The clubs of the Windsor Senior Center greatly enhance the amount of programs, events and offerings that are available to engage the seniors of our community. Club leaders are volunteers who put a lot of effort into their respective clubs. All clubs are open to new members. Please see the current issue of the Windsor Seniors' Newsletter for more details about each club and the dates that they meet. Contact us at 860-285-1992 if you have an idea for a new club, or would like to start or lead a club that would be of interest to anyone age 55 and over. We are happy to accommodate new clubs and ideas!
Adult Coloring Group: Coloring is not just for kids. Reduce stress, increase fine motor skills, and just relax and have a good time every Thursday between 9:30 AM and noon in the Senior Center. All supplies provided. Free.
Arts & Crafts for Seniors: Do you like to paint or create flower arrangements? Would you like to learn? Then these classes are for you. Explore art with professional artists and crafters through painting, paper projects, floral arranging, wreath making, and more, and embrace your creativity while having fun. All art materials included and no experience necessary. Cost varies per class. See our monthly Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter for more information or call 860-285-1992. Registration required.
Bingo: Daytime games are played every Monday and Friday from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM. This is a popular activity but there’s always room for one more at the Senior Center. Arrive by 12:45 to purchase your game cards. Evening Bingo parties are planned every third Wednesday of the month beginning at 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Bowling: The Windsor Sportsters’ bowling league meets every Monday from 10:00 AM to noon at the Bradley Bowl. Come enjoy lots of good fellowship and fun. This is a non-competitive, co-ed league which you can join anytime. No bowling skills are required. $11.00 for three strings. 860-688-6119 for information.
Coffee Talk: Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea as you discuss current events with other seniors every Monday and Friday mornings in the Senior Center café from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This is an informal discussion group, sure to get your day started right. Free.
Crafty Fingers: If you like to sew, knit or crochet, or have a special craft you would like to teach others, then Crafty Fingers is for you. Join this group every Friday morning in the Senior Center craft room from 10:00 AM to noon. All skills and interests welcome. Just stop by or call 860-285-1992 for more information. Free.
Cribbage: Easy to learn and fun to play, this centuries-old popular card game is played every Wednesday at 9:00 AM. Come early if you need some instruction. New players can join anytime. Free.
Evening and Weekend Trips: Don’t stay stuck in the house because it’s dark or you don’t want to drive. We have trips to restaurants, shops, attractions and museums several times each month during the evening and on the weekend hours. We provide the transportation for free and can pick you up and drop you off at your home address. Transportation for evening and weekend trips made possible in part by a grant from NCAAA. 860-285‑1992.
French Club: “Parlons Francais!” A club for those who want to brush up on their conversational French. Meetings are held the first and third Fridays of each month from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Free.
Golden Fellowship Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM. We have a short meeting followed by entertainment, refreshments and social time. (No meetings in July and August.) We also have bus trips to shows with lunch or places of interest. Informational flyers for our trips are located in the Windsor Senior Center. Everyone age 55+ is welcome to join. $5.00 per year. You don’t have to be a member to go on our trips. 860-758-7378 or 860-335-7069 for further information.
Grocery Shopping within Windsor: Transportation to Geissler’s is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. Each Friday morning, we transport to Price-Rite and other shops in the Windsor Shopping Center. Shopping begins at approximately 9:00 AM and you will have one hour of shopping time at Geissler’s and two hours at the Windsor Shopping Center. Call 860-285-1846 by noon at least two business days prior to the trip. Enrollment in the Windsor Senior Transportation program is required prior to scheduling a ride.
Hiking Club: Hike with the Happy Hikers. Call the Senior Center for more details about this exciting club. 860-285-1992.
Line Dancing: You won’t need a partner or any experience to join the line dancers from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Fridays at the Senior Center. Great camaraderie and aerobic benefits. New participants always welcome. Call 860-688-4860 for information. Free. (No line dancing July and August.)
MahJongg: Join this great group and start a new hobby. Beginners are always welcome. Games are played every Monday and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Senior Center lounge. Free.
