Please call the Council on Aging Office at (978) 526-7500 for further information or as otherwise noted. As always, the COA van is available for transportation. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
STRONG WOMEN PROGRAM: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 8:30 – 9:30 AM at the Manchester Community Center. Classes are $3 per session or $6 a week. Classes designed to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. Lynne Umstead, a physical therapist leads the classes. Paperwork is available at the COA Office.
YOGA: Each Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the Congregational Chapel, Chapel Lane. $5 per class
ZUMBA: Each Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at the American Legion Post 113. $3 per class
BODY AND SOLE WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, 8:30 AM. Call Carol Schanley at 978-526-1295 for further information about where the walk will start. Starting points vary
BRIDGE CLUB: Tuesday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Plains Community Room. All are welcome. Please call Elizabeth Moon at 978-526-4515 for further information or to register
QUILTING: Monday, starts at 9:30 AM at the Community Center. Free beginners and advanced quilting classes.
THE STRONG WOMEN PROGRAM FOR WOMEN FOR ALL AGES
The Strong Women Program, a strength training program developed by Tufts University will help increase strength, balance and energy and to look and feel better about yourself. The Manchester Council on Aging will be offering the Strong Women Program, an exercise program for women of all ages on Monday's and Thursday's from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Manchester Community Center. This is a twelve-week session and is led by Manchester resident and physical therapist Lynne Umstead. There is a charge of $3 per class and is payable to Lynne. Miriam Nelson, PhD, an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, developed the Strong Women Program. The Strong Women Program is based upon years of research on how strength
training and proper nutrition improve the health of women of all ages. "Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength," states Dr. Nelson. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and very active women. New participants need to call the COA to register for the classes. For more information and for the necessary paperwork, please contact the Manchester Council on Aging at
The Manchester Council on Aging is pleased to offer a weekly Zumba class at the American Legion Post 113. Pat Martines, a certified Zumba Gold instructor invites seniors to come experience the benefits of Zumba! Any and all seniors are welcome - experience does not matter! There is a charge of $3 per week. Please call the Council on Aging (not the Legion) for more information or to register. Registration is necessary. The Council on Aging van is available for anyone who needs transportation. (978) 526-7500