Our Programs

A WIDE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES

The Center organizes an amazing number of activities to engage the interest of our  members. These informal groups and classes run 8 to 12 weeks in the Fall and in the Spring, with many in Summer as well. They are offered according to skill level to Center members (50 years and older) for a small fee; some have no fee. For Winter-Spring (January to March) 2012 they include

Montpelier Swingin' Over Sixty Band The Swingin’ Over Sixties Band

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Bavarian Painting
  • Book Discussion Group
  • Bowling group at Twin Cities Lanes
  • Bridge classes and groups
  • Current Events
  • Exercise, Swimming, Water Aerobics, Tennis at First in Fitness
  • Film Series: Classic British Films
  • French Beginners and Conversation
  • Italian (Elementary)
  • Spanish Beginner, Refresher
  • Knitting
  • Latin Aerodance
  • Line Dancing
  • Living Strong exercise (I, II, and III)
  • Mah Jongg
  • Painting
  • Qi Gong moving meditation
  • Rug Hooking
  • Tai Chi
  • Tap Dancing
  • Weekly Walks in Montpelier with Harris Webster
  • Writing
  • Writing a Poem
  • Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Kripalu Yoga

Very popular also is the Center’s program of fun day-trips, some in the Center’s own minibus, to places of interest and to cultural events in Vermont and New England. More ambitious are the regular series of overnight trips – those scheduled for 2011 included a trip Senior Center member on Hawaiian trip to Hawaii (Jan/Feb.), Alaska (Aug), and, coming up, a Tulip River Trip – Holland and Belgium (April 2012).

Until the Center building is renovated, the meals program is limited, but lunch is offered at Montpelier High School on Tuesdays, with music by the Swingin’ Over Sixty band!

Beside these organized activities the Center provides

  • A pool table for billiards
  • Games and puzzles, including Wii
  • A small library of donated books
  • A MAC and PC computer café with some computer and gadget tutoring
  • A place to sit and chat with friends

Finally, the Center arranges appointments for members for AARP Income Tax Preparation, and for massages, foot care, chiropractic, hydrotherapy/feet reflexology, Reiki, and unlimited body/zero balancing.

Whew!

2 Responses to Our Programs

  1. Lucinda McCloud says:

    We don’t provide the walking at the mall. Another group does, not sure who. I’d take this out of the list of our activities. Harris Webster is planning on offering another walking group around Montpelier in the spring in conjunction with MSAC. Details will follow in future newsletters. Thanks.

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