Wellness Programs

Wellness Classes & Support Groups

Several Grace Cottage Wellness Program offerings have re-started! Details are below. Additional offerings may be added, so please check back.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently, classes are limited to 10 participants, and masks and COVID vaccination are required.

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 can enhance your life!  Come and join us!

IMPORTANT: Unless “Walk-ins welcome” is noted, pre-registration is required. Prior to attending any class or workshop for the first time, call 802-365-3649 (or the number listed in the Class Description) to register, and confirm the class location. Most Grace Cottage wellness offerings meet at our Community Wellness Center, Heins Building, 133 Grafton Road, Townshend.

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 Grace Cottage RN Care Coordinator Claire Bemis. Free. More info: 802- 365-3763.

Strong Bones:

Meets twice weekly. Three choices: M/W: 11:00 – 12:00 pm; M/W 4:00 – 5:00 pm; T/TH: 11:00 – 12:00 pm
A popular strength and balance class for adults.  Exercise in a circle group setting and socialize too!  $3/class. Clean, soft-soled shoes required. Pre-registration required: 802-365-3649.

Beginner Tai Chi:

Fridays 8:00- 9:00 am
Learn tai chi in a fun, supportive class setting. Limited to 10 participants. Class is offered in a 6-week series, beginning Sept. 16. Certified Instructor: Pam Coburn, PTA. Free. Call to save your space: 802-365-3649.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention:

Fridays 9:00- 10:00 am
Fun classes focus on developing balance, strength, and flexibility. Classes are offered in 6-week series. Certