Senior Center

The Wethersfield Social and Youth Services Department operates a Senior Center at the Pitkin Community Center at 30 Greenfield Street. The Center serves seniors 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 visiting the center or calling (860) 721-2979.

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, Easy Dance and Belly Dance; art classes & writing classes, free weekly movies, day trips, a Quilting Guild, Wii Bowling, a Mah Jongg group, the Rythmairs Senior Choral, 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 on the last Thursday of 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.

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. Registration is available online.

Please contact Amy Miller, Senior Center Coordinator at (860) 721-2979 with any questions or if you would like to schedule individual tech assistance.

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 $2.50 is requested. Reservations are required. To make a reservation call (860) 721-2955 between 10 a.m. and 12 Noon one day in advance.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always welcome at the Senior Center. We have opportunities that range from assisting with special events to regular weekly projects... or perhaps you have a special talent or knowledge base and you'd like to run a class, workshop or Lunch & Learn session, please call the Senior Center Coordinator at (860) 721-2979 to discuss the possibility.

The Computer Learning Center also 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 to have knowledge in a certain aspect of computing, a willingness to help others bridge the digital divide, and patience! Teaching materials are provided and CLC staff are all friendly and supportive. If interested, please call (860) 721-2979 for more information.

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.

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