Office of Senior Services

Contact Info

Waverly Senior Center

7 Waverly Avenue

Portland Connecticut

Lynn Tracey

Senior Services Administrator

Phone: 860-342-6760

Alexis Chiucarello      Administrative Assistant 

Phone: 860-342-6761

Fax: 860-342-6762

Senior Services

     Welcome to the Waverly Senior Center. The mission of the Center is to provide opportunities for our maturing citizens age 50+ to find resources, support, friendship, activities and much more.

     The Center is a place to join old and new friends for social occasions, educational and recreational programs as well as monthly travel outings. Call the Center to be placed on our monthly newsletter list which we will email to you.

     Hours are Monday-Th 9am-4pm, and Friday's 9am-12pm. Some evening programs as well!

Food & Nutrition Services:
Meals-on-Wheels: (CRT) Community Renewal Team - Hartford (860)-560-5848.

Food Bank: Monday & Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (860)-342-6795. DONATIONS ONLY DURING THESE DAYS AND HOURS, THANKS!

Mobil Food Share Truck: Will be advertised in the Rivereast as to when it will be offered. This is not a monthly occurrence.

Transportation Services:

Dial-A-Ride: (860) 347-3313, 48 hours advance notice required. Call to register & for free info. MIDDLETOWN, CT. A GOOD BACKUP PLAN!

Portland Senior Van:  (860) 342-6761, 1 to 2 weeks notice preferred. Fee: $5.00 per passenger.

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Services and Senior Resources

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Happenings at the Senior Center













Trip to Palmer Preserve- Hyacinths!: Friday, May 6th, depart from the senior center at 9:00 a.m. The transportation fee is $5.00. If you are driving yourself, please park at the red barn. Please register whether driving or taking the bus!


A Walk at Wadsworth Falls! - Friday, May 13th, 9 a.m. departure from the senior center. This is an easy 2 mile walk. Please wear appropriate shoes and bring walking sticks and water. Pre-register whether driving or taking bus.


Trip to the Aqua Turf for dinner and “ABBA” Show! - Wednesday, MAY 18TH, 10:15 a.m. depart from the senior center. THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT. WE HAVE NICE GROUP OF PORTLAND SENIORS ATTENDING!


Trip to Shop at the Clinton Shops with Lunch on your own- Thursday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – Enjoy some shoreline shopping today and lunch on your own! Transportation fee is $5. Please register by May 16th. Seating is limited. If you need to be picked up from home, let us know!


Trip to Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy in Litchfield, Lunch on your own! Monday May 23rd, 9:00a.m. Do you like birds? Well, this is the place for you! Lots of easy walking on this self- guided tour. Admission is $8 per person. Or hop in their jeep!  Lunch on your own at the Market Place Tavern in the old Litchfield Jail (if they’re open or elsewhere. Bus departs at 9:00 a.m. $5 transportation fee. SEATING ON BUS IS LIMITED!


Trip to Shop at Walmart with Lunch on your own Panera- Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 a.m: Transportation fee is $5. Please register by May 2nd. Seating is limited. If you need to be picked up from home, let us know in advance.


                                     NEW PROGRAMS MAY 2022:

WALKING CLUB! Some Wednesdays, at 3:00 p.m. Walk around the block in town, with Lynn!


AARP Virtual Con Artist Playbook: Monday, May 9th at 1:00 PM. AARP is holding a one-hour event via the Portland Senior Center, to offer an on-line interactive informative and important information session. Learn about the various FRAUD and SCAM attempts at senior citizens to be on the lookout for. Please register directly with AARP, or call the senior center for assistance with registration. You will then receive a personal link to the live webinar.


TEA For Senior Center Volunteers and Senior Citizen Mothers: Thursday, May 12th at 1:30 PM. Sue Anderson and Lynn Tracey are offering a very special event, as a recognition to all of our Senior Center specific Volunteers, and our Senior Citizen Mothers! Entertainment by Harpist, Kasha Breau! Meet & Greet - Alexis. Please RSVP By May 5th!


FREE MASSAGE DEMONSTRATION with Joanie! - Monday, May 16th Noon – 1pm: Joanie on the Spot returns to offer an hour to explain her approach to therapeutic massage. Pre-registration is required.


Massage with Joanie on the Spot, LLC.: Sign up for a fee-based, one hour session with Joanie. She will be here monthly beginning Monday, May 16th. Monday, May 16th she is here from 1pm-3pm.


Estate Planning, Wills Trusts and POA’s, with Attorney Jeff Rivard. Monday, May 16th at 10:30 a.m. Join Atty. Jeff Rivard for this informative session. PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Thank you!


Monthly Class - “String Side Up” Anyone Can Play the Dulclimer! - Carolyn Brodginski, Cmp!  Tues,, May 24th, 6p.m. Instructed by Carolyn Brodginski. Dulcimers provided for all participants. This is a progressive class. The fee is $10 and seating is limited to 12 participants, (unless you are a couple and don’t mind sharing) Please register by 5/20.



