Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs


In-person activities at the Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., will remain on hold through February. The hope is for a return to in-person programming in March. All Winter Classes are being held via Zoom only.

Per current town policy, all visitors must wear face masks while visiting the Senior Center, regardless of vaccination status. Members can access the building Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Staff is available by phone and email Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Stefanie with any questions or concerns.

 

Transportation Update

Limited transportation services, for medical appointments in the service area and grocery shopping only, will start on Feb. 1. Remember that, typically, if school is canceled, vans do not run, and when school is delayed, early-morning pickups are canceled. Ride requests are accepted two weeks in advance. Requests made after 11 a.m. the day before a ride is needed are subject to availability.

Drivers accept cash donations as rider steps on the bus. Pricing is 50 cents each way for in-town and $5 round trip for out-of-town. Face masks are required on all public transportation, including all Cheshire Senior Center bus rides.

Schedule for Out-of-Town Medical Appointments:

Monday – Meriden

Tuesday – North Haven & Hamden

Wednesday – Wallingford

Thursday – New Haven

Friday – Southington

Ride requests are accepted for out-of-town medical appointments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

February Zoom Programs

To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email LGravel@cheshirect.org.

Sit Down with Stefanie – Thursday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. During this online discussion, Stefanie will answer questions regarding the Senior Center functioning and programs. Register in advance.

Cheshire Readers Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 10:45 a.m., via Zoom. February book is “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty. Registration is required. New members are welcome.

Our Reflections Café – Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p.m., via Zoom. Join this monthly social gathering for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with their families and friends. Share an hour exploring positive topics. Registration is required.

The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., via Zoom. Please read the novel “The Sign of Four.” Contact Andy Tranquilli at tranquilli@hotmail.com.

 AARP Tax-Aide – Appointments are now being scheduled. Call Tracey at (203) 272-8286.

Special Programs Next Month

To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email LGravel@cheshirect.org.

Let’s Draw Animals! – Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p.m., via Zoom. Learn to draw cartoon animals with award-winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski. Participants will learn to draw a variety of furry, hoofed and feathered friends in this fun interactive program. Advance registration is required.

Sixties Revival Party – Saturday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Feeling the winter blues? The Wallingford Senior Center, along with students of Quinnipiac Community Services, invite members of the Cheshire Senior Center to join them for a groovy good time with DJ music, bingo, line dancing, refreshments, a raffle, prizes, and much more. The best part is, the event is FREE. Guests and non-members are welcome. Wear or bring a nostalgic item from the ’60s for an extra raffle ticket. Advance registration by Friday, Feb. 18, is required. NOTE: There will be NO transportation provided for this event.



 

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