Senior Programs

Senior Programs


The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., is now partially opened to the public. Members can access the building Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Staff continues to be available by phone and email Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is (203) 272-8286; fax is (203) 272-6296.

Anyone who plans on visiting should read and familiarize themselves with re-opening rules and guidelines. It is important that these rules and guidelines are always followed to ensure everyone’s safety. 

 

June 2021 Events with the Cheshire Senior Center

Registration for Summer Classes began on Tuesday, June 22. Summer Classes begin the week of July 12, in person and via Zoom.

Home and Personal Safety Discussion with Officer Dufresne – Friday, June 25, 10 a.m. Presented by Masonicare Via Zoom, this discussion will include a broad area covering home safety, personal safety and internet safety. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Outdoor Lawn Bingo – Tuesday, June 29, at 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Enjoy an afternoon of live Bingo on the Senior Center front lawn. Registration is required. Participants must bring their own lawn chairs. Bingo supplies will be provided. Call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org to register.

Bumps & Lumps: Skin Issues – Thursday, July 8, at 12 p.m. Learn more about common skin conditions and their causes, symptoms and treatment options. Register by calling (855) 442-4373 or online at HartfordHealthCare.org/VirtualClasses.

Zoom Bingo with Sahal – Tuesday, July 13, at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo via Zoom. For registration and Bingo card pickup, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

Sit Down Online with Stefanie – Thursday, July 15, at 11 a.m. During this informal meeting, Stefanie hopes to answer any questions regarding the Senior Center. To register, call (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday, July 15, at 1 p.m. Please read “The Lost World,” a Professor Challenger novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. For discussion information, contact Andy Tranquilli at tranquilli@hotmail.com. New members and guests are always welcome.

Afternoon Movie Matinee: “The Last Word” – Friday, July 16, at 1:30 p.m. “The Last Word” is the story of a once-successful businesswoman who works with a young local writer to pen her life story. The movie stars Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried and is Rated R for strong language. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling (203) 272-8286 or email lgravel@cheshirect.org.

 

Weekly Trail Walks – Join local seniors for a walk on the Farmington Canal Heritage 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

With COVID-19 precautions in place, transportation is available for:

∙ Medical appointments in service area

∙ Grocery shopping

∙ Pharmacy

∙ Personal appointments based on availability

Ride requests are accepted two weeks in advance. Any request made after 11 a.m. the day before a ride is needed is subject to availability.

New Schedule for Out-of-Town Medical Appointments:

Monday – Meriden

Tuesday – North Haven & Hamden

Wednesday – Wallingford

Thursday – New Haven 

Friday – Southington

Ride requests are accepted for appointments scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the days listed above.

Bus drivers now accept cash donations as you step on the bus. Pricing is 50 cents each way for in-town rides and $5 round trip for out-of-town appointments.

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

 

Elderly Nutrition
Program at the Cheshire Senior Center

The Cheshire Senior Center with New Opportunities is once again providing meals as an Elderly Nutrition Meal Site. “Grab and Go” lunches are available for pick up at the Senior Center every Tuesday and Friday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for a suggested donation of $3 per meal. This program is available to all Cheshire residents ages 60 and over.

Orders can be placed through the Dispatch Office at (203) 272-0047 by Friday for the following week’s lunches.

This is a “Grab and Go” service similar to a drive-thru. If you do not drive and would like to participate in the program, a Senior Center van can transport you to pick up your meal. This arrangement must be made when you place your meal order. Meals cannot be delivered. 

A limited number of meals are available each week; meal reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grab and Go meals cannot be eaten at the Senior Center. 

Contact the Senior Center at (203) 272-0047 or (203) 272-8286 with any questions.

 

General Safety Guidelines for Senior Center Visitors

•Members will always wear masks while visiting CSC. Anyone choosing not to wear a mask will be asked to leave.

•Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more at all times.

•Everyone entering the building will be asked to sign in. Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon visitor’s entrance to the building. Anyone with an elevated temperature will be asked to leave. 

The second floor of the building, dining room, and kitchen are currently closed to visitors. Please observe posted signs.

Use of the rooms (library, billiards, etc.) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. In fairness to all members, time limits may be imposed.

Hand sanitizer and wipes are readily available. Please notify staff if any are needed.

Furniture in each room is distanced appropriately. Please keep extra chairs stacked.

High contact areas are disinfected regularly. Please help us with this process by cleaning your immediate space prior to leaving it. 

Office Management 

• Pre-registration is required for all programs and services. 

One person is allowed in the office at a time. Please knock before entering. 

Social Services appointments are scheduled with Kristen, (203) 272-8030, for one-on-one meetings, socially distanced and masked. 

Questions or concerns regarding the reopening rRules and guidelines? Contact Stefanie Theroux at stheroux@cheshirect.org or call (203) 272-8286.


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