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Seniors are Going to Summer Camp

Senior citizens love to do all the summer things everyone else in the community is doing so please invite a senior neighbor to join you at an event or if you see an event that looks like fun, join them.

If you are a Portland senior who never had the opportunity to go to summer camp or you did attend and have such fond memories you would like to go again, come to Camp Waverly, Tuesday, June 28 through Friday, July 1.

Some of the planned week’s activities include learning how to arrange flowers, a class on thrift, a barbeque, a class on lensless photography, a picnic at Riverfront Park, a progressive dinner with seniors groups from Berlin and Cromwell and maybe a game afternoon. This sounds like a fun busy week of camp!

East Hampton seniors have a busy month ahead of them as well. It started on June 1 when they joined the high school students of the Interact Club to stuff Sojourn Bears for cancer patients.

On June 2, Mrs. Rudne’s fifth grade class went to the East Hampton Senior Center for lunch and then read poetry they had written.

Getting on the road is part of summer and the East Hampton seniors will be taking a number of trips. There are two mystery trips planned, one on the 10th with lunch at Windsor 75 Diner. The second one is on the 21st with lunch at the Rainforest Café. For anyone who doesn’t know, these trips are great fun because you don’t know where you are going. Everyone tries to guess the destination by the route the van is taking. Then there is the “aha” moment on arrival at destination. Great fun!

The East Hampton Senior van also went to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford to see  "Monet’s Water Lilies: An Artist’s Obsession” on June 3.

Who doesn’t want to see the roses at Elizabeth Park in June? I know I do. The East Hampton seniors will be making this annual pilgrimage on June 15, with lunch at the 99 Restaurant in Glastonbury.

The popular movie afternoons with snacks and popcorn will continue on June 20 with the movie, “Secretariat.”

The Extended Wednesday Evenings for June will be on the 8th and the 22nd. On these evenings seniors gather and play cards or games and have dinner together. These will probably be last for this summer due to the impending construction.

All aboard for New London and a free Coast Guard Academy Band concert.  These are wonderful Sunday afternoon concerts in the newly remodeled Leamy Hall Auditorium. The next concert is June 26.

The monthly birthday party at the East Hampton Senior Center at 1 p.m., on June 27, will include Rich Shelberg and oldies music.

The East Hampton seniors will finish their month with lots of good food by traveling to Dock & Dine on the 29th and to the Windham Technical Culinary Arts luncheon on the 30th.

Happy summer to all.

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