Exercise Classes

Stay engaged, stay connected, stay healthy, with volunteer-led exercise classes for older adults in Central Vermont.

Exercise and Wellness Classes

CVCOA's evidence-based wellness programs, led by certified class leaders, can help you stay active, engaged, and connected in your community. Participating in an exercise class can have a tremendous impact on your health and well-being, helping you improve balance, mobility, strength, and flexibility, and aiding in relaxation. Classes are offered throughout the region and can change from season to season based on volunteer and space availability. These classes are free for people age 60+.

Evidence-based exercise classes include:

  • Falls Prevention Tai Chi is a Sun Style form of Tai Chi.  It is a variety of movements and forms that specifically work on fall prevention strategies like weight transference, mindfulness, and balance. 
  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a low joint impact physical strength training activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. The sessions include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability. These enjoyable and motivational classes may be taken either standing or sitting in a chair.

Additional exercise classes are offered around the region, including Bone Builders, Lift for Life, and Strong Living.

For more information about current exercise classes in Central Vermont or becoming a volunteer class leader, contact Anne Greshin, RSVP Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 802-241-4840.

Find a Class Near You

Map MarkerClassLocationTownDay / TimeFormat
Bone Builders Jeffersonville Church Jeffersonville M & Th, 11am - 12:15pm In Person
Falls Prevention Tai Chi River Arts Morrisville Thursday at 1pm In Person
Bone Builders Johnson Municipal Building Johnson M & Th. at 10am In Person
Bone Builders Sterling Ridge Hyde Park Friday at 10am In Person
Falls Prevention Tai Chi Boch Park Bradford Tuesdays at 10am In Person, Outdoors
Falls Prevention Tai Chi Randolph Senior Center Randolph Tuesdays at 9:30am In Person
Lift for Life Randolph Senior Center Randolph Tu & Th at 8:20am In Person
Lift for Life Randolph Senior Center Randolph M & W at 8:20am In Person
Strong Living Chelsea United Church Chelsea Tu & Th at 9:15am In Person
Bone Builders Montpelier Senior Activity Center Montpelier Mondays at 3:15pm Zoom
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Montpelier Senior Activity Center Montpelier M & Th at 10:30 a.m., 1/23/2023 - 2/16/2023 Zoom
Bone Builders Montpelier Senior Activity Center Montpelier Fridays at 3:15pm Zoom
Falls Prevention Tai Chi, Level 1 Montpelier Senior Activity Center Montpelier Tuesdays at 1:30pm Hybrid, starting 10/4
Strong Living Northfield Senior Center Northfield M & W at 8:30am In Person
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Twin Valley Senior Center East Montpelier M & W at 9:00am Hybrid
Bone Builders Twin Valley Senior Center East Montpelier M, W, & F at 7:30am Zoom
Falls Prevention Tai Chi Twin Valley Senior Center East Montpelier Tuesdays at 10:00am In Person
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Cabot SR Housing Cabot M & Th at 10:00am Zoom
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Warren Library Warren Wednesdays at 10:30am In Person
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Waitsfield Church Waitsfield Mondays at 10:30am In Person
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Waterbury Senior Center Waterbury Tuesdays at 1:00pm, starting 1/17/2023 In Person
  • Class Name: Bone Builders
  • Location: Jeffersonville Church
  • City: Jeffersonville
  • Day / Time: M & Th, 11am - 12:15pm
  • Format: In Person
  • 44.64567
  • -72.82857
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  • Class Name: Falls Prevention Tai Chi
  • Location: River Arts
  • City: Morrisville
  • Day / Time: Thursday at 1pm
  • Format: In Person
  • 44.56253
  • -72.59849
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  • Class Name: Bone Builders
  • Location: Johnson Municipal Building
  • City: Johnson
  • Day / Time: M & Th. at 10am
  • Format: In Person
  • 44.63425
  • -72.67676
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  • Class Name: Bone Builders
  • Location: Sterling Ridge
  • City: Hyde Park
  • Day / Time: Friday at 10am
  • Format: In Person
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  • Class Name: Falls Prevention Tai Chi
  • Location: Boch Park
  • City: Bradford
  • Day / Time: Tuesdays at 10am
  • Format: In Person, Outdoors
  • 43.99353
  • -72.12821
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  • Class Name: Falls Prevention Tai Chi
  • Location: Randolph Senior Center
  • City: Randolph
  • Day / Time: Tuesdays at 9:30am
  • Format: In Person
  • 43.92288
