Summer Programs 2020

In order to protect the health and safety of our members, volunteers, and staff during this difficult time, we have made the decision to cancel all Session 5 (Summer) programs with the exception of those which can be conducted online.


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Arts & Crafts

Brushstrokes & Friends
This is a version of “paint night” but done in the morning! Even if you have never painted, enjoy this step by step instruction, while watching the instructor, using
Instructor: Christina MacLachlan
11894 Wednesday July 29, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Essential Oils 101
Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years. This world is vast, intriguing, and sometimes confusing. Learn their origins, how they are made, and how to incorporate them into everyday life.
Instructor: Brenda Kane
11897 Wednesday July 8, 1:00 to 3:00pm

Culture & Languages

Play Reading
Join an award-winning playwright in reading through some of the best scripts ever written, and some that are hot off the press. In a fun and supportive setting, take parts, read plays aloud, and laugh a lot.
Instructor: Ned Dickens
Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30pm
11838 Jul 8 to Aug 19

Public Speaking
Do you quiver at the thought of addressing a table of friends and want to overcome your fears? Or love public speaking and want to polish your skills? This relaxed, supportive workshop will help you shine and improve your public speaking skills.
Instructor: Ned Dickens
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
11839 July 8 to Aug 19

Stories of Summer
Listen and learn about summertime Icelandic stories of forbidden love between elves and humans on the solstice, folktales of the solstice from around the world, and heroic legends. Discussion follows.
Facilitator: Brian Hetherington
Tuesdays, 1:00 to 3:00pm
11840 July 7 to July 28


Acoustic Guitar
Beginner Learn the basics of playing the acoustic guitar including chord shapes and their note relationships to the scales, and popular strumming patterns. Supply own guitar.
Instructor: Mauricio Montecinos
Tuesdays, 10:30am to 12 noon
11841 Jul 7 to Aug 18

Intermediate Explore more guitar techniques and repertoire, and build on the skills you have learned in a fun, casual environment. Knowledge of basic chords required. Supply own guitar.
Prerequisite: Acoustic Guitar beginner
Instructor: Mauricio Montecinos
Tuesdays, 12 noon to 1:30pm
11842 Jul 7 to Aug 18

Classical Fingerpicking Guitar
Keep your fingers nimble by learning the basics of this beautiful guitar style made popular by Segovia, Liona Boyd and many more. Repertoire will also include some folk, Latin, and other finger- style genres. Supply own acoustic guitar, preferably with nylon strings. No experience required.
Instructor: Mauricio Montecinos
Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12 noon
11844 Jul 8 to Aug 19

Jam Session
Join this fun opportunity for both experienced and novice musicians and vocalists who like to get together to play, sing, and learn music. Recommended instruments: guitar, keyboard, violin, banjo, bass, or similar. Music reading not essential.
Facilitator: Chuck Tindall
Mondays, 1:00 to 3:30pm
11847 Jul 6 to Aug 17

Sing Along with Chuck and Mary Lou
Sing along as you read the words on your screen in your own home. Sing like no one is listening because no one else in the program will be able to hear you! Songs will be ones that you’ll recognize and enjoy.
Facilitators: Chuck Tindall & Mary Lou Boudreau
Wednesdays, 1:00 to 3:00pm
11901 Jul 8 to Aug 19

Beginner Enjoy the jaunty sounds of this Hawaiian-originating, stringed instrument. Includes instruction on care and tuning, major and minor chord structure, scales, strumming patterns, and songs. Supply own ukulele.
Instructor: Mauricio Montecinos
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30am
11849 Jul 7 to Aug 18

Rendezvous Build on your “uke” skills in a casual, friendly group setting, and experience the joy of playing with others. Supply own ukulele.
Instructor: Mauricio Montecinos
Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30am
11850 Jul 8 to Aug 19


Better Balance
Feeling off balance? These exercises will help keep your feet firmly planted. Train your stabilizing and core muscle groups to create more stability while walking and standing.
Instructor: Erin O’Brien
Tuesdays, 9:00 to 10:00am
11853 Jul 7 to Aug 18

