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Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs


Lawn Games with Laura – Tuesdays, Oct. 6 and 20, at 1 p.m. Sign up to play various games on the front lawn of the Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave. Registration is required — as well as masks. Call (203) 272-8286 to reserve a day and time.

Medicare Presentation – Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. Join us via Zoom for Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment and other topics for long-term planning, presented by Jerry Kenney and Christine Sicignano of Guilford Insurance. Registration with email is required. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Osteoporosis Talk – Thursday, Oct. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Join via Zoom for an informative presentation by Eric Lagoy of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Sit Down Online with Stefanie – Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. During this informal online Zoom meeting, Stefanie hopes to answer any questions regarding the Senior Center. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. Please read the novel, “The Adventure of the Three Gables” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for discussion via Zoom.  Contact Andy Tranquilli at tranquilli@hotmail.com if you wish to attend. New members and guests are always welcome.  

The Boogie Boys – Friday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. An afternoon of musical entertainment will be provided by The Boogie Boys, outdoors on the front lawn (weather permitting, otherwise via Zoom). Bring your own chair. Masks are required — wear a Halloween-themed mask for fun!   Registration is required. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Cheshire Readers Book Club – Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10:45 a.m. via Zoom. Please read: “Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease & Biological Weapons” by Kris Newby. To register, call Laura at (203) 272-8286 to provide your email. 

Cheshire Senior Center Drive-Thru Flu Clinic – Thursday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Senior Center parking lot, 240 Maple Ave. See story at top of page for details. Please call the Senior Center at (203) 272-8286 in advance for an appointment.

Community Yoga Online for the Food Pantry – Friday, Oct. 23, at 1:15 p.m. Join Stefanie online via Zoom for Gentle Flow Yoga, with chair modifications available, to benefit the Cheshire Community Food Pantry. The “cost” is a monetary donation made directly to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Bingo – Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 pm. An afternoon of live Bingo, INDOORS. Registration is required. Space is limited for social distancing, and masks are required. Call (203) 272-8286 to register.

Friday INDOOR Movie Matinee: ‘The Call of the Wild” – Friday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. Based on the novel by Jack London. Stars Harrison Ford. Buck, a St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog, must fight tooth and claw for survival after being kidnapped from his comfortable home in California. He is forced to become a sled dog in the unforgiving wilderness of Yukon, Canada, during the 1890 Klondike Gold Rush. Rated PG; 1 hour, 40 minutes. Registration is required and limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Call (203) 272-8286 to register.

Mental Health 101 – Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented via Zoom by Mental Health First Aid. Learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders, and the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, or experiencing a crisis. Call (203) 272-8286 to register by Oct. 15.  

Ongoing Weekly Trail Walks – Join members of the local senior community for a walk on the Farmington Canal Trail in Cheshire or the Quinnipiac Trail in South Meriden. For more information, call Marge at (203) 272-3316.

Transportation Services – Transportation to out-of-town medical appointments is now offered on the following schedule:

Monday – Meriden               

Tuesday – North Haven & Hamden

Wednesday – Wallingford  

Thursday – New Haven

Friday – Southington 

Ride requests are accepted for appointments scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the above days. Call (203) 272-0047 for availability within one week of the appointment. 

Dial-A-Ride is available on Fridays for the Waterbury area. The Cheshire Senior Center continues to offer transportation for Cheshire medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacy visits.

New client evaluations for Cheshire Senior Center Transportation began on Sept. 1.


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