To register for any class or event please email Deborah.kennedy@westhartfordct.gov or call 860-561-7583 at least 24 hours in advance.

July 2: Great Painters – The Passionate Delacroix: Murder, Mayhem, Angels and Demons - 2-3 pm Eugene Delacroix was the leading French Romanticist of his time. His paintings featured vivid colors and dramatic expressions of heightened emotions. All programs are FREE and offered on Zoom.Pre-registration is required by emailing Deborah.kennedy@westhartfordct.gov or calling 860-561-7583 to receive the Zoom invitation.

July 7: Everything You Need To Know About CBD 10-11 am –Virtual Program. Meet Dispensary Manager Dennis So, Pharm D. from the Newington Fine Fettle Dispensary, who will share during this Virtual Program, what the CT Medical Marijuana Program is all about, and answer any questions you might have while providing valuable resources and information. Register by email to Deborah.Kennedy@WestHartfordCT.gov or call 860-561-7583

July 8: Zoom Series Making the Most of Your Tele-Medicine Visit 10 am. During the covid-19 era, telemedicine visits have been utilized in high demand due to physical distancing measures and expansion of insurance coverage. Learn more about the different types of virtual services, pros and cons, and tips for environment, technology, and preparation. For more information call Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, 1.877.4AGING1 (1.877.424.4641).

July 10: Zoom Series - Understanding Parkinson’s Webinar- 11 am. In this FREE webinar, join Sulada Kanchana, MD, Movement Disorders Neurologist to learn about the common symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, how Parkinson’s Disease is diagnosed and a discussion on the latest treatment options. To register call 1.855.HHC.HERE/ 1.855.442.4641.

July 13: Doing More with Less – 3 part Virtual Series – 11:30-12:30 pm. Recycling is good, upcycling is better! Learn from Classina Jones how to give a second-life to single-use items around your home with easy upcycling crafts. Learn more at www.bazaargardening.org Items we recommend saving for this series include: pill bottles, plastic baggies, cotton balls, glass jars, toilet paper/paper towel tubes, and plastic cups/ yogurt containers. Register by email to Deborah.Kennedy@WestHartfordCT.gov or call 860-561-7583

July 14: WeHa At Your Service 1:30 pm As It became apparent that COVID-19 was especially dangerous for the elderly and other vulnerable populations, local high school students felt it was their responsibility to safeguard their health and grant them access to the goods and tasks they would normally have. Thus, they founded WeHa At Your Service to offer services such as grocery deliveries to those at a greater risk. Meet the creators and learn more about this very valuable service. Register by email to Deborah.Kennedy@WestHartfordCT.gov or call 860-561-7583

July 15: Virtual Trivia - 1 PM. Join us for ZOOM Trivia! This online version of Trivia will allow you to participate via phone or video chat! You will receive instructions, and help, to learn how this works. If you love trivia games give this a try. To RSVP Email: Lisa.Hanse@WestHartfordCT.gov

July 16: Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction – 1:30-2:30 pm. This lecture is for families and friends of individuals who have an anxiety disorder or a related disorder. Participates will acquire a basic understanding of anxiety disorders, their treatments and specific suggestions to help them better cope with the illness. Registration required. Facilitated by Laura Majidian. RSVP to Laura Majidian, 860.545.7324.

July 16: Estate Planning – “What You Need to Know” – 10-11 am. Attorney Ruth Fortune will explain estate planning basics. Even if you have a plan in place, you’ll learn about important legal updates that may require you to review your existing plan. Register by email to Deborah.Kennedy@WestHartfordCT.gov or call 860-561-7583

July 21: Member Mingle – 3 pm. Join Senior Center staff for a fun, informal zoom event. Gina Marino will present the most current information on Senior Center programs and possible re-opening information if available. To register please contact Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov OR CALL 860-561-7583

July 22: Virtual Bingo - 1 PM. Join us for ZOOM Bingo! This online version of Bingo will allow you to participate via phone or video chat! You will receive instructions, and help, to learn how this works. If you are missing weekly bingo, give it a try. To RSVP Email: Lisa.Hanse@WestHartfordCT.gov

July 22: Home Safety and Fall Reduction for Aging in Place - 10 am. Many older adults value the comfort of living in their own home. From a clinician’s perspective, there are some aging considerations worth knowing in terms of environmental modification, fall prevention, and polypharmacy dangers to make home even safer. For more information call Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, 1.877.4AGING1 (1.877.424.4641).