Exercise with Arthritis
Exercises include warm-up, range of motion, balance, stretching, and strengthening for major muscles and
Instructor: Erin O’Brien
Tuesdays, 10:15 to 11:15am
11855 Jul 7 to Aug 18

Fridays, 10:15 to 11:15am
11856 Jul 10 to Aug 21

Integrated Exercise
Includes aerobics and resistance training designed to improve strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. All activity levels, including seated.
Instructors: Sue McInerney & Judy Kay
Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30am
11858 Jul 6 to Aug 17

Wednesdays, 9:00 to 10:00am
11859 Jul 8 to Aug 19 no class Jul 22

Discover this challenging and healing exercise. It draws on the movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories of ballet, and the principles of physiotherapy. Supply own exercise mat, towel, and resistance band.
Instructor: Adrienne Simkins
Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00pm
11857 Jul 7 to Aug 18

MELT Method
The Melt Method® uses small balls and soft foam rollers to help you live pain free. Melt hydrates the connective tissue which reduces chronic pain, lessens risk of injury, and improves
balance, mobility, flexibility, and sleep. Provide own foam roller.
Instructor: Gloria Feltham
Mondays, 1:30 to 2:30pm
11865 Jul 6 to Aug 17

Pilates: Integrated Levels 
Strengthen your core muscles while focusing on overall spinal health. Safely improve flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, and sense of well-being. Supply own mat.
Instructor: Peggy Cuthbert
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
11866 Jul 8 to Aug 19

PWR!Moves® Parkinson’s
Intro Learn specific skills to counteract parkinson’s symptoms in everyday
life. Challenge yourself physically and cognitively in a supportive environment. Modifications for all abilities.
Instructor: Erin O’Brien
Fridays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
11867 Jul 10 to Aug 21 no class Jul 17


Chair Yoga
A gentle chair-based yoga program focusing on simple breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques. Suitable for all seniors, including those with arthritis and mobility issues.
Instructor: Ena Jain
Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00pm
11900 Jul 9 to Aug 20

Simply Yoga
Beginner Focus on natural range of movement and a gentle combination of seated, standing, and lying down
poses. Classes are structured around several core poses that will be repeated with different variations each week. Supply own mat.
Instructor: Ena Jain
Mondays, 12 noon to 1:00pm
11874 Jul 6 to Aug 17

Instructor: Pamela Vanhorn
Wednesdays, 10:45 to 11:45am
11875 Jul 8 to Aug 19, no class Jul 22

Integrated For new and returning yogis. This is a moderately paced yoga class that continues to focus on several core poses. Supply own mat.
Instructor: Christine Grossutti
Mondays, 10:00 to 11:00 os
Location: The Woolen Mill
11876 Jul 6 to Aug 17

Instructor: Pamela Vanhorn
Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:00am os
Location: The Woolen Mill
11877 Jul 9 to Aug 20

Intermediate Challenge yourself to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. A combination of seated, standing, and lying down poses will move you through this well supported yoga class. Supply own mat.
Instructor: Tamara Kayfetz-Kingston
Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:00am os
Location: Woolen Mill
11878 Jul 7 to Aug 18

Instructor: Pamela Vanhorn
Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:00pm
11879 Jul 8 to Aug 19, no class Jul 22

Instructor: Christine Grossutti
Fridays, 11:00am to 12 noon
11880 Jul 10 to Aug 21

Interested in practicing more than once a week? Combine this class with any of the other Simply Yoga classes this session for a special combo price.
Twice a week $95/session;
Three times a week $135/session


Integrated Learn to relax the body, calm the mind, and reduce stress. Find the style that works best for you as you study this mind-body practice that facilitates inner peace and health.
Instructor: Barbara Watson
Fridays, 10:30am to 12 noon
11882 Jul 10 to Aug 21 no class Jul 31

Tapping Meditation
Let your fingertips do the walking . . . Tap into your body’s own energy to relax and manage your stress. Focus on tapping sequences, which you can personalize and use at home to manage your own stress triggers.
Instructor: Barbara Watson
Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30pm
11883 Jul 10 to Aug 21 no class Jul 31


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Programs at Home

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Chair Yoga – Cooking – Gardening – Essentrics – Exercise with Erin – Keep Movin’ – Meditation – Tai Chi