Programs

    Virtual Class Schedule for August 31-September 4

    Aug 30, 2020 – Sept 5, 2020

    Sun, Aug 30  Tai Ji Quon Move for Better Balance Class led by Kate Perez will be offered through this Youtube link that can be done at ANY TIME/ ANY DAY
    Mon, Aug 31 9:00-10:15 am Gentle Yoga with Lynn McCarthy
    (Registration link for class  https://www.lynnmccarthyyoga.com/registration-page) Donations to instructor appreciated9:00-9:55 am Tabata with Donna Scott
    (Email donnacravenscott@gmail.com for class link) Donations to instructor appreciated
    Tue, Sept 1 8:45 High Energy, Low Impact Dance Class with Mellisa Chapka (like Jazzercise) Join Zoom meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/938231414?pwd=QmxiVTNYaW1hTUZUZHRSamxlUzhYQT099:30-10:30 am Pilates with Donna Scott
    (Email donnacravenscott@gmail.com for class link) Donations to instructor appreciated

    10:00 Sit and Be Fit with Laura Kokoska Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/938231414?pwd=QmxiVTNYaW1hTUZUZHRSamxlUzhYQT09

    Wed, Sept 2 9:00-10:15 am Chair Yoga with Lynn McCarthy
    (Registration link for class https://www.lynnmccarthyyoga.com/registration-page) Donations to instructor appreciated
    Thu, Sept 3 9:00 High Energy, Low Impact Dance Class with Mellisa Chapka (like Jazzercise) Join Zoom Meeting 
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/938231414?pwd=QmxiVTNYaW1hTUZUZHRSamxlUzhYQT099:00am  Pilates with Donna Scott
    (Email donnacravenscott@gmail.com for class link) Donations to instructor appreciated

    4:00pm Pilates with Donna Scott
    (Email donnacravenscott@gmail.com

    Fri, Sept 4 9:00-9:55 am Tabata with Donna Scott
    (Email donnacravenscott@gmail.com for class link) Donations to instructor appreciated9:00-10:15 am Gentle Yoga with Lynn McCarthy
    (Registration link for class https://www.lynnmccarthyyoga.com/registration-page) Donations to instructor appreciated

    2:00 pm Virtual American History Lecture with Jared Day, PhD, this month’s topic is Andrew Jackson: Hero of Democracy Part 1.  To register call 860-434-4127 or email seniorcenter@oldlyme-ct.gov

    Holocaust survivor, Andy Sarkany: My Story

    Holocaust survivor, Andy Sarkany, will be sharing his story on a virtual platform on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00pm. Born in Budapest, Hungary on October 31, 1936. Mr. Sarkany lived inside the Budapest ghetto which is where he remained during the Holocaust. Over the past 10 years Mr. Sarkany has been speaking to audiences about his personal experiences during the holocaust, living under the brutality of the Soviet Union regime in Hungary, and finding a home in the United States. This program is free and Sponsored by The Friends of the Lyme Public Library. PTo register and get the zoom code please email the senior center at seniorcenter@oldlyme-ct.gov.

    Current Events Lectures.: Jared Day, PhD

    Starting in September we will be welcoming back Jared Day, PhD here to resume our American History and Current Events Lectures. The American History lectures will be held virtually at 2pm the first Friday of each month. Likewise, the Current Events lectures will be held virtually at 2:00pm the third Friday of each month. Please call to register for either or both sessions and get the sign-in code for them. September’s & October’s lecture topics along with a description are listed below. November & December topics will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.

    Andrew Jackson – Hero of Democracy?

    Part 1- September 4th at 2pm, Part 2- October 2nd at 2pm:

    This set of lectures will examine one of the most transformative and controversial presidents in US history, Andrew Jackson, a politician and leader who became a political and social icon for a generation of Americans in the first half of the nineteenth century. We will explore Jackson’s early life and military career along with the political rise of the “near west” as a distinct region and a force in American society. With seminal crises involving the Second National Bank, Nullification, the Cherokees’ “Trail of Tears,” and many other events, Jackson’s presidential tenure represented a clear demarcation away from the patrician politics of the era of the founding fathers and towards a democracy that was, by turns, more inclusive, more populist, and more volatile.

    Educational Policy – September 18th at 2pm

    This lecture examines the current landscape of education policy and reform in America with special emphasis on the issues getting the most attention from reformers such as the role of charter schools, school vouchers, property-tax-based funding. We will also be looking at how the US compares to other countries and what is working elsewhere in the developed world.

    India: An Asian Superpower? – October 16th at 2pm

    This lecture will examine the exceptional economic development of the world’s largest democracy, India. It will explore the key strengths and weaknesses of its economic development strategies as well as the historical, cultural and geographical limitations the country has had to endure.

    Aging Mastery Program

    We are hoping to offer the Aging Mastery Program again starting this October using a virtual platform. We invite anyone who is interested and anyone who was in the program this spring to join us as we launch a new session. Although the program won’t start until this fall, we must have everyone registered by the end of August due to program funding. If you are interested in learning how to develop behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger financial security and overall increased wellbeing this is the program for you. Please call us at 860-434-4127 option 2 or email cparsons@oldlyme-ct.gov asap to register or for additional information. The program is free to all members.