Godnick Adult Center Programs


Knitting and more  

Want to knit or crotchet with a group? Come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 12:30 pm. Meet new friends, work on personal projects, and help with new ones. If you are interested join us on Tuesday afternoons. 


Book Discussion Club

The book for Tuesday, November 28, at 2 pm is “School Days of Jesus” by JM Coetzee. “When you travel across the ocean on a boat, all your memories are washed away and you start a completely new life. That is how it is. There is no before. There is no history. The boat docks at the harbour and we climb down the gangplank and we are plunged into the here and now. Time begins.”

The book for Tuesday, December 19, is “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles.


Movie and Snack

The movie for Wednesday, November 8, at 1 pm, is “Les Miserable” with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.  In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. Rated PG-13.



with Carol Ballou on Friday mornings at 10 am.  Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. Join us for a fun filled morning!



Mondays, November 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Thursdays November 2, 9, 16 & 30 at 1:15 pm. Bingo benefits Meals on Wheels and our Holiday Luncheon. 



is on Wednesday, November 15, at 11 a.m. The menu 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, November 13.   


Meditation for Your Life

with Brian Salmanson on Thursday mornings at 11am and Friday afternoons at 4 pm. Meditation creates the ability for improving all of our daily challenges.  Meditation for Your Life is easy to learn and easy to practice.  Meditation happens naturally and is a state of being, no different than being in a state of sleep.  We teach you how to allow this to happen.  We believe that meditation will be beneficial to seniors and we will gear our classes to accomplishing a healthy attitude and spirit for all.  It should be noted that all participants will be sitting on a chair.  Not meeting on 11/11 and 11/24.

Cooking Workshops

These workshops are provided by Rutland Area Farm Food Link (RAFFL). Learn how to cook healthy meals for one or many!    *Seniors and Kids 12 and under FREE. ****Please register for these Workshops at the Rutland Recreation Dept.’s office on North St. Ext. or on-line at rutlandrec.com

Everyday Chef - Instructor: Grace, Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL)

Holiday Side Dishes- 2 Part Microwave Scratch Cooking Workshop

Part 1:  Saturday, November 11, from 11:30 am to 1 pm-Corn Pudding/ Sausage Stuffing/ Creamed Spinach

Part 2: Saturday, December 9, 11:30 am to 1 pm – Broccoli Two-Ways/ Polenta/ Holiday Kale

ALL AGES - GODNICK CENTER                        SA     11/11             11:30AM-1PM      $5*

ALL AGES - GODNICK CENTER                        SA     12/9               11:30AM-1PM      $5*



Health Clinic

with volunteer Krista Pike, RN on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in November except on the 23rd.  She’ll also be here Monday, November 20. This is a free service.



Come have a SASH Chat with Brenda Howe SASH Coordinator. She can talk about services and resources in the area. Brenda will be at Godnick Center on November 20 at 11:30 am. SASH is a program to help seniors stay healthy and happy in their homes. If you would like more information join Brenda on the 20th or call 802-345-7147. See you there!


Foot Care

Wednesday, November 29, at 12:30 p.m. with RAVNA. The fee is $10.


Lunch Bunch

With so many holidays falling on Fridays in November and with our two Holiday Parties in December we are going to wait until January to resume Lunch Bunch. Thanks!


Medicare Minute

with Cove on Thursday, November 30, at 12:15 pm. SMP is partnering with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to present short Medicare and fraud prevention presentations. Each month a new topic will be covered providing participants with the most current information available

Better Breathers Support Group

is meeting at the Godnick Center on first Monday of the month from 11 am to noon. Do you have a difficult time breathing? If you answered yes, please join us for this FREE support group. An American Lung Association support group for people with breathing issues and their loved ones or caregivers.  Call Sarah at the Community Health Improvement 776-5508 for more info or just show up to join


Fitness Programs



on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Low impact, aerobic, and stretching routines; move to lively, sing-a-long music led by Marilyn Sheldon. Feel better, increase strength, balance and flexibility. The fee for Fit and Fun is $25 per month or $15 for once a week for the month.   



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 9:30 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 than happy to have you join us.)  No class 11/13 or 11/22.


Country Line Dancing

Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30. Come for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed. Marilyn Sheldon is the instructor.  

***The fee for the two Line Dancing classes is $3 per class or 10 classes for $25.  



Fridays, 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.  $7 drop in fee.  ALSO:  11:30–noon: Introduction to meditation, no charge. A variety of styles and techniques will be presented. No class 11/11 or 11/24.



An Osteo Exercise Program on Mondays/Wednesdays mornings at 9am., 1pm and evenings at 5:30pm and Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:30pm. 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 or sites call RSVP at 775-8220.



 This free program of low impact exercise is designed for people with Parkinson’s, or anyone else who wishes to maintain or improve flexibility, strength and balance in a supportive and relaxing environment. Start your week off right and work out with us. Mondays, 10:30 am.    



Is often described as “mediation in motion,” it is a mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. In addition to addressing general overall wellness, studies confirm Tai Chi has value in treating or preventing many health problems including arthritis and balance issues. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention – as in some kinds of meditation – on your bodily sensations. This class is a fun, relaxing and enjoyable way to move with mindfulness and enjoy the comradery of others while practicing. Tai Chi will be offered for 6 weeks on Tuesdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, January 9 thru February 13. Certified instructors Nan Hart and Lori Hickey will lead the classes. Class size is limited.


Rutland Area Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute begins the Fall season on Friday, September 1, at 1:30 with a Variety series (see listing below).  Memberships are $40 for all 12 Fall lectures or $5 at the door for each lecture.  For more information, please call Edith Kellogg, 775-1246.  Brochures available mid-August.


November 3- The ABC's of French Cooking-Bern Terry, who grew up in France and learned about French cooking from his Grandmother, will explore the history of that cuisine and its influence worldwide, in America, and in Vermont. 

November 10- Cooking by the Book-Andrea Chesman, a Vermont author of many cookbooks, magazine and newspaper articles, will assess the importance of the written word in the Internet age. She will share her insights about what makes a good recipe, a successful cookbook and the current trends in food writing and publishing. Currently at work on a book about why cooking with animal fats is better than vegetable oils, she will share what it takes to bring such a project from idea to finished book.

November 17- Scandinavian /American Songfest - The Nordic Harmoni Chorus was formed in 2005 and is a member of the American Union of Swedish Singers which dates from 1892 and includes 25 choruses nationwide. Their program is a mixture of selections in both Swedish and English. Prior Osher visits of this popular singing ensemble have delighted the audience. Additionally, this last program in the Fall Series will feature a refreshment party with lemonade and Scandinavian cookies.


Location: 1 Deer Street, Rutland, Vermont


Program Spotlight : Trips


 Collette Tours and the Godnick Center are offering the following trip….  Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise featuring a 7-night Princess Cruise, July 31, 2018 to August 12, 2018.  For more information on please stop and pick up a trip brochure.

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