The Launch of the Lifetime Learning Academy
The Senior Center encourages and recognizes the ongoing desire for stimulating, high-level programming and experiences for our adult population in Granby and surrounding towns. With that in mind, we are launching a new initiative, The Lifetime Learning Academy, this fall. The fall semester will offer a variety of interesting, educational and engaging programs including historical presentations, science and art courses, creative arts programs, extended travel opportunities and more. This program has been made possible, in part, with a grant from the Granby Education Fund.
Senior Center Month
The National Institute of Senior Centers encourages communities to participate, engage and discover the wonderful programming, events and information at hand at their local center.
We will celebrate Active Aging day on Wednesday, Sept. 26, with a carnival as well as informational programming. The event is free and open to all members and their guests. The theme is Inspiring Wellness, and is sponsored by Carmon Funeral Home, Suffield by the River, The Residence at Brookside, McLean Home Care and Hospice, Farmington Valley VNA, MeadowBrook of Granby and Granby Pharmacy.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an indoor carnival featuring a continental breakfast table, smoothie station, potato bar, salad bar, games, prizes and more.
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Home Helpers will present a seminar, I Want To Stay at Home…What are my Options? If you want to remain at home, but you might need some extra help, you will find out what is available to make that a reality.
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., there will be a Dignity of Life panel discussion to help you understand the ins and outs of elder care and end of life planning. Experts include Carmon Funeral Home, Elder Law Attorney Marcia Hess, and the CCA of the Archdiocese of Hartford. There will be a Q & A session at the end. Come down and have some fun at this free event.