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imagesby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

The East Hampton Senior Center is now on line and current events, trips, lunch menus and more can be viewed by clicking on the senior center link at www.easthamptonct.gov. The center itself is located at 105 Main Street and can be reached at (860) 267-4426.

The center offers a wide variety of services including transportation applications, which offer seniors rides to doctors, grocery stores, hairdressers or activities at the center. Applications take two weeks to process before rides are available and are coordinated through the MAT Transit Authority in Middletown. The transit authority can be reached at (860) 347-3313. Riders should be advised that 48 hours notice prior to transportation is necessary and cost per ride is $2. Weekly shopping schedules through dial-a-ride include trips to Tri-Town Plaza in Portland, every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., and East Hampton Stop and Shop every Friday at 10 a.m. … Continue Reading

East Hampton Senior Center offers safe driving workshop

October 22, 2013 Feature, Local News, Senior Center Announcements Comments Off
AARP will sponsor a Safe Driving Course at the East Hampton Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

AARP will sponsor a Safe Driving Course at the East Hampton Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

Press Release

AARP will sponsor a Safe Driving Course at the East Hampton Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The Seniior Center is located at 105 Main St. next to the library.

Senior drivers, age 60 and up, will learn about how to extend their safe driving abilities. Participants will be rewarded with a certificate that may reduce their auto insurance.

AARP-trained instructors will conduct this 4-hour course.

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East Hampton Senior Center presents SNAP for Seniors

June 10, 2013 Local News, Senior Center Announcements Comments Off

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Senior Citizens, do you need a little extra help to buy food every month, and you are not sure if you qualify for the state SNAP/Food Stamps assistance program? (SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.)

You may like to know that many farmers markets now accept SNAP vouchers.

SNAP Outreach Specialists will be at the Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 17 and Thursday, June 20 to explain the program.

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Help East Hampton seniors eat well

February 25, 2013 Local News, Senior Center Announcements Comments Off
East Hampton Senior Center and CW Resources are looking for volunteers to bring meals to senior citizens in town.

East Hampton Senior Center and CW Resources are looking for volunteers to bring meals to senior citizens in town.

The East Hampton Senior Center and CW Resources are looking for volunteers to bring meals to senior citizens in town.

It requires a commitment of only one hour of your time, starting around 11:30 a.m., when the meals are delivered to the Senior Center at 105 Main St. and then sorted for each volunteer’s route.  You must also have reliable transportation.

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A special treat – the Vienna Boys Choir

The East Hampton Senior Center presents a Holiday Trip to Springfield Symphony Hall to enjoy the Vienna Boys Choir on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

The East Hampton Senior Center presents a Holiday Trip to Springfield Symphony Hall to enjoy the Vienna Boys Choir .

More seats have become available for this performance on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

The Coach Bus will leave from the East Hampton Stop & Shop/Bank of America parking lot at 10 a.m. and return at about 5 p.m.

This world-famous choir has been performing for more than 500 years.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind holiday program featuring classic and contemporary Christmas favorites.

Before the show, you will enjoy a wonderful lunch at Chez Josef. The menu includes a choice of: roast center loin pork or stuffed filet of sole served with salad, potatoes and fresh vegetables, desserts and coffee.

The cost is $89 per person.Full payment due at sign up. (Deadline for payment/sign up to be announced at a later time.)

Questions? Call the East Hampton Senior Center at 860-267-4426 during office hours and please ask for a staff member.

The Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located at 105 Main St., East Hampton, CT 06424

Posted October 20, 2012 based on a press release as edited and added to (photo, video and links) by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan –

Related link: East Hampton Senior Center Blog http://seniorcenterehct.blogspot.com

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It’s that time of year again – time for a flu shot

September 5, 2012 Local News, Senior Center Announcements Comments Off

Is there a senior in your life? Please pass this on… The East Hampton Senior Center is hosting a flu shot clinic, sponsored by the Town of East Hampton’s Senior Center and Middlesex Hospital Homecare. The flu clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the East Hampton Senior Center.

The East Hampton Senior Center is hosting a flu shot clinic, sponsored by the Town of East Hampton’s Senior Center and Middlesex Hospital Homecare.

The flu clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the East Hampton Senior Center.

No advance registration is required. Shots will be administered on a first come, first served basis. If you have a senior citizen in your life, however, you might want to share this information now and find out if he or she needs transportation.

The vaccinations will be administered by Middlesex Hospital Homecare personnel.

Questions? Please call the East Hampton Senior Center at 860-267-4426 during office hours.

Posted September 5, 2012

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East Hampton Senior Citizens kicked up their heels!

The Back Porch Swingers got East Hampton seniors up and dancing at the Senior Center. The band members are: (L-R), David Blanchard (trumpet); Beverly Flaherty (keyboard); Ray Joesten (guitar); Graham Ralph (drummer); and Phyllis Glinski (bass guitar). Photo courtesy of the East Hampton Senior Center

East Hampton seniors were entertained by an upbeat five-piece band, Back Porch Swingers, last week.  The entertainment began after the monthly Senior Center Meeting.

Old time favorites got several seniors out on the dance floor to show some of their moves. It was a great time.

