Center Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Fridays 8:00am – 1:00pm
April Birthday Party
The Birthday Party Lunch will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at 12:15pm. The menu will be chicken with rice, mixed vegetables, roll, and birthday cake. The cost is $5. If your birthday is in the month of the celebration and you are a Hebron/Amston resident your meal is free, but you must pre-register. Registration deadline is Monday, April 22nd. You can register coming to the Senior Center or by calling 860-228-1700.
Bus Trip—Foxwoods Casino
Wednesday, April 24th—Bus leaves at 9:00am and returns approximately 4:00pm. Enjoy a full day at one of the state’s great casino resorts! Cost is $22 which includes $10 meal voucher, $10 bonus slots, coach bus transportation & driver tip. Leave the Senior Center promptly at 9:00am and return at 3:45pm. You must pay in full be when you register. No refunds after April 12th, unless someone takes your spot. Please sign up by Wednesday, April 17th, only 18 spots available. For information call 860-228-1700.
Podiatry Services with Dr. Morgan, DPM
Wednesday, April 24th from 9:30 to 10:30AM—Podiatrist Dr. Morgan, will be at the Center, by appointment, to serve your foot care needs on a fee-for-service basis. Medicare typically does not cover what is known as a routine pedicure, clipping and filing. Medicare will cover podiatry services for most medical treatments when diagnosed by physician and for complications or conditions associated with diabetes and other conditions. For all questions related to fees and insurance coverage, please call Dr. Morgan’s office directly at 860-537-5520. To schedule an appointment at the Senior Center with Dr. Morgan, please call 860-228-1700.
The Bernice Barrasso Annual Spring Appreciation Lunch for Seniors
Spring will soon be here and members of the Hebron Lions Club are celebrating the return of Spring by inviting all Hebron/Amston Seniors to a luncheon on Saturday, April 27th at Noon, doors open at 11:30am. The Lions have been honoring the town’s senior’s at a spring luncheon for over 20 years. Bernice Barrasso, a long-time member of the Lions, who use to run this luncheon, passed away this year, so they will be honoring her by naming this annual luncheon after her. Lunch will be prepared and served by the Lions and will consist of Chicken, vegetables, potatoes, and salad. Dessert will be Brownie a la mode. RSVP by calling either the Senior Center at 860-228-1700 or Lion, Lee Anderson at 860-942-2527 and leave your name and number of seniors that will attend. Deadline to register through the Senior Center is Thursday, April 18th or by calling Lee by Friday, April 19th—NO EXCEPTIONS.
Become a Pen Pal
The H.W. Porter School in Columbia is looking for Seniors to be Pen Pals. They have eleven students (grades 7 & 8) that are in the Enrichment (gifted and talented) services class. The goal is to have them improve their cursive writing skills as well as their correspondence/ letter writing ability, and to learn more about our world. They will start the project first, by writing a letter to a senior , giving information about themselves. They will also ask specific questions that in turn will be answered by the seniors in their return letters. We are looking for at least eight to ten seniors. We plan to correspond twice per month until June. We’re looking to start during the last week of February. All the paper, envelopes, and delivery of letters will be done through the senior center so all you need is a little time and your knowledge. If interested, please call the Senior Center 860-228-1700.
NEW PROGRAM—”Let’s Talk About It” The first and third Monday of the month, 10:00—11:00am, , join Tanya Coles-Dailey, the Senior Center Social Worker, for a new discussion series. The topics will vary based on current topics, group feedback, or what you need to know. The series will begin with discussion around “dealing with the blues and seasonal affective disorder”. The program will incorporate an educational component (video, power point, handouts, etc.) followed by a facilitated group discussion led by Tanya. The March classes will meet March 4th and March 18th from 10:00am—11:00am. To sign-up, please call 860-228-1700.
