Senior Programs

Senior Programs


The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., is actively developing plans to reopen and outdoor programming has begun. Proper mask-wearing, social distancing, and sanitizing will be required of all participants.

Rebuilding a volunteer base is an important part of the reopening plan. Volunteers are needed at the front desk, in the library, to help out with the newsletter or with calling Bingo games. Please contact the Senior Center at (203) 272-8286 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, if you are interested.

 

Ongoing Series: Reflections Café – Monday, May 3, 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 lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Ongoing Series: 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 lgravel@cheshirect.org. 

Spring Craft Session – Today, April 22, 1 p.m. on the front porch (weather permitting) for those registered.

Seniors 4 Seniors Intergenerational Book Club – Today, April 22, at 6 p.m., via Zoom, join a discussion of “Dominicana” by Angie Cruz. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org 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 lgravel@cheshirect.org.

 

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 lgravel@cheshirect.org to register by Friday, April 30.

 

Save The Dates!

Outdoor Concert with The Boogie Boys – 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.)

 

Updated Transportation Services Information

With Covid-19 precautions in place, transportation is available for:

•Medical appointments in service area

•Grocery shopping

•Pharmacy

•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 

NOTE: Bus drivers now accept cash donations as riders step on the bus. Pricing is 50 cents each way for in-town rides and $5 round trip for out-of-town appointments.

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


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