Wellness Programs

Out of an abundance of caution, all Grace Cottage Wellness Program offerings have been temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates. Registration is still open for the Tee It Up for Health Golf and Tour de Grace.


Wellness is a lifestyle. It is a way of living that encourages good physical and mental health. Grace Cottage offers a variety of free and low-cost wellness programs that will enhance your life.

Wellness Classes & Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group:

1st Thursday of the month. 11-12 pm
Facilitated group focused on the challenges of caring for people with dementia/Alzheimer’s. Led by CHT member Claire Bemis, RN. Free. More info: 365-3763.

Mental Illness Family Support Group:

2nd Wed. of the month. 6:30-8 pm
Safe and confidential group where individuals can talk about the challenges of having a loved one with a mental illness. Facilitated by trained members of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Walk-ins welcome. Free. More info: 713-591-2857.

Living Alone Support Group:

3rd Wednesday of every month. 10:15-11:45 am
Informal, facilitated group focused on the challenges of living alone. Led by SASH Coordinator Jessy Cudworth. Free. Please call prior to first attendance: 365-4115 x 108.


Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm. Fridays 3:30-4:30 pm
Gentle yet invigorating classes that combine asana movements and breath work in a flow sequence. Tuesday Instructor: Crystal Mansfield, OTRL/CYI.  Friday instructor: Rebecca Griswold, PTA, RYT-200. Walk-ins welcome. $5/class. $25/6 consecutive classes. More info: 365-3649.

Chair Yoga:

Wednesdays 1-2 pm
A class for newcomers to yoga for those with limited flexibility. Certified Instructor: Rebecca Griswold. Walk-ins welcome. $5/class. $25/6 consecutive classes. More info: 365-3649.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention:

Beginners Class: Fri 9-10 am. Advanced Class: Wed 9-10 am.
Classes focus on developing balance and flexibility. Classes are offered in 6 week series. Certified Instructors: Ruth Fleming and Pam Coburn. Free. Call to save your space in the next series: 365-3649.

Strong Bones:

M/W: 10:30-11:30 & 5-6. T/TH: 8:45-9:45 (class full) & 10:30-11:30.
A popular strength and balance class for older adults. Participants generally go 2x/week on a regular basis. $3/class. Clean, soft-soled shoes. Pre-registration required: 365-3649.

IMPORTANT: Unless Walk-ins welcome is noted, prior to attending any class or workshop for the first time, call 802-365-2649 (or the number listed in the Class Description above) to register, confirm location, and find out Wellness Center, Heins Building, 133 Grafton Road, Townsend.

For a calendar listing of current classes, groups, and events, browse our Wellness Calendar.