mobility, gait, and balance. Light weights, resistance bands and a small ball are used to help increase and maintain daily movement functions.  Exercises are performed seated in chairs (optional standing) in a group setting class. Classes meet once(twice) a week for 60 min.

    • DAY: Wednesdays, 10 weeks
    • TIME: 1:30 – 2:30
    • BEGINS: July 7
    • FEE: $50
    • DAY: Fridays, 10 weeks
    • TIME: 1:30 – 2:30
    • BEGINS: July 9
    • FEE: $50
    • INSTRUCTOR: Robin Loy

    SENIOR CENTER BOOK DISCUSSION

    The Senior Center Book Discussion is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:30.  While we wait for the senior center to open back up, we will meet at the tables under the canopy at Erickson Park, located at 114 Military Highway, Gales Ferry.  The upcoming titles will be passed out at the monthly meetings, or you may pick up a copy at the Gales Ferry Library.

    • July 28: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
    • August 25: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

    OUTDOOR TAI CHI

    Tai Chi has been described as “a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.

    • DAY: Fridays, 10 weeks
    • TIME: 12:00 – 1:00
    • BEGINS: July 9
    • FEE: $50
    • INSTRUCTOR: Alex Culligan

    VIRTUAL LATIN LINE DANCING 

    This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.

    • DAY: Tuesdays, 10 weeks
    • TIME: 10:30 – 11:30
    • BEGINS: July 6
    • FEE: $50
    • INSTRUCTOR: Marjorie Winslow