Let’s Get Moving!
Join our Free Walk with Ease Program facilitated by Linda Harvey, Ottauquechee Health Center Physical Therapist
Thursdays, beginning June 1, 10:30-11:30 am and Tuesdays beginning June 6, 4:30-5:30 PM
- Meet twice weekly at East End Park at the picnic tables
- Wear comfortable shoes and bring water
- Walking sticks or canes are encouraged if needed
- Pre-register with The Thompson and pick up your free program guide book
- Contact Linda Harvey with any program questions at 802-355-0376 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. Comprehensive studies demonstrate that Walk With Ease reduces pain, increases balance and strength and improves your overall health.
Senior Swim at The Woodstock Athletic Club
Senior Swim offers an affordable option for local older adults looking for an indoor pool. The rate is $8/visit and is restricted to use of the pool, or you can purchase a discounted 10-pack senior swim package for $75 and valid for 12 months of use. The hours have been expanded to Monday through Friday 1pm-4pm. For more information contact The Woodstock Athletic Club at 802-457-6656..
Ping Pong at Woodstock’s Little Theater
Mondays and Wednesdays, Drop in Play, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
If you enjoy socializing and having fun, then playing ping pong is for you!
“Table tennis raises the heart rate, helps strengthen muscles, mobilizes the joints and, importantly, sharpens reaction times and hugely improves hand-eye coordination…all of which help to improve one’s quality of life.” From Heart Matters Magazine, British Health Foundation
This program is offered by The Thompson Center in collaboration with The Woodstock Recreation Center.
Gentle Yoga – It’s Beneficial for Everyone
Offered by Yoga Instructor, Kathryn Mills
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm, Cost: 6 class punch card for $90, or $20 per class
Gentle Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced seated, standing, and reclining poses focusing on developing/increasing alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are offered and props are optional. No experience or flexibility required. Bring a mat if you have one, and a blanket if you like.
Pre-registration is required by calling The Thompson.
Join Anne and Jane for Tai Chi on Wednesdays
Moving soon to the Thompson Tent
Join Anne Bower and Jane Philpin for Spring Tai Chi classes. Tai chi’s gentle, flowing movements are complex enough to be fascinating but easy to learn. With ample individual instruction everyone can gain the benefits–better balance, greater mindfulness, improved posture, reduced pain from arthritis, and for some folks, even better blood pressure and sleep…and we have fun as we learn.
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30–Introductory class (Fall Prevention Tai Chi)
Wednesdays, 10:40-11:40–Sun Style Tai Chi (a more advanced form)
Suggested donation is $3 per class, payable to the Thompson Senior Center
For more information, check out Anne’s website: Anne Bower–Tai Chi & Writing
Strength, Stretch and Stability Class with Instructor Liz Hatfield
Thursdays – In person and on Zoom 10:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesdays – Zoom Class Only 10:30 – 11:30 am
Cost: $5 per in-person class payable to The Thompson Center. Virtual attendees are asked to donate to Liz directly.
For those who wish to continue classes via Zoom, Thursdays will be a hybrid class and you can continue to exercise from home. A zoom link will be provided upon request and newcomers are welcome.
Bone Builders on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 pm
Led by Certified Instructor, Althea Derstine
The Bone Builders exercise program is based on research conducted and published by Tufts University which shows that strength training just twice a week dramatically reduces the risk of fractures and can even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis. The Bone Builders program is beneficial exercise for everybody. It includes stretching, balance work, and weight lifting. New students are always welcome and are asked to call The Thompson to register and obtain a medical clearance document to be signed by your medical provider.