Fitness/Health/Wellness


Health Center Information
Did you know that our Health Center is filled with a plethora of information and brochures? These brochures are provided by a variety of resources, including the Town of Ellington Elderly Outreach Social Worker, The Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT Inc., the State Department on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association and many local providers.  

The doors are generally open during regular business hours for you to pop in and grab information on the following topics:

  • Support Groups
  • Senior Safety
  • Blood Pressure & Diabetic Sceening Schedule
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Medicare
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Accessibility Products
  • Housing 
  • Alternative Transportation Services
  • Senior Day Programs
  • Housing Modification Services

Mindful Meditation


  • Facilitator: Sam Baer
  • Scheduled Mondays, 3:00 p.m. 
  • FREE

Join Sam for a 30 minute drop-in guided meditation to calm and re-center your mind.  Learn the many benefits and explore the basics of meditation through guided relaxation and breathing techniques

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Ask the Nurse

  • Provided by the Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT, Inc.

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  • Free

  • No appointment required.

  • Click for schedule: 2019 Dates and Times
Do you have a question about a condition or illness?  Would you like some information about a health topic?  Would you like to have your blood pressure or blood sugar checked?  Stop into the Health Room on scheduled dates.
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Chair Exercise Class

  • Instructor: Linda Stein

  • Tuesdays: 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Walk-In Rates:Residents: $4

  • Non-Residents: $5

About the Instructor: Linda Stein is an Ellington resident who is a certified fitness instructor. She is a past Silver Sneakers instructor and has received training with the Arthritis Foundation. All classes will be adapted to meet the participants’ needs.
Chair Exercises

Chair Yoga 



  • Instructor:  Sam Baer

  • Fridays

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  • Residents: Free

  • Non-Residents: $3

  • Walk-in

Experience all of the benefits of yoga without having to get on the floor!  Increase flexibility, balance, metabolism, focus and strength, while decreasing joint pain and chance of heart disease.

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Advanced Line Dancing 



  • Instructor:  Nicole Gagne

  • Mondays

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This class is held in 8 week sessions:  

  • Next Session Dates: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

  • Resident sign up begins 10/7; Non-resident sign up begins 10/11

  • Residents $40 
  • Non-Residents $48

  • No walk ins; max 20

Health Fitness - Line Dancing

Hand Massage with Kay

Volunteer:  Kay Luginbuhl

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, by appointment

Kay has recently been trained in the Healing Hands Touching Hearts Massage Routine.  Hand massages are free and take about 15 minutes.  Please sign up at the front desk for your time slot.  Additional appointments and walk-ins will be accepted, only if time permit

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Easy Line Dancing:  Beginners/Basic

  • Mondays - see monthly calendar for schedule

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Note change in time

  • VPL:  Amelia Kurpat
This is an easy class, with no jumping, no hopping and no quick turns.  
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Podiatry Clinic

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment:
Call Kathy Brennan with Pedicare at 860-202-3021.  

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Simple Circuit Fitness - Exercise for Active Adults

  • Instructor: Linda Stein

  • Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  • Residents: $7/class walk-in

  • Non-Residents: $8/class walk-in

  • NOTE:  See instructor for monthly rate discount
In this class you will focus on strength training and balance. A variety of props are used, including hand weights, elastic bands and balance balls. Participants are asked to bring their own equipment. Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle.

Please note that a session consists of 1 class (either Tuesday or Thursday) per week. Session dates will be posted in the Information Center.
Health Fitness - Exercise For Active Adults

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention



  • Dates:  Mondays

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

  • Instructor:  Sam Baer

  • Residents:  Free

  • Non-Residents: $3

Join Sam for a slow, gentle class, suitable for all, especially those with arthritis and issues with balance.  Participate standing or in a chair.  This Sun Style class is evidence based and recommended by the CDC to be effective at preventing falls.



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The Walking Warriors - See You in the Spring!


VPL: Joe Ouellette, Carol Adams

New this year, opt to participate in the challenge from May 1 - October 31 for your chance at earning prizes, or continue to just walk with the group without keeping track.

Click HERE for program description
Click HERE for walking log


Members of the group will continue to meet daily at 8:30 am at Arbor Park.  Inclement weather cancels.

Walking Club Awards

Yoga


  • Instructor:  Sam Baer
  • Fridays
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Residents: FREE
  • Non-Residents: $3
Yoga has been shown to help increase flexibility, balance, metabolism, focus, and strength, while decreasing joint pain and chance of heart disease.  Along with gaining an understanding of your body and mind, expect a light-heart approach and possibly some laughter.  All levels welcome.  Poses may be modified for each individuals' needs.  Walk-in's welcome.
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Zumba Gold 



  • Instructor:  Kristina Tedford

  • Mondays

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

  • 4 Week Session: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18

  • 4 Week Session: 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

  • Residents $20, Non-Residents $24

  • No Walk in's
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