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Lifelong Learning / Health and Wellness

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series

If you wish to order lunch from the Patio Café for any of our brown bag lunch & learns, we ask that you please order lunch no later than 24 hours before the lecture. This will ensure that everyone has their lunches prior to the start of the lecture and won’t interrupt the speaker.

Brown Bag Lunch Details

  • Thursday, July 11th
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Author: Dale Napolin Bratter

In Their Presence

Dale Napolin Bratter’s remarkable memoir in which she sensitively and skillfully reveals in-depth stories of the lives of marginalized African American women and children in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during the height of the AIDS epidemic.


Brown Bag Lunch Details

  • Wednesday, July 24th
  • 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
  • Facilitator: Michelle Vitaglione

Bartlett Sensory Experience & Tea Making Program

Discover the beauty of the Bartlett Arboretum without having to travel! Michelle will bring clippings & plants from our grounds so you can touch, smell, & interact with a variety of specimens.

Then you’ll make your own tea! Decide which you like, mix them together, and see if you enjoy the combination. This project awakens the senses and gets you in touch with your inner scientist as you adjust the ratios of ingredients based on your own preference.

Limited space.


Brown Bag Lunch Details

  • Monday, July 29th
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Facilitator: Frank Troise

The Present Moment

Being in the present moment is a way to obtain happiness. Are worries about the future disrupting your life? Do regrets about the past depress you or make you feel guilty? If one or both of these conditions apply to you there is hope. Join us for an informative talk on how to live in the present.


Brown Bag Lunch Details

  • Thursday, August 1st
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Facilitators: HAHA (Health & Humor Associates) Doctor Clowns form Stamford Hospital, HAHA Doctor Clown I Don’t Know, & HAHA Doctor Clown Decompress

Accessing Your Inner Clown

In connection with clown week, join us for this entertaining and interactive program where everyone learns how to access their inner clown. There will be stations about balloon making, creating stress balls, and face painting.

Think about the type of clown you want to be (sad, happy, funny, etc.). Let your creativity soar! Please feel free to bring any of your own items such as a big hat, silly wig, big glasses, boa, or a scarf!



Brown Bag Lunch Details

  • Wednesday, August 28th
  • 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
  • Speaker: Mark Albertson

America: A Democracy? A Republic?

This presentation will explain the difference between a Republic put together by the Founders and Democracy. In addition, forms such as Socialism, Marxism, and Fascism will be explained. Many journalists, politicians, much of the public regard this Nation as a Democracy. You will not find the term Democracy in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or int he Declaration of Independence.




Health and Wellness

Check back for programming coming soon!


  • Wednesdays, Starting July 10th
  • 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Instructor: Amy LiVolsi

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep,” is a guided meditation practice that takes you to a state between wakefulness and sleep. By following simple verbal cues you are lead to a place that allows your body and mind to rest and deeply heal. It’s like a blissful nap for your mind and body.

Please dress comfortably and bring whatever you may need to be comfortable. Bring a yoga mat. Pillows, blankets. and eye covers are strongly encouraged.

This class is presented in partnership with the Stamford Veterans Resource Center and is open to all members of the community free of charge.





  • Monday, September 23rd
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Flu Shot Clinic

Please register on myactivecenter or in person at the center

Accepting Medicare & Anthem Medicare Advantage Plans, ConnectiCare & United

Please bring your Medicare or Anthem card or other insurance card with you.

Sponsored by: Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County





SSC member receiving tech assistance

Open Technology Sessions

Our amazing Technology Wizards are here to help answer all your questions.

Stop by any Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 pm in the computer lab to meet with one of our volunteers and get your smart phone and computer questions answered. Free for SSC Members.

If you prefer a phone consultation, please call 203-977-5151 and you may speak to one of our 3 IT support specialists: Stu, Peter, Rouja or Larry.