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Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs


The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about classes and programs, call the Administrative Office at (203) 272-8286. Transportation is available upon request by calling (203) 272-0047.

Drop Your Drugs – Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. A representative from the Cheshire Police Department will be on site to accept and safely dispose of your expired, unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Veterans’ Coffee House – Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All are cordially invited to attend. Call (203) 272-8286 for additional information. 

Cheshire Readers Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Discussion of “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. Group now meets in the Card Room at the Senior Center. 

Blood Pressure Screenings – Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the Nurse’s Office of the Senior Center. Courtesy of Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Hearing Screenings – Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Complimentary hearing screenings provided by All Ears Hearing, Inc. Advance registration is required.

Tech Thursday – Thursday, Feb. 20 (first and third Thursdays of the month), from 10 a.m. to noon. A Cheshire Library staff member will provide one-on-one assistance with tech devices. First come, first served — no appointment required.

Whist – Thursday, Feb. 20, arrive at 12:30 p.m., game starts at 12:45 p.m. Call the Senior Center at (203) 272-8286 for individual or group registration. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows. There is a fee of $3 to play.  

The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. Please read “The Disappearance of the Lady Carfax.” New members are always welcome. Any questions, email Andy at tranquilli@hotmail.com. 

AARP Safe Driving Course – Monday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members. Pre-register with payment by check or money order only, payable to AARP. 

How to Be Aware of Your Surroundings – Monday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Lisa Murawski, exercise physiologist with Good Life Fitness, will provide tips on how to avoid slips, trips and falls to stay steady and confident on your feet. Registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 20.

Photo ID – Call the Senior Center office at (203) 272-8286 for information. 

No Blood Pressure Screenings – Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Ask the Probate Judge – Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. Informal roundtable with Judge Matt Jalowiec. Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

Hospitality Volunteer Meeting – Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. Bring your questions and calendars to this informative meeting. Call Laura at (203) 272-8286 for more information.

Movie Matinee: “Judy” – Thursday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. The film follows the career of singer/actress Judy Garland through the last year of her life. Stars Renee Zellweger in her Academy Award-winning performance. Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 58 minutes). 

Dementia Friends Training – Friday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required.

Lunch & Learn: Managing Life Stressors in Later Life – Monday, March 9, at 11 a.m. Presented by Andrea Joseph, LCSW. Sponsored by Masonicare. Registration by Tuesday, March 3, is required.


TRANSPORTATION

DEPARTMENT TRIPS

Connecticut Flower and Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford – Thursday, Feb. 20. Tickets to the Flower Show are $16 per person (payable at the door). Bus fee is $2. Contact Eileen at (203) 272-0047 to reserve a ride.

Grocery Shopping – Big Y on Mondays, Stop & Shop on Wednesdays and Fridays. Available a.m. or p.m. Call Eileen at (203) 272-0047 for information and reservations.

Mini-Bus Reservations – Buses run Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (203) 272-0047 one business day in advance to reserve a ride. Ride fee in Cheshire is 50 cents each time you step on the bus. Fee for out-of-town trips is $5.


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