**ATTENTION SENIOR CENTER PARTICIPANTS**
AS OF MARCH 16, 2020, DUE TO THE RISK OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) SPREADING AMONG ELDERLY PERSONS IN CONGREGATE SETTINGS. ALL MEALS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY
- Do you have food?
- Do you have access to you medications?
- Do you have basic necessities?
If you have answered "NO" to any of the following questions, please call (860) 399-2029 or email email@example.com
During our closure, Amber and I will make every effort to check in on our Senior residents here in Westbrook and our neighboring towns. Since we are limited to only having phone numbers of Seniors who participate in our programs, please forward to us the contact information of a Senior in need or a Senior who just needs to hear a friendly voice.
If you know of any Seniors who might have questions about or require services during our closure, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860)399-2029. Email and voicemail are checked daily.
Having never dealt with a health crisis as large as this and strict Executive Orders for Congregate settings, we will do our best to make sure our area Seniors are well.
- Click HERE to view a Tai Chi Chuan class led by Suzanne Hanley (our Friday Tai Chi instructor)
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- Click HERE for the Mather Telephone Topics list. Everyday they have a program over the phone, ranging from exercise and meditation to educational programs and discussion topics.
- Click HERE to visit the Google Art & Culture website. From there you find a collection of museums and art galleries. Click on a museum to view exhibits and photos.
- Click Here to visit NASA's website. This brings you directly to their image and video library.
- Click HERE to visit the TED Talk website. Curious about a topic? Want to learn something new? Visit this website to view videos from educated speakers on a HUGE variety of topics. "3300+ Talks to stir your curiosity"
- Click Here to visit "The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. Thanks to generous funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, we have provided grants to more than 400 projects in 90 countries worldwide, in over 100 languages and scripts. Since 2004, the Programme has digitised over seven million images and 25 thousand sound tracks. Archive types digitised so far include rare printed sources, manuscripts, visual materials, audio recordings. This continually expanding online collection is available freely through local archival partners, this website and it is discoverable via the British Library catalogue, for research, inspiration and enjoyment"
- Religious services: many places of worship are offering their services online through websites such as YOUTUBE. If you need help finding religious services online please reach out to us.
- Click HERE for an Earth Day Gardening project- instructions on how to reuse plastic bottles by turning them into self-watering planters. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Healthy Aging Support Group
Led by Rebecca Kieran LCSW. Join Rebecca for a FREE, lively support group at the Westbrook Senior Center. Once a month, we will gather to discuss a wide range of topics which may include but is not limited to: Aging, grief and loss, downsizing, family dynamics, maintaining healthy lifestyles, as well as trainings on topics of interest. Rebecca has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 30 years and has been working with Westbrook VNA for the last 2+ years as a therapist.Link to page
DANCE with Parkinson's
Starting April 8, the Westbrook Senior Center in collaboration with the Westbrook VNA will offer a FREE weekly evidenced based program called Dance with Parkinson’s. Studies have shown the benefit of dance with persons diagnosed with PD to increase confidence, improve balance, gait and quality of life. Caregivers/Spouses are welcome to attend. Wednesday’s 10:45am-12:00pm. Instructor Rose CostanzaLink to page
Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance: Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB) is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults at risk of falling and people with balance disorders. Fuzhong Li, Ph. D., a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, developed the program. Each session is 24 weeks- Program is FREE Instructor: Kate Wilson-PerezLink to page
- Start date postponed : Healthy Aging Support Group 5:30 PM. Light dinner will be served. Support group will meet on the last Thursday of every month
- April 1-start date postponed : Tai Ji Quan Movement for Better Balance - 24 week evidence based program for better balance. Sign up is required. FREE
- April 8th start date postponed Dance with Parkinson's. Every Wednesday 10:45-12:00 pm. Drop in. FREE
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The mission of the Westbrook Senior Center is to improve the quality of life for Senior Citizens of Westbrook and our neighboring shoreline towns.
The Senior Center welcomes citizens 60 years of age or older to participate in our many daily activities directed by staff and volunteers.