Kent Park and Recreation notes

The Kent Park and Recreation Department is offering a variety of programs.

Office hours on the second floor at town hall are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Program registration forms are available outside the office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information, call Director Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003, email or check the department website,, which includes program information, registration forms, scheduling and links to other community and regional organizations, or "Like" Kent Park and Rec on Facebook at Kent Park and Recreation.


Volunteers are needed to assist with the elderly nutrition program Mondays and Wednesdays at the Kent Senior Center at Swifts Lane. Volunteers are needed to take meal reservations, collect and remit funds and to assist with meal preparation, serving and clean up.

For more information or to volunteer, call Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003.


After-school program

Sessions for Center School students in grades K-6 meet school days from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Pre-registered participants for after school may attend on a full or part-time basis at the cost of $11 per day including snack.

Limited scholarships are available in cooperation with the Kent Community Fund. The program featured homework time, indoor and outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts.

Registration forms and handbook are available online at and in the Park and Recreation office. For more information, call 860-927-1003.


Tang Soo Do

Classes meet Mondays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for children aged 3-6 and from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for those aged 7 to adult at the Community House along Swifts Lane.

Cost is $70 for 10 weeks and $50 for each additional family member. The program is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation.


Seniors' art

A free senior art program meets Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Participants should bring their own supplies.

Blood pressure


The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association holds free monthly blood pressure screenings for Kent seniors on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Appointments are not necessary.

Hand/chair massage

Hand and chair massage for seniors is offered the third Wednesday of each month at 1:15 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center along Swifts Lane. Suggested donation would be $10 per 10-minute massage.

Bus to Torrington

Monthly transportation service to Torrington for Kent residents is provided by the Northwest Connecticut Transit District. The bus provides pickup service in Kent on the second Tuesday of each month for shopping, lunch, medical appointments, etc. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Torrington.

Medical appointments should be made between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 1-866-906-7433.