VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice will resume in-person exercise and wellness classes September 2021!

We ask that all exercise class and Ask the Nurse participants wear a mask and follow health and safety guidelines of the facility that they take place in. Safety guidelines are subject to change based on recommendations from the CDC and local health departments.

See below for the schedule and to register.

 

Parkinson’s Exercise Class (ALSO ON ZOOM)


$6 per class

A beneficial exercise program for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

For more information, call 866.474.5230 or email wellnessclasses@vna-commh.org

Fitness and Movement Basics - Guilford (ALSO ON ZOOM)


$30

This class features chair exercises that are appropriate for people with mobility challenges. This class provides exercises which focus on muscular strength, range of motion, agility and balance, and cardio. This gently paced program will focus on activities that can be accomplished while seated and will conclude with a stretch and relaxation segment.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

Click here to register. When registering, select Zoom or in-person option. You will be contacted with a Zoom link if you choose to participate virtually.

Functional Cardio & Fitness - Guilford (ALSO ON ZOOM)


$30

This class is for fit active older adults with a robust activity level and prior fitness experience. This class will provide strength training, agility, balance, coordination, range of motion and cardiovascular segments, promoting overall wellness. Participants must be able to stand throughout class.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

Click here to register. When registering, select Zoom or in-person option. You will be contacted with a Zoom link if you choose to participate virtually.

Senior Boot Camp - Madison


$23

An all-in-one workout designed to improve your quality of life. This class features simple low-impact cardio, balance, strength and endurance exercises, and helps improve flexibility. A sturdy chair, hand held weights or resistance bands, and exercise balls will be used.

Held at Madison Senior Center, located at 29 Bradley Rd.

Register with the senior center at 203.245.5627

Sponsored by the town of Madison.

Dodge Diabetes


$80 for series

Months 1 to 4, classes meet weekly
Months 5 to 6 classes meet every other week
Months 7 to 12 classes meet once per month

Class will be held virtually via Zoom with a potential for in-person, socially distanced meetings in our Hamden Program Room and Guilford Wellness Center once it is deemed safe to do so. This Group Lifestyle Balance Program™ follows curriculum approved by the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is supported by grant funding from the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the CDC.

Call for more information: 866.474.5230.

Exercise for Better Balance - Branford


$15

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Join us for this beneficial exercise program designed to help you prevent falls.

Held at Canoe Brook Senior Center, 46 Church St. in Branford.

Available to Branford residents only.

Register at 203.315.0684.

Exercise to Prevent Falls - Guilford


$75

Increase muscle strength and improve flexibility and balance. Exercises can be modified for each person’s fitness level.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

Click here to register.

Tai Chi - Guilford


$120

Traditional Tai Chi for improving and maintaining overall health, balance, stress reduction, mindfulness and community. Good for all fitness levels including cross-training for greater relaxation in movement.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

Click here to register.

Yoga - Guilford


$120 for series, $10 drop-in

A yoga experience offering a gentle sequence of safe, aligned postures, yogic breathing and deep relaxation.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

Click here to register.

Mobility and Movement - Guilford


$85

Stretching and mindfulness for releasing tight and restricted muscles and improving joint mobility ideal for anyone looking to learn correct stretching and to improve strength. Appropriate for those with osteoporosis or struggles with joint flexibility.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

Click here to register.

Chair Yoga for Balance and Strength - Guilford


$120 for series or $10 drop-in

You’ll learn classic yoga postures and therapeutic movements to keep your joints mobile and keep you out of pain with the use of a chair. Improve your breathing, learn tools to help ease tension, calm the mind and reap the benefits of improved flexibility.

Held in our Wellness Center at 753 Boston Post Rd. in Guilford.

Click here to register.

Tai Chi for Better Balance - Advanced - Hamden (ALSO ON ZOOM)


$30

Designed for those who have taken Tai Chi with us before. Increase balance, stability, helps you stay on your feet and manage arthritis.

Sponsored by the Town of Hamden.

Class is located in our Hamden Program Room at 2319 Whitney Ave. in Hamden on the 4th floor.

Click here to register. When registering, select Zoom or in-person option. You will be contacted with a Zoom link if you choose to participate virtually.

Tai Chi for Better Balance - Beginners - Hamden


$30

Designed to increase balance and stability. Helps you to stay on your feet and manage your arthritis.

Sponsored by the town of Hamden.

Class is located in our Hamden Program Room at 2319 Whitney Ave. in Hamden on the 4th floor.

Click here to register.

Exercise for Better Balance - Hamden


$15

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. Join us for this beneficial exercise program designed to help you increase  your balance and strength to help you prevent falls.

Sponsored by the Town of Hamden. Available to Hamden residents only.

Class is held at the Miller Senior Center, located at 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden.

Click here to register.

Sittercise - Hamden


$15

Join us to increase muscle strength and improve flexibility and balance to prevent falls. All exercises are done in a chair.

Sponsored by the Town of Hamden. Available to Hamden residents only.

Class is held at the Miller Senior Center, located at 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden.

Click here to register.

Tai Chi - Madison


$30

Traditional Tai Chi for improving and maintaining overall health, balance, stress reduction, mindfulness and community. Good for all fitness levels including cross-training for greater relaxation in movement.

Held at the Madison Senior Center, located at 29 Bradley Rd.

Register with the senior center at 203.245.5627

Exercise for Better Balance - North Haven


$30

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. Join us for this beneficial exercise program designed to help you increase your balance and strength to help you prevent falls.

Sponsored by the Town of North Haven. Available to North Haven residents only.

Held at the Joyce Budrow Senior Center at 189 Pool Rd. in North Haven.

Click here to register.

Ask the Nurse - Branford


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic takes place at Canoe Brook Senior Center, 46 Church Street in Branford.

Available to Branford residents only.

Ask the Nurse - East Haven


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic takes place at the East Haven Senior Center, 91 Taylor Ave.

Sponsored by the Town of East Haven.

Ask the Nurse - Guilford


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic takes place at the Guilford Community Center, 32 Church Street.

Ask the Nurse - Guilford


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

11:30 a.m. – Noon at Sachem Hollow, State St.

Ask the Nurse - Hamden


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic takes place at Mt. Carmel Congregate Housing, 33 Woodruff St., Main Office.

This clinic is sponsored by the Town of Hamden and available to Mt. Carmel residents only.

Ask the Nurse - Hamden


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic is located at Miller Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave in Hamden.

Sponsored by the Town of Hamden, this clinic is available to Hamden residents only.

Ask the Nurse - Hamden


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic is located at Davenport Dunbar Residence, 125 Putnam Ave in Hamden.

Sponsored by the Town of Hamden, this clinic is available to Hamden residents only.

Ask the Nurse - North Haven


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic is located at Steven’s Woods, 165 Clintonville Rd. in North Haven.

Sponsored by the Town of North Haven, this clinic is available to North Haven residents only.

Ask the Nurse - North Haven


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic takes place at Joyce Budrow Senior Center, 189 Pool Rd. in North Haven.

Sponsored by the Town of North Haven, this clinic is available to North Haven residents only.

Ask the Nurse - Woodbridge


Free

A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and work with you to set goals. The RN can also help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service and appointments are not required.

This clinic takes place at Woodbridge Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane.

Sponsored by the Town of Woodbridge.