Programs and Activities

Class and Program Registration
Once you're a member and receive your membership card, you can set up an online account to register and pay (if there is a fee) for classes, programs and events.  You can also register and pay in person.  

Educational Programs
Educational programs are offered throughout the year on a variety of subjects - from health to history and authors. Our Lifelong Learners classes are led by truly distinguished instructors and cover a variety of interests. Lifelong Learners classes provide intellectual stimulation in a relaxed, casual atmosphere that lets you learn at your own pace. Past registrants receive a course catalog in the mail. Others can pick up the current catalog at the Bigelow Center. Classes cost $30 per course.

The Bigelow Center offers a wide variety of exercise programs tailored to the particular needs of the aging adult community.  Body Balance, Cardio Drumming, Chair Yoga, Morning Exercise (general overall exercise class), Tai Chi, Weight Training, Yoga and Zumba.  Classes are offered for a 12-week session and fees vary depending on the number of classes during the semester. 

Most aging adults can participate in the exercise programs--even those who have disabilities or limited motion. Our highly trained instructors will carefully evaluate the member's physical condition and work with you to help reach your maximum potential. It's never too late to get into shape. Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself!  

The Bigelow Center also has a number of groups that play a variety of games such as Pinochle, Chess, Bunco, Scrabble, Canasta etc. These games provide mental stimulation and the opportunity to socialize with people who share your interests. In addition to table games, there are more active games such as table pool, table tennis, pickleball, and bocce for the more athletically inclined.

The Bigelow Center runs a recent movie release every Friday at 12:45 p.m. and Film Noir on most Mondays at 1:00 p.m. The Center has a large screen, high-definition display and a full surround sound system. Monthly movie schedules are posted in Bigelow Center Newsletter.

Income Tax Preparation
Every tax season trained AARP volunteers are at the center to help seniors complete federal tax forms and file them. There is no charge for this service, but an appointment is required. The schedule for free tax assistance is published in the center's newsletter.

Social Security or Medicare Issues
The center has on staff highly trained, professional social workers to assist with any Social Security and Medicare questions that our seniors may have. They can provide guidance with respect to Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) and help in choosing supplementary (Medigap) policies. In addition to that, our Social Workers can provide assistance applying for Medicaid (Title 19) and offer advice about home care and housing alternatives for aging adults.