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Bellows Falls Area Senior Center

18 Tuttle Street, Bellows Falls VT 05101

8:30am - 3:30pm Monday thru Friday

Phone:802-463-3907   e-mail:bfasc@sover.net

Serving the Towns of Athens, Grafton, Rockingham, Walpole, and Westminster.


ABOUT US

Welcome

We have attempted to include important information for area seniors.  If you cannot find answers to your questions on this site, please contact us by using the appropriate link on the left of this screen.

Visit us at the Center for lunch, served daily from 11:30-12:15. No reservations are necessary.  We serve on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Look for the Senior Center sign on the corner of Tuttle & Rockingham Streets adjacent to the Police/Fire Station.  Turn onto Tuttle Street and follow to the end of the street.  Take a left into our parking lot.

 

 



Happy Birthday from the Senior Center!

If you are 60 years of age or older, enjoy a free congregate lunch during the month of your birthday.

We are now 50+

We are pleased to announce the minimum attendance age has been lowered to 50 years of age.

Come enjoy numerous activities, trips, and special events. A majority of our activities are free of charge.

Want to join us for lunch? The cost is $5.00 for those under 60, and a suggestion donation of $3.50 for those 60+.

WELLNESS PROGRAMS THROUGH SMCS CHT FOR JANUARY FEBUARY MARCH

There is no charge for all programs but registration is requested.  Please contact the Community Health Team for more information or to register, 802-886-8946 or email cht@springfieldmed.org

 

Tobacco Cessation

Location: Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield, VT

Dates: Tuesday February 17th, Tuesday February 24th, Tuesday March 3rd, Tuesday March 10th

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Free group workshops meet weekly on for four weeks.  Many insurance companies will pay for smoking cessation treatments such as nicotine patches or gum after taking a cessation class.

 

 

Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions

Location: Rockingham Free Public Library 65 Westminster St. Bellows Falls, VT

Dates: Tuesday February 17th, Tuesday February 24th, Tuesday March 3rd, Tuesday March 10th, Tuesday March 17th, Tuesday March 24th

Time: 12:30 - 3:00 pm

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a program that helps individuals with chronic conditions learn how to manage and improve their own health. The program focuses on problems that are common to individuals suffering from any chronic condition, such as pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and communicating with doctors.

 

 

Weight Loss & Wellness for Adults-A Five-Session series.

Location: Springfield Health Center, 100 River St. Springfield, VT

Dates: March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th and March 31st from 5:30-6:30 pm

This weight and wellness program is designed to help adults looking to lose weight or maintain weight they've lost, in a healthy way, with the assistance of registered dietitian nutritionist, and the support of other program participants with similar goals. Topics addressed in this 5–class series will be physical activity, appetite regulation, emotional eating, combating food cravings, meal planning, and behavior modification tools. Each class will last approximately 1 hour and include an educational component as well as an opportunity for participants to share ideas and report on progress or stumbling blocks. To register for this group please call 802-886-8946.

 

 

Wellness/Lifestyle-Change support-A monthly check-in with a Certified Health Coach

 

Location: Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield, VT

 

Dates: January 16th 5:45-7pm, February 10th 5:45-7pm and March 10th 5:45pm-7pm

 

This is your opportunity to use knowledge you have gained from other programs and experiences and continue to be successful. This monthly class, taught by a Certified Health Coach, will feature topics from nutrition and cooking to fitness and stress management. At each class you will be offered an optional weigh in or measurements, discuss previous goal successes, gain new knowledge toward a healthier you, and set goals to work on for the next month. This your chance to take wellness into your own hands with support of others.

 

Medicare Boot Camp
WHEN: Feb 18, 1-3 P.M. and March 11, 1-3 P.M.
(These are duplicate classes, not a series)
WHERE: The Meeting House at Springfield Hospital
(on Ridgeway Road, drive past the hospital entrance and go up the next driveway on the left).
Senior Solutions staff will provide unbiased information about the Medicare system. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and this session will help participants make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many other issues. This class is appropriate for those who are currently enrolled in Medicare, as well as anyone who will be signing up in the near future. Family members who help elders may also find this class useful. Space is limited, so please call ahead to register. There is no fee, but donations are appreciated. To register or get more information, call the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119.

 

Death and Dying for Beginners has been rescheduled for February 25th through March 18th 10-12:30pm.

This is a four week course, meeting on Wednesdays, for those interested in exploring end of life issues through readings, discussions and introspective exercises.  Opportunities will be provided to reflect on personal attitudes and feelings about death and dying, as well as learning how to offer assistance to a friend or neighbor during a time of loss.  Classes will be facilitated by Cheryl Richards, Brattleboro Area Hospice Education Coordinator. This course is free, but registration and a pre-course conversation with Cheryl is required.  For questions or to register please call Brattleboro Area Hospice, 257 -0775 x 108.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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