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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.

 

 

 

AARP TAX-AIDE Volunteers Needed

If you have 4 hours a week between February 1 and April 14, consider volunteering for the AARP Tax-Aide Program in Bellows Falls. The program is in need of Tax Counselors, as well as volunteers to help tax payers review their documents and forms. You do not need to be an AARP member, nor a retiree.  Computer experience is helpful and tax training is provided. For more information about becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer, please email jeancornish@svcable.net or call Jean at 365-7222.

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.

 

Healthy Shopping & Cooking on a Budget-A Two-Part Series

Dates and Locations:

·      Grocery Tour: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 7-8pm at Shaw’s Supermarket in the Springfield Plaza (please arrive 15 minutes early)

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·      Cooking Class: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 6:30-8pm at Springfield Health Center, 100 River St. Springfield, VT

 

The holiday season can put a cramp on your wallet and your jeans. This two part series offers simple suggestions and tips to buying and preparing a go-to kitchen for making healthy meals for you and your family without breaking the bank. The first session is a tour of the Shaw’s Supermarket in the Springfield Plaza.  Learn tips and tricks to buying healthy foods on a budget. The second session is designed to help families incorporate healthy ingredients into meals that also taste good. We will prepare a child-friendly meal that supports good nutrition while also keeping it economical. Please call to register: 802-886-8946.

 

 

Learning to Live Well with Diabetes-A Four-Week Series

Location: Rockingham Medical Group, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, VT

Dates:  January 19th, January 26th , February 2nd and February 9th, from 3:30-5pm.


Please join us for this informative educational series about diabetes. This 4-week program is an opportunity for individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes to want to learn all about the best strategies to manage it successfully. This program also serves as a great "refresher" for those that have been previously diagnosed with diabetes, but may benefit from a review. The class will cover all of the comprehensive areas of Diabetes Education, including, "What is diabetes/pre-diabetes?", introduction to and use of goal setting and action planning, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, monitoring of blood sugar, medications and managing and preventing risk of complications of diabetes. This program will be led by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Join us for this exciting program! Please call to register: 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

                                                       

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