Mall Trips: On the first Tuesday of every month, the Dial-A-Ride bus takes seniors to Enfield Mall and on the second Tuesday of every month, the bus goes to the Buckland Mall in Manchester. The bus will begin pickups in Windsor at approximately 10:00 AM and will drop you off at the mall for shopping from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Call 860-285-1846 by noon, two business days prior to the trip. Enrollment in the Windsor Senior Transportation program is required prior to scheduling a ride or receiving transportation.
Movie of the Month: Join us in the Senior Center Lounge for the Movie of the Month from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM every third Tuesday of the month. Free popcorn and soda. Transportation available. Free. 860-285-1992 for more information and to sign up each month.
Multi-Cultural Dance Group: Dance with instructor Josie to learn basic Hula, Polynesian, and dance movements from many other cultures as well. It’s a fun way to exercise and socialize, held in the Senior Center Ballet room every Friday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. All are welcome including those with walkers and wheelchairs. Moves can be done while seated. 860-285-1992 for more information and to sign up. Free.
Pickleball: Pickleball is similar to tennis, played on a badminton sized court with lowered nets, using paddles similar to ping pong paddles and a plastic ball. It's very easy to learn and a fun way to get your exercise every morning indoor or outside, year round. Equipment available and learn while you play. Free. Call 860-285-1992 for more information or see our monthly Windsor Seniors' Newsletter for exact dates/times of play. New players always welcome!
Quilting: Join the First Towne Quilters and share some friendship and stitching. Bring your own projects or stop by to get ideas and help with a new project. We meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Join us anytime. Free.
The ROLEO Club (Retired Old Ladies Eating Out) meets on the third Friday each month at Friendly’s on Route 75 in Windsor Locks from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The club offers women age 55 or older an opportunity to meet and chat about a variety of topics. Newcomers are welcome to join at any time. Cost is determined by what you order.
The ROMEO Gathering (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meets at Bart’s Restaurant, 55 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on the second Friday of each month. This breakfast club gives a chance to men age 55 or older to meet and enjoy each other’s company. This is a welcoming group. Cost is determined by what you order.
Setback: The card players all gather in the Senior Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM to play setback. A great way to meet new people or catch up with old friends. New participants always welcome. Instruction provided if needed. Free.
Shopping Trips: Every Wednesday, our bus alternates transportation for seniors to Target and Stop & Shop in Windsor or to Wal-Mart and Big Y in East Windsor. The bus will begin pickups at noon and you will have two hours of shopping time. Call 860-285‑1846 by noon, at least two business days before the trip. Enrollment in the Windsor Senior Transportation program is required prior to scheduling a ride.
Square Dancing: The Windsor Whirlers meet every Thursday from October through May from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Senior Center fitness room. Enjoy fast paced old-fashioned square dancing called by Ed Rutty. No partner needed. Join anytime. $4.00 per class. 860-688-4780.
Tap Dancing: Held every Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Join a group of men and women who enjoy tap dancing. Work on routines and learn the steps as you go. This is great fun and wonderful exercise that keeps the mind and body active. Free.
Walking Club: Walk with the Jolly Jaunters every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 AM. Call the Senior Center for a schedule of walking locations. 860-285-1992. Free.
Wii Bowling: We meet every Wednesday in the Senior Center lounge at 1:00 PM to “bowl” using the Nintendo® Wii™. Any senior can play; you don’t need to have athletic ability, just enthusiasm. If you don’t know how to play, come a little early and we’ll show you how.
Windsor Trail Riders: For seniors who enjoy bicycle riding and good company. We ride on multi-purpose trails in Connecticut and lower Massachusetts every Tuesday from April through October and welcome riders of all skill levels, provided they are wearing helmets. 860-219-9193 for more information or to be on the contact list. Free.
Women’s Golf Club: All lady golfers welcome at Copper Hill Country Club in Granby, CT on Wednesdays, April through September, at 9:00 AM. $45.00 for the season to join, non-refundable, with checks payable to Copper Hill Women’s Golf Club and submit to Elaine Attanasio. Please call 860-688-5085 for more information.
WOW (Watch Our Weight): Meets every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Senior Center. Gain support and information to help take off weight and keep it off while enjoying some new friendships. New members always welcome. 860-688-2515.