Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs

The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple AVe., is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about classes and programs, call the Administrative Office at (203) 272-8286. Transportation is available upon request by calling (203) 272-0047.

The Savvy Caregiver” Training Program – Thursday evenings, from 5 to 7 p.m. This six-week training program, open to the public, is for anyone who cares for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. This program, which started on Sept. 5, continues on Sept. 19, and Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24. Registration is required by calling (203) 272-8286.

Healthy Brain Series – Monday, Sept. 16: Importance of mental and physical exercise and sleep for optimum brain health. Monday, Sept. 23: Managing Stress and learning the benefit of being social and having a purpose for a healthy brain.

AARP Safe Driving Course – Monday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members. Pre-registration with payment by check or money order only, payable to AARP, is required.

Photo ID – Monday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Photos are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Veterans’ Coffee House – Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For details, call (203) 272-8286.

Cheshire Readers Book Club – Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please read “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck for discussion in this month.

Blood Pressure Screenings – Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Nurse’s Office of the Senior Center. Courtesy of Saint Mary’s Hospital.

The Big “E” Connecticut Day – Wednesday, Sept. 18. Fee: $55, includes transportation, admissions to The Big “E” and driver’s gratuity. Checks only, payable to Getaway Tours. Trip is rain or shine. See Laura for information.

Tech Thursday – Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. A Cheshire Library staff member will provide one-on-one assistance with tech devices. First-come, first-served — no appointment required.

Through the Magnifying Glass: The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. Please read “The Valley of Fear,” a Sherlock Holmes novel. New members are always welcome. Registration is appreciated. Any questions, email Andy at

Whist – Thursday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee is $3. Call Cindy at (203) 494-1676 to reserve a table/seat.

Dementia Friends Training Session for Volunteers – Friday, Sept. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Invitation only.

Movie Matinee: “Breakthrough” – Monday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. Stars Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas and Marcel Ruiz. When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. Rated PG. (1 hr. 56 min.) Registration is required by Friday, Sept. 20.

Ask the Probate Judge – Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. Informal roundtable with Judge Matt Jalowiec. Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

Blood Pressure Screenings – Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Nurse’s Office of the Senior Center. Courtesy of Connecticut Baptist Homes, Inc.

Medicare 101 Bingo – Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn the basics of Medicare before the October 2019 open enrollment period starts. Presented by Jessalyn Pito, Medicare Agent. Registration is required by Monday, Sept. 23.

Trip Presentation: Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise – Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. Tracy O’Neill from Collette Travel will give an informative presentation highlighting the many places of interest to be visited on this trip to Alaska, review the itinerary and answer questions. Registration is appreciated.

Healthy Backs – Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Millions of people suffer from back pain, the leading cause of disability in the United States. Come learn how to alleviate pain, build strength, stability and prevent back injuries through physical therapy before surgery. Learn models for healing, protecting and strengthening your back. Presented by Gregory Zimbelman, PT, OCS, Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network. Registration is required by Monday, Sept. 23.

Say Hello to Autumn Party – Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. Come dance and welcome in the autumn air. Musical entertainment by Brian Gillie. Refreshments will be provided. Cost: $3. Registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 24.


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