Bus Trip—NYC 911 Museum & Memorial – Monday, April 29th depart at 8:00am from Ted’s Supermarket and returns approximately 8:30pm. Today we’re off to the visit the 911 World Trade Center Memorial and Museum. The Museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site—telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. Before we go to the museum we will enjoy lunch at Ryan Maguire’s Restaurant located in the heart of the financial district in NYC. Your meal begins with a house salad followed by your choice of Fish & Chips or Shepherd’s Pie or Penne pasta with Artichokes & Sun-dried Tomatoes in a Garlic Wine Sauce or Sautéed Chicken in Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce. This meal is followed by dessert and coffee or tea. (Please make a meal selection with reservation) Cost includes: Round trip transportation, Sit down lunch, Entrance to the 911 Memorial and Museum, Tour director on the coach and all taxes and gratuities including the driver There will be a coffee stop made on the way and a dinner stop made on the way home. Both at on/off service plazas. Cost is $125.00 (60+) or $130.00 (under 60). Must have 30 full paying passengers by 4/15/2019 & NO refunds after this date unless you get someone to replace you. A 50% deposit is required when you register, 860-228-1700. Open to residents & non-residents.
Community Café – Monday through Thursday at 12:15pm—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 10:00am 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.
Silver Sneakers FLEX Class—Mondays 11:05, Wednesday & Friday 10:10
New Information for 2019:
1) Effective 1/1/19, those who have United HealthCare through AARP and United Health individual policies will no longer have
SILVER SNEAKERS pay for their classes at this facility.
2) STATE OF CONNECTICUT Employees who have Retired, your contract still has SILVERNSEAKERS as part of your benefit package.
3) Punch cards can be purchased from the Instructor. The cost is $20 for 10 classes and the card will be good for (2) months.
DROP INS will be charged $5
4) All SILVERSNEAKERS participants MUST PRESENT AT FIRST CLASS, Photo ID, and their SILVERSNEAKERS MEMBER ID CARD.
You MUST pre-register for class. This class will focus on muscular strength, balance and improving reaction time which will improve your ability to feel strong and stable. Please bring hand held weights, a whiffle bat OR walking stick OR cane that is approximately 30—34inches high (just below the hip), and a Resita Band. 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 Silver Sneakers provider, you can purchase a punch card for $20 for 10 classes. Pre-registration is required for NEW participants to the Silver Sneakers class. You MUST BE SIGNED UP PRIOR TO CLASS. To register, please call Patty at 860-617-8897.
ZUMBA Gold—Classes Tues & Thurs—10:10—11:10
Tuesdays and Thursday 10:10—11:10. This is a 2 time per week class. . To register come to the center or call 860-228-1700.
Enhance Fitness—Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays 9:00—10:00am
This class will run Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00AM – 10:00AM. This class will focus on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility. Being this class is an evidence based program, the class will meet 3 times per week to increase the participants fitness gains. People who regularly attend class have proven to grow stronger, improve their balance, become more limber, and elevate mood. The class will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am—10:00am. Each session will be a 16 class session and will cost $32.
ACTIVE Fitness (formerly called Men’s Strength and Fitness Class) We have renamed the Men’s Fitness Class to ACTIVE—Agility, Core, Toning, Improving health, Vibrancy, Energy. This class is perfect for both men and women who are looking to improve overall strength, core strength, balance, and overall fitness. The class will be taught by Paul Smith and will meet on Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 11:20-12:05. The next class session will begin Wednesday, April 3rd and run through Friday, May 2nd, no class Friday, April 19th—closed due to Good Friday. This session will have 9 classes and cost $18. To Register or for more information 860-228-1700.
Mindful Meditation with Mandy – 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.
Massage or Reflexology with Tami Toscano
Tami Toscano offers massage and reflexology. Tami comes to us bringing many years of experience both in California and Connecticut and includes working with the senior population. She has already begun services here at the center and is getting rave reviews. Tami will be here from 10:00am—4:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. February 28th. New rates for 2019, the cost is $22 for 25 min and $44 for 50 minutes. To schedule an appointment please call the Senior Center 860-228-1700.
BINGO with RHAM
On Wednesday, February 27 from 2:30—4:00pm, the RHAM National Honor Society Students will be hosting Bingo for us here at the center. This is a free event with prizes awarded. Refreshments will be served. There will also be RHAM Bingo, March 27, April 24, and May 22 from 2:30-4pm.