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 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
  • Mondays, 3:00 p.m.
  • FREE
  • NOTE:  For the month of December, in addition to the Monday afternoon class, join Sam on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m..

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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Simple Cardio Circuit 


  • Instructor:  Linda Stein

  • Mondays, 9:00 a.m. 


  • Residents $15 November session

  • Non-Residents $21 November session

  • November Session Dates: 11/19, 11/26 


  • Residents $15 December session

  • Non-Residents $21 December session

  • December Session Dates: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

This class will get your heart pumping and improve your overall fitness level!  Move station to station for a variety of exercises alternating between high and low intensity.  This class is perfect for those who want a little more challenge in their exercise routine.

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Ballroom, Polka & Fun Dancing

  • VPL: Amelia Kurpat

  • Thursdays (see calendar for schedule)

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Bring in your left feet and Amelia will make them right. Amelia has volunteered for several years teaching groups a little bit of everything from basic steps to fully choreographed dances. Partners and singles are welcome to come and dance to a variety of music. Bring your favorite dancing shoes.

Blood Pressure & Diabetic Screening

Stop in to have your blood pressure and diabetic screening with the Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, Inc. No appointment required. 
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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.
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CrosSculpting


  • Instructor:  Linda Stein
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Residents: $7/class
  • Non-Residents: $8/class
  • See instructor for monthly rate discount

Come try this fitness class for men and women ages 55+.  Perform a variety of functional movements with and without weights for enhanced core and muscle strength.  You will see personal gains in fitness and balance!  All participants must have a current registration completed prior to starting class. 

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Intermediate Line Dancing with Instructor Nicole Gagne



8 Week Sessions:  
Mondays 
Residents $40
Non-Residents $48

Walk-In Rates:
Residents: $7/class
Non-residents: $8/class
Click HERE for next session schedule.

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

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

  • 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

Weekday Walking Club 

  • VPL:  Joe Ouellette 860-375-8106

  • Meeting Location: Arbor Park Gazebo

The group will meet daily at the gazebo at Arbor Park, weather permitting.  Keep track of your miles, steps and time, and stop in in the Senior Center to add your numbers to the groups' walking log.  If you walk during other times, and can't make the group at that time, it's ok!  Come add your numbers from the day to the log in the Information Center.  Let's see if we can beat last years' numbers while having fun, meeting new people and getting healthy!  All levels are welcome.  
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Gentle D-Stress Yoga

  • Instructor: Christine Olmstead
  • Wednesdays: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - No December Classes
Click HERE for session dates.  

Walk-in:
Residents $8
Non-Residents $10

This class is designed for the beginner yogi, as well as those who are looking for a calming, relaxing yoga class to help de-stresss the body and mind.  Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and a towel with you to class.

No experience - no problem.

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