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Vernon Senior Center Weekly News

Week of July 26th  – July 30th          

The outdoor activities are open. Outdoor activities include the following: pickleball, shuffle board, horseshoes, bocce, cornhole toss, & ladder toss.  All in-house programs and outdoor activities require registration. Please call the Center to get registered. At this time, no walk-ins will be permitted and masks and social distancing are recommended.  All participants need to be members of the Center. Please keep watching our news releases, newsletters, and Facebook page for the newest updates. If there are any further questions, please call the Center at 860-870-3680.

At this time, the Walking Group has been temporarily stopped, until further notice.

Our Facebook page is: Vernon Senior Center at Bolton Road.

The Fitness Center has re-opened  on. The hours will be Monday – Friday, from 9:00am – 1:00pm. The staff from Select Physical Therapy will be in the Fitness Center to assist members using the equipment, recommend individual fitness plans, and to answer any questions. Space is  limited, and all participants are required to pre-register for a time slot. Please call the Fitness Center directly at 860-870-3594. Please Note: All individuals that plan to utilize the Fitness Center, must provide a current medical clearance documentation form from their physician, dated no more than one month prior to their start date.

Monday, July 26th

9:30am & 1:00pm – Billiards – Up to eight seniors can play at a time. Please call the Center to reserve a spot.

9:30am -  Mindfulness – Susan Barlow will guide you through a thirty minute exercise in mindfulness. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. This program is on Facebook Live and in-house. Participants are required to register for the in-house program. Call the Center to register.

1:00pm -  Chair Yoga with Lisa – Gentle yoga poses practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is held on Mondays at 1:00pm on Facebook Live.

1:00pm – Veteran’s Group – Sherri Vogt, Veteran’s Liaison, Hartford HealthCare at Home, will lead this program. All participants need to register and be members of the Center.  Please call the Center to register.

Tuesday, July 27th

9:30am & 1:00pm – Billiards – Up to eight seniors can play at a time. Please call the Center to reserve a spot.

11:00am – Yahtzee– Participants will need to bring five dice. This game will be played in-house. Participants need to register, by calling the Center. There is a different game played every Tuesday at 11:00am.

11:00am – Virtual Dementia Caregiver Support Group – The group is conducted by trained facilitators, and is a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to talk through issues and ways to cope. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association. Call Nicole, Home Helpers, at 860-810-6123 to register.

12:00pm – Grab and Go Lunches – Lunches are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with registration only. Each participant needs to register no later than 10:00am the day before. Each lunch costs $4. Participants need to be members of the Center.

1:00pm – Free Drawing – This program is for those seniors who enjoy working on their art projects amongst peers. Art supplies are not provided for this program. Participants are responsible for their supplies and projects. Call to register.

1:00pm  - Live Your Best Life Presentation – Sandee Wood, from ECHN/ Visiting Nurses, will be discussing how to advocate for yourself and how to ensure your medical care choices are honored. She will address ways to empower yourself  and help you understand how to deal with chronic medical issues and live your best life. If you are interested, please call the Center to register. This presentation is free.

2:00pm – BINGO – The Center is offering BINGO on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is required to attend. Members can choose which day they play. Each Senior will only be able to play one day per week. This program is in-house. If you are interested please call the Center to register. Registration, for this program, opens on the Monday of each week.

Wednesday, July 28th

9:30am & 1:00pm – Billiards – Up to eight seniors can play at a time. Please call the Center to reserve a spot.

10:00am – Knitting & Crochet Group – Come work on your own knitting or crochet projects, while chatting with friends and peers. If interested, please call the Center to register.

10:00am – Hearing Screenings – A representative, from Hearing Wellness Center, will provide free hearing screenings, check hearing aids, and will be available to answer any questions you may have. This program is offered by appointment only. If you are interested, please call the Center.

11:00am – Newcomers Group – If you have recently become a member of the Center, please join us for our Newcomers Group. A member of the staff will provide a tour and will be able to answer questions that you might have. If you are interested, please call the Center to register.

11:30 - Food for Thought - Learn how to make Blueberry Balsamic Dressing. This recipe is a great choice for salads or on chicken. This program is in-house. If you are interested, please call the Center.

1:00pm – Zen-tangle – This program teaches how to turn doodles into art. You will need paper and a writing utensil. If you are interested, please call the Center to register.

Thursday, July 29th

9:30am & 1:00pm – Billiards – Up to eight seniors can play at a time. Please call the Center to reserve a spot.

11:00am – BINGO with Home Helpers – Nicole, from Home Helpers, is running a virtual BINGO program. If you are interested please call the Center to register.

12:00pm – Grab and Go Lunches – Lunches are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with registration only. Each participant needs to register no later than 10:00am the day before. Each lunch costs $4. Participants need to be members of the Center.

1:00pm – Strength Class with Select Physical Therapy – This class is designed, to over time, help create stronger bodies for better movement. This class is approximately one hour long. It is offered once a week on Facebook Live.

2:00pm – BINGO – The Center is offering BINGO on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is required to attend. Members can choose which day they play. Each Senior will only be able to play one day per week. This program is in-house. If you are interested please call the Center to register. Registration, for this program, opens on the Monday of each week.

Friday, July 30th

9:30am & 1:00pm – Billiards – Up to eight seniors can play at a time. Please call the Center to reserve a spot.

1:00pm – Balance Class with Select Physical Therapy – Select Physical Therapy, teaches a one hour long class that can be modified for different physical levels. This class is every Friday at 10:00am, on Facebook Live.

1:00pm – Mysteries & “Just Desserts” Book Club – July’s book is Chilled to the Cone, written by Ellie Alexander. August’s Book Club choice is The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop, written by J. A. Whiting. Participants are responsible for getting their own book. If you are interested, please call the Center to register.

7:00pm - An Evening with the Airborne Trio – Light refreshments will be served. This Caribbean concert will be held outdoors, weather permitting. This is a reminder to those Seniors that registered. Registration is closed at this time.