  • -72.66612
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  • Class Name: Lift for Life
  • Location: Randolph Senior Center
  • City: Randolph
  • Day / Time: Tu & Th at 8:20am
  • Format: In Person
  • 43.92288
  • -72.66612
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  • Class Name: Lift for Life
  • Location: Randolph Senior Center
  • City: Randolph
  • Day / Time: M & W at 8:20am
  • Format: In Person
  • 43.92288
  • -72.66612
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  • Class Name: Strong Living
  • Location: Chelsea United Church
  • City: Chelsea
  • Day / Time: Tu & Th at 9:15am
  • Format: In Person
  • 43.99597
  • -72.44801
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  • Class Name: Bone Builders
  • Location: Montpelier Senior Activity Center
  • City: Montpelier
  • Day / Time: Mondays at 3:15pm
  • Format: Zoom
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  • Class Name: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
  • Location: Montpelier Senior Activity Center
  • City: Montpelier
  • Day / Time: M & Th at 10:30 a.m., 1/23/2023 - 2/16/2023
  • Format: Zoom
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  • Class Name: Bone Builders
  • Location: Montpelier Senior Activity Center
  • City: Montpelier
  • Day / Time: Fridays at 3:15pm
  • Format: Zoom
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  • Class Name: Falls Prevention Tai Chi, Level 1
  • Location: Montpelier Senior Activity Center
  • City: Montpelier
  • Day / Time: Tuesdays at 1:30pm
  • Format: Hybrid, starting 10/4
  • 44.26029
  • -72.57626
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  • Class Name: Strong Living
  • Location: Northfield Senior Center
  • City: Northfield
  • Day / Time: M & W at 8:30am
  • Format: In Person
  • 44.1502
  • -72.65576
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  • Class Name: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
  • Location: Twin Valley Senior Center
  • City: East Montpelier
  • Day / Time: M & W at 9:00am
  • Format: Hybrid
  • 44.27101
  • -72.4868
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  • Class Name: Bone Builders
  • Location: Twin Valley Senior Center
  • City: East Montpelier
  • Day / Time: M, W, & F at 7:30am
  • Format: Zoom
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  • Class Name: Falls Prevention Tai Chi
  • Location: Twin Valley Senior Center
  • City: East Montpelier
  • Day / Time: Tuesdays at 10:00am
  • Format: In Person
  • 44.27101
  • -72.4868
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  • Class Name: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
  • Location: Cabot SR Housing
  • City: Cabot
  • Day / Time: M & Th at 10:00am
  • Format: Zoom
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  • Class Name: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
  • Location: Warren Library
  • City: Warren
  • Day / Time: Wednesdays at 10:30am
  • Format: In Person
  • 44.11353
  • -72.85575
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  • Class Name: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
  • Location: Waitsfield Church
  • City: Waitsfield
  • Day / Time: Mondays at 10:30am
  • Format: In Person
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  • Class Name: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
  • Location: Waterbury Senior Center
  • City: Waterbury
  • Day / Time: Tuesdays at 1:00pm, starting 1/17/2023
  • Format: In Person
  • 44.33923
  • -72.75777
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For more information about these classes or to become a class leader, contact Anne Greshin at [email protected] or 802-241-4840

 

Healthy Aging Resources

Falls Free Vermont

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A coalition of community partners promoting falls prevention programs.

My Healthy Vermont

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Want to be healthier and feel better? We can help. Our local coordinators can connect you with workshops right in your community. These are led by health experts who understand your needs because many have faced similar health challenges. From building healthy behaviors to quitting smoking to managing pain and other long-term health problems, Vermonters who complete our workshops see big improvements in their health—and their overall well-being.

Tai Chi Vermont

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Works with CVCOA and other community partners to promote Falls Prevention Tai Chi.

UVM Medical Center - Falls Prevention

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The UVM Medical Center's Fall Prevention Clinic provides comprehensive fall risk assessment and treatment for people who have fallen or at risk for falling.