PRANA YOGA - This class is on-going on Fridays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. No experience necessary. Gentle movements with body awareness, and breathing exercises to invigorate and relax the body and the mind. Bring a mat or blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Poses may be done in a chair, or lying down. The student is guided to move into a posture only so far as it feels right to her/his body. Instructor: Tammy Brown. Fee: $5.00 per class. ALSO 11:30 – noon: Introduction to meditation. A variety of styles and techniques will be presented. No charge.
**The fee for Fit for Life and the two Line Dancing classes is $3 per class or 10 classes for $25. Time change- Marilyn’s classes will begin at 9:15 am for the summer. She’ll be on vacation the week of July 1.
**FIT FOR LIFE with Marilyn Sheldon. Increase your level of fitness on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:15 a.m. with regular exercise. The course includes simple low impact exercise, step exercise, strength work and flexibility. No class on July1 or 3.
**GROOVEY GRANNIES LINE DANCE – Intermediate line dance, mostly country with a little variety. No partner is needed. The fee is $3. Marilyn Sheldon leads the dancing on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. The line dance class also includes practicing routines for entertaining at the local nursing homes. (Dancing at the homes is not mandatory but if you’d like to we are more then happy to have you join us.) No class July 4.
**COUNTRY LINE DANCE – Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 a.m. for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed. Marilyn Sheldon is the instructor. No class July 2.
RSVP BONE BUILDERS – is an Osteo Exercise Program on Mondays/Wednesdays mornings at 9 am and afternoons at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. This is a free program through RSVP. All you need to bring with you is a bottle of water. The weights are provided. For more info call RSVP at 775-8220.
MOVERS and SHAKERS - Do you have Parkinson's disease or know someone who does? An exercise group meets every Monday at 2:30 pm. The program of low impact exercise is designed to maintain or improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Join the Movers and Shakers and exercise in a supportive and relaxing environment. This is a free program offered by RSVP and the Godnick Adult Center.
“KNITTING and MORE” - Want to knit or crotchet with a group? Come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm. Meet new friends, work on personal projects, and help with new ones. If you are interested join us on Tuesday afternoons.
GOLF LEAGUE registration is ongoing at the Godnick Center. The registration fee is $20, plus a greens fee of $16 each time you play. Carts are $8 per person. Monday mornings at 7 am, at the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club. You need to register before playing in the League.
AARP SAFE DRIVING with Sharen Underwood is on Wednesday, July 10, from 11 am to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call Sharen Underwood at 235-2132. Fee is $12/members and $14/non-members.
“MOONLIGHT and MAGNOLIAS” by Ron Hutchinson at the Lake George Dinner Theatre on Wednesday, August 7. Moonlight and Magnolias is a delightful comedy drawn from real life events in which legendary Producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic film GONE WITH THE WIND because he’s unhappy with the screen play. (Contains adult language.) The price of $77 includes lunch (food choices: Chicken Piccata, Medallions of Beef, Broiled Salmon or Vegetarian Pasta), the show and transportation. The bus leaves the Center at 9:30 am and returns at approximately 6:15 pm.
“1000 ISLANDS” – October 1-3 – Knapp Winery and Vineyard. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 8, for residents and Tuesday, July 9, for non-residents. A deposit of $50 is due at time of registration. The price of $562/double per person ($672/single and $492/triple-2 beds/3 people) includes: 2 nights lodging at the Riveredge Resort Hotel with full breakfasts, dinner at the hotel, dinner at the Clipper Inn of Clayton, the Adirondack Museum, guided tour of Singer Castle, visit to Boldt Castle a visit to Alexandria Bay and Clayton, lunch, tour and wine tasting at Knapp Winery, transportation and all taxes and gratuities. Lunch at the Adirondack Museum is on your own.
BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB – Our next discussion is Tuesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. The book is “The Maytrees: A Novel” by Ann Dillard. Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems.
In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. When their son Petie appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. But years later it is Deary who causes the town to talk.
In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. She presents nature's vastness and nearness. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Dillard's original body of work.
MOVIE and SNACK TIME – Once a month we select a different movie and watch it on our TV. The movie selection for Wednesday, July 17, at 1 p.m. is “Dolphin Tale” starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Morgan Freeman. A badly maimed juvenile dolphin is given a new tail, and a new life, through the efforts of the humans who save it in this true-life adventure saga. After losing its tail to a crab trap, the dolphin is doomed until a young boy spots its plight. This movie is rated PG.
DON’T MISS THIS MONTH……
BINGO, Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 1:15 p.m. to benefit the Senior Meals Program. We still have our Thursday afternoon game.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC with staff from Rutland Healthcare on Thursday, July 18, at
11 a.m. This is a free service.
JULY LUNCH BUNCH is going to The Pot Belly Pub in Ludlow on Friday, July 12. Lunch is at 11:30 am. Please register by Wednesday, July 10. The van will leave the center at 10:45 am.
FOOTCARE - Wednesday, July 31, at
12:30 p.m. with RAVNA. The fee is $5. As of July 1 the Footcare fee is $10.
