GetBalance Exercise Class: 10 - 10:45 a.m. on Tuesdays. GetBalance features gentle and fun seated and standing rhythmic movement to increase balance and agility. Standing movements can be done supported or from a free-standing position. GetBalance is presented by Cornerstone Fitness and created and led by Chris Uchida: a personal trainer, past professional dancer, and licensed physical therapy assistant. The cost is $15 per class for the general public, $10 per class for Cornerstone Fitness Clinic members, and free for Equinox Village residents. Please call Kylee Ryan at (802) 362-4061 or Cornerstone Fitness at (802) 362-1151 with any questions.
Tai Chi for Seniors: 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Rich Marantz of Green Mountain Tai Chi leads interested seniors toward health and happiness using the methods and philosophies of Tai-chi chuan, Qigong and traditional Chinese external-qi healing. The class is free for Equinox Village residents. For more information about cost, members of the public should contact Marantz directly at (802) 645-1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Meditation for Seniors with Maggie Bernstein: 2 p m. on Thursdays. Bernstein has been a certified instructor in Tibetan Buddhist Meditation since 1986. She has a Ph.D. in psychology. She had a private practice in Manchester for 20 years and was a psychology instructor at Cornell. She also instructs a meditation class at Manchester Shambhala on Tuesday evenings. For this class, Berstein will explain what meditation is, the benefits of meditating and offer some time to practice meditation, perhaps for the first time. Classes will include more meditation and less discussion as the classes go on. There is no cost for residents. It is open to the public, and their cost is $10 per class.
Caregiver Support Group: 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Elizabeth Fredland, LICSW, and Monica Knorr, MSW, both therapists at The Spicer Center in Manchester, are offering a 6-week support group for caregivers at Equinox Village. The group can be beneficial for those who are providing care for aging parents, a spouse or a disabled child. Please contact Monica at (802) 282-3983 or Elizabeth at (802) 681-6824 for more information or to register. Most health insurances are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid eligible.
Chair Yoga with Anna: 3 - 3:45 p.m. on Fridays. Certified Yoga instructor Anna Bushee leads this relaxing class. She completed her training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Exercises in this class are done from a seated or supported standing position. The class is free for residents of Equinox Village. For more information about cost, members of the public should contact Bushee directly at (802) 753-7385.
Tour for Good Week: Sunday, March 30 - Saturday, April 4. Those who tour at Equinox Village during this week will have $50 donated to the charity of their choice. First time tours only. Limited to the first 25. Equinox Village is located at 49 Maple Street in Manchester Center. Walk ins are welcome on weekdays. Call Ashley to schedule a weekend or evening tour at (802) 362-4061.
Screening of The Shires of Vermont Byway Documentary: 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3. Owlsing Productions and GNAT-TV have produced a documentary specifically about Route 7A. Host Greg Cutler will explore and highlight all that the area has to offer. Call Kylee at (802) 362-4061 for more information.
Tony Conner's Flower Painting in Watercolor - with an Edge: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15. This class will focus on painting flowers in watercolor. In particular, the class will learn to use watercolor for accurately capturing the look of flowers and their unique and expressive edges. The class will work from direct observation of floral arrangements, and will create sketches and studies as preparation for more finished paintings. Visit tonyconner.com/ classes-workshops or call (802) 375-5548 for materials fees and to register.
Get Out of Town!: Travel Opportunities from the Manchester Area - 3 p.m. Monday, April 14. Linda from Catamount Tours will speak about some of the trips that are planned and their willingness to customize day or overnight trips for groups of 20 or more people. There will be refreshments and a door prize. Call (802) 362-4061 for more information.
An Afternoon of Fabulous Style: Fashion Show, Style Workshop and Luncheon to Benefit the Manchester Community Library - 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Join Kathryn Mademann, Lu French and a fabulous group of local celebrity models for an afternoon of style. Mademann will emcee a fashion show featuring the latest spring and summer styles from local shops, weaving in a lively discussion about finding personal style, the fit and colors that are right for an individual and the ability of a person to create a "wow" everyday. A shopping spree at local Manchester clothing stores will also be raffled off. Tickets are $45 and space is limited. For details, contact Mademann at (802) 345-9252.
Intro to Equinox Village Lunch - Bennington 12 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Mount Anthony Country Club. The lunch is designed to educate those who are beginning to consider living in a retirement community. The presentation will allow attendees to learn more about Equinox Village and how it compares to other senior living communities in the region. For more information or to RSVP, call Ashley at (802) 362-4061.
Memoir-Writing Workshop - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 21, June 4, 18 and July 2. Writer Ellen Perry Berkeley will teach attendees how to get story ideas that they have had out of their head and down on paper. Those planning to attend should bring a lunch. Beverages will be provided. Space is limited and the cost is $10 per session. For additional details, call (802) 753-7954.
"Let's Do Lunch" Week - 12 p.m. on Monday, May 26 and Saturday, May 31. During this week members of the public may meet one on one with a member of the Equinox Village team for a complimentary lunch and learn more about the retirement community lifestyle. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Ashley at (802) 362-4061.