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 classes are filled.
Spend a few minutes reading about our activities - it will make you happy that you are spending the winter in Connecticut!
Coming Up at Lapham Center
The winter semester at Lapham Center will run through February. Some classes still have space
and it is then possible to try a class for free. This is a good time to test out a class before the spring
registration for the months of March through May. The spring newsletter will be mailed in early to mid-
Tania Paparazzo, MSW, Southwest Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut
Chapter, will present Keeping Connected in the Disconnected World of Dementia at Lapham Center on
Thursday, February 19 at 1 p.m. In addition to a basic overview of dementia, she will explore
communication strategies and ways to minimize behavioral challenges which can help caregivers, family
and friends to stay connected with the person diagnosed with dementia. Ms. Paparazzo will also discuss
ways to keep the environment safe. This program, which was organized by Staying Put, is free and open
to the public. Reservations for this and other programs described here are requested at 203-594-3620.
Reservations for the bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday, February 10 are needed
by Friday, January 30. Travelers will leave the Lapham center parking lot at 9:15 a.m., be dropped off at
the door of the Museum, and then get picked up at the same place at 3:30 p.m. The $32 fee is for the
bus and driver's tip only.
With winter weather approaching we want to again remind participants that if the New Canaan
Public Schools close for inclement weather, Lapham Center will also close. If the Schools delay, Lapham
participants should call 203-594-3620 after 8 a.m. to hear a message about which classes will be held
and which will be cancelled. Other than weather, Lapham Center does not follow the NCPS schedule.