                                        ARTS / CRAFTS / BUSY HANDS:

Watercolor With Bivenne! Watercolor lessons with Bivenne Harvey Staiger are held on Tuesday mornings at the Senior Center from

9:30 a.m. to noon in our lower level.  Please email  for full details regarding classes and dates of new 6-week sessions.

Coupons for Troops: Keep your hands and mind busy while helping our Troops! Help cut out manufacturer’s coupons, which will be donated to our overseas and domestic military families. The military accepts coupons up to 6 months expired. If you are interested, call or stop by on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Please consider donating coupons as well. Please drop them off at the Senior Center mailbox; they will be greatly appreciated!

Crafting with Tracy: Join us on the 4th Monday monthly at 10:00 a.m. This month’s project includes a Father’s Day Wood Craft. Please bring a photo of your choice. Advanced registration required. Look for examples on the bulletin board!

Knit and Stitch: Join us at 10:00 a.m. on some Thursday’s for knitting/stitching together. Check the calendar for available days!

                                                    EXERCISE CLASSES:

Syncocize Exercise with Sue!: Follow dynamic, easy, yet powerful cardio dance fitness choreography that will torch calories as you maintain balance, create muscle definition, and build strength when you DANCE with POWER for STRENGTH!  Class is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The fee is $5.00 per class or you may use the tip jar if you are unable to pay the $5.00.  Come join in on this fun and energetic class!  


Stretch & Flex: Seated exercise class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your own weights or you may borrow some from the Center.


Light Aerobics: M/W/F 9:30 to 10:30 held at the Senior Center.  All classes are open to men and women!


Beginner Exercise Tap Class: (Seated or Standing- up to you!) - Join Alicia Currier on Tuesday’s at 1:30 p.m. in our lower level large room for a thirty-minute exercise tap class! $5 per class. Please pre-register.

Qigong for Balance with Lisa Gibson: Improving Movement & Balance (Qigong). The April session will be combined with May for a total of 5 weeks on Wednesday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., including April 6th, May 4, 11, 18 and 25. (No Classes on April 13, 20 or 27). Session cost: $50 for April/May. A minimum of 7 participants is required for the class to run.

Dancersize with Maddie or Lynn! – Some Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. FREE class - dance to 70's and beyond! Please check the calendar!


Seated Yoga & STRETCH with Judy Thompson: Enjoy a 45-minute session on Wednesday’s from 11:30am-12:15pm No Fee, just a “Free-Will Offering,” if you can, in her “tip jar.”

Scrabble: is played on Thursdays, at 1:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

Setback: is played at the Center on Wednesday’s at 1:00pm. All are welcome!

Bridge: is played at the Center the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at 12:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining in, give us a call or stop in at the Center. (Subject to change due to holiday schedules).

Mah Jongg: is played at the Center on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

                                            HEALTHCARE/SELF CARE:

Portland Foot Care Clinic:  Jennifer Bosco, RN from “Toes on the Go” is available on the 4th Tuesday of each month for your foot care!  Appointments are taken from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.   The fee is $35.00 cash or check.  The next clinic will be Tuesday, May. 24th in the nurses room, lower level.  Call for your appointment! If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please call the Center in advance. If unvaccinated, masks are required.     


Free Hearing Screening: Virginia Duclos with “All Ears” located in Portland, comes to the Center for a free hearing screening on the second Tuesday each month at 11:00 a.m.  The screening is held in the lower level Nurses Room, no appointment is necessary. May 10th is this month’s Hearing Screening date.


Medical Rides: The Center provides rides to seniors and/or those with disabilities to doctor appointments. The fee for round-trip service is $5.00 per person. Please try to give a 1 to 2 week notice for a ride, but please know that we will do our best to work with you. If you are unvaccinated, masks are required. (24-hour, advanced cancellation notice is greatly appreciated). If you cancel after the driver has left for your pick-up time, the $5 fee must still be paid.


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2021 Elderly/Disabled Rent Rebate Program

If you were over 65 or disabled and rented in Connecticut during 2021 you may be eligible for a rebate from the State of Connecticut. Applicant’s qualifying income in the calendar year 2021 must not exceed $38,100 if unmarried, or $46,400 if married or other. For married couples or other, unless legally separated (see Question 39-40), income for both husband and wife must be counted in establishing qualifying income, REGARDLESS OF LIVING ARRANGEMENTS.. The following documentation will be necessary in order to apply:

Provide proof of income for you (and spouse) for 2021

Social Security (1099 or TPQY), pension (1099), wages (W2), interest, dividends and any other income, your tax return if you filed taxes for 2019.

Provide proof of rent paid for 2021

Canceled checks or a statement from the landlord stating total rent you paid for full calendar year.

Provide proof of utility payments paid in 2021

Call the utility company and ask for a print-out showing payments made for the full calendar year (2021), utilities include electric, gas, oil and water. The program runs April 1st to October 1st.