Senior Programs

Senior Programs

Special & Monthly

To register for any of the following programs at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., call (203) 272-8286 or email

Boogie Boys – Today, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. Celebrate Older Americans Month with a performance by the Boogie Boys. Spend the afternoon singing and dancing. Refreshments will be available. Cost per person: $5. Registration is required.

Ask the Probate Judge – Tuesday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Drop-in probate question-and-answer program with Judge Matt Jalowiec.

Movie Matinee: “80 for Brady” – Wednesday, May 31, at 1:30 p.m. Four best friends live life to the fullest when they embark on a trip to see their hero, Tom Brady, play in the 2017 Super Bowl. Stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field. Rated PG-13 (1 hour, 38 minutes). Registration is required.

Save The Date! Blood Drive – Wednesday, June 21, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cheshire Senior Center. Contact Tracey at (203) 272-8236 to reserve a spot.


Weekly Programs

To register for any of the following programs, call (203) 272-8286 or email

Moderate Exercise – Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10:30 a.m. This is now a drop-in class.

Nickel, Nickel – Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (note new start time). Playing fee is 11 nickels and one quarter per person, per week.

Technology Help with Jared – Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jared from the Cheshire Library returns to the Senior Center to help with computer/tablet/cellphone technology questions. Appointments are recommended: call (203) 272-8286.

Golf Card Game – Fridays at 10:30 a.m. on the lower level. Weekly fee to play is $3.

Beginner Italian – Fridays, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Advanced Conversational Italian – Fridays at 11 a.m. Spend some time speaking Italian with Dea, Kimberly and friends. Registration is required.

Bridge – Fridays at 12:30 p.m.

Setback – Fridays at 12:30 p.m. The group is always looking for more players!

Line Dancing – Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. (note new time). Drop-ins are welcome to attend this free, relaxed instructional line dancing class. NOTE: No class on Jan. 30.

Move & Groove Workout – Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Drop-ins are welcome to attend this low-impact DVD exercise class.

Walking Group – Walking is a wonderful way for older adults to stay physically and mentally active. Call Marge at (203) 272-3316 for more information about her walking group.


Travel Opportunities

Flyers are available for the following trips. Contact Laura Gravel, program supervisor, at (203) 272-8286.

Travel Planning Committee Meeting – Monday, June 26, at 1 p.m. Join us if you are interested in helping to plan trips for the Senior Center.

A Day at Tanglewood – Sunday, Aug. 13. Enjoy a music-filled afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Included motorcoach transportation, lunch on the lawn, admission to Tanglewood.

Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise – July 24–Aug. 4.

Exploring Britain & Ireland – Sept. 24 to Oct. 8.


Transportation Services

Call Coleen in the Transportation Office at (203) 272-0047 for information and reservations.

Transportation is available for medical appointments in the service area, grocery shopping, pharmacy, visits to the Cheshire Senior Center, and personal appointments based on availability. Ride requests are accepted two weeks in advance. Call by 11 a.m. the day before a ride is needed; any request made after 11 a.m. is subject to availability. Please allow a 10-minute window on both sides of your scheduled pickup time for the bus to arrive.

Drivers accept cash donations each time a rider steps on the bus. Suggested donation: $1 each way for in-town rides, and $6 round trip for out-of-town appointments.

Schedule for Out-of-Town Medical Appointments:

Monday – Meriden

Tuesday – North Haven and Hamden

Wednesday – Wallingford

Thursday – New Haven and West Haven VA

Friday – Southington and Waterbury Outpatient VA Clinic

Ride requests are accepted for appointments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Dial-A-Ride is available on Fridays for the Waterbury area.

GWTD Dial-A-Ride:

Residents of any of the seven municipalities in the Greater Waterbury Transit District (GWTD) may use the Dial-A-Ride service, free of charge. Dial-A-Ride serves Cheshire on Fridays.

To be eligible to use the GWTD Dial-A-Ride Transportation Service, a rider must be:

•60 years of age or older OR

•a person with a disability AND

•a resident of Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Waterbury, Watertown, or Wolcott.

A GWTD Dial-A-Ride application may be obtained by calling the Senior Center Transportation Office at (203) 272-0047.


Support the Senior Center

Financial support for the Senior Center provides additional assistance to the Center in serving our seniors today and throughout the coming years.  

Donations can be designated for a specific purpose or undesignated, to be used at the discretion of the staff. Donations to the Senior Center will be held in a gift account to support its mission.

Donations made payable to the Town of Cheshire Senior Center can be mailed to The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410.


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