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Greater Glastonbury Veterans and Allies Coffeehouse
Providing a comfortable location for all veterans and allies, to meet, learn, socialize, and communicate. The coffeehouse will deliver morale enhancing information relating to veteran experiences, benefits, and service. When: Every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00am. 
Registration preferred, walk-in’s welcome!
Upcoming Dates: January 17th, February 21st & March 20th

It's Showtime! Pizza & A Movie! 
Join us for a fun afternoon with pizza, beverages, other refreshments and a  hilarious movie all can enjoy! This will be one you don’t want to miss (or see again if you’ve already seen it)!
Last Vegas”: 1 hr 45 min; PG-13
You MUST register! Resident: $4 Non-Resident: $6

Reiki Info Session
Please register! In this presentation, Marie Marchesseault will explain what Reiki is, how it is delivered, and how it enhances one’s health and wellbeing.  She will describe some Reiki methods that will be provided in the upcoming Reiki Clinic that she is volunteering to offer at the Senior  Center.  These include a 20 minute whole body treatment that brings peace and deep  relaxation, joint harmonization, mental and emotional healing, and systematic chakra healing. She will conclude with a group Reiki treatment that will give each participant an  opportunity to experience Reiki energy. Questions are most welcome.

Reiki Clinic
Two sessions will be offered during each clinic. The first session from 2:00-2:55pm will be an  individual private session for one person to sign-up for. The second session from 3:00-4:00pm will be a group session with room for up to 10 people. All sessions are available to sign up on MyRec. Please bring a water bottle with you to your session. 
February 2, February 16, March 1, March 22:   2pm Individual Session   3pm Group Session


Makeup for Mature Women
This is the perfect place for mature women and women of all ages and experience to learn how to create a makeup style that compliments their personal features and skin tone. We will explore products & tools, ‘must haves’ for your personal makeup collection, and you will participate in hands-on’ makeup demonstrations.

 
Feed Your Mind
Join us for a delicious lunch provided by the speaking agency followed by a discussion on the topics listed. Lunch will be sandwiches & goodies. FREE LUNCH to attendees; you MUST REGISTER to attend!
          January 30th at 12:30pm: Seasonal Effective Disorder with National Healthcare
          February 28th at 12:30pm: Planning for Long-Term Care with Czepiga, Daly, Pope & Perri Lawfirm
          March 12th at 12:30pm: Senior Bullying with National Healthcare

LGBTQ+ Moveable Senior Center Creative Happy Hour
Date:  February 22, 2024     Time:  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us, an  LGBTQ+ Moveable Senior Center, along with members of the South Windsor Senior Center, for a Creative Happy Hour featuring a Fluid Painting class, non-alcoholic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Program is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $12.00 and includes all supplies to create an 11x17 one-of-a-kind canvas, beverages and hors d’oeurvres
. Please register through MyRec or by calling or stopping in the office!

Flip the Plate with Beth Hillson

This two-part program looks at ways to replace high fat and empty carb foods with healthier choices that are delicious and satisfying.  Join cooking teacher and food writer, Beth Hillson as she gives us a few tips and some tasty foods to try. Classes are FREE! Registration required!
Monday. February 12, 2-3 pm: Hearty Turkey Chili and Beans. Please register by Feb. 5th
Monday, March 11, 2-3 pm:
Super Foods and Whole Grains and make delicious vegetarian Quinoa Risotto. Please register by March 4th


Tea at 3
Wednesday, January 24th at 1pm
Join Co-Founders Deb Bibbins and Gary Sekorski to learn how you can participate in For All Ages’ free 12-week Tea @ 3 Community and have the opportunity to sign up in person. This innovative intergenerational friendship community connects you with a college student for a weekly phone call mid-February through end of April. You’ll learn how the program works, how you’ll be matched with your ‘Tea-Mate’, and what is included in your free welcome kit. Deb and Gary will answer questions and assist if you’d like to sign up to participate. Registration required!

