Senior Center

Senior Center News

 
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 Dignoti,  is available to provide information about all programs, tours of the Center and registration for programs by calling (860) 721-2770 or by emailing senior.center@wethersfieldct.gov.

 

Please refer to the SENIOR CENTER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER and the monthly Rare Reminder ad for updates and descriptions of programs available.   

MEMBERSHIP

Senior Center membership is required to participate in all ongoing classes and programs and qualifies participants for discounted admission to monthly programs. The Center depends on membership dues and class fees for its continued operation. Annual Senior Center membership costs $5 for Wethersfield residents and $7 for non-residents.  Renewals and new memberships can be completed ONLINE, in person at the Senior Center or by completing the MEMBERSHIP FORM and mailing form and payment to:  30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109.  Checks payable to The Wethersfield Senior Center.  

STAY CONNECTED;

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.  

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
  • Better  Health and Balance with T'ai Chi Qigong
  • Fit and Fabulous
  • Silver Sneakers

The Center also offers ART CLASSES, free weekly movies, day trips, a quilting guild, Wii bowling, a Mah Jongg group, 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

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 860-721-2770 or email the Senior Center Coordinator  at senior.center@wethersfieldct.gov

The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC) consists of members appointed by the Town Council.  Members represent senior groups and senior residents in town.  The committee identifies the needs of seniors and makes recommendations to the Town Council to meet these needs.  Also, the committee disseminates information that affects the senior population.  All seniors are welcome to attend meetings held on the third Thursday of the month at 3pm at the Pitkin Community Center.  SCAC meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Wethersfield website:  Agendas and Minutes

Health and Wellness Programs & member services

The Senior Center partners with local organizations to provide a range of health screenings and services for seniors. Services currently available include free Auditory Consultations, free Legal Consults, discounted Footcare services provided by a Registered Nurse, and discounted Massage Therapy provided by Certified Massage Therapists.

To make an appointment for services, register for programs or for more information, please call Amy Miller Dignoti at 860-721-2770 or email senior.center@wethersfieldct.gov.

TECH HELP FOR SENIORS

TECH HELP FOR SENIORS volunteers offer one-to-one assistance with iPads, iPhones, Windows 10 computers, and Android tablets and phones.  Please email techhelpforseniorswethersfield@gmail.com or call the Wethersfield Senior Center Coordinator at 860-721-2770 to schedule individual tech assistance.

Tech Help for Seniors 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.  If you have 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, you too can be a valued volunteer.  Our group is friendly and supportive, and will provide needed assistance to get you started as a volunteer.  If interested, please email techhelpforseniorswethersfield@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 $3.00 is requested. Reservations are required. To make a reservation call (860) 721-2773; you may leave a message if no one is available at the time of your call.  Reservations require a minimum of 24 hour notice-one workday in advance of the day you wish to dine with us.

Click on link to view menus and specials:    

        SENIOR CAFE MONTHLY MENU: JUNE        

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