What is Pickleball exactly?

    Pickleball is something of a mix between tennis, racquetball and ping pong. Players use
    special paddles and a whiffle ball, and games take place on tennis courts with specific
    pickleball lines. Nets and court sizes are smaller than their tennis counterparts, and the
    most common game is doubles, although singles is also an option. It has its own set of
    quirky rules — for instance, try to stay out of the “kitchen”— but they’re easy to learn.
    The game is quick, making it a convenient way to get in some exercise. Games in a typical
    league run only 15 minutes each — you can get in as little or as much as you want.
    We have experienced players that would love the opportunity to teach new players. It’s
    played right here at our Lisbon Meadows tennis court. Call 860-376-2329 to inquire.

    Participants Wanted for a Research Study: Identifying Neural Pathways Implicated in Older Adults’ Emotional Well-being

    University of Connecticut
    Participants Wanted for a Research Study
    Identifying Neural Pathways Implicated in Older Adults’ Emotional Well-being
    This study is designed to research and identify the underlying biological factors that promote
    better emotional well-being in older adults. Typically, older adults have a more positive affect and
    greater life satisfaction than younger adults due a reported greater mindfulness. In this study,
    participants are asked to complete a two-part fMRI scan to assess DMN connectivity which is
    associated with emotional regulation. They will complete a 20-minute resting scan and a 20-minute
    emotion expectation task while in the scanner. Completion of the assessment should take no longer
    than 1.5 hours.

    To be eligible to participate:
    Must be 65+ * Fluent in English * Right-handed
    For more information, or to sign up for the study, please contact:
    Dr. Natalie Shook
    (860) 486-0913


    COVID-19 vaccination has opened to all individuals 16 years of age and older who live, work, or attend school in Connecticut.
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    COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assistant Line 1-877-918-2224
    Uncas Health District 860-823-1189

    Call the Senior Center with questions or for a ride  860-376-2329