All About Advanced Directives; What They Are & Why You Need Them
A Presentation by Greater Hartford Legal Aid (Registration required)
Did you ever wonder what a living will or a power of attorney entails?  Whether you should have one?  Attorney Shirley Pripstein from Greater Hartford Legal Aid will be doing a Power Point presentation here on Advance Directives on Wednesday January 10th at 1:00 p.m. to explain living wills and the various other advance directives that are available to ensure that our wishes are followed upon our  illness, incapacity or death. Pre-registration is requested. After the program, applications will be distributed and Legal Aid will prepare the documents for any senior who mails in an application. 
There is no cost for this service.
 

Bereavement Support Group  - Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.
Have you had a family member or friend die recently? Are you experiencing the “symptoms” of grief such as the inability to eat or overeating; loss of sleep or need for too much sleep; lack of concentration and feelings of hopelessness? Joining this group will provide you with support and strategies to cope. Please call to register!


Technology 1:1 Assistance 
Receive 1 on 1 assistance with computers, laptops, Mac, iPad, or smart phones. Please call 860 652 7638 to make an appointment and learn more details. 

Lifelong Learning Episodes
1/2-1/9: Cuba To Go
1/16-1/23: Destination China
1/30: Bucket List Africa
2/6-22/20: Celts; The Untold Story
2/27-3/19: Eternal Egypt
3/26: Extinction; Going, Going, Gone!

Trivia
Join us as you match wits against other teams. Free Admission. Prizes awarded. All Ages Program. 
We ask that any youth be accompanied by an adult.

Walk 4 Fun! Exercise Groups ***On Hold For Winter Months***
Join our walking group to explore nice places and exercise while socializing with others! You must be able to transport yourself to each location. If there is inclement weather — you can skip that day. When you register you will be part of an email group to receive weekly updates and information about meeting locations. Please register by calling 860-652-7638, sign up online, or stop by the office. Reminder: some walking locations are in the woods, and are not convenient to medical facilities.



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Special Events and Workshops
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Bereavement Support Group 
50y - 105y N/A 08/09/2023 - 06/26/2024
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Greater Glastonbury Veterans and Allies Coffehouse 
50y - 99y N/A 05/17/2023 - 05/15/2024
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Riverfront Community Center - Exercise Room
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Lifelong Learning 
N/A N/A Tu  07/25/2023 - 06/25/2024
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

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$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Craft with Artful Soul & Aetna 
50y - 105y N/A Th  12/14/2023
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Arts & Crafts Room
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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December Birthdays 
50y - 105y N/A 12/18/2023
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Community Room A
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Join us on the THIRD Monday of December to get your birthday gift!
 
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Makeup for Mature Women 
50y - 100y N/A Th  01/11/2024
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Exercise Room
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
If you'd like, you can bring your own makeup brushes and supplies, but it is NOT required
 
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Reiki Info Session 
50y - 100y N/A Th  01/18/2024
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Community Room A
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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November Birthdays 
50y - 105y N/A 11/27/2023
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Community Room A
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Join us on the last Monday of the month to get your birthday gift!
 
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REIKI February 2nd: Private Session 
50y - 100y N/A 02/02/2024
02:00 PM - 02:55 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Private Session: for one individual
 
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REIKI February 2nd: Group Session 
50y - 100y N/A 02/02/2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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REIKI February 16th: Private Session 
50y - 100y N/A 02/16/2024
02:00 PM - 02:55 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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REIKI February 16th: Group Session 
50y - 100y N/A 02/16/2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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REIKI March 1st: Private Session 
50y - 100y N/A 03/01/2024
02:00 PM - 02:55 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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REIKI March 1st: Group Session 
50y - 100y N/A 03/01/2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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REIKI March 22nd: Private Session 
50y - 100y N/A 03/22/2024
02:00 PM - 02:55 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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REIKI March 22nd: Group Session 
50y - 100y N/A 03/22/2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Riverfront Community Center - Activity Room - All
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res

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