Due to the uptick in COVID cases and recent guidelines set by the State of Connecticut, all indoor programs scheduled at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., have been canceled until further notice.
Reflections Café – Mondays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, and Feb. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. This virtual café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with their family and friends, to share an hour of exploring positive topics such as cooking, art, music, poetry, movies, show & tell, plus more. The group, led by Andrea Sidoruk, MSW intern, meets twice per month to make new friends, have fun, and share stories, including any feelings about the challenges of living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, from the comfort and safety of your own home or comfortable place. To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email email@example.com.
New Program! Mindful Functional Movement for Activities of Daily Living – Mondays from Jan. 25 to May 17, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. The Cheshire Senior Center and Yale University School of Medicine are pleased to be offering a new innovative virtual program for people age 55 and older. Mindful functional movement sequencing is a mind-body movement and breath-based exercise class tailored in performing the activities of daily living and helping older individuals maintain their independence. This class will create focused sequences and movements with breath components to strengthen muscles and improve endurance and body awareness in performing everyday tasks. Sequences will include getting up from the floor, mindful walking, balancing, and mindful breathing. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-activity survey and a final evaluation upon completion, which will be reviewed by the mindful movement instructor. This free 16-week program is being led by Ophelia Empleo-Frazier, MSN, GNP-BC, BSN, CDP, and is supported by the Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health 4M (COACH 4M) project of Yale University School of Medicine, a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and CARES ACT to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. To register or to learn more about this program, call Laura Gravel or Stefanie Theroux at (203) 272-8286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• • •
The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Today, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. Please read the short story, “The Problem of Thor Bridge” by Arthur Conan Doyle for discussion via Zoom. To attend, contact Andy Tranquilli at email@example.com. New members and guests are always welcome.
Virtual White Elephant Gift Exchange – Friday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. Registrants are sure to enjoy a fun afternoon of gift swapping via Zoom.
Jukebox Bingo – Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. Play the same Bingo game, just with a musical twist! To register, and for Bingo kit distribution, call (203) 272-8286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Trail Walks – Join local seniors for a walk on the Farmington Trail in Cheshire or the Quinnipiac Trail in South Meriden. Walking is a wonderful way for older adults to stay physically and mentally active. For more information, call Marge at (203) 272-3316.
Transportation Services – Storm closings and delays will be announced on the Cheshire Senior Center Facebook page and on the local news channels. Typically, if school or buses are delayed, or if school is closed, Senior Center buses do not run.
The Cheshire Senior Center continues to offer transportation for Cheshire medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacy visits, and to out-of-town medical appointments scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following schedule:
Monday – Meriden
Tuesday – North Haven & Hamden
Wednesday – Wallingford Thursday – New Haven
Friday – Southington
Call for availability within one week of appointment.
Dial-A-Ride is available on Fridays for appointments in the Waterbury area.