Office of 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 mail or email to you.
Hours are Monday-Th 9am-4pm, and Friday's 9am-12pm. Some evening programs will resume in the Fall/Winter of 2021!
Services and Senior Resources
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. If you are a resident of Quarry Heights or Chatham Court you may use the shopping list form provided by Portland Housing Authority. Other Portland residents may call the Food Bank and leave a message with your grocery items, name, address, phone number and you will be called when your order is ready to be picked up.
Mobil Food Share Truck: Suspended until further notice.
Dial-A-Ride: (860) 347-3313, 48 hours advance notice required. Call to register & for free info.
Portland Senior Van: (860) 342-6760, 1 to 2 weeks notice preferred. Fee: $5.00 per passenger.
ID: 283 329 8227
Call with Telephone:
Call: (929) 205-6099
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Happenings at the Senior Center
Nature and Bird Walk along the Airline Trail in East Hampton
Friday, November 12th, 2021. Take the bus for $5, or drive yourself, and meet with Lynn and friends at 69 Smith St, East Hampton, CT 06424. Bus departs at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Please register in advance, whether you’re driving or taking a ride on the bus, with us!
NEW PROGRAMS NOVEMBER 2021 AND BEYOND:
Lunch & Learn with Lisa Gibson teaching Qigong! Tuesday, November 16th: Enjoy a light lunch at 11:45 concluding at 12:30 when we will learn about this in-person class using Qigong, a millennia-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation. Qigong’s low-impact exercises can help you improve balance and concentration, increase flexibility/range of motion, and reduce pain. A donation of $5.00 is suggested for the lunch.
Info Session on In-Person Evening Tai Chi, with Lisa Gibson! Tuesday, November 16t:h: A ZOOM session will be held On November 16th at 6:00 p.m. for you to learn more about our upcoming additional and new Tai Chi in-person class. If you don’t have zoom at home, Lynn will air the session at the Center! Please call to register.
Wii Sports: Lynn has set up the new Wii system and it is remarkably fun! Days and times vary. Refer to calendar.
Movie and Popcorn: Monday, November 9th 11:00 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.: “Heidi” - Based on the biggest Swiss bestseller of all time (written by Johanna Spyri), young orphan girl Heidi lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding grandfather. Forced to move into the home of an upper-class Frankfurt family, the energetic child struggles to fit in, longing for the simplicity of her life in the mountains. Rated G. 1 hour 55 mins.
LIVE MUSIC RETURNS!
Jam Session: Enjoy live music for free on Tuesday’s beginning at 6:45p.m. in the Mary Lou Rice Big Room! Tuesday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 30th. (No music on November 23rd due to a holiday week).
Beginning November 18th, every third Thursday of the month will be an “open” performance for any artist who would like to play a tune, share poetry, or dance a routine. On November 18th, we will be offering a Thankful Light Dinner option for $5. If you choose not to eat, the music fee is $2 to listen to our artists!
OTHER HAPPENINGS DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!
Light Aerobics M/W/F 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., held at the Senior Center.
Class is open to men and women.
LINE AND BALLROOM DANCING, WITH JOEL SILVESTRO, BEGINS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 10TH AND 17TH AT 10:30A.M. AND IS
ONLY $4 PER CLASS! CALL TO REGISTER FOR THIS
FUN AND EASY DANCE CLASS!!!
Tech-Talk with Kevin Armstrong: Friday, Nov. 19th, 10:15 am: Internet Safety - Avoid the Scammers. Zoom.
The Christmas Tree Shop in Manchester: Our Van will offer a ride for your shopping convenience on Thursday, Nov. 4th departing the Center at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will follow at the Olive Garden. If you need to be picked up at your home, please call the Center to make arrangements in advance. The transportation fee is $5.00.
Lunch: We will be traveling to Chester to Marker 37 on Thursday, Nov. 18th for a delightful lunch. We will depart the Center at 11:00 a.m. If you would like to be picked up at home, please arrange with the Center in advance. The transportation fee is $5.00.
Ongoing Watercolor Classes with Bivenne Staiger are held at The Waverly Center on Tuesday's, 9:30am - Noon. Please contact the instructor directly for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
Bears on a Journey Group meets on Tuesdays at 9:30 making teddy bears for cancer patients. The group is always in need of a variety of tasks such as sewers, cutters, stuffers and more. Every few months the group then travels to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center to deliver the bears.
Coupons for Troops: Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. This program revolves around cutting manufacturer’s coupons to be donated to our military families. We are also looking for coupons to be donated to the program (they can be up to 6 months expired.) You may drop them off at the Center M-F by calling (860) 342-6760.
Crafting with Tracy! Currently held on the 4th Monday each month at 10:00 a.m. Join us on Monday, Nov 22nd for a holiday craft project. Please call in advance to sign up! Last month's finished product was a beautiful shell wreath (above).
Stretch & Flex 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.
8-week sessions of ZOOM T’ai Chi & Qigong with Tom. Class is held 10:30 to 11:00 on Tuesdays. You do not have to be a Portland resident to join in! The fee is $40 payable to Portland Waverly Senior Center.
Syncocize Exercise! 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 10:15 a.m. The fee is $5.00 per class or you may use the tip jar if you cannot pay the fee.
Knit & Stitch meets on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. to knit, crotchet or do embroidery work and enjoy conversation. All are welcome to join in.
Cans-4-A-Cause: Please continue to save your cans and bottles for this worthy project. Cans and bottles must be clean prior to drop-off. Only two bags per person, please. New Location Drop Off = in the New BIN stationed in the old Bacci Court behind the Senior Center. Thank you!
Scrabble: is now played on Thursdays, at 1:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
Setback: is played at the Center on Tuesdays now at 1:00. 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.
Bingo: will be held every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Based on a raffle ticket reward system for future Tea Cup Raffle quarterly events!
Mah Jongg: is played at the Center on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Wii Sports: Enjoy bowling, surfing, tennis and much more! Days and Times vary. Please refer to monthly calendar.
2020 Elderly/Disabled Rent Rebate Program
If you were over 65 or disabled and rented in Connecticut during 2019 you may be eligible for a rebate from the State of Connecticut. The income guidelines for Calendar Year 2019 - your income must not exceed $37,000 for a single person or $45,000 for a married couple. The following documentation will be necessary in order to apply:
Provide proof of income for you (and spouse) for 2019
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 2019
Canceled checks or a statement from the landlord stating total rent you paid for full calendar year.
Provide proof of utility payments paid in 2019
Call the utility company and ask for a print-out showing payments made for the full calendar year (2019), utilities include electric, gas, oil and water. The program normally runs April 1st to October 1st, however, due to Covid-19 the applications are being taken later than usual.