Activity Programming

As mentioned on our homepage, the Department of Elderly Services provides a comprehensive community focal point on aging to meet the needs of the older residents of the city, where many of our opportunities are created for people to come together for a variety of services and activities. The department provides those services and activities in the West Haven Senior Center on a daily basis.

Specifically, those activities are based on the practice of recreational therapy/therapeutic recreation through the facilitation of the senior center’s director, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist through NCTRC and departmental staff.

The senior center programs and facilitates the following activities, including but not limited to:

Cognitive

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Board Bored — Updated Monthly
  • Brain Fitness
  • Card Games
  • Creative Arts
  • Dance Programming: Line Dancing, Zumba
  • Dominoes
  • Pokeno

Physical

  • Exercise: Chair Exercise, NamaSTAY in My Seat: Chair Yoga
  • Parks and Recreation Workout Sessions

Social-Emotional

  • Morning Coffee Socialization
  • Senior Companions
  • Daily Lunch Program
  • Discussion Groups
  • Support Groups

Spiritual

  • Interdenominational Prayers
  • Interdenominational Discussion Groups