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Vernon Senior Center News


December Special Events:

  • Winter Gnome – December 18th-22nd Here is a little-known fact about the Vernon Senior Center. Every winter, we have a cute little gnome that likes to keep us on our toes. He enjoys hiding in silly spots and having us find him. The staff has decided to get help from its members again this year. He will hide every day for the week of December 18th – 22nd. He is so excited that he has gotten prizes for the members that spot him first on each day. When a member spots him, just bring him up to the front desk and receive a prize. Good Luck! He’s sneaky!
  • Holliday Sing-A-Long – Thursday, December 21st at 2:30pm – DJ Gary is bringing his holiday spirit and his music for an uplifting sing-a-long. He will have the words displayed on the big-screen TV and/ or on handouts. There will also be refreshments. There’s no better way to brighten your holiday spirit than with music, good company, and delicious refreshments. Come join the fun with this one-hour program. If you are interested, please call the Center to register.
  • The Singing Sensations Concert – Friday, December 22nd at 3:00pm – Our chorus, The Singing Sensations, will be performing here at the Center. They are going to be singing holiday and seasonal classics. There will be light refreshments served. Friends and family are invited, and everyone needs to register. If you are interested, please call the Center to register.

Exercise Programs: Registration is required for the exercise programs.

  • Chair Yoga – Mondays at 1:00pm 
  • Seated Volleyball – Mondays at 11:00am, and Wednesdays at 2:00pm 
  • Cardio Drumming – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm, and Thursdays at 4:00pm.
  • Trail Walking Group – Tuesdays at 9:00am – this group walks on the Vernon Rails to Trails.
  • Balance Class – Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00pm
  • Tai Chi – Thursdays at 9:30am
  • Strength Class – Thursdays at 12:00pm
  • Drop-in Yoga Class – Thursdays at 6:00pm

The Fitness Center equipment is available by appointment only. Participants are required to have a doctor’s consent form, signed no longer than a month prior.

Creative Corner:

  • Creative Writing – Thursday, December 28th at 5:00pm – Creative writing is an art form that goes beyond traditional writing, allowing individuals to express their thoughts, emotions, and ideas through the power of words. Writing prompts will be given, so participants are able to complete and discuss with the group, the following month. Participants can decide to share or not. There is no right or wrong in creative writing. The length of your story is up to you. We recommend 1-2 pages. The following prompt is for Dec.: Choose2-3 recipes that are tied to a specific person or moment in your life, then tell the story behind them. If you are interested, please call the Center to register starting Dec. 6th.
  • Crafty Creations – Friday, December 29th at 1:00pm – Decorating with Bleached PineconesDiscover the joy of decorating with bleached pinecones and turning them into a beautiful seasonal project! If you are interested, please call the Center to register starting Dec. 4th. Seats are limited.

Health & Wellness: Free unless otherwise stated

  • Foot Care – December 21st Cost: $45 (pay nurse directly, with check or cash). If you are interested, please call the Center for an appointment.  Appointments are currently being scheduled for January, 2024.
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group – Wednesday, December 20th from 9:30am – 11:00am. If you are interested in this program, please call Karla at 860-983-9202 to register. All participants need to be registered.
  • Blood Pressure / Blood Sugar Screening – Tuesday, January 23rd from 9:30am – 11:00am - Appointments are needed. Please call the Center to make an appointment.
  • Hearing Screening – Wednesday, January 24thAll appointments are full.  Please call the Center to be added to the waiting list. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Reoccurring Programs - Free

  • The Great Courses – Wednesdays at 10:00am –  Dec. 20th & 27th: “Great Masters: Mozart – His Life and Music”
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective – The Thames Murders & Other Cases – Tuesday, December 26th at 3:00pm – Each Month will be a different case to solve. If you are interested please call the Center to register.
  • Bookworm’s Book Club – Thursday, December 21st at 10:00am – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
  • At the Movies – Tuesday, December 26th at 3:00pm - The movie is The Age of Adaline.
  • Newcomers Group – Wednesday, December 27th at 11:00am
  • At the Movies – Friday, December 29th at 1:00pm - The movie is Poms.
  • Mysteries & “Just Desserts” – Friday, January 5th at 1:00pm Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander.

Nutritional Breakfast & Lunch Program:

  • Breakfasts are served on Wednesdays from 9:30am-10:00am, and lunches are served on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:45am-12:15pm, the cost is $5 each. Payment can be made with cash or check made out to the Vernon Senior Center. Meal reservations must be made no later than 10:00am the day prior by calling 860-870-3596. 

Presentations: Free unless otherwise stated

  • Ask a Lawyer – Wednesday, December 20th at 1:00pm – Allison Poirier, from Kahan, Kerensky, and Capossela, will be presenting on "The Importance of Having Incapacity Documents". Examples of these documents are Power of Attorney, Living Wills, etc. If you are interested please call the Center to register.

Friendship Tours Trip:

  • Friendship Tours Trip Presentation - Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 2:00pm.  The Friendship Tours staff will review the 2024 trip offerings.  Trip flyers will be available for preview.  Please call the Center to register for this presentation.

Collette Vacation Tours:

  • California Dreamin': Monterey, Yosemite & Napa - April 29 - May 6, 2024
  • Reflections of Italy - October 16 - 25, 2024