BRUNCH is on Wednesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. The menu (always a surprise) will consist of Pancakes and maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, potatoes, fruit salad, juice and coffee. The fee of $4 is payable at time of registration in the office. Please register by Monday, July 29.
***Not Meeting in July & August****SuDoKu: What’s All the Excitement About?
The Godnick Center hosts a weekly SuDoKu class on Wednesday afternoons at two o’clock. The SuDoKu for Seniors program will run classes catering to absolute beginners as well as more advanced players.
A different puzzle is solved communally each week and the leader will explain the fine points of the various solving techniques as you go along. The classes are free of charge.
WHITE’S POOL IS OPEN - This year we are offering a limited number of senior pool passes that may be checked out free of charge at the Godnick Center for up to 5 days courtesy of a Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging Healthy Living Grant. Water fitness equipment (Aqua joggers and weights) are available at the pool. If you are interested in a senior pool pass for the season they may be purchased through the Recreation Office; $25 for residents and $36 for non-residents.
Wednesday Concerts from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Gazebo in Main Street Park
Facilitator: Cindi Wight 282-1092
July 3 Pan Handlers Steel Band July 31 Shellhouse
July 10 Marble City Swing Band August 7 Enerjazz
July 17 The Keating 5
July 24 Aaron Audet Band
Bring a picnic basket, family and friends and enjoy a summer evening of music.
Introduction to Medicare
Will you soon be eligible for Medicare?
Would you like to learn the basics of Medicare coverage?
Fred Hoyt, Coordinator of State Health Insurance Assistant Program for Bennington and Rutland Counties, will be presenting a program sponsored by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging. The program will explain what to expect and how to cope with transition to Medicare coverage Parts A, B, C, D, Medigaps and State and Federal assistance programs will be discussed.
Place: Godnick Adult Center Dates: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
1 Deer Street Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time: 10am – 11:30 am
Pre-Registration is necessary, class size will be limited. Call 1-800-642-5119
The Center is closed on Thursday, July 4, in observation of Independence Day.
THURSDAY HIKES SCHEDULE – 2013
The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. sponsors a series of hikes at a less strenuous pace for seniors. Hikes typically cover 2-4 miles, involve limited to moderate elevation gain, and try to avoid treacherous footing. Bring water and a lunch, wear sturdy footwear, and be prepared for Vermont weather. Bring bug spray, and guard against ticks by wearing long sleeves and pants. Meet on Thursdays at 9 am at the Godnick Center on Deer Street to car pool. We return in early to mid-afternoon. Call hike leaders with have any questions. **Hikes are subject to change due to weather and/or trail conditions. *Age 62+ Lifetime Pass: NPS Senior Pass $10-USDA office, 231 Main St. Rutland VT State Pass $2-Town Hall
July 11 Hogback Mountain, Goshen Tom Copps
Hike this moderate trail in the Green Mt. National Forest. 282-1675
July 25 Old Plymouth Road (Plymsbury), Shrewsbury Jean Hinson
Old roadbed follows Great Roaring Brook toward Plymouth Union. Moderate. 775-0873
Aug. 8 Glen Lake Overlook, Castleton Jean Hinson
Walk along the shore of Glen Lake, then climb to great view of lake below. Moderate. 775-0873
Aug. 22 Saratoga National Historic Park, Saratoga, NY – DAY TRIP Tom Copps
Trails, historic sites and buildings, nature. Picnic. Fees; *Golden Age/Senior/Pass. 282-1675
Sept. 5 Falls of Lana Trail, Salisbury Lyn Drigert
Climb this zig-zag trail to the falls and on to Silver Lake. Moderate. 775-7038
Sept . 19 Chittenden Reservoir, Lefferts Pond, Chittenden Pat Tinker
Follow the Catamount Trail from Chittenden Dam to Lefferts. Moderate. 775-5483
Oct. 3 Helen W. Buckner Memorial Preserve, West Haven Lyn Drigert
Hike Tim’s Trail through fields and forests where VT is west of NY. Moderate. 775-7038
Oct. 17 New Boston Trail, Chittenden Reneé Warren
Old woods road climbs to David Logan Shelter on Long Trail. Moderate. 747-4466
Oct. 31 Halloween Hike Edith Kellogg
Destination is a mystery……….. 775-1246
WHAT IS TRIAD?
TRIAD is a coalition of law enforcement, senior citizens and senior service agencies working together to make the lives of seniors safer and more enjoyable. TRIAD has several on-going programs such as:
- Senior ID Cards- a picture identification card containing emergency medical information about you and emergency contact information too.
- AARP Safe Driving Course – Sharen Underwood teaches this course 3 times a year. Designed as an update for senior drivers, it is a valuable course to take.
- Public Speaker- One of our team members (a law enforcement officer) is happy to be a speaker at meetings, senior centers or senior housing. Speaking on crime prevention and safety topics.
- Senior Picnic – Meals on Wheels provides the food and TRIAD provides the entertainment.
- Safe at Home Program – suggestions by a law enforcement officer on how to make your home safer against a potential burglar. Comes with a free Safe Alert light bulb for your porch light.
All TRIAD activities are either free or have a minimal cost. For more information on TRIAD call 786-0037.