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The Senior Center will remain closed as we work with experts and officials to formalize a reopening strategy that is safe for everyone. The classes scheduled at the Senior Center for the end of June will have a maximum capacity of ten attendees if we have been cleared to open.

We are happy to offer online programs in the interim. Should you need assistance with connecting to Zoom give us a call so we may assist in getting you started. You will need an internet connection and device: computer, laptop, iPad, smart phone.

Please see listings below. You can call 860-844-5352 for more information or visit our website at

Zoom-Based Events and Classes

Zoom programs are free, but you must pre-register by emailing

Zoom Bingo

Join us to play for Senior Center account credits that can be used for future programs.

Tuesday, June 2, 10 a.m.

Monday, June 8, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 17, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24, 1 p.m.

Zoom Knitting Club: Mondays at 11 a.m. Join our group of knitters as they share projects, patterns and conversation.

Zoom History Lessons: Tuesdays, June 9 through July 14, at 10 a.m. Led by Jerry Perkin, retired adjunct instructor. This course will cover topics from the Pre-Columbian era to present day. The participants will aid in the selection of topics covered and will be discussion based. Possible topics include immigration, the presidency, civil rights, the Constitution, financial history, and any of America’s wars. The course will endeavor to analyze the causes and results of the topics studied. Register by June 2. For more information on class content please email

Ordinary People, Yet Bible Heroes via Zoom: Tuesdays, June 9 through 30, at 1 p.m. Instructors Skip and Beth Mission. The challenges and responses of ordinary people in the Bible encourage the heart not to give up in adversity. The heroes will include Moses, Esther and Ruth, Peter and Paul. Register by June 2.

Stress Management Techniques in These Crazy Times via Zoom: June 10, 1 p.m. Led by Tully Meyer, McLean Home Care and Hospice. Join us as we identify habits that both help and hinder our stress levels. Come prepared to share, grow and then seal our new self-care habits with a 5-minute guided meditation. Register by June 3.

Senior Financial Abuse via Zoom: Thursday, June 11, 1 p.m. Presented by Czepiga, Daly, Pope and Perri. It could be as simple as a couple hundred dollars taken by a hired caretaker and as complicated as a trusted “loved one” persuading mom to hand over thousands of dollars. Attorney Andrew Veale will explain what elder abuse looks like and what the laws are in Connecticut. Register by June 2.

Medicaid Asset Protection via Zoom: Thursday, June 18, 1 p.m. Presented by Czepiga, Daly, Pope and Perri. Get the latest information on understanding Medicaid and how to protect your assets from long-term care costs. Should you sign your home over to your children? What exactly is the five-year lookback? Plan ahead and make sure you are protected. Register by June 11.

Scheduled at the Senior Center

Provided latest safety guidance for older adults allows

Senior Frenzy: Thursday, June 25, 1 p.m. Presented by author Susan Smith. Senior Frenzy is humorous non-fiction for people who have recently discovered that they are senior citizens or have been so for a while and need a plan to cope on the road ahead. The author addresses with humor the reality of many areas of life where seniors find the changing world strange and even frightening. Register by June 18. Limited to 10 participants. Cost $5 members, $7 non-members.

Amy Archer Gilligan, America’s Deadliest Female Serial Killer: Friday, June 26, 1 p.m. Presented by Joe Ouellette, the History Guy. This is a true story based upon the book, The Devil’s Rooming House, by M. William Phelps and takes place in nearby Windsor. Amy Archer Gilligan may have been responsible for up to 40 murders during the early 1900s. Many people say this story was the inspiration for Arsenic and Old Lace. See for yourself! Register by June 19. Limited to 10 participants. Cost $5 members, $7 non-members.

Health and Wellness

Alzheimer’s Support Group: The first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. Scheduled for June 1, but please call the Senior Center to confirm 860-844-5350. Led by Peggy Coburn, McLean Home Care and Hospice. Caring for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming. Learning to cope with the changes in their behavior and understanding how to handle it is sometimes best explained by those who are dealing with a similar situation. Free.

Senior Van Service: The Granby Senior Van will provide rides to essential medical appointments, grocery shopping, the bank and pharmacy. Please call 860-844-5350.

Exercise: Senior Fitness Classes are available at every Wednesday and Friday at 10:45 a.m.