What types of clubs or social groups are there for the elderly?
The Senior Center meets at Lapham Community Center in Waveny Park. Seniors are welcome to participate in the many adult education classes as well as day trips, special interest groups, films, lectures, and more. Lunch ($4) is served at noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; for reservations, call 203-594-3620. Wednesdays is the traditional Senior Center day featuring a morning crafts workshop and discussion group followed by lunch and a program, usually a lecture, concert, party or movie. All classes and activities are outlined on the center’s website at laphamcenter.org, and in the newsletter, which is mailed six times a year. Golden Nuggets, published twice a year by the Senior Center, offers timely information on health, finance, recreation, entitlements, legal issues, and more. To get on the mailing list for either publication, call 203-594-3620.
The Senior Men’s Club offers a variety of activities to men 55 and older, including golf outings, organized hikes and walks, day trips, bridge, and a Friday morning speaker’s program. Meetings take place Fridays at 10, in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church on Oenoke Ridge. For information, visit smcnc.org.
The Darien-New Canaan AARP chapter is very active, offering a number of social events. The group meets at the Darien Senior Center. Guests are welcome. For information, call Ron Heinbaugh at 203-655-0538.