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!
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.
Learn about the delicious foods and lush dining customs of ancient Egypt with the Food Historian Lecture Series, Presented by AARP. Join AARP and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual lecture on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. CT | 4:30 p.m. MT | 3:30 p.m. PT with Francine Segan – AARP Membership not required
Don’t miss this entertaining and informative foray into the delicious foods and lush dining customs of ancient Egypt. Discover fascinating tidbits about Cleopatra’s dinner parties including why guests wore wax cones; how Egyptians kneaded dough with their feet; and the must-serve foods for pyramid builders. Learn about the wonderful foods of the lush, fertile Nile Valley and the centuries-old health secrets and remedies of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, including their long list of aphrodisiacs and foods that accompanied them in their tombs.
Join us LIVE for a lecture, followed by a Q&A where you can ask your questions.
This is a FREE event, but advanced registration is required. Questions about this event? Email [email protected]
Learn about the psychological and ideological effects of the modern work culture. Join AARP and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE One Day University Virtual Lecture and live Q&A with Barry Schwartz of UC Berkeley on October 20, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. CT | 4:30 p.m. MT | 3:30 p.m. PT – AARP Membership not required.
Why We Work (It’s Not Just For the Paycheck)
For centuries, it has been taken for granted that the reason why we work is to get paid. This view, though prevalent, is false. People care about much more than their paychecks. This talk will explain how a kind of ideology about why people work has taken hold, leaving millions of less profitable companies, dissatisfied workers, and disappointed customers and clients in its wake. The pandemic’s celebration of front-line “heroes” may point the way out of this waste of human talent and potential.
Questions about this event? Email [email protected]
Writing From The Inside Out A Creative Writing Workshop Thursdays, October 21 – December 2 (no class 11/11 & 11/25) 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Cost: $25
Writing is a process of discovering what thoughts, feelings and stories lie within us. Writing encourages us to observe, explore, ask questions, listen and open our minds and hearts. Writing helps us live our lives in “widening circles” using words as the palette to join our inner and outer worlds.
In this class you’ll experiment with a variety of exercises, techniques and ideas that will help you find the words, images and forms that express your unique style. Offered in hybrid style, you may sign up to take this class in person or on Zoom. Class size limited; contact the center to sign up.
Lin Northrup, M.Ed, is the author of Leela and the Forest of Light. She was an adjunct English professor at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Her private practice, Sacred Circle Healing Arts, integrates a holistic approach to wellness and creativity.