Center Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Fridays 8:00am – 1:00pm
Community Café – Monday through Thursday at 12:00pm—If you are 60 and older enjoy lunch for a suggested donation of $2.50, if you are under 60 the cost is $7.50. Reservations are required by noon the day before with the exception of Monday’s which is required by Thursday at noon. To sign-up for lunch call 860-228-1700.
IMPACT (Improving Muscles, Power, Aerobic & Cardiovascular Health and Toning)
IMPACT your health with this invigorating low-impact aerobics class with emphasis placed on strengthening and toning muscles while improving cardiovascular fitness, stamina, and building endurance. Fun aerobic moves will leave you feeling more energetic and healthy and is a great way to start your morning off on the right foot. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and are a two class per week program. We cannot split the classes, you are signing up tor twice per week. There are two time slots—8:30AM OR 9:30AM. Each class is limited to 20 participants. We must have a total of 28 people registered in order to run both time slots. To find out the dates of the most recent session, call the Senior Center at 860-228-1700.
Silver Sneakers Strength and Stability-Exercises to Remain Safe On Our Feet
This class will focus on muscular strength, balance and improving reaction time which will improve your ability to feel strong and stable. The class will meet on Wednesdays January 4, 11, 18, and 25 and Fridays January 6, 13, 20, and 27. To see if your insurance provider is a Silver Sneakers participant call 1-866-584-7389. If so, there is no charge for this class. If your insurance is NOT a Silversneakers provider, your cost for Wednesday only is $20 and Fridays only would be $20 and if you do both days, it will be $35. The drop in option is $5 per class Pre-registration is required for NEW participants to the Silversneakers class. To register, please call Patty at 860-617-8897.
Mindful Meditation with Mandy – Mandy Roczniak will be taking over leading the class. Mandy is not only our program coordinator, but she is also a Certified Professional Life Coach and has been practicing Mindful Meditation for nine years. She is presently teaching another meditation class through the East Haddam Public Libraries, so she brings a lot of experience with her. The meditation class will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10:45am—Noon. Mindful Meditation is the opportunity to develop the skill of paying attention to your inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion. Mindfulness Meditation is effective for the management of stress, anxiety and panic, chronic pain, depression, obsessive thinking, strong emotional reactivity, and a wide array of health related concerns. Please register by Friday, prior to the Tuesday class, by calling the Center at 860-228-1700. Please bring a non-perishable food item as payment for the program, this will be donated to HIHS Food Pantry.