How to Register

Four ways to, online, mail, & in person

Fees for most of our classes are paid to Town of New Canaan 
By phone, call: 203-594-3620
Online: Click Here

By mail to: P. O. Box 83, New Canaan, CT 06840


 Our classes are open to all adult New Canaan residents. You can register in person, by phone,online or by mail Call 203-594-3620 if you have questions and to set up your online registration

 Please use the registration form below for all classes including free programs. We can take registrations in person, by phone, or by mail. Call 203-594-3620 if you have questions.

 Call Aggie at 203-594-3620 for information about scholarships.

If we need to cancel a class, you will get a full refund. If you need to drop out of a class before it begins, you will get a refund minus a $5.00 processing fee. If you cancel after class starts, you will get a credit, minus a $5.00 processing fee, that can be applied to future classes. Staff must be notified; credits will be issued only for classes occurring after notification.

 If you are new to a class and want to try it out before enrolling, call us at 203-594-3620.

 Lapham Center is in full compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).All participants must be capable of performing the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).


Registration Form

Name: _______________________________________    Phone: __________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________

 Email: _________________________________________________________________________

Class requests please include name, day of the week and price of  your class.

1._______________________________ $______   4.____________________________ $_______ 

2._______________________________ $______   5.____________________________ $_______

3._______________________________ $______   6.____________________________ $_______

  • Checks for trips and the WWII History class are payable to “Senior Center.”
  • Driver Safety checks are payable to “AARP.” 
  • All other checks are payable to “Town of New Canaan.” 
  • We cannot put you in a class or program until payment is received.
  • Call Aggie Aspinwall, 203-594-3620, to ask about scholarships
  • Mail checks to PO Box 83, New Canaan, CT  06840

 Senior Center trips and AARP still have to be paid for by check.

We can also take telephone registrations for Town classes (give us your credit card information over the phone)  Registration is required for all free classes and programs all you need to do is let us know by phone, email, or stop by and see us. 

Guidelines for Participation at Lapham Community Center and the Senior Center of New Canaan, Inc.

Lapham Community Center is open to all adult residents of the Town of New Canaan who are capable of participating in our activities.

Determining an individual’s appropriateness for participation in the Center’s programs can be a sensitive and difficult decision. Center participants must be able to perform the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as described below. ADLs are routine activities that people tend do everyday without needing assistance; the ability or inability to perform ADLs can be used as a very practical measure of ability/disability in many disorders:

 Activities of Daily Living

 Adequate Endurance: ability to stay awake and alert throughout the activity

Ambulation: ability to be self-mobile throughout the facility; this can be with the aid of assistive devices such as a wheelchair, walker, cane, etc. or with a companion/aide
Continence: ability to control bowel and bladder functions
Dressing: ability to wear clean and appropriate clothing
Eating: ability to consume food in a neat and appropriate manner
Toileting: ability to get to and from, on and off the toilet
Hygiene: ability to maintain a reasonable level of personal hygiene

 The reality of the staff/participant ratio requires that participants also function at a fairly high cognitive level. They must show good judgment, orientation to time and place, capacity for self-direction, and the ability to interact appropriately with other participants and staff.

Decisions about the inability of an individual to continue in our programs will be made by the Lapham Center staff.