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 becmoing a volunteer class leader, contact Anne Greshin, RSVP Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 802-241-4840.

Find a Class Near You

Location Class Day/Time Format
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 Wednesdays 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 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.