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Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs


Due to the uptick in COVID cases and recent guidelines set by the State of Connecticut, all indoor programs scheduled at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., have been canceled until further notice. The Winter Session of virtual classes began this week.

 

Ongoing Series with the Cheshire Senior Center

Reflections Café –  Mondays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. This virtual café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with their family and friends, to share an hour of exploring positive topics such as cooking, art, music, poetry, movies, show & tell, plus more. The group, led by Andrea Sidoruk, MSW intern, meets twice per month to make new friends, have fun, and share stories, including any feelings about the challenges of living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, from the comfort and safety of your own home or comfortable place. To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

Seniors 4 Seniors Intergenerational Book Club – Today, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. Join local senior citizens and high school students via Zoom to discuss “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.  To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

Community Yoga Online for the Food Pantry – Friday, Jan. 15, 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.

Is Your Computer Healthy? – Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. Has your computer’s performance slowed down? Worried about computer viruses and malicious software? Join this presentation via Zoom by R&R Technologies. To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

Sit Down Online with Stefanie – Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. During this “informal” online Zoom meeting, Stefanie hopes to answer any questions that attendees may have regarding the Senior Center. To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. Please read the short story, “The Problem of Thor Bridge” by Arthur Conan Doyle for discussion via Zoom. To attend, contact Andy Tranquilli at tranquilli@hotmail.com. New members and guests are always welcome.  

Virtual White Elephant Gift Exchange – Friday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. Did you receive a gift over the holidays that you just don’t know what to do with? Join in a fun afternoon of gift swapping via Zoom. For details and to register, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org. Once registered, drop off a wrapped gift with your name on it at the Senior Center, 240Maple Ave., by Tuesday, Jan. 19.  

Jukebox Bingo – Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. Play the same Bingo game, just with a musical twist! To register, and for Bingo kit distribution, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

 

Weekly Trail Walks – Join local seniors for a walk on the Farmington Trail in Cheshire or the Quinnipiac Trail in South Meriden. Walking is a wonderful way for older adults to stay physically and mentally active. For more information, call Marge at (203) 272-3316.

 

Transportation Services – Storm closings and delays will be announced on the Cheshire Senior Center Facebook page and on the local news channels. Typically, if school or buses are delayed, or if school is closed, Senior Center buses do not run.

The Cheshire Senior Center continues to offer transportation for Cheshire medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacy visits, and to out-of-town medical appointments scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following schedule:

Monday – Meriden

Tuesday – North Haven & Hamden

Wednesday – Wallingford 

Thursday – New Haven

Friday – Southington 

Call for availability within one week of appointment. 

Dial-A-Ride is available on Fridays for appointments in the Waterbury area.


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