July 22: How our Pets Keep Us Alive and Well at 1 PM. Senior Center and the West Hartford Library are co-sponsoring Free Zoom presentation. https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/events/how-our-pets-keep-us-alive-and-well-virtual-program Audrey B. Carlson, a public speaker, writer and owner of the Happiness Club in Hartford, CT will present a talk on how our pets can play a positive role in our lives. Audrey will tell stories of how animals teach us unconditional love, forgiveness and how to tap into that forgotten kid in all of us.

July 23: Guide Dogs and the Positive Impact On a Sight Impaired Person at 1 PM. Senior Center and the West Hartford Library are co-sponsoring Free Zoom presentation. https://westhartford.librarymarket.com/events/guide-dogs-and-positiveimpact-sight-impaired-person-virtual-program William DeMaio, gives a firsthand presentation about his personal need for a guide dog presented to him by the organization Fidelco. Bill has a younger Shepherd named Lyric who would be accompanying him to the talk. He will explain how someone can become a puppy raiser for Fidelco.

July 27: Doing More with Less – 3 part Virtual Series – 11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm Recycling is good, upcycling is better! Learn from Classina Jones how to give a second-life to single-use items around your home with easy upcycling crafts. Learn more at www.bazaargardening.org Items we recommend saving for this series include: pill bottles, plastic baggies, cotton balls, glass jars, toilet paper/paper towel tubes, and plastic cups/ yogurt containers. Register by email to Deborah.Kennedy@WestHartfordCT.gov or call 860-561-7583

July 28: Highlights of Hill-Stead- 1 pm. Hill-Stead Museum is one of the nation’s few remaining representations of early-20th-century Country Place Estates. The museum’s impressive collection includes original furnishings and decorative arts, paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, James M. Whistler, and Mary Cassatt, as well as numerous works on paper and Japanese woodblock prints, sculpture, and more. Facilitor: Hill-Stead Museum Staff. Program is FREE. Pre-registration is required by emailing Deborah.kennedy@westhartfordct.gov or calling 860-561-7583 to receive the Zoom invitation.

Classes will be held virtually through various online meeting platforms. Anyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone can participate. Please register for classes by emailing: Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov you will get access link by email, or call 860-561-7583 and leave a message.

Ballet for Seniors and Adults: Ballet is a fun way to exercise. Enjoy rhythm while dancing to music using ballet technique. The advantage of dance and movement programs like ballet is that you can go at your own pace. Focus will be on body alignment, natural movements, building strength, increasing balance and stability. Instructor: Bonnie Flattery. Tue 2:30-3:15P 7/7-8/11

Harry Truman: Keeping the “Cold War”: This 3-week set of lectures will focus on one of America’s most consequential and controversial presidents in recent US history, Harry Truman. Ascending to the White House on the heels of one America’s most popular presidents and during the closing chaos and aftermath of World War II, Truman made a series of paradigm-altering decisions fraught with long-term significance for the subsequent course of US history. Instructor: Jared Day, PhD. Thu 3-4 P 7/9-7/23

The Soul of America: Join Ric Hanse as he leads this series based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Jon Meacham, “The Soul of America” The Battle for our Better Angels. We can better understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Instructor: Ric Hanse. Tue 1:00-2:00P 7/7, Tue 1:00-2:00P 8/4

Tai Chi Beginner: Enjoy the relaxing, graceful movements of Tai Chi while improving your balance, strength and mobility. You will learn the basic postures, movements and some breath work. Let’s work together to learn the 10 movements of the Yang Style Tai Chi form. This is a wonderful exercise for all ages and physical abilities. Instructor: Marivic Maury. Fri 10:00-10:45A 7/10-8/28

Prepare Our Kids for Life and Not Standardized Tests: Ted Dintersmith Ted Dintersmith has seen how automation is eliminating job opportunities for young adults who are bold, creative, and entrepreneurial. In this talk, Ted underscores the potential for our kids and our country if we educate to our innovative and creative strengths and prepare our kids for life, instead of for standardized tests. Tue 1:00-1:45P 7/21

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