Lifelong Learning Classes
Due to Covid-19 we are now offering on-line classes via Zoom and Youtube. Please note all Zoom classes are LIVE on the dates and times indicated below. All Youtube classes are On Demand and can be watched at anytime.
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vaccines are now available to CT residents
aged 55 and older.
The FDA has just approved emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which should be available in CT within the coming days. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is just one shot. Both Pfizer and Moderna require two shots spaced 21 and 28 days apart.
To schedule appointment for a vaccine at Stamford Hospital:
Call Stamford Hospital to schedule at 203-276-7300. OR
Visit www.stamfordhealth.org to schedule an appointment online
To schedule at the Drive Thru site at Lord & Taylor:
Call the Statewide COVID Appointment line at 877-918-2224 (wait times are less than 5 minutes )
If you have a VAMS account, you can schedule on VAMS website
• VAMS online system: VAMS is the Vaccine Administration Management System and can be used to schedule appointments at multiple clinics across the state including the Lord and Taylor Drive Through. To make an appointment using this system, click here. VAMS
• Hartford HealthCare: Hartford HealthCare has multiple locations throughout the state, including large clinics in the Hartford area. To make an appointment using this system, click here. Hartford Health
• Yale New Haven Health: Yale New Haven Hospital has multiple locations throughout the state, including large clinics in the New Haven area. To make an appointment using this system, Yale Health
• Walgreens is currently offering the vaccine at 12 different locations and will soon be adding many more across the state. To make an appointment using this system, click here. Walgreens
• CVS is currently offering the vaccine in four locations (Colchester, Putnam, Waterford, and Windsor Locks) and will be expanding to 12 more locations in the next week. To make an appointment using this system, click here. CVS
• Walmart will be offering the vaccine at seven locations across the state (Hartford, New Haven, North Windham, Norwalk, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Haven). To make an appointment using this system, click here. Walmart
Bedbound Covid-19 Vaccination Program
Residents can now schedule with the City's Department of Health to visit a residence and administer the vaccine to bedbound residents.
Call 203.977.4378 (Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to schedule an appointment.
Residents are considered bedbound if they meet one of the following criteria:
The resident never leaves home, the resident spends 60% of their time in bed, anytime spent out of bed requires being seated, and all services are brought into the home for the resident.
The resident leaves home, but leaving home requires lifting/carrying by another individual or stretcher transport. Note: Persons are not considered bedbound if they use a cane, walker or have the ability to transfer to a wheelchair or car with supervision/light contact.
If you need assistance scheduling an appointment or arranging for transportation, please call us at the Center and we are happy to assist you. 203-977-5151
Timeline of future eligible groups:
March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34
For more information visit the state's website at www.ct.gov/coronavirus
Race in America
A Journey of Self-Awareness and Discovery
in Relation to Race
Monday, March 1st
(Every other Monday - 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10)
10 spots available
In the United States today a convergence of political, economic, environmental, social and psychological forces is motivating more white Americans than ever before to learn about and understand what has allowed racism to exist, flourish and endure for centuries. Avenues of inquiry have repeatedly revealed the presence of systemic racism in our land. Systemic does not mean intentional or unintentional. That is a separate attribute of racism. Systemic (institutional) racism refers to racist policies and/or practices which are embedded in all aspects of our lives. Such racism is inevitably part of our attitudes and we may not even be aware of it! Racism persists at very deep levels, and this creates enormous complexity. Who knew?! Americans of Color did. The rest of us must learn.
To first reduce then eradicate racism, and to create genuine equality among races, white people need to willingly examine their own attitudes, thoughts, and subtle or hidden feelings which may, even unwittingly, lead to racist behavior. Such self-examination is challenging, but it is possible, and it is rewarding! In this group, we can learn and grow together as each person embarks on her/his own journey towards greater awareness and acceptance of the humanity that defines us all.
The 1st 100 Days
of FDR’s Presidency
Tuesday, March 9th
The first 100 days of Roosevelt
Administration was a legislatively active period in American
history. This session explores the flurry of dramatic actions taken by FDR as he sought to pull the United States from the grips of the Great Depression in the opening days of his presidency
Please register on www.myactivecenter.com
or by emailing us at
Battleship Connecticut & the Great White Fleet
Wednesday, March 10
The Great White Fleet was the popular nickname for the group of United States Navy battleships which completed a journey around the globe from December 16, 1907 to February 22, 1909 by order of United States President Theodore Roosevelt.
Its mission was to make friendly courtesy visits to numerous countries while displaying new U.S. naval power to the world. The hulls of these ships were painted a stark white, giving the armada its nickname. It consisted of 16 battleships divided into two squadrons, along with various escorts
Sponsored by Bigelow Center
for Senior Activities
Meeting ID: 943 7315 9585
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Virtual Sensory Garden Tour & Potpourri Program from Bartlett Arboretum
Thursday, March 18th
Wake up your senses on a virtual tour of the new Sensory Garden at Bartlett Arboretum! You'll see pictures of the garden and learn about the purpose of a Sensory Garden. We'll delve into some of the specific plants we have in each garden bed and the special characteristics they have that stimulate the senses.
After touring the garden, you'll make your own potpourri! Touch and smell a variety of dried herbs and flowers, decide which you like, mix them together, and see if you enjoy the combination. Then scoop your final product into a small drawstring bag so you can enjoy it long after the program. This project awakens the senses and gets you in touch with your inner scientist as you adjust the ratios of ingredients based on their own preference. Kits with all the supplies for potpourri making will be picked up at the Senior Center in advance of the program. This program will be provided over Zoom.
This program is Free.
Please register on myactivecenter.com or by calling 203-977-5151
Easter Meals & Goodies!!
Monday, March 22nd
It can be hard to cook for one or two, especially at Holiday time. Susan and Paul Doyle of Oasis Senior Advisors bring you a cooking demo via Zoom to solve the problem of how to enjoy cooking on a smaller scale. Susan will share some Easter treats to prepare in the comfort of your own home.
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Program link will be provided upon registration
FOR SSC MEMBERS ONLY
The First 100 Days of FDR - Mar 9th at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lovingly, Marion/McNay Art Museum - Mar 11th at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Story of Amistad - Mar 18th at 2:000pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Tour at Mitchell Caverns - Mar 23rd at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Texas' Gift to the Nation: Big Bend National Park - Mar 25th at 2:00 - 3:00 pm