Meet me at the Center — February 2024

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Please visit or check your Center Life Newsletter for a complete listing of 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.


“We are Angels”: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. Granby resident Tina Angeli is a spiritual psychic/ medium/ channel healer and the director of the S.O.U.L. Center. She teaches classes in metaphysics, past life regression and inner growth. She will be sharing her book as well as messages with the audience as spirit guides her. FREE

Painting Party with Sandra Poirier: Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. Come out and enjoy a fun winter project! No experience needed. You will transfer your design onto canvas, so no artistic ability needed! Cost: $10


See Center Life Newsletter for Monthly Shopping/ Dine and Drive Trips

Yale University Art Gallery: Friday, Feb. 9, depart Center at 9 a.m. Stop at Atticus Cafe Downtown for a quick bite to eat before heading over to The Yale University Art Gallery. Visit the gallery with a guided tour at 12:30 p.m. The museum’s exceptional collection—numbering over 300,000 objects—is the core of its identity. Founded in 1832, the Gallery is the oldest university art museum in America. The museum is open to all, free of charge. Cost: $5

Trip: New England Air Museum: Thursday, Feb. 15, depart Center at 9 a.m. The New England Air Museum is located adjacent to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and consists of three display hangars with additional storage and restoration hangars. Its collections include aircraft ranging from early flying machines to supersonic jets, as well as engines, and flight-related equipment. Cost: $20


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: Feb. 7 from 10-12 p.m. By appointment at the Granby Senior Center. Specializing in Elder Law. Please call to 860-844-5352 set up an appointment for a free half-hour consultation. FREE

Ask the Realtor- NEW!: February 14 10-12 p.m. By Appointment only. Lifelong resident of Granby, Judy Guarco has worked for 20+ years representing both buyers and sellers in Conn, and Mass. Her goal is to be a trusted advisor to help navigate the ever-changing world of home ownership with good advice, solid market knowledge, customer service and attention to detail. Free 30-minute consultations.

Cribbage: Every Friday 3-5 p.m. and every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Come join this lively group. Experienced players will assist with refreshing your game play. FREE

Set Back: Every Tuesday from 1-3:30 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. Open to any type of musicians! FREE

Makers Club: Monday’s 10 a.m. Bring your latest project 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. He has a unique way of bringing history to life. Join informative and fun view of events from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Class attendees have the opportunity to request specific subjects to review. FREE

Camera Club: Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. For photography enthusiasts. Each month a different topic of interest is discussed. Annual membership is $10

Women’s Breakfast: Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m. First Wednesday of the month Cost: $5

Men’s Breakfast: Friday, Feb. 9 at 8:30 a.m. Second Friday of the month. Cost: $5


Chair Massage: Feb. 6 and Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. By Appointment Only. Bev offers 15 minutes chair massages for $10.

Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Clinic Every Thursday from 11-12:30 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 a Marriage and Family Therapist may help you move forward with the better part of life. To schedule a confidential appointment, call 860-844-5350.


Gentle Movement: Monday 11:15 a.m. Next Session: 2/5-3/25. No class on 2/19. This class will gently increase your strength, help your balance, and provide stretching to maintain and increase mobility. Instructor, Paula Pirog.

Chair Yoga: Tuesday 2:30 p.m. Next Session: Feb. 6 – March 26. 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.

Yoga: Thursday 4 p.m. Next Session: Feb. 6 – March 26. Strength building sequences, standing and on the mat. Includes balance and Pilates floor work. Instructor, Paula Pirog.

Chi Gong – Virtual: Wednesday 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Next session: 2/7-3/27. 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. Beneficial to all skill levels. Instructor: Mary Ellen Mullins.

Line Dancing with Jim: Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Next session starts March 6. Instructor Jim Gregory has been teaching dance full-time for 40 years. Beginners to advanced dancers.

Tai Chi Yang Style 24 Forms 1-6 – Wednesday 2:45-3:45 p.m. Next Session: Feb. 7 – March 27. This class is suitable and encouraged for beginners. Tai Chi involves a series of slow, gentle, low impact movements, a relaxed, meditative mind set and controlled breathing. People of all ages, especially seniors, benefit from Tai Chi. Tai Chi can also help reduce inflammation, improve mental health, chronic pain and increase longevity. It takes time and a commitment to learn Tai Chi as the forms are linked together and progressive. This first session we will work on Forms 1-6. Instructor: Mary Ellen Mullins. See Center Life newsletter for cost.

Tai Chi/Qi Gong: Thursday 9 a.m. Next Session, Feb. 1 – March 28. Continuing the forms learned in previous sessions, this class moves on to Forms 9-12 of the Yang style Tai Chi. The first half of class will consist of Qi Gong warmups. Experience in first 8 forms required to participate. Instructor: Mary Ellen Mullins.

Everybody’s Exercise: Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m. Next session starts March 7. This exercise class is suitable for anyone and everyone. This class includes strength and weights, some cardio, balance, and flexibility. All movements can be modified for chair or standing. Mary will personalize your routine based on current flexibility, strength, etc. Instructor: Mary Root. See current Center Life newsletter for cost.

All about Balance: Thursday 2:45 p.m. Next session starts March 7. This class focuses on strength for balance efficiency, such as squats, handheld weight maneuvers, and walking drills, as well as core conditioning. Instructor: Paula Pirog. Starting in February on Tuesday and Wednesdays by appointment only.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. Tax-Aide volunteers are located nation-wide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.