Falls Avenue Senior Center – Sept. 3 to 10, 2014

Falls Avenue Senior Center events for area adults 55 and older follow. Most require reservations, which can be made by calling 860-945-5250. Please speak with a staff member when calling as the senior center does not accept voice-mail reservations. The center is at 311 Falls Ave. in Oakville, Conn.

Chair Yoga class

NancyLynne Velezis, a newly certified Yoga instructor and Watertown resident, is teaching an ongoing Chair Yoga class Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $12 for a six-week session (9/4, 9/11, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30). Please bring your $12 payment to your first class. Checks are payable to NancyLynne Velezis. Reservations are required by the day before each class. As with any type of exercise program, you should consult your physician before participating.

Book club

The center’s book club will review “Etched in Sand” by Regina Callera Monday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. Next month’s novel is “Road Kill” by Jan Coffey. That discussion will take place Oct. 6. New members are welcome. Reservations are not needed.

Painting class

A free painting with acrylics art class will begin Monday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. Alice Kennedy is teaching this free five-week class. She also is providing all supplies. Her unique style of teaching enables participants to complete a project at each two-hour class. Participants do not have to sign up for five classes. They may attend as many classes as they choose. Reservations are required by the Friday before each session.

Veterans coffee hour

A veterans coffee hour is set for Wednesday Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. At this program, Wayne Rioux, a U.S. Army Vietnam-era veteran, will engage veterans in conversation about their military service, assignments, opinion of the military and experiences that led to their civilian careers. He also will provide information about the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal and will distribute Honor Flight applications. Reservations are required by Sept. 9.

Strength, sculpt and tone

The center’s free, 30-minute strength, sculpt and tone exercise class meets every Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. While sculpting and improving strength and balance, participants work muscles to tone them and get some cardiovascular training at the same time. Kimberly Johnston of Fitness at the Edge in Middlebury teaches this class. Reservations are not required. The class is funded by a grant from the East Hill Woods Fund at the Connecticut Community Foundation.


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