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Senior Couple Exercising
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  All classes and activities take place at the Ledyard Senior Center unless otherwise specified in the description.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session. 

AQUACISE
Exercise in the pool to provide a lot of resistance for muscles, but no wear and tear on joints.
DAY:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 times in one month
TIME:  10:00 - 10:45
BEGINS:  On-going
FEE:  $65
LOCATION:  Vitale Aquatics & Tennis, 14 Iron Street, Ledyard


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ADULT BEGINNING LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Each class will start with a demonstration of techniques including use of brushes, palette knives, mediums and color mixing. Students need to bring a landscape picture from which you would like to paint.  All materials are included.

DAY:  Mondays, 5 weeks 
TIME:  10:00 – 12:00
BEGINS:  March 13
FEE:  $50

DAY:  Thursdays, 5 weeks 
TIME:  10:00 – 12:00
BEGINS:  March 16
FEE:  $50
INSTRUCTOR:  Charles Shaw

YOGA
Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.
DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeks
TIME:  9:00 - 10:00
BEGINS:  June 7
FEE:  $50
INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman
 
DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeks
TIME:  9:00 – 10:00
BEGINS: June 9
FEE:  $50
INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman

CHAIR YOGA
Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.
DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeks
TIME:  10:30 - 11:30
BEGINS:  April 28
FEE:  $50
INSTRUCTOR:  Anne Nelson


LATIN LINE DANCING 
This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.
DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeks
TIME:  10:30 – 11:30
BEGINS:  June 6
FEE:  $50
INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie Winslow


TAI CHI
Tai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.
DAY:  Friday, 10 weeks
TIME:  12:00 - 1:00
BEGINS:  June 2
FEE:  $50
INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan

SILVER SNEAKERS FLEX
Strength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.
DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeks
TIME:  1:30 – 2:30
BEGINS:  on-going

DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeks
TIME:  1:30 – 2:30
BEGINS:  on-going
FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.
INSTRUCTOR:  Robin Loy

JOGGIN' YOUR NOGGIN – NEW!!!
Join us for mentally stimulating and challenging activities!  You’ll have fun doing brain teasers, trivia, word power, categories, giant crossword puzzles, famous phrases, armchair travel and more!
DAY:  1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
TIME:  1:00
FEE:  FREE

CRAFTAHOLICS ANONYMOUS
NEW!  Bring your favorite craft supplies and any current projects that you’re working on and join in on the fun!  Perfect excuse to socialize while finishing old projects or working on brand new ones. 
DAY:  2nd and 4th Monday of each month
TIME:  9:00
FEE:  FREE

CRIBBAGE
DAY:  Every day
TIME:  9:00
FEE:  FREE
 
QUILTING
DAY:  Mondays
TIME:  9:30
FEE:  FREE
 
OPEN BRIDGE
DAY:  Tuesdays and Fridays
TIME:  10:00
FEE:  FREE
 
CHORUS
DAY:  Wednesdays
TIME:  10:00 – 11:00
FEE:  FREE
 
BINGO
DAY:  Mondays
TIME:  12:30 – 1:30
FEE:  $1 / card per game.  The winner gets the money which was collected for that particular game.
 
THE KNIT-WITS
(Knitting and Crocheting Group)
DAY:  Wednesdays
TIME:  1:00
FEE:  FREE
 
PINOCHLE
DAY:  Thursdays
TIME:  9:00 – 1:00
FEE:  FREE

LEDYARD LOOPERS
Have you wanted to learn how to knit or crochet but have been too intimidated, or are you more advanced and just want to socialize and visit and share pointers and patterns?  Then this group is for you!   
DAY & TIME:  varies; please join the Ledyard Loopers Facebook page to see up-to-date information; if you have any questions regarding that, please contact a staff member.
FEE:  FREE
 
PICKLEBALL
Open pickleball!  Come join us, whether you’re a beginner or more advanced.  All levels are welcome!
DAY:  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
TIME:  10:00 – 12:00
BEGINS:  On going
FEE:  FREE
LOCATION:  Gales Ferry Community Center Tennis Courts

BUILD A BOUQUET WORKSHOP
Participants will learn the five elements of creating a stunning market bouquet, and then build their own beautiful arrangements.  Great opportunity to learn what goes into a beautiful bouquet!  This class is appropriate for all skill and knowledge levels.
DAY:  Tuesday, August 8
TIME:  12:00
FEE:  $10 (limited to ten participants)
INSTRUCTOR:  Pamela Gray

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Aquacise August 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A TuTh  08/01/2023 - 08/24/2023
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Vitale Aquatics & Tennis
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Aquacise July 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A TuTh  07/04/2023 - 07/27/2023
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Vitale Aquatics & Tennis
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Landscape Painting - Mondays 
Spring 2023
55 - 99 N/A 04/17/2023 - 05/15/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ledyard Senior Center
$50.00 R, $55.00 NR
 
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Aquacise June 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A TuTh  06/06/2023 - 06/29/2023
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Vitale Aquatics & Tennis
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Aquacise September 
Fall 2023
55 - 99 N/A TuTh  09/05/2023 - 09/28/2023
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Vitale Aquatics & Tennis
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Landscape Painting - Mondays 
Spring 2023
55 - 99 N/A 05/22/2023 - 06/19/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ledyard Senior Center
$50.00 R, $55.00 NR
 
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Build a Bouquet Workshop 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A Tu  08/08/2023
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ledyard Senior Center - Room A
$10.00 R, $15.00 NR
Instructor: Pamela Gray
 
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Tai Chi 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A 06/02/2023 - 08/04/2023
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Gales Ferry Community Center
$50.00 R, $55.00 NR
 
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Latin Line Dancing 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A Tu  06/06/2023 - 08/15/2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ledyard Senior Center
$50.00 R, $55.00 NR
 
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Chair Yoga Friday 
Spring 2023
55 - 99 N/A 04/28/2023 - 06/16/2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ledyard Senior Center - Room A
$40.00 R, $45.00 NR
 
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Yoga - Wednesdays 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A 06/07/2023 - 08/09/2023
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ledyard Senior Center - Room A
$50.00 R, $55.00 NR
 
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Yoga- Fridays 
Summer 2023
55 - 99 N/A 06/09/2023 - 08/11/2023
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ledyard Senior Center - Room A
$50.00 R, $55.00 NR
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