Godnick Adult Center Programs
Program Spotlight :
TRIPS & Tours –
Collette Tours and the Godnick Center are offering the following trip…Italian Vistas, September 28 – October 10, 2019. For more information on this trip please stop and pick up a brochure. If there is a destination that we are not offering that you are interested in please stop by my office and let me know. Collette has many tour destinations and may have just the one you are looking for.
Wed. 7:00-8:30PM Jan 9, 2019 - Feb 13, 2019
This class focuses on playing notes on the guitar (six string) and guitar music. The course is for both beginner (no prior experience required) and intermediate students. All students will work on the same songs. However, beginners will focus on notes in first position (frets 1-3), while intermediate students will also learn to play the same songs and exercises in new and different ways. For example, intermediate students will play notes in different octave ranges and fret positions (frets 4-12), as well as melodies across a single string. Beginners will learn using tablature notation (play by numbers). Intermediate players who wish to begin learning how to read music will be given additional handouts. Courses are $68 for Rutland City Residents and $79 for non-residents. Click the header to register online.
Wed. 7:00-8:30PM Feb 27, 2019 - April 3, 2019
This class focuses on playing chords on the guitar (six string) and guitar music. The course is for both beginner (no prior experience required) and intermediate students. All students will work on the same songs. However, beginners will focus on chords in first position (frets 1-3), while intermediate students will also learn to play the same songs and exercises in new and different ways. For example, intermediate students will play chords in fret positions 4-12 (barre chords and other moveable chord forms). Beginners will learn using chord charts and tablature notation (play by numbers). Intermediate players who wish to begin learning how to read music will be given additional handouts. Courses are $68 for Rutland City Residents and $79 for non-residents. Click the header to register online.
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.
coffee & crafts
Our first session will be on Tuesday December 11th at 10:45AM. Trying something new for the creative spirit. We will supply the coffee (or tea) and craft supplies. Suggested donation of $5 person. For our first session we will be making holiday themed décor pieces. The next coffee and crafting will be on January 15th.
Book Discussion Club
The book choice for Tuesday, December 18, at 2 pm is “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. We have 2 copies available at the office for a 10 day check-out.
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.
Movie and Snack
We will have movie and a snack on Friday December 7th at 2:00 PM. For more information call 773-1853.
with Carol Ballou on Friday mornings at 11:30am. Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.
BINGO, Mondays and Thursdays at 1:15 pm. Bingo benefits Meals on Wheels and our Holiday Luncheon.
BRUNCH is on the 4th Wednesday of the month (typically) at 11 a.m. The menu will consist of Pancakes/French toast 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 the Monday prior to the brunch.
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.
with volunteer Krista Pike, RN on Thursdays December 13, at 9:30 a.m. 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 Center on December 17, 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 15th or call 802-345-7147.
Wednesday, December 26, at 12:30 p.m. with RAVNA. The fee is $10.
There is no lunch bunch in the month of December. We will resume in January.
Better Breathers Support Group
is meeting at the Godnick Center on December 3, from 11 am to noon. Do you have a difficult time breathing? If you answered yes, please join us for this FREE support group. This is 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.
with Kelly McElheny from Cove will return on Thursday, December 29th, 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.
FIT and FUN
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.
GROOVY GRANNIES LINE DANCE
– Intermediate line dance, mostly country with a little variety. No partner is needed. 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.)
Country Line Dancing
Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 with Marilyn Sheldon. Come for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed.
***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. Fee: $24 for four weeks ($18 for 3 week months) when you register at the beginning of the month. After the first week the drop in fee is $7. ALSO: 11:30–noon: Introduction to meditation, no charge. A variety of styles and techniques will be presented. No class August 10.
RSVP BONE BUILDERS
is 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.
TAI CHI is often described as “meditation in motion,” it is a mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. This class is a fun, relaxing and enjoyable way to move with mindfulness and enjoy the comradery of others while practicing. April Cioffi will lead Level 1. Certified instructors Nan Hart and Lori Hickey will lead Level 2. To Sign-up for Level 2 you must have completed Level 1 previously. All classes are free of charge.
Level 1 for Beginners will be offered on Fridays 9:30 am - 10:15 am January 11 - February 15.
Level 2 for Intermediate will be offered on Tuesdays 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, January 8 - February 12.
MOVERS and SHAKERS
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 am.
NEW! Thursday morning class at 10 am.
HIKING/WALKING GROUP –
We are trying out a new mild hiking/walking group at Giorgetti Park (2 Oak Street Ext.). We will meet Mondays at 9:30AM and hike/walk the lower trails and/or the perimeter of the lower field. Dress for the weather. This is a beginner hiking pace and trail difficulty is mild, but all are welcome. If anyone would like to enjoy a coffee after in the Arena it will be open.
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. For further details, call hike leader. All are welcome.
NOTE: Hikes are subject to change due to weather and/or trail conditions. (…..and please, no dogs.)
HIKES WILL RESUME AGAIN IN SPRING OF 2019.
Rutland Area Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series
OLLI, sponsored by UVM, promotes continuing education for area residents 50 and older. Lectures: Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, VT.
$40 membership card for 12 lectures and admission to other OLLI site lectures OR $5 at the door.
For information, call 446-2041 or 492-2300, or email www.learn.uvm.edu/osher.
*Pick-up a complete listing of OSHER Lecture Topics at the Godnick Center.*
Location: 1 Deer Street, Rutland, Vermont
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