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.
CLICK ON ANY CLASS BELOW TO ATTEND
Don't forget your
"My Senior Center" Key Tag
Going forward, all members must have their myseniorcenter key tag when coming to our drive through/outdoor events for us to scan your tag.
If you have lost yours or do not have one Please call the center at 203-977-5151
so we can issue you a new tag
The Governor announced that anyone 16 years of age or older will be eligible to register for the vaccine starting April 1st.
Have you gotten your COVID vaccine? Appointments are tough to come by but more will become available in the coming days.
Stamford Health has opened a second vaccination site
at one Elmcroft Road
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 or Elmcroft Road location:
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
For more information visit the state's website at www.ct.gov/coronavirus
We invite you to share one of your favorite poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Email your poem to us and we may share it in our next email blast. Each week, we will feature a poem from the submissions we get. If your poem does not make it on our weekly email blast, we will get it on our Facebook page.
Email us at stamfordseniorcenter
APRIL is National Poetry
I just received my copy of Amanda Gorman's book, The Hill We Climb. Ms. Gorman, at the age of 22 was the youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a Presidential Inauguration. Her words are as powerful reading them on the pages of her book, as they were when she spoke them at President Biden's Inauguration.
Here is an excerpt from her poem:
"Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew,
That even as we hurt, we hoped,
That even as we tired, we tried.
That we'll forever be tied together, Victorious.
Not because we will never know defeat,
But because we will never again sow division"
Want to enrich your day with a poem a day?
Register with the National Academy of Poets to get a daily poem emailed to you. Click below :
Take a trip to our nation's capital without leaving your
Springtime Treasures of Washington, DC
Wednesday, April 14, 2:00pm
Happy Spring! Let’s Connect & Explore some of our favorite lesser known treasures of Washington DC plus the beautiful
together via Zoom.
In addition to the beautiful blooms around the Tidal Basin, we’ll visit Hillwood Estate, Dumbarton Oaks, East Potomac Park
Once you register, your confirmation will include instructions on how to get your Zoom meeting link. You will receive an email confirming your registration along with a Zoom Link.
Cost: $10 per household
Reservation in advance is required
Monday, April 19th
Susan and Paul Doyle of Oasis Senior Advisors are back with a cooking demo via Zoom to solve the problem of how to enjoy cooking on a smaller scale.
Race in America
A Journey of Self-Awareness and Discovery
in Relation to Race
Every other Monday
April 26 & May 10th
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.