Senior Center

Senior Center News

 

THE WETHERSFIELD SENIOR CENTER IS CURRENTLY open for most programs and services.   

The Senior Center is offering a full schedule of on-site programs and services.  With our health district's recommendations in mind, Setback and Bingo play is on hold.  If you would like to participate in either program when these programs return, please contact the Center.  In addition to on-site programming, the WSC continues to offer many remote educational, cultural and entertainment programs, as well as exercise classes.

Please refer to the Senior Center Monthly Newsletter and the monthly Rare Reminder ad for updates and descriptions of programs available.   

To make an appointment, register for programs or for more information, please call Amy Miller at 860-721-2979 or email senior.center@wethersfieldct.gov.

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If you would like to receive regular emails and updates from the WSC, please email senior.center@wethersfieldct.gov to be added to our email distribution list.  Receive a weekly update on programming, events and important information such as vaccines, tax assistance and status of programs at the Center.  
  

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The Wethersfield Senior Center serves adults 55 years and older, offering social, educational, entertainment, health and wellness programs. The Center is also a source of information and referral to programs and services that can help seniors and their families find the resources needed to maintain active, independent and fulfilling lives. The Senior Center Coordinator, Amy Miller,  is available to provide information about all programs, tours of the Center and registration for programs by calling (860) 721-2979 or emailing senior.center@wethersfieldct.gov.

Programs and Activities

Senior Center classes and programs are provided throughout the year. Offerings change based on the interests expressed by seniors and resources available. Current programs include many exercise classes such as Chair Yoga, T'ai Chi Qigong, Fit and Fabulous, and Silver Sneakers; art classes classes, free weekly movies, day trips, a quilting guild, Wii bowling, a Mah Jongg group, the Rythmairs Senior Choral, Bingo, Set Back, monthly Lunch & Learn educational events and more. A complete list of offerings and class schedules can be found in the monthly newsletter available at the Pitkin Community Center, Town Hall, the Wethersfield Library, and in the Rare Reminder each month, as well as the Parks & Recreation Department brochure. Newsletters are also available at housing sites throughout town, and at many local churches and libraries. A PDF version of the newsletter can be found among the documents listed at the bottom of this page. Members may register for classes online.

MEMBERSHIP

Senior Center membership is required to participate in all ongoing classes and programs and qualifies participants for discounted admission to monthly entertainment programs. The center depends on membership and class fees for its continued operation. Annual Senior Center membership costs $5 for Wethersfield residents and $7 for non-residents.  While the Senior Center is closed due to CoVid19 renewals and new memberships can be mailed in to:  30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 along with check payable to The Wethersfield Senior Center.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are always welcome at the Senior Center!  We have opportunities that range from assisting with special events and projects, mailings and notification to members, making phone calls,  or regular weekly projects... perhaps you have a special talent or knowledge base and you'd like to share!  To further discuss volunteer opportunities at the Senior Center, please call 860-721-2979 or email the Senior Center Coordinator  at senior.center@wethersfieldct.gov

Health and Wellness Programs

The Senior Center partners with local health organizations to provide a range of health screenings and services for seniors. Services currently available include free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, dental clinics, hearing screenings and foot care.

Computer Learning Center

The Wethersfield Computer Learning Center is an organization at the Wethersfield Senior Center. The organization has been in existence for over 15 years and is staffed by volunteers. They provide a great service in our community!

WCLC volunteers offer one-to-one assistance with iPads, iPhones, Windows 10 computers, and Android tablets and phones.

A complete listing of computer classes offered is available in the Senior Center monthly newsletter and the Parks & Recreation Department brochure.

Please email wethcomputerlearningctr@gmail.com or call the Wethersfield Senior Center Coordinator at (860) 721-2979 with any questions or if you would like to schedule individual tech assistance or register for classes.

The Computer Learning Center welcomes VOLUNTEERS to act as teachers, coaches and to provide one-on-one assistance. You don't have to be a computer 'wiz' to help; you just need some basic knowledge of smart phone technology (iPhone/iPad or Androids), or understanding of certain aspects of computing (Windows/MS applications), a willingness to help others bridge the digital divide, and patience! Teaching materials are provided and CLC staff are all friendly and supportive. The WCLC is always looking for volunteers to assist  If interested, please email wethcomputerlearningctr@gmail.com for more information.

Community Café

A nutritional lunch program provided by the Community Renewal Team and the Department of Social and Youth Services provides lunch Monday through Friday at the Pitkin Community Center for those 60 years and older. A donation of $3.50 is requested. Reservations are required. To make a reservation call (860) 721-2955 between 10 a.m. and 12 Noon one day in advance.


Listing files in 'Social / Youth / Senior Services Documents '