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Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs


Reflections Café – Mondays, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and 21, 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, from the comfort and safety of your own home or comfortable place. Meet twice per month to make connections, have fun and talk, 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, The group will be led by Andrea Sidoruk, MSW Intern. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

 

NOVEMBER PROGRAMS 

Medicare Dos and Don’ts – Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. Presented via Zoom by Jerry Kenney of Guilford Insurance. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Estate Planning – Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. Join via Zoom for an informative presentation by experienced elder law attorney Ruth Fortune about important documents every adult should have. Learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney (POA) and health care directives, what these documents are for, and what you need to do to create them. You’ll also learn about the probate process and how to avoid it. Even if you already have an estate plan, there’s a good chance it needs updating because laws often change. Attend and you’ll learn if your existing documents should be reviewed. Call 203-272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

NEW: Seniors for Seniors Intergenerational Book Club – Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. Via Zoom, join this introductory meeting to interact with students from Cheshire High School and learn what this new group is all about. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Community Yoga Online for the Food Pantry – Friday, Nov. 13, 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.

Cheshire Readers Book Club – Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 10:45 a.m. Online via Zoom and in person.  Please read “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple. Registration is required for in-person attendance. Call (203) 272-8286 with email.

Diabetes Prevention Presentation – Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Presented via Zoom by Gaylord Specialty Healthcare. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Colorado Rockies Trip Presentation – Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. Join a Zoom presentation about Colorado Rockies trip planned for August 2021. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Sit Down Online with Stefanie – Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. During this “informal” online Zoom meeting, Stefanie hopes to answer any questions participants may have regarding the Senior Center. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. Read the short story, “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire” by Arthur Conan Doyle for discussion via Zoom. Contact Andy Tranquilli at tranquilli@hotmail.com to attend. New members and guests are always welcome.

Introduction to Trickster Virtual Card Games – Thursday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m., in the Senior Center’s All Purpose Room. Call for details. Registration is required and limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Call (203) 272-8286 to register.

How to Stay Safe Online: Internet and Email Safety – Friday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Zoom discussion of online browsing, how to be aware of current scams, emails, “think before you click” and being safe online. Presented by Masonicare IT Security Specialist, Henry Feder. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Friday INDOOR Movie Matinee: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” – Friday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m., in the Senior Center All Purpose Room. An inspiring comedy, based on the book by Maria Semple, about Bernadette Fox, an agoraphobic architect and mother, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. Stars Cate Blanchett. Rated PG (1 hour, 48 minutes). Registration is required and limited due to social distancing. Masks are required. Call (203) 272-8286 to register.

Bingo – Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m., in the Senior Center All Purpose Room. Registration is required. Space is limited for social distancing and masks are required. Call (203) 272-8286 to register.

 

Weekly Trail Walks

Now that the cooler weather is here, join members of the local senior community for a walk on the Farmington Trail in Cheshire or the Quinnipiac Trail in South Meriden. For more information, call Marge at (203) 272-3316.

 

Transportation Services

In addition to Cheshire medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacy visits, the Cheshire Senior Center now offers transportation 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 the Waterbury area.


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