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Please visit our website at or check your Center Life Newsletter for a complete listing of our health services, support groups, clubs, and ongoing activities.
If you are a Granby Senior Center member, please register for programs through If you are not a member of the Granby Senior Center or you do not have access to a computer, please call 860-844-5352.

Special Programs

Tulip Dinner, Wednesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the days are longer. Come and celebrate with a delicious meal and entertainment by Willie and Jan Band. Sponsored by Clear View Senior Living Advisor, LLC. Cost: $8.


International Travel: Are you dreaming of a fantastic vacation? Granby Senior Center partners with Collette Tours, a renowned travel tour company that has been taking groups to amazing destinations for decades. Our current adventures are planned for Italy in October 2023 and Japan in April 2024. Call 860-844-5352 for details.

Learn all about our upcoming Cultural Treasures of Japan trip (2024) through Collette Tours on Thursday, April 27 at 11 a.m.

Springfield Museums, Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museums offer access to five world-class museums including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss, National Memorial Sculpture Garden, all under a single admission. Cost: $20.

Shopping: Westfarms Mall: Monday, April 10, 9:45a.m – 2 p.m. Cost: $5.

Dine and Drive: The Charles – Wethersfield Friday, April 28, 11a.m – 2 p.m. Cost: $5.

Lifelong Learning

All about Social Media: Friday, April 14, 10 – 11 a.m. Join our Program Coordinator, Jennifer Kielbasa, for an educational presentation regarding social media. Learn about the different types of social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., how to use them, how to avoid scams and so much more. Free.

Kumihimo Jewelry Making: Wednesday, April 19, 1 – 3 p.m. Kumihimo is a form of Japanese braiding using various types of stringing material, often combined with beads to make exceptional jewelry. The term Kumihimo in Japanese means the gathering of threads. Today Gail will instruct you how to make your own Kumihimo jewelry. Instructor: Gail Altshwager. Free.

Tibetan Singing Bowls with Brian: Wednesday, April 26, 2 – 3 p.m. Relax and listen to the beautiful sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Soothing sounds help to reduce stress and to create a deep sense of peace and well-being. This ancient practice has been handed down from generation to generation by the Tibetan Buddhist monks. Participants are welcome to bring a yoga mat or it can be done sitting in a chair. Cost: $5.

Ongoing Programs

CRT Hot Lunch: every Tuesday and Thursday 12 – 1 p.m. Let someone else do the cooking. Community Café offers a healthy, low-cost lunch for seniors 60+ and the opportunity to join with others. Monthly menus are available at the Senior Center. All participants are required to complete a one-time informational survey. A donation of $3 per meal is suggested to help cover costs, however no one is denied a meal if unable to pay. Reservations are accepted until noon on Friday for the following week by calling 860-844-5350.

Ask the Attorney: Wednesday, April 5 from 10a.m. – 12 p.m. By appointment at the Granby Senior Center. Specializing in Elder Law. Please call to set up an appointment for a free half-hour consultation.

Cribbage: Every Friday 3 – 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Join this lively group. Experienced players will assist with refreshing your game play. Free.

Set Back: Every Tuesday from1 – 3 p.m. Free.

Music Jam: “Back in Time”: Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in. Music from 60’s-80’s. Free.

Stamping: Thursday, April 20 9:30 –11 a.m. Make beautiful cards for all occasions. All materials provided. Cost: $5 per class.

Makers Club: Mondays at 10 a.m. Bring your latest project to work on and enjoy some great conversation. Free.

History Revisited: Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Jerry Perkins, former professor and high school history instructor, has a unique way of bringing history to life. Join this information and fun view of events from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Class attendees will have the opportunity to request specific subjects to review.

Camera Club: April 3 at 7 p.m. The club is for photography enthusiasts. Each month a different topic of interest is discussed. Annual membership is $10.

Women’s Breakfast: Wednesday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m. “What’s the Buzz”- Backyard Beekeeping Guest Speaker: Deb Beal. Cost $5.

Men’s Breakfast: Friday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. Granby Animal Control Guest Speaker: Jen Abalan. Cost: $5.

Health and Wellness

Hearing Screenings: April 11, 9-11 a.m. By appointment. Hearing Care Centers will be onsite conducting hearing screenings that include hearing aid cleaning and evaluation. Free.

Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Clinic: Every Thursday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No appointment needed. Courtesy of the Farmington  Valley Visiting Nurses Association. Held in the Senior Center Community Room.
Healthy Minds: By appointment only. Situations such as the death of a loved one, failing health or strained family relationships can be daunting to face alone. Working with our Marriage and Family Therapist may help you move forward with the better part of life. To schedule a confidential appointment, call 860-844-5350.

Footcare with Sarah: April 12, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sarah from Mobile Manicures will assess feet and lower extremities, trim, file and clean nails. By appointment only. Cost $35 not covered by insurance.

Exercise Programs

Gentle Movement: Every Monday, April 3 – May 22. 11:15a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Instructor, Paula Pirog. This class will gently increase your strength, help your ability to balance and provide stretching to maintain and increase mobility. Cost per session: $48 residents; $56 non-residents.
Chair Yoga: Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Instructor, Paula Pirog. Enhanced breathing, seated and standing classic Yoga poses, plus balance training and core strengthening. Guided meditation finishes the class in a calm and relaxing manner. Cost per session: $54 residents; $63 non-residents.

Yoga: Every Tuesday, April 4 – May 30, 4 –5 p.m. Instructor, Paula Pirog. Strength building sequences, standing and on the mat. Includes balance and Pilates floor work. Cost per session: $54 residents; $63 non-residents.

Every Body’s Exercise with Mary Root: Thursdays, March 2 – April 27, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Mary Root will pilot this new class at the Center. This class is suitable for anyone and everyone. This class will include strength and weights, some cardio, balance and flexibility. All movements can be modified for chair or standing. Mary will personalize your routine based off current flexibility, strength, etc. Cost per session: $54 residents; $63 non-resident.

Line Dancing with Jim: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 26, 1:30a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor Jim Gregory has been teaching dance full-time for 40 years. His expertise will have you learning the steps in no time and having a blast, too! This class is for beginners to advanced dancers. Cost per session: $54 residents; $63 non-resident.

Chi Gong – Virtual: Wednesdays, April 5 – May 31, 9 – 9:45 a.m. The practice of Chi Gong helps us to feel grounded, nurtured and relaxed so that the body’s energy can be naturally directed to help our organs function optimally, create flexibility in the muscles, suppleness in the joints and bring balance to our emotions. Accessible and beneficial to all skill levels. Instructor: Mary Ellen Mullins. Cost per session: $54 residents; $63 non-resident.

All about Balance: Thursdays, April 6 – May 25, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Enhanced breathing, seated and standing classic Yoga poses, plus balance training and core strengthening. Guided meditation finishes the class in a calm and relaxing manner. Instructor: Paula Pirog.
Cost per session: $48 residents; $56 non-residents.

Tai Chi/Qi Gong: Thursdays, April 6 – May 25, 9 – 10 a.m. Continuing the forms learned in previous sessions, this class will move on to learn Forms 9 – 12 of the Yang style Tai Chi. The first half of class will consist of Qi Gong warmups that are suitable for all abilities. Experience in first eight forms required to participate. Instructor: Mary Ellen Mullins. Cost per session: $48 residents; $56 non-residents.