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 free wellness programs, led by trained volunteers 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.
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 becmoing a volunteer class leader, contact Anne Greshin, RSVP Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 802-241-4840.
Current Class List:
|Johnson Municipal Building||Bone Builders||M & Th. at 10am||In Person|
|Jeffersonville Church||Bone Builders||M & Th, 11am - 12:15pm||In Person|
|River Arts, Morrisville||Falls Prevention Tai Chi||Thursday at 1pm||In Person|
|Sterling Ridge, Hyde Park||Bone Builders||Friday at 10am||In Person|
|Boch Park, Bradford||Falls Prevention Tai Chi||Tuesdays at 10am||In Person, Outdoors|
|Randolph Senior Center||Falls Prevention Tai Chi||Tuesdays at 9:30am||In Person|
|Randolph Senior Center||Lift for Life||Tu & Th at 8:20am||In Person|
|Randolph Senior Center||Lift for Life||M & W at 8:20am||In Person|
|Chelsea United Church||Strong Living||Tu & Th at 9:15am||In Person|
|Montpelier Senior Activity Center||Bone Builders||Mondays at 3:15pm||Zoom|
|Montpelier Senior Activity Center||Bone Builders||Fridays at 3:15pm||Zoom|
|Montpelier Senior Activity Center||Falls Prevention Tai Chi, Level 1||Tuesdays at 1:30pm||Hybrid, starting 10/4|
|Northfield Senior Center||Strong Living||M & W at 8:30am||In Person|
|Twin Valley Senior Center||Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program||M & W at 9:00am||Hybrid|
|Twin Valley Senior Center||Bone Builders||M, W, & F at 7:30am||Zoom|
|Twin Valley Senior Center||Falls Prevention Tai Chi||Tuesdays at 10:00am||In Person|
|Twin Valley Senior Center||Falls Prevention Tai Chi, long form||Tuesdays at 10:40am||In Person|
|Twin Valley Senior Center||Falls Prevention Tai Chi||Fridays at 10:00am||In Person|
|Cabot SR Housing||Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program||M & Th at 10:00am||Zoom|
|Warren Library||Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program||Wednesdays at 10:30am||In Person|
|Waitsfield Church||Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program||Mondays at 10:30am||In Person|
|Waterbury Senior Center||Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program||Tu & Th at 1:00pm||In Person|
|Waterbury Library||Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program||Fridays at 10:30am||In Person|
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 VermontWebsite
A coalition of community partners promoting falls prevention programs.
My Healthy VermontLearn More
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 VermontWebsite
Works with CVCOA and other community partners to promote Falls Prevention Tai Chi.
UVM Medical Center - Falls PreventionFind Resources
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.