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.
Movie Matinee Wednesday
Wednesday, September 6th at 12:45 we will be showing, The Shack. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw.
Hebron Fair Transportation
Friday, September 8th—Seniors are free to enter the fair from Noon—4:00pm. We will provide transportation if needed, drop off at Noon and pick-up to return home at 3:00pm. Cost is $1. To sign-up for a ride please call 860-228-1700. Deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, September 6th.
Jewelry Making with Cheryl
Monday, September 11th from 10:30-Noon, come learn how to make jewelry from Cheryl LaCosse. This month you will be making earrings and bracelets. Cheryl will provide all the materials. Cost for the program is $10. Please reserve your spot by calling 860-228-1700. Deadline registration is Thursday, September 7th.
Dr. Kessler—Hearing Tests
Dr. Kessler will be performing hearing checks on Wednesday, September 13th from 9:30am-11:30am. It is always smart and helpful to have a baseline test and periodic screenings for your hearing so you can maintain your hearing and/or take the necessary steps if assistance is needed. Be proactive before it is too late. To make an appointment, please call 860-228-1700.
LGBT Moveable Senior Center
On Wednesday, September 13 from 1:00-3:00pm we will be hosting the LGBT Moveable Senior Center which is sponsored by Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI) as part of “Getting It Right: Creating an LGBT-responsive organization”, a project funded by the John H. and Ethel G. Noble Charitable Trust and was guided by CT. LGBT Aging Advocacy. Our program, which is open to everyone, will feature a speaker from AARP as they present their program; Disrupt Aging—AARP is a place to have a new conversation — often funny, sometimes raw, always honest — about how we want to live and age. We will celebrate all those who own their age. We will hold a mirror up to the ageist beliefs around us. We will feature new ways of living and aging, and the products and solutions that make this possible. We will partner with companies and communities to create new solutions that work for all of us at any age. And we will get this story — our story — out there. It’s time to change the conversation. #DisruptAging
Zumba meets on Mondays from 10:30-11:30am. To find out the dates of the most recent session, please call 860-228-1700 or come into the center.
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.