PLEASE NOTE: Due to safety precautions for COVID-19, some in-person events have been canceled at our local Senior Centers and other community venues. Please check with the event organizer just to be sure! And enjoy the many virtual events that are posted here.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 5th November 4th, 5:00 6:30 PM
The New Milford Senior Center and the CT Healthy Living Collective are pleased to announce that we will offer an innovative ten class health and wellness program to residents 60 and over. The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and has been successful at helping older adults build their own playbook for aging well.
This is a wonderful opportunity for older adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of this cutting edge program. We are currently recruiting 20 adults to participate in the ten class educational program. AMP is a fun, innovative, and person centered education program that empowers participants to embrace their gift of longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others. The program encourages mastery developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced wellbeing, and increased societal participation. The CT Healthy Living Collective is a network of partners dedicated to delivering programs and services that promote healthier people, better care, smarter spending, and health equity.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, call the Senior Center at 860-355-6075. The cost of the entire ten class course is $15.00, registration opens on September 1st and payment will confirm registration.
If this program piques your interest, connect with the Senior Center to learn more!
Open enrollment for Medicare D and Medicare Advantage Plans runs annually from October 15 until December 7. It is a good idea to make sure that you have the best plan for 2022, since these plans can change. By now you should have received a notice from your Medicare D or Medicare Advantage Plan informing you of changes for the coming year, including premium rates, coverage, etc. If you do not do anything, your current plan will automatically roll over for 2022.
To check on your plan and review any other plans, please call the Center to request the paperwork. Once you complete and return the forms, a certified CHOICES counselor will contact you for a telephone appointment to help you identify the best plan for you.
Learn how the music and artists from Great Britain impacted the face of American culture. Join AARP CT and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE, Virtual session on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12PM ET| 11AM CT| 10AM MT| 9AM PT
Monday, October 18, 2021 Lecture: A Reflection of the Times the British Invasion
12PM ET| 11AM CT| 10AM MT| 9AM PT
Besides the Beatles there were many other bands and individual musical artists from Great Britain that became popular in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. During this session we will discuss reasons for the popularity of these groups in the United States and how they changed the face of American music. The significance of the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and many others will be analyzed to understand how music mirrored the response to the times and shaped our towns, cities, and cultures for generations.
The 6-part lecture series allows attendees to join us as we travel through time and reflect on the people who shaped our communities, across generations, through music. Professor Stephen Armstrong of CT’s first Age-friendly University, Central Connecticut State University, will transport you through the decades in this 6-part series. He will provide a look at how music impacted how we lived, mirroring our response to the times. You will also learn about how you can find ways to participate in creating an age-inclusive society from wherever you live, learn, and recreate.
Registration required for each individual session in the series by going to https://www.aarp.org/ctevents
- Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @ 1PM ET The Beatles and American Society
- Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @1PM ET Elvis Presley and His Impact on a Decade
- Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 7PM ET Bob Dylan: The “Spokesperson of His Generation”
- Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 12PM ET A Reflection of the Times The Singer-Songwriters
- Wednesday, December 15, 2021 @7PM ET A Reflection of the Times Jazz & American Society
STEPHEN ARMSTRONG BIO: Armstrong is a long-time social studies/history educator and administrator at the high school and college level. He presently serves as the social studies consultant for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Armstrong is a past president of the National Council for the Social Studies, which was founded in 1921 and is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. Over the course of his career, Armstrong has offered workshops and presentations on 20th and 21st century popular music to students, educators, and other interested groups to engage others in his quest to strengthen and advocate education in the area of social studies. Armstrong has worked to increase the knowledge of educators on the use of music in the classroom at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which is located at the site of the original Woodstock music festival.
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This fall Penny continues her history course on the U.S. Presidents. This segment will focus on the presidents following the Civil War as well as our continuing experiment in democracy and the deep divisions that have existed in this country from its beginning.
This course will begin with a brief review of Lincoln’s presidency and the Civil War. It will then cover the following presidents: A. Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, McKinley and Roosevelt.
This course is limited to 20 participants in-house. Others may join virtually.
The cost for the series is $30. Call the Center at (203) 263-2828 to sign up; payment arrangements due at sign up.