Exercise – Looking to stay in shape? The Eisenhower Senior Center is equipped with exercise equipment available for Bridgeport seniors to use daily from 7:30AM to 3:00PM. Stationary bikes, treadmills and hand weights are available free of charge. In addition to workout equipment, our centers also offer some classes to help you stay in shape.
Three of our centers provide a daily schedule of exercise activities.
Eisenhower Senior Center provides seniors with Chair Exercise (Mondays 10:00AM to 11:00AM) Tai Chi (Tuesdays 10:00AM to 11:00AM) Zumba (Wednesdays 11:15AM to 12:00PM) Line Dancing (Fridays 11:00AM to 12:00PM)
Black Rock Senior Center provides seniors with Tai Chi (Mondays 10:00AM to 11:00AM) Arthritis Exercise (Tuesdays 10:30AM to 11:30AM) Weights (Thursdays 11:00AM to 12:00PM) and Matter Of Balance (Thursdays 12:00PM to 2:00PM)
North Bethany Senior Center provides seniors with Chair Exercise (Mondays 11:15AM to 12:00PM)
Knitting and Crochet- Nina is the instructor and her class is Monday thru Friday 10:00AM to 12:00PM. The seniors really enjoy this class as it grows daily. They are taught how to make hats, scarves, socks etc on knitting looms and also by free hand using knitting needles or crochet hooks. This is a great way for them to express themselves, socialize and help each other with their projects.
Art Therapy- Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 3:00PM the seniors are able to color different kind of pages out of books using colored pencils, thin markers etc. This helps them to relax and focus and is also a good fine motor skill to help strengthen their hands.
Ceramics– Be artistic and have fun in a friendly ceramics class!
At the Eisenhower Center, Audrey will assist you with the instruction and materials you need. Make great gifts from our huge selection. Whether you need to stay active or want to express your artistic flare, ceramics is for you! No experience necessary. You will learn all the basic skills necessary to create beautiful projects for beginners or those who have enjoyed this art before. You choose your own projects from the shelf and turn plain clay sculptures into beautiful works of art. Open to all Bridgeport Seniors -(Tuesday 10:00AM– 3:00PM.) You may bring your lunch with you or have lunch at the Eisenhower center, call at 203-576-7994. There is a refrigerator and microwave available. Snacks are also available for purchase. Restroom facilities are accessible on site. This is a smoke-free, wheelchair accessible environment. Registration may be made through the Eisenhower Center. Phone: 576-7993.
BINGO– Come join us with our new modernized bingo machines or play traditional bingo twice a week at our centers. Open to all Bridgeport Seniors. No reservations necessary. Bingo is held at the Eisenhower center (Wednesdays 12:30PM – 3:00PM) Blackrock center (Wednesdays 12:30PM – 3:30PM) North Bethany Center (Mondays 1:00PM-3:00PM) and (Fridays 1:00PM – 3:00PM) East Side Center (Monday through Friday 12:30PM to 3:00PM.) We also have a HUGE BINGO BLAST every second Thursday a month at the Eisenhower Center. All seniors are welcomed and encouraged to come. There is special lunch for sale on that day.
Pokeno-- If you like Bingo, this is game that is a combination of poker and keno! It is alot of fun for 12 people at a time and is played using regular playing cards and the pokeno board. The Eisenhower center has it every Friday 12:45PM-3:00PM and North Bethany Center Wednesdays 1:00PM-3:00PM and Thursdays 1:00PM-3:00PM
Computer– The Eisenhower Center has a Computer Room with six workstations available to seniors between the hours of 7:30AM – 3:00PM daily. Each workstation is internet ready. Seniors can search the internet, send/access email or just use the word processing programs. Some assistance provided.
Billards – The Eisenhower Center has 2 billiard tables – come on down and play a game of 8 ball, 9 ball. Also, North Bethany Center has 1 pool table.
Painting-- As a senior, are you looking for a relaxed setting that encourages creativity that is fun and well-paced? The painting instructor is great and talented in various painting styles. Classes are offered at the Eisenhower Center every other Friday and the Blackrock center every other Friday also. Please call each center for more information.
Director Dept. of Aging
Department on Aging
307 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm