Health & Wellness

 

 

WELLNESS MONDAYS

 

Five Minute Chair Massage

3rd Monday by appointment only      TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Receiving consistent massage at least once a month offers many benefits that help to support our mind/body. When we take care of the physical body, we're also taking care of the mind/subtle body. Both can affect the other when physical or mental stress builds from the subjective aspects of daily life. This body you inhabit is your first vehicle and, just like cars or anything that needs continual maintenance, we need bodywork, too!

Benefits of Massage:

  • Helps manage chronic pain from repetitive motion of daily life
  • Increases the bloodflow throughout the body for better circulation
  • Improves stamina, muscle tone, and flexibility
  • Helps improve the quality of life for the mind/body as a whole

Haley Games, LMT of Innate Energy Massage offers 5 minute back massages on the 3rd Monday of most months. Call the Newburyport COA at (978) 462-0430 to schedule an appointment. Newburyport residents are given priority.

 

10 Minute Hand Massage

4th Monday by appointment only

Since graduating from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Sue Perry-Bannon has been incorporating Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, stretching and relaxation into her treatments.

Sue Perry-Bannon, LMT and owner of Sole to Soul, offers therapeutic hand massages on the 4th Monday of most months. Call the Newburyport COA at (978) 462-0430 to schedule an appointment. Newburyport residents are given priority.

 

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

 

Appointments with an AUDIOLOGIST

2nd Wednesday by appointment only      TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

An audiologist visits the on the 2nd Wednesday of most months to offer hearing tests. Call the Newburyport COA at (978) 462-0430 to schedule an appointment. Newburyport residents are given priority.

 

Appointments with a PODIATRIST

3rd Wednesday by appointment only 

A podiatrist from New England Foot & Ankle visits the Senior/Community Center on the 3rd Wednesday of most months to clip toe nails for just $25. Call the Newburyport COA at (978) 462-0430 to schedule an appointment. Newburyport residents are given priority.

 

FITNESS CLASSES

 

Chair Yoga

Most Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Instructor:  Mary Van Abs

$5 suggested donation

Chair Yoga is done seated in a chair making this practice accessible for everyone.  Chair yoga is offered once a week and has all of the same wonderful yogic practices as a class that happens on the floor. Gentle Pathways Yoga chair class address posture and breathing, as well as movement, meditation and end with traditional chanting. 

 

Exercise to Music

Most Mondays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Instructor:  YWCA Fitness Instructors

$3 suggested donation

We are partnering with the Newburyport YWCA to offer the very popular Exercise to Music fitness class. Seasoned instructors, such as Paula Pressler, will focus on meeting the specific needs of the senior population in a safe and social environment. They bring a myriad of training and certifications and design classes to specifically meet the key elements of functional fitness for seniors: balance, flexibility, mobility, cardio/strength and mind/body. The class is set to invigorating music and includes stretching, hand weights, no-impact and low-impact aerobic movements, and cool-down.  The program is suited to wheelchair users, post-mastectomy patients, arthritic elders, etc.

 

Fit for Life

Most Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Instructor:  YWCA Fitness Instructors

$3 suggested donation

We are partnering with the Newburyport YWCA to offer Fit for Life, an updated class that will not only develop movement stamina, strength, and flexibility, but will also prepare you with balance, brain and agility training.

 

Gentle Movement Class

Most Mondays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Instructor:  Susan Tribble

$5 suggested donation

Using influences from dance, fitness and Qi Gong, the Gentle Movement focuses on breathing, stretching, balancing, and gently working all major muscle groups, within exercise guidelines for those 50 and over. The class can be performed standing and/or sitting (except for the balance portion). This weekly Gentle Movement Class is for anyone who would like to improve their posture, balance, flexibility and mobility, and better control the symptoms associated with aging and conditions such as Arthritis and Parkinson's. Soothing music played in the background.  

 

Stretch with Lisa

Most Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Instructor:  YWCA Instructor Lisa

$3 suggested donation

Stretch

 

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

 

Emotional Support Canines Chloe & Tilly

Most Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer:  Michael T.

Dogs can make many of us feel all warm and fuzzy, and it’s particularly comforting to those who have had to give up owning pets due to circumstances beyond their control. Our emotional support pet program brings dogs in to snuggle with community members of all ages. Research shows that spending even a short period of time with animals can improve your mental and emotional health.

 

Aura-Soma Guided Meditation

3rd Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Guides:  Lisa Choquette and Ariole Estar

$5 suggested donation

In this new program, Aura-Soma Guided Meditation, instructors Lisa Choquette and Ariole Estar will help you experience guided meditation using the Aura-Soma Pomanders and their Tone Therapy System to expand your senses, as well as hands-on energy healing. Their new Healing Center and Artisan Boutique, Colour Light & Frequency, located at 17 Green Street, offers energy healing, classes, & guided group meditations as well as provides tools for maintaining balance and calm in your everyday life.