Get Active/Get Involved: Opportunities for Seniors
Age Well – Tai Chi Classes – http://www.agewellvt.org/services/wellness – 800-642-5119. Endorsed by The Arthritis Foundation and the Center for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC), Tai Chi is an evidence-based health program that reduces stiffness and pain, keeping joints mobile. Age Well provides beginners’ classes for individuals who are 60+ years of age. Taught by certified trainers, there is no charge for these classes, but donations are gratefully received. Classes fill quickly so call without delay for details.
Community Senior Center of Bolton Richmond & Huntington – http://www.cscvt.org/ – contact Martha Nye at email@example.com The CSC organizes a wide range of activities for older adults with varying levels of physical abilities.
Greater Burlington YMCA – https://www.gbymca.org/ – Pomerleau Family Y, 266 College Street, Burlington, VT, 862-9622 and Y Annex, 298 College Street, Burlington, VT, 862 9622.
- Fit After 50 Personal Training – https://www.gbymca.org/fit-after-50-personal-training/ (members only/fee)
- Low Impact & Senior Programs – https://www.gbymca.org/for-healthy-living/fitness-sports/low-impact-senior-programs/ Programs for seniors include Senior Swim, Senior Cardio Strength, Tai Chi, Fit 4 All, and Aquatic Fitness Class. (Programs range in cost from free for all seniors to free for members to a cost per class).
Green Mountain Passport – https://vtstateparks.com/fees.html – 434-3064 (Bolton Town Office). If you are 62 years or older and a Vermont resident, or a Vermont resident who is a veteran who has been honorably discharged from active duty in US armed services, you are eligible for a lifetime day entry pass into the parks called the Green Mountain Passport. Apply for the passport at your town office. Cost for a lifetime day entry pass is $2!
Memory Café – http://www.med.uvm.edu/centeronaging/events/cafes – The Queen City Memory Cafe offers a social time and place for people with dementia and their support partner to talk, laugh, and celebrate feeling understood and connected.
United Way of Northwest Vermont – https://www.unitedwaynwvt.org/ – 864-7541.
- Foster Grandparents – https://www.unitedwaynwvt.org/Foster-Grandparents – 860-1677. The Foster Grandparent program provides an opportunity for adults age 55 and older to remain engaged in the community, earn supplemental income and help children with critical needs by providing the kind of comfort and nurturing that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.
- RSVP – https://www.unitedwaynwvt.org/RSVP – 861-7821. RSVP is designed for persons 55 and older to remain engaged in the community through volunteering. We mobilize RSVP volunteers to address community needs in Education, Income and Health. RSVP volunteers choose how, where and how often they want to volunteer. Opportunities include: mentoring and tutoring children; driving seniors to medical appointments; delivering meals to seniors; and supporting healthy aging.
UVM Senior Fitness – https://www.uvm.edu/~recspts/?Page=youthcommunityprograms/seniorfitness.html&SM=programssubmenu.html – 656-4483. Senior fitness class focusing on balance, agility and coordination. Fee. UVM, Campus Recreation Office, 101 Campus Recreation & Fitness Center, 97 Spear Street, Burlington, VT.