Center Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Fridays 8:00am – 1:00pm
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.
This session will continue on Wednesdays and Fridays until Friday, December 21st . The next new session will begin Wednesday January 2nd. The next session dates will be Wednesday, January 2—Friday, February 1. There will be 5 Wednesday classes and 5 Friday classes, $10 for either Wednesday or Friday OR $20 for both days. The drop-in fee is $4 per class. To register call the Senior Center at 860-228-1700. If there is a school delay there WILL BE class. Our new school delay policy will have us opening at 9:00am.
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 will Be 10:10—11:10 Tues & Thurs
Tuesdays and Thursday 10:10—11:10. This session will continue until Thursday, December 20th. This is a 2 time per week class. There will be 11 classes in this session and the cost will be $22. To register come to the center or call 860-228-1700. There will be no classes December 24th or 27th. The next session will begin after the holidays and be posted in the January Newsletter & Rivereast.
Enhance Fitness—Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9:00—10:00am
This class will run Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday through December 20th. 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. The next new session will begin Thursday, January 3rd and run through Monday, February 11th. There will be 16 sessions for $32. There will be no class Monday, January 21st, the Senior Center is closed for the Martin Luther King Holiday. If there is a 2 hour school delay there WILL BE class. We will now open at 9:00am on delays.
Men’s Strength and Fitness Class
We will begin offering a men’s focused strength and fitness class. The class will be taught by Paul Smith. The class will meet on Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 11:20-12:05. The class to begin Wednesday, December 5th and run through Friday, December 21st. This initial session will have 6 classes and cost $12. To Register or for more information 860-228-1700.
Caregiver Support Group
Mondays, 10:10—10:55 our Social Worker, Tanya Coles-Dailey will be leading this group. The term “caregiver” is used loosely so as to include friends and family of people who are facing long term, chronic, mental or physical illnesses. In these circumstances, extra care and support is needed to meet the needs of both individuals. Please contact Tanya, Senior Services Social Worker for more information and to register at 860-228-1700.
Movie Matinee Wednesday
The December movie will be on the 5th and we will be showing “Book Club”, Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices. The January movie will be “Mama Mia—Here We Go Again”, shown on Wednesday, January 9th.
Watercolors with Audrey
Seasonal one day workshop, Saturday, December 8th 9:00am—2:00pm. Please join Audrey for a 1 day watercolor workshop with the painting subject being “Carolers”. All levels welcome. The cost for the class is $20. Deadline to register is Wednesday, December 5th, please call 860-228-1700 to sign-up. We can provide you with a supply list if needed.
Bus Trip—Aqua Turf Holiday Party—Holiday Winter Wishes
Tuesday, December 11 leaving at 10:00am and returning 4:30pm. Come spend the day with us and enjoy a plentiful meal in an elegant atmosphere, then dance (or tap your feet) to the fabulous Times Square Band playing songs with both you and the holidays in mind! Enjoy coffee & donuts upon your arrival, there are door prizes, complimentary glass of beer or wine and enjoy a family style meal consisting of Salad, Pasta, Sliced Roast Turkey, Sliced Roast Beef, Potato, Vegetable, and Dessert. The cost is $47. Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 4th. Call the Senior Center at 860-228-1700.
December Birthday Party – Registration Deadline is the 12th
The Birthday Party Lunch will be held on Wednesday, December 19th at 12:15pm. Doors will open at Noon. We will have music provided by the RHAM Chorus Group from Noon—12:30pm. The menu will be Stuffed Chicken Breast/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes
Peas & Diced Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Wheat Dinner 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. You can register by calling 860-228-1700. Deadline to register is Wednesday, December 12th.
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.