To find out what else is happening at the Senior Center, check back here or you can call the Center during office hours at 860-267-4426.

Posted June 18, 2012

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East Hampton Senior Center in April – Creative sewing, exercise, trips and tax tips

April 9, 2012 Local News, Senior Center Announcements Comments Off

Elderly and Disabled Tax Assistance Seminar- Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Learn how you may be eligible for help with paying your taxes. Presented by the East Hampton Assesor’s Office. Sign up required. Stop in or call 860-267-4426.

Learn more about the East Hampton Senior Center and all of its activities by visiting the center’s blog at http://seniorcenterehct.blogspot.com

We welcome your suggestions and comments.

The East Hampton Senior Center is located in the Library building at 105 Main St.

Questions? Call us at 860-267-4426 during center hours.

Need a ride?

Transportation applications are available at the East Hampton Senior Center. Please allow two weeks for the application to be processed prior to scheduling a ride.

If you need a ride to the doctor, grocery shopping, hairdresser or barber, or activities at the senior center, please call the MAT Transit Authority in Middletown at 860-347-3313, 48 hours in advance, to reserve your seat. Cost per ride is $1.50.

Weekly Shopping Schedule with MAT

Portland Tri-Town Plaza/Dollar Store – Every Tues 11:30 a.m.

East Hampton Stop and Shop – Every Friday 10 a.m.

Transportation is provided from Bellwood  Court and Chatham Acres.

CRT Congregate meals

Served Mon-Fri at noon. Sign-up is required through CRT: call Senior Center Café manager Ann Eaton for details. (Monthly menu’s available.)

Check out these programs!

Sensational Creations (previously known as Senior Creations) –  has moved to a different day, Mondays at 1 p.m. If you like to ‘craft,’ join us. Most items are made for our annual craft sale where all proceeds go back into the crafting program. All ideas are welcome!

Creative Sewing/Knitting Circle – Fridays at 11 a.m. Bring your sewing, knitting or crocheting and join in a relaxing time with others.

Exercise with Cindy- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. with Cindy. (Fridays at 10 a.m. with the video.)  The instructor cost is $20 a month or $3 per class. New participants please contact the Senior Center to sign-up at 860-267-4426. We do invite you to attend a class or two (for a fee), to try it out.

Exercise/Gym room – All seniors are welcome, free of charge, to take advantage of our gym and its equipment. We have 2 treadmills and 2 stationary bikes.

Bears for Cancer Patients- Sojourn Bears are created by our Seniors for people receiving cancer treatments. The bear creation circle is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Bingo – Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

Bell-tones (Hand-chimes & Singers) -Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. The group welcomes new participants. The only requirement is the love of music. Stop in and see what we are all about.

Tap Dancing – Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Setback (card game) -Thursdays, 12:45 – 3 p.m. Partners are established once we know how many players we have. Numbers are drawn.

Cribbage (card game)Fridays 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Bridge – (card game)Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center for more information at 860-267-4426.

Upcoming Trips and Events

U.S. Coast Guard Band - Sunday, April 15. Leaving new parking lot at 12:30 pm. Concert is free. $3 transportation donation requested.

Blood Pressure Clinic - Monday, April 16 at 10:45 a.m.

Sensational Creations – Monday, April 16 from 1- 3 p.m. Create your own lug-your-mug (LYM). Sign up required to make sure there are enough supplies for all. Drop by in person to register or call 860-267-4426. $5 donation asked for supplies.

Elderly and Disabled Tax Assistance Seminar- Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Learn how you may be eligible for help with paying your taxes. Presented by the East Hampton Assesor’s Office. Sign up required. Stop in or call 860-267-4426.

Haddam Senior Center - Friday, April 20, the Senior Van will leave at 9:30 a.m. Will be playing setback, having lunch and then enjoying entertainment with Tom Callahan. Sign up required for lunch (in person, or call 860-267-4426) and a $3 transportation donation is requested.

Sensational Creations - Monday, April 23, 1 – 3 p.m. Paint a Piggy… bank, that is. Sign up required to make sure there are enough supplies for all. Stop in or call 860-267-4426. A donation is asked if you plan on keeping your creation.

Movie Day – Tuesday, April 24 starting at 12:45 p.m.: “The Help” Please let us know if you plan on attending by signing up at the Senior Center.

Travel Meeting - Wednesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. Follow up with last month’s travel ideas. All are welcome to attend.

Norwich Culinary Lunch - Thursday, April 26, leaving new parking lot at 10 a.m. $11 for lunch. And a $3 transportation donation is requested. Sign up is required – stop in or call 860-267-4426. Payment is due at the time of sign up.

Spring Fling – Saturday, April 28 at the Senior Center, beginning at 1 p.m. Enjoy a day with the East Hampton High School Interact Club. It will be a day of song, dance and fun. Light refreshments will be offered. Please sign up in advance (860-267-4426) to make sure there will be enough for everyone.

April Birthday Bash - Monday, April 30 at noon. Please let the center know if you were born in the month of April (call 860-267-4426). Lunch, cake and a gift is on us! Sign up is required no later than Friday, April 27.

Posted April 9, 2012

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