Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs

Per COVID guidelines set by the State of Connecticut, all indoor programs at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., have been canceled until further notice.


Ongoing Series

Reflections Café – Monday, April 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. Reflections Café is a virtual 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, and more. The group, led by Andrea Sidoruk, MSW intern, meets twice per month to make new friends 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 home or comfortable place. Call (203) 272-8286 or email to register.

New Program! Mindful Functional Movement for Activities of Daily Living – Mondays, through May 17, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Mindful functional movement sequencing is tailored to performing the activities of daily living and helping older individuals maintain their independence. This exercise class includes focused sequences and movements with breath components to strengthen muscles, improve endurance, and body awareness in performing everyday tasks. Sequences include getting up from the floor, mindful walking, balancing, and mindful breathing. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-activity survey and a final evaluation upon completion, which will be reviewed by the mindful movement instructor. This free 16-week program is being led by Ophelia Empleo-Frazier, MSN, GNP-BC, BSN, CDP. To register or learn more about this program, call Laura Gravel or Stefanie Theroux at (203) 272-8286 or email


April Programs

Sit Down Online with Stefanie – Today, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. During this “informal” online Zoom meeting, Stefanie hopes to answer any questions that participants may have regarding the Senior Center. Call (203) 272-8286 or email to register.

The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Today, April 15, at 1 p.m. Please read “The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger” by Arthur Conan Doyle for discussion via Zoom. Contact Andy Tranquilli at to attend. New members and guests are always welcome.

Driven to Distraction – Today, April 15, at 1:30 p.m., via Zoom. Presented by Fran Mayko from AAA Northeast. This presentation will help drivers understand the risks of distractions and the ways to avoid them. Drivers will learn about cognitive, manual and physical distractions. Call (203) 272-8286 or email to register. 

Cheshire Readers Book Club – Tuesday, April 20, at 10:45 a.m. Book choice for this month is “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. Call (203) 272-8286 or email to register.

Lawn Games with Laura – Tuesday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m. Spring is here! Join friends (weather permitting) on the Senior Center’s front lawn for various games. Registration and masks are required. To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email

Spring Craft Session – Thursday, April 22, 1 p.m. on the front porch (weather permitting). Join in an easy spring craft session to celebrate Earth Day. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Call (203) 272-8286 or email by Tuesday, April 20, to reserve your spot.

Seniors 4 Seniors Intergenerational Book Club – Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. Via Zoom, join a discussion of “Dominicana” by Angie Cruz. Call (203) 272-8286 or email to register.

Zoom Bingo with Sahal – Tuesday, April 27, at 1 p.m. Join via Zoom for a fun afternoon of Bingo. Prizes will be mailed out to winners at the end of the month. For registration and Bingo card pickup, call (203) 272-8286 or email


Travel News

“Hawaiian Adventure” Presentation – Tuesday, May 4. Are you ready to start traveling again? Join fellow travel enthusiasts,   in person or via Zoom, for a special travel presentation by Tracy O’Neill from Collette Travel on the Senior Center’s exciting “Hawaiian Adventure” Learn trip scheduled for October. Call (203) 272-8286 or email to register by Friday, April 30.

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For more information about upcoming trips, contact Laura Gravel, program coordinator, at (203)272-8286.

The Colorado Rockies – Aug. 20–28

Exploring Greece and Its Islands – planned for 2022


Save The Dates! 

Boogie Boys Outdoor Concert – Thursday, May 27 (Rain date: Thursday, June 3). 

Special Grab-and-Go Lunch to Celebrate Older Americans Month and Mother’s Day – Tuesday, May 11.

Community Tag Sale – Saturday, June 26, on the Senior Center’s front lawn. (Rain date: June 27.)

Transportation Services

With COVID-19 precautions in place, transportation is available for medical appointments in service area, grocery shopping, pharmacy, and personal appointments based on availability.

Call Eileen in the Transportation Office at (203) 272-0047 for information and reservations. Ride requests are accepted two weeks in advance. Any request made after 11 a.m. on the day before a ride is needed is subject to availability.

Ride requests are accepted for out-of-town medical appointments scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following days:

Monday – Meriden

Tuesday – North Haven and Hamden

Wednesday – Wallingford

Thursday – New Haven

Friday – Southington 

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

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