Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice will continue to hold all exercise classes virtually for the winter of 2021. View the class schedule below.

Webinar: Know Your Numbers


FREE

One of the best ways to be proactive when it comes to your health is to be informed. Learn about the five critical numbers everyone should know to asses their risk of heart disease. Register for the webinar here.

 

Virtual Panel: Healthcare Decisions Day


FREE

Recognized April 16, National Healthcare Decisions day is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations aimed at ensuring information, opportunity and access is available for all to document important healthcare decisions. VNACHCH Director of Hospice Michelle Blanchette and local attorney Joan Reed Wilson will share their expertise on healthcare decision-making and answer questions from those in attendance. Register for this event here.

 

Webinar: LSVT BIG: A Parkinson's Program


FREE

One of our clinicians certified in LSVT BIG, physical therapy designed to address movement deficiencies in those living with Parkinson’s Disease, will present an overview of this treatment that helps patients to increase limb and body movement.

Sponsored by Artis Senior Living of Branford.

Register for the webinar here.

 

Webinar: Understanding prediabetes


FREE

One in three American adults has prediabetes. Of individuals who are prediabetic, nine out of 10 don’t realize they have the condition. This webinar will give an overview of the risk factors for developing prediabetes and what can be done to reverse the condition and reduce your risk of progressing to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

Sponsored by

David MacNiven, Independent Health Insurance Agent Specializing in Medicare, Nutmeg Advisory Group

Register for the webinar here.

 

Webinar: Memory Matters


FREE

Learn why exercising your brain is as important as exercising your body, find out how to maintain and improve brain function and dispel the myths of memory loss and aging.

Sponsored by Artis Senior Living of Branford.

Register for the webinar here.

 

Webinar: Medical vs. Non-Medical Homecare Services


FREE

This webinar will cover the basics of what is considered medical home healthcare and qualifies for insurance coverage, and what is considered non-medical homecare services. Register for the webinar here.

 

Webinar: Compassion Fatigue, A Reality for Caregivers


FREE

Reality for Caregivers: Could you be suffering from compassion fatigue? Recognize the signs and learn habits that will help reduce your risk.

Sponsored by Artis Senior Living of Branford.

Register for the webinar here.

 

Webinar: Beat the Heat


FREE

Learn the signs of dehydration, why older adults are more prone to dehydration and tips to stay hydrated. Register for the webinar here.

 

Parkinson’s Exercise Class, Live Zoom Class


$4 per class

A beneficial exercise program for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.
To register, email wellnessclasses@vna-commh.org

 

Fitness and Movement Basics, Live Zoom Class


$15 for 12-week series; $10 for 6-week series

This 45-minute 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. Click here to register.

 

Functional Cardio & Fitness, Live Zoom Class


$15 for 12-week series; $10 for 6-week series

This 45-minute 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. Click here to register.

 

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Advanced Live Zoom Class


$30 for series

This course, formally known as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, is an evidence-based fall prevention program aimed at improving strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning to prevent falls in older adults and individuals with balance disorders. This therapeutic regimen improves posture and awareness and mindful control of body positioning, as well as coordination. Click here to register.

 

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Beginners Live Zoom Class


$30 for series

This course, formally known as Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, is an evidence-based fall prevention program aimed at improving strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning to prevent falls in older adults and individuals with balance disorders. Click here to register.

 

Mobility & Movement


$85 for 12-week series; $45 for 6-week series

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. Click here to register.

 

Senior Boot Camp


$23 for series

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. Register at 203.245.5627 and you will be contacted by VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice with Zoom participation information. This class is sponsored by the Town of Madison but open to anyone for participation. Call the Senior Center to register at 203.245.5627.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis


$90 for series

A class designed to increase balance and stability. Helps you stay on your feet and manage your arthritis. Click here to register.

 

Tai Chi


$15

A class designed to increase balance and stability. Register at 203.245.5627 and you will be contacted by VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice with Zoom participation information. This class is sponsored by the Town of Madison but open to anyone for participation. Call the Senior Center to register at 203.245.5627.

 

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.

Click here to register.

Ask the Nurse - Madison residents only


Free

A registered nurse can work with you to set health goals and to review your medications, help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service. Call the Senior Center at 203.245.5627 to schedule a slot and receive Zoom or call-in information.

 

Ask the Nurse


Free

A registered nurse can work with you virtually to set health goals and to review your medications, help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service.

If you need to have an RN check your blood pressure, heart rate or weight, an in-person clinic visit may be scheduled on an as-needed, case-by-case basis in our Guilford and Hamden offices only. Our nursing staff follows strict safety guidelines to protect our patients and themselves.

 

Ask the Nurse - Hamden residents only


Free

A registered nurse can work with you to set health goals and to review your medications, help you create a medication list, and discuss how you can prepare for a medical appointment. There is no cost for this service. Call our helpline 866.474.5230 to schedule a slot and receive Zoom or call-in information.

 

Virtual Family Caregiver Support Group


Free

In times like these, it is important to find ways to connect with others and do what we can to maintain a sense of normalcy to any extent possible.
These meetings are not only open to those who have attended our Family Caregiver Support Groups in the past, but they are open to new members who may be finding themselves facing new caregiving challenges during this time of social distancing.

You can access our Virtual Support Group at the link below or via phone using the Meeting ID and Password:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86133783195

Meeting ID: 861 3378 3195

Dial by your location
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
If you have questions, please leave a message on our Helpline 866.474.5230 and someone will return your call as soon as possible.