Senior Center Weekly Update - Monday, September 4, 2017

Seniors having fun and laughing

Volunteering is good for your community but it is also good for you! Volunteers report greater life satisfaction and better physical health. A Carnegie Mellon University study showed that adults over 50 who volunteer were less likely to develop high blood pressure. We have three volunteer opportunities for you. We are looking for volunteers to help serve the noon meal, work as an office volunteer or join the Special Events group. Please call the office if you would like to help. We would love to have you join us!

The September edition of the Senior Center newsletter is out. If you did not receive it in the mail, you can pick it up at the Senior Center or read it online at the Town of East Hartford website. Do you feel that the name Golden Ager describes you? Many senior centers are looking for names that are more in line with the activities that they offer. Think about it. Let me know your suggestions.

The East Hartford Public Library offers a book discussion on the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m.  In September the book is The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. If you want to get a head start on the October book, it is My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

Have you always wanted to tap dance? The Tap class begins on Tuesday, September 12 through November 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for $15 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. All 10 classes for $15! What a good time to try.

All levels are welcome for the Embroidery, Knit and Crochet class. The instructor will work with each student individually. If you like needlecrafts, you will want to join this class on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30. The session begins on September 13 and ends on October 18. The six-week session is $15 for residents and $18 for nonresidents. We also have a Drop-In Knitting and Crochet Group that meets on Tuesdays from 1 – 3 p.m. No need to register for the drop-in group, just stop in!

If you use an iPad, join us for a new group that is starting. The iPad User Group brings together people who use the iPad and want to go a bit further. Share your knowledge with others and you will pick up some tips yourself. The group will begin on Monday, September 11 at 10 a.m. Please call to let us know you are coming.

Don’t forget to sign up for Coffee with the New East Hartford Senior Center Program Supervisor on Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center at 70 Canterbury or Monday, September 18 at 10 a.m. at the East Hartford Golf Course. Let’s have a conversation over coffee about what you would like to see at your senior center.

Do you play Dominoes? Let’s get a group together to play. Our first organizational meeting will be on Friday, September 22 at 1 p.m. Bring your dominoes set with you. If you are interested, give us a call to let us know you are coming.

On Monday, September 25 at 1 p.m., Marilynn Cruz-Aponte, Assistant Director of East Hartford Public Works, will introduce a new plastic recycling plan, the WRAP Recycling Action Program. This is a great opportunity to learn about bulky waste permits and leaf collection also.

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