To register for any class or event please email Deborah.kennedy@westhartfordct.gov or call 860-561-7583 at least 24 hours in advance.

JUNE 29: New to Medicare? 6 p.m. Turning 65?, Just moved to Connecticut?, Dropping Employer or Retiree Health insurance?, Under 65 but on SS Disability? If any of these situations apply to you or a loved one, find out how to enroll in Medicare and how to fill the payment gaps Medicare leaves with Medicare Supplements or Advantage Plans. All you need to know...made easy to understand. Hear from, and speak to, a Medicare Expert. Jodi Moses, in this free community forum about available Medicare Plans, Learn the differences between Medicare Supplements, Part D Prescriptions, Drug Plans, and all-in-one Medicare Advantage plans, and which would be the best for you. The State of Connecticut “Extra Help” Medicare Savings program will also be discussed . Program is FREE and offered on Zoom Pre-registration is required by emailing Deborah.kennedy@westhartfordct.gov or calling 860-561-7583 to receive the Zoom invitation.

JUNE 30: Leaders on Board – Virtual Program - 1 p.m. Do you have Skills and Experiences you would like to Share? Are you ready to serve your community, apply your skills and connect with others who share your interests? Serving on a Nonprofit Board could be the answer! We have a program, Leaders On Board, that will help you understand the workings of a nonprofit board in a two-step process. First, Leaders On Board will train you in board governance and, step two, help you find a non-profit that can benefit from your skills and your passion to serve the community. LOB is a program of Leadership Greater Hartford, there is no fee for the training. If you are interested please sign- up by calling 860-561-7583, or email: deborah.kennedy@westhartfordct.gov.

Classes will be held virtually through various online meeting platforms. Anyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone can participate. Please register for classes by emailing: Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov. You will get access link by email, or call 860-561-7583 and leave a message.

AGELESS GRACE: A cutting-edge program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain and addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function. Created by Denise Medved, the program consists of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities. Facilitator: Thomas Atwood, PT. Tue 11:15-12:00P through 8/25

BALLROOM DANCE: This instructional course will teach the basics of dances including Foxtrot, Rumba and American style Tango. Advanced students are welcome to attend and learn more difficult steps. Instructor: Wendy Nielsen. Fri 1:00-2:00P Through 8/7. Evening Dance Classes by Wendy- Mon 5:30-6:30P through 8/3 Line Dance, Mon 6:30-7:30P through 8/3 Beginner Ballroom, Mon 7:30-8:30P through 8/3 Intermediate Ballroom

CHAIR YOGA: A yoga practice modified so that postures and movements can be done seated in a chair. Many of the basic body positions of the yoga poses are similar, but without having to get down or back up from the floor. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends and mild backbends. Additionally, some standing and balancing postures can be done using the chair for support. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, stress reduction, better sleep and a sense of well-being. Virtually everyone can do and receive benefit from chair yoga! Instructor: Christine Bailey. Mon 3:00-4:00P 6/15-8/31, Wed 3:00-4:00P through 8/26

FRENCH - CONVERSATIONAL: Interested in stimulating French conversation? Join this friendly and informal group. The group will determine conversations. The sessions require knowledge of the basics of French. No class: 6/26, 7/17, 8/14. Instructor: Eliane Matarazzi. Fri 10:15-11:30A through 8/28.

LEGS AND MIND: Join Jim Gregory for a sample of his Wednesday classes. In 20 minutes of line dancing Jim will perform one, teach one, and do another for his experienced dancers. You may watch or step along. At 11:20 the popular Lively Minds check in, with some jokes, puzzles, and issues of the day. Join Jim for a lively morning of dance and stimulation and fun. Instructor: Jim Gregory. Wed 11:00-11:40A through 8/26

LET’S LEARN HOW TO VIRTUALLY MEET: Virtual classes, meetings and socials take time to learn and become comfortable with. Take the stress out of it by signing up for some help. If you have a computer, tablet such as an ipad or Samsung Galaxy tablet, smartphone or even just a telephone you can participate in many of the classes and events that the senior centers are offering. Help is on the way. Instructor: Lisa Hanse. By appointment - email: Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov or call 860-561-7583 to make an appointment.

LIGHT AEROBICS AND WEIGHTS: This popular class has light aerobics and stretching for your entire body. The class includes light weights. (Saturday class doesn’t use weights). If you don’t have weights of your own you can use 2 water bottles or food cans too! Instructor: Joan Walden. Thu & Sat 9:00-9:35A through 8/29

SILVER SNEAKERS - STRENGTH AND BALANCE: This total body fitness class combines a variety of exercises to improve your balance, flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength, stamina, and fall/injury prevention. Engage and improve your muscle and core strength utilizing light weights (you can use 2 water bottles or food cans) or your own body weight. The low-impact cardio chorography, consists of simple steps, set to favorite tunes from the 50’s. Particular attention is given to stability designed to improve and progress balance. A chair is offered to assist with balance and form. Class is suitable for all fitness levels and can be adapted to the individual participant. Non-Silver Sneakers participants are welcome and invited to join. Instructor: Dianne Shobe. Tue 11:00-11:45A through 8/25, Thu 11:00-11:45A through 8/27

TAI CHI QIGONG: Ancient Chinese gentle movements, which are suitable for all ages, and physical or medical conditions. These gentle graceful body movements prevent many diseases, accelerate the healing process, restore balance, increase flexibility, boost energy level, calm the mind, and are great stress relievers! Instructor: Aaron Weston. Recently added to our YouTube Channel

YOGA: Gentle yoga is appropriate for beginners and advanced beginners. Options are offered to accommodate different abilities and breathing techniques to energize, focus and calm the body and mind. Instructor: Laura Magnussen. Mon 10:00-11:15A 6/29-8/31

CHOICES COUNSELORS: CHOICES, CT’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, in-depth, personalized counseling to seniors and people with disabilities who need unbiased help with the growing complexities of Medicare coverage. Please Note: Only one person per session. Please have all current medical membership cards and a list of all medications including dosage and frequency. West Hartford Senior Center Call (860) 561-7583 for an appointment All appointments will be by phone. July: 9th, 23rd, 30th; August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.

VIRTUAL DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: Do you care for someone diagnosed with dementia? A support group provides emotional, educational and social support. When: Mondays: 10 am, Tuesdays: 3 pm, Wednesdays: 10 am, & Fridays: 2 pm To join Hartford HealthCare’s Virtual Meeting Room, Call: 860.972.6338. Access code: 19623#. For more information, please call 877.424.4641. No RSVP needed.

VIRTUAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Losing a loved one is never easy. We help to provide supportive/emotional comfort along with effective coping mechanisms. This is your grief… take it one day at time. Open to the public. 1st & 3rd Monday from 1p-2:30p. For more information, please contact Nichol Burris, PC, Th.D at (860) 985-3504.

VIRTUAL PULMONARY FIBROSIS SUPPORT GROUP: Join Mal on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-3pm. Group is open to all (including caregivers) and are facilitated by Mal Doyle, 860-805-0504, or nervymal@gmail.com. Please contact Mal for ZOOM invitation.

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