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Senior Center of New Canaan, Inc.
Waveny Park       
New Canaan, CT       
Tel: 203-594-3620       
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   Register Online or by Phone!   
      You can register for Town classes with a credit card or check in person or over the phone, or by credit card on our website.
      Senior Center and AARP programs can only be paid for with a check or cash.
      You can register for free programs in person or over the phone. We appreciate registrations as they enable us to set up enough chairs and prepare handouts ahead of time.

      Welcome to Lapham Center      
     Get out your calendar and start reading because we're back with more activities and classes than ever!
     For most classes, you can register online or call us with a credit card. You can also mail the registration form in the paper newsletter. Registration starts now and will continue until classes are filled.
     All adult New Canaan residents (not just seniors!) are welcome to take classes and participate in other activities at Lapham. There is no membership fee or requirement beyond town residency and the ability to participate.
      Spend a few minutes checking out our summer activities. We hope you will find new interests and new friends at Lapham!

            Coming Up at Lapham Center                
     Travel programs are always popular at Lapham Center. On Wednesday, September 24 at 1:30 p.m. New Canaan resident Tom Cross will recount his adventures trekking the Himalayas. In March 2012 Tom joined a group of seventeen hikers who were about to take the trip of a lifetime. Their expedition took them through some of the most stunning mountain scenery on earth as they walked on "the rooftop of the world." He will share his photos and tell stories about their adventures from Kathmandu to Kala Patthar (18,514 feet).
     There is no fee but registration is requested for this and all other programs at 203-594-3620.

     Other travel programs coming up are Traveling Solo and Travel Safety 101 on Wednesday, October 1 at 1:30 p.m. and Highlights of Peru on Wednesday, October 29 at 2 p.m.

     On Wednesday, October 1, Elder Law Attorney Sam Starks will discuss at 10:30 a.m. legal issues that arise in later life. Please note that this date has been changed from what was printed in the Newsletter. Attorney Starks, who has over 25 years' experience in the practice of elder law and estate planning, will talk about wills, estates, public benefits, power of attorney, and medical powers of attorney.

     Mr. Starks holds a law degree from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Prior to entering the private practice of law he was employed by the Office of the Inspector General of the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

     There are still spaces in the French for Travelers and French Conversation classes that will start on Monday, September 22 rather than the 15th which had been indicated in the newsletter. The Conversation class, which is designed for those who have acquired basic skills in French, will be held from 10:30 to noon. The Travelers class, which will be almost all conversation that travelers will find useful, will be held from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Both classes will run for nine weeks; the 1-1/2 hour Conversation class costs $135 and the 1-1/4 hour Travelers class costs $115. Registration is necessary by Friday, September 19.

     More information on these and many other activities is available online at or by stopping by for a newsletter.