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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      
     All adult New Canaan residents (not just seniors!) are welcome to participate in classes and programs at Lapham. There is no membership fee or requirement beyond town residency and the ability to participate.
     For most classes, you can register online or call us with a credit card. Registration starts now and continues until all classes are filled.
      Taking a class is one of the easiest ways to meet new people who share your interests, so spend a few minutes checking out all our activities.

            Coming Up at Lapham Center                

The spring newsletter has been mailed and registration is going on now. Most classes still have space and you can register in person, by mail or, for most classes, over the phone or internet. You will need a User Name and Password to register online; call us at 203-594-3620 to get those.

The spring newsletter can be picked up at Lapham Center or can be read online here.

There will be an Introduction to Qigong on Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. Qigong is a health enhancement exercise designed to strengthen the body, reduce stress and relax the mind. Bill Wrenn, certified Qigong instructor who teaches here on Mondays, will show a film of people practicing qigong in China as well as interviews with master teachers and doctors who extol the benefits of Qigong. There is no fee but registration is appreciated.

The annual St. Patrick's Day Lunch will be held at Lapham Center on Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30. Susan Goodman and volunteers from the Presbyterian Church will serve corned beef, potatoes, cabbage and more. After lunch you will be entertained by Uncle Zac and the Lapaleles singing Irish tunes with their ukuleles. Reservations are necessary by Friday, March 6. The fee of $5 is payable at the door.

The Library in your Pocket will be held on four Tuesdays at 2 p.m. starting March 10. Librarians from the New Canaan Library will come to Lapham Center to demonstrate how to check out ebooks, listen to audio books or music, and watch movies or TV shows all from the comfort of your home on your laptop, e-reader or tablet. There is no fee but registration is required as space is limited. All participants must bring a charged device to the classes as well as a library card and device password.

Wendy Cooke, Hearing Instrument Specialist for Parker Ear Nose & Throat of Fairfield County in Norwalk, holds a monthly Hearing Aid Clinic during which she will check and clean hearing aids and replace batteries. Her next visit will be on Tuesday, March 17. Call 203-594-3620 to make a fifteen minute appointment.

We will also be having a free Hearing Screening in March or April. Call if you want an appointment.

The Brooklyn Neighborhoods Tour is not until Tuesday, May 5 but we need to make a deposit in mid-March. If you are planning to take this guided bus tour which will visit Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope, Greenwood Cemetery, Ebbets Field and more, please sign up as soon as possible. Lunch will be at Juniors for a pastrami sandwich, egg cream and their world-famous cheesecake. Register by sending a check for $98, payable to Senior Center, to PO Box 83, New Canaan.