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Arthritis Exercise & Relaxation
Gentle stretching exercises to improve range of motion, joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and coordination are led by a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer. Instructor: Brian Elliot.
393902A Tue 9:00-10:00A 1/9-3/13 10 Sessions $50/$60/$65
Entertaining, interactive group activities such as: word games, riddles and visual puzzles. BRAIN GAMES can increase cognitive awareness and logical reasoning, as well as enhance memory. Instructor: Joel Huntington. No Class: 1/15, 2/19.
393934A Mon 10:00-11:00A 1/8-3/12 8 Sessions $14/$16/$18
Collage & Painting
Learn to make your own unique, mixed media works of art. By collaging together papers you’ve painted, you will create beautiful pieces that you will enjoy. For all ability levels. Instructor: Jeff Poole.
393984A Tue 10:00A-12:00P 1/9-2/20 7 Sessions $70/$80/$85
Group Guitar Lessons
These Beginner group guitar lessons will guide you step by step into learning chords and even some beginner songs. Participants must have their own guitar. Chris Farnham has been teaching Guitar, Bass, and Piano for over 15 years and is a Hartt School of Music Graduate. Instructor: Chris Farnham.
393927A Thu 11:00A-12:00P 1/11-2/15 6 Sessions $85/$95/$97
393927B Thu 11:00A-12:00P 3/1-4/5 6 Sessions $85/$95/$97
Learn to Knit
Beginners learn the basics of casting on, knitting, purling, increases, decreases, gauge, yarn and needle selection, and pattern reading at the basic level. Students will learn the techniques to make their own special project. All supplies included. Instructor: Felice Shlizerman.
393994A Tue 4:30-5:30P 1/16-1/30 3 Sessions $39/$44/$46
Oil Painting Made Easy
Introduction to oil painting class: Canvas preparation, color composition & color mixing, using a color wheel, brush choices and brush stroke techniques. Develop confidence and your own painting style. Additional supply cost approximately $15 payable at beginning of class. Instructor: Edward Rosado.
393988A Mon 1:30-4:00P 1/29-3/19 8 Sessions $85/$95/$100
Piano with Jane
Experience a student-friendly approach with our long-established teacher and musician. Private lessons are offered every half hour in our music room. Participants must have a full-sized piano upon to practice. Instructor: Jane Hupfer.
393936A Wed 9:00-11:30A 1/10-2/14 6 Sessions $96/$106/$111
393936B Wed By appoint. 2/21-3/28 6 Sessions $96/$106/$111
A system of exercises that increases core abdominal strength, promotes flexibility, heightens body awareness, coordination, concentration, controls breathing and promotes great posture. For all fitness levels. Beginners must be able to attend the first session. Bring your own mat.
Instructor: Helene Korchin. No Class: 1/15, 2/19.
393945A Mon 6:00-7:00P 1/8-3/12 8 Sessions $56/$66/$71
Involves the regulation of three (3) mutually dependent basic processes: 1. Regulation of Posture; 2. Regulation of Respiration and 3. Regulation of the Mind. Additionally, the practice of Qigong helps restore vitality, conserve energy. Instructor: Hoa Nguyen.
393955A Tue 12:30-1:30P 1/2-2/6 6 Sessions $30/$35/$37
393955B Tue 12:30-1:30P 2/20-3/27 6 Sessions $30/$35/$37
Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft
Upon completing this 3-day course, the participant will have satisfied CT DEEP’s requirements and be able to subsequently apply for a certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (the cost to apply is $50 and not included in class fee). Instructor: CT DEEP.
394983A MTW 5:30-8:30P 4/23-4/25 3 Sessions $20 ce
Silver Sneakers - Balance & Strengthening
This class was designed to strengthen the muscles that help us balance, strengthen the response from the body when off-balance, and to maximize independence doing everyday tasks where balance is required or challenged. This class includes a warm up, exercises that strengthen the muscles that support balance, positional poses that practice static balance, and movement patterns that practice dynamic balance. Class is free to Silver Sneakers participants but you must register in advance. Instructor: Cindy Guimond
393933A Tue 11:00A-12:00P 1/9-2/13 6 sessions $18M/$20R/$22NR
393933B Thurs 11:00A-12:00P 1/11-2/15 6 sessions $18M/$20R/$22NR
These classes are designed for adults who love to dance and enjoy great music while getting aerobic Exercise. If you always wanted to learn to tap dance, are experienced tap dancers, or somewhere in the middle, choose the class that will best fit you. No experience is needed. Instructor: Carol Moriarty. No Class: 1/15, 2/19.
393922A Mon 11:00-11:45A 1/8-4/23 14 Sessions $87/$97/$102
393905A Mon 10:00-10:45A 1/8-4/23 14 Sessions $87/$97/$102
Total Body Fitness Video
This class is designed specifically for those over 60, focuses on all areas of the body, head to toe, to promote flexibility, limberness and attain maximum benefits. Video only. No Class: 1/15, 2/19.
393901A MWF 9:00-10:00A 1/3-3/28 35 Sessions $15 for all
Toning & Strength
Strength training is the only type of exercise that can slow and even reverse the decline in muscle mass, bone density and strength. Strength training can also delay the onset of osteoporosis, lower blood pressure and even reduce cholesterol levels. Instructor: Wendy LeClerc. No Class: 1/15, 2/19.
393949A MWF 9:00-10:00A 1/3-2/12 17 Sessions $102/$112/$117
393949B MWF 9:00-10:00A 2/14-3/26 17 Sessions $102/$112/$117
393916A MWF 9:00-10:00A 1/3-2/12 12 Sessions $72/$82/$87
393916B MWF 9:00-10:00A 2/14-3/26 12 Sessions $72/$82/$87
393941A MW 10:00-11:00A 1/3-2/12 11 Sessions $66/$76/$81
393941B MW 10:00-11:00A 2/14-3/26 11 Sessions $66/$76/$81
Enjoy the relaxing, graceful movements of Tai Chi while improving your balance, strength and mobility. This is a wonderful exercise for men and women of all ages and physical abilities. Instructor: Faith Geist. Beginner
393912A Fri 10:30-11:30A 1/5-3/9 10 Sessions $50/$60/$65
393913A Fri 9:30-10:30A 1/5-3/9 10 Sessions $50/$60/$65
Tai Chi Foundations
Learn the basic techniques and methods to achieve a solid foundation of Tai Chi practice. Deepen your understanding of this martial art and learn more about its origins in this informative and interactive foundations class. Instructor: Hoa Nguyen.
393997A Thu 12:30-1:30P 1/4-2/22 8 Sessions $40/$45/$47
394997A Thu 12:30-1:30P 3/15-5/3 8 Sessions $40/$45/$47 Wellness
Yoga Mindfulness Meditation
Enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and poise. Additionally, did you know that yoga improves your quality of sleep. Breathing and meditation techniques help you revitalize and calm your mind and body. Instructor: Janet Conley.
393909A Fri 10:00-11:00A 1/5-2/9 6 Sessions $36/$41/$43
393909B Fri 10:00-11:00A 2/26-3/23 5 Sessions $30/$35/$40
There are no requirements other than enjoying music and wanting to have fun. Zumba Gold® is done at a lower intensity than Zumba, not quite as fast, but is certainly as much fun! Instructor Wendy LeClerc.
393929A Wed 11:00A-12:00P 1/3-2/7 6 Sessions $36/$41/$43
393929B Wed 11:00A-12:00P 2/14-3/28 7 Sessions $42/$46/$49
Drop in Fee $7 per class
Do you love Zumba? Join Carmen Sarmiento, Zumba lover and instructor, to dance the night away. Carmen has an amazing success story about how Zumba has helped her lose weight and feel healthier than ever before. Instructor: Carmen Sarmiento.
393931A Thu 6:00-7:00P 1/4-3/29 Ongoing Drop in Fee $5 per class
DOTY AQUATIC CENTER CLASSES
Water classes are held at Avery Heights - 705 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, 860-953-1201, ext. 451. Register at Elmwood Senior Center.
No swimming skills required. Emphasizes stretching, toning and cardio exercise. This class will improve your energy and fitness levels with no impact on your joints. Instructor: Avery Heights Staff.
393925A MW 2:00-2:45P 12/27-2/2 16 Sessions $56 Senior Center
393925B MW 2:00-2:45P 2/26-4/18 16 Sessions Members Only
Water Walking/Water Arthritis
No swimming skills required. Gentle on the joints while helping you get in shape. Participants gain increased range of motion in stiff, sore joints while protecting joints from weight-bearing impacts. Instructor: Avery Heights Staff.
393926A T/TH 1:00-1:45P 12/21-2/13 16 Sessions $56 Senior Center
393926A T/TH 1:00-1:45P 2/20-4/18 16 Sessions Members Only
Adult Swim Lessons
This class will help older adult students get comfortable in the water while learning basic swimming skills and strokes. It’s never too late to learn! (Limited space/6 students max/3 minimum). Instructor: Avery Heights Staff.
393930A Fri 12:00-12:45P 1/5-2/23 8 Sessions $64 Senior Center
393930B Fri 12:00-12:45P 3/9-4/27 8 Sessions Members Only
This program is only for Senior Center Members! Sign up in the Elmwood Senior Center Office.
Health and waiver forms are filled out at Avery Pool the first day of class for new participants taking water classes. Go to the reception desk at Avery Heights to receive a key card to gain entrance to the pool. A $10 refundable deposit is required.