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

Services & Programs

Ballroom/Polka Dancing

  • VPL: Amelia Kurpat

  • Dates: Thursdays 

  • Ballroom Beginners: 1-1:30 PM

  • Intermediate and just for fun:1:30 - 2:30 PM

  • Polka & Fun Dancing: 2:30 - 3 PM

  • Fee: Free

  • Bring in your left feet and we 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

  • Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Fee: Free

  • Dates and Times (PDF)

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

Health Fitness - Ballroom
Walking adults

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

  • Thursdays: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

  • Residents: $4/Walk-in

  • Non-Residents: $5/Walk-in

What is Chair Yoga?
In a Chair Yoga class students participate in a full range of yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation and meditation practices. The classes are calming, relaxing and rejuvenating for the body. Anybody is welcome to attend a Chair Yoga class but they are especially suited for older adults and anybody dealing with an injury or illness that causes decreased mobility or pain in the body. It is a gentle class that incorporates healthy movement to keep the muscles, bones and joints of the body healthy and strong.

Yoga in chairs

NEW FITNESS CLASS: CrosSculpting, SET TO BEGIN MARCH 14


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

Classes are now forming for this NEW 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!  If interested, please call/email us and we will add you to our list.  all participants must have a current registration completed prior to starting class. 

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CrosSculpting

Intermediate Line Dancing with Instructor Nicole Gagne


8 Week Sessions:  
Mondays 
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Residents: $32
Non-Residents:  $40

Walk-In Rates:
Residents: $6/class
Non-residents: $7/class

8 Week Winter Session:
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Health Fitness - Line Dancing

Line Dancing:  Beginners/Basic

  • Mondays

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

  • Mondays

  • VPL:  Amelia Kurpat.  
  • This is an easy class, with no jumping, no hopping and no quick turns.  FREE
line dancing

Podiatry Clinic
  • Dates: 1st Wednesday of the month
  • For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, call Rita Vigneau at 860-742-1102.
Health Fitness - Podiatry

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

  • Instructor: Roberta Villanova

  • Dates: Fridays

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Residents: $5/class walk-in

  • Non-Residents: $6/class walk-in

  • 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.

Health Fitness - Tai Chi

Weekday Walking Club

  • VPL:  Joe Ouellette

  • Dates: SEE YOU IN THE SPRING!!

  • Meeting Location: Arbor Park Gazebo

  • Fee: Free

  • New this year, the group will meet 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.  Let's see if we can beat last years' numbers while having fun, meeting new people and getting healthy!  All levels are welcome.  
  • July- November the group walked the distance from Ellington to Baltimore, MD!  Great Job!!
Health Fitness - Weekday Walking Club

Yoga
  • Instructor: Christine Olmstead
  • Mondays: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Fee paid to instructor.
  • Each class is separate and will be paid accordingly.

CLICK HERE FOR SPRING SESSION RATES

Christine has been practicing yoga since 2007 and has taught in a variety of settings including: fitness centers, yoga studios and personal instruction. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and a towel with you to class.

Woman sitting in a yoga pose