Adult & Senior Programs

ADULT PROGRAMS

Zumba
Pre-Registration is required.   Click here to register. 
Zumba® Fitness is a feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and  international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations. A mixture of body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps, the routines utilize the principles of aerobic interval and resistance training.  A combination of fast and slow rhythms tone and sculpt the body, maximizing caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.
Instructor:  Eliza’s Energy Source staff
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 18 - Dec. 13 (24 classes, no class 11/6, 11/22)
Time:  6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location:  Sunset Ridge School Gymnasium
Fee: $84

Yogalates
Pre-Registration is required.    Click here to register.  
A class designed to lengthen and strengthen your muscles through a blend of Yoga positions and Pilates exercises. You will develop core strength, improve flexibility, and learn to integrate various Yoga breaths. No prior experience needed. Class ends with a period of relaxation and meditation that leaves you energized and focused for your day!
Instructor:  Eliza’s Energy Source staff
Dates: Tues & Thurs, Sept, 18 - Dec. 13  (24 classes, no class 11/6, 11/22)
Time: 7:15 - 8:00 PM
Location: Sunset Ridge School Cafe/Multi-Purpose Room
Fee:  $84

Barre
Pre-Registration is required.  Click here to register. 
This class will trim, sculpt, and strengthen your entire body with a fusion of Pilates, dance & functional training movements. Using a ballet barre or chair you will learn how to incorporate small controlled isolated movements with higher intensity repetitions to develop a strong leaner body.
Instructor:  Eliza’s Energy Source staff
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 19 - Dec. 12 (13 classes)
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Community Cultural Center Lower Gym
Fee:  $65

Low Impact Aerobics
Pre-Registration is required.  Click here to register. 
A great cardiovascular workout that gets you moving with minimal orthopedic stress!
Instructor:  Margie Stickles
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 27 (20 classes, no class Nov. 22)
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Community Cultural Center Gym
Fee: $70

Line Dancing
Pre-Registration is required.  Click here to register. 
Line dancing is a great way to stay in shape, socialize, and make new friends all while having fun. This class features fun music like new country, hip hop, Latin, and top 40's hits. Our class offers beginner through intermediate dances to be taught each week with plenty of reviews, especially for new dancers. Two instructors on the floor to help and guide you throughout the night, New dancers are always welcome. You will learn all the different steps on the floor as you learn each new dance, surrounded by more experienced dancers for extra help.  The best way to learn is to "jump in". If you like personal challenges, then this is the activity for you.
Instructor:  Millie Gagne
Dates:  Tuesdays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 27 (10 classes, no class Nov. 6)
Time:  6:30 - 8:45 PM
Location:  Anna Norris School Gym
Fee:   $45 for residents / $55 for non-residents

ADULT OPEN BASKETBALL
Ages 18 & up

Pre-Registration is required.  Click here to register.
The program will be held in Dandley Gym for adults 18 and over and in the Auxiliary Gym for adults ages 25 and over.  When EHHS is unavailable due to school events, Goodwin School will be the alternative location. Basketball sneakers mandatory.  All participants must complete a registration form the first evening they attend. No program if school is cancelled.
Dates:  Mondays and Thursdays, November 12 - February 21
Time:   6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location:  East Hartford High School Gyms
Fee:  Season Pass: $20 residents / $40 non-residents
        Drop in: $2 residents, $4 non-residents

SENIOR SERVICES
Our office is located at 70 Canterbury Street, East Hartford. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Senior Services offers a variety of fitness and enrichment classes, health and wellness screenings, and educational, cultural and social programs to East Hartford residents ages 55 and older. View our monthly newsletter, The Golden Ager, at www.easthartfordct.gov. Classes are held at the South End Senior Center, 70 Canterbury Street. No membership requirements. For session dates and registration information, please call Senior Services at 860-568-4281 or 860-895-1517 or visit the office. Registration/payment is required prior to participation.

32nd ANNUAL SENIOR PICNIC
Tuesday, September 11
$8 per person

Join us at the East Hartford Senior Picnic, sponsored by the Commission on Aging and Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc, on Tuesday, September 11 at the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Club, 200 Clement Road, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM! Doors will open at 10:30 AM and lunch will be served at 12:15 PM. The menu includes BBQ chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and dessert. DJ Square will provide the musical entertainment.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon.

DIET TRENDS
Monday, September 17, 10 AM

Lindsey, ShopRite Dietician, brings us the latest information on some popular diets. What is Ketogenic? Is the Mediterranean Diet good for you? Is a high protein diet still a thing? Let’s talk dieting.

LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE WORKSHOP
Wednesday, September 19, 1 PM

Presented by Betsy Reed, Independent Insurance Agent and Owner of Reed Insurance Agency
Who needs long term care? Will Medicare or disability insurance pay for long term care? How does Medicaid work? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE
Wednesday, September 19, 8:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Thursday, November 8, 12:45 – 4:30 PM
$15 AARP Members, $20 Non-members

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. Drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. And you will learn something new along the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned. Please register by calling the Senior Center office. Payment may be made on the class date. 

A TASTE OF OKTOBERFEST
Friday, October 5, 1 PM
$2 per person.  Dessert sponsored by Homewatch Caregivers and Active Day

Ach, Du Lieber! A little bit of Germany comes to East Hartford with John Banker and his Oktoberfest tribute! Sing to medleys of German Folk Songs, Polkas, Show Tunes and Drinking Songs. German dessert too!

55+ WELLNESS FAIR AND FLU CLINIC
Friday, October 12, 10 AM – 1 PM

Information, Screenings, Giveaways, Raffles, and a Flu Shot!  Please bring your insurance card and ID.  Additional Flu Clinic on Friday, October 19, 1 – 3 PM

WHEELCHAIRS, WALKERS AND CANES TUNE-UP CLINIC
Monday, October 15, 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Sponsored by Home Helpers of Northcentral CT and Louis & Clark
Bring your canes, wheelchairs, rollators, or walkers to be assessed and repaired on the spot. Have your cane tips replaced, tighten brakes, check the handles and evaluate the fit by a technician. Free!

60s SATISFACTION
Friday, October 26

$2 per person.  Dessert sponsored by Riverside Health and Rehabilitation
The name says it all. This rockin' band will have you singing and dancing to your favorite '60s tunes from all the great artists like The Beatles, The Stones, Credence, Sam Cooke, Steam, The Boxtops, Procol Harem, The Moody Blues, The Foundation, The Turtles, The Doors, The Animals, Cream, Roy Orbison, Wilson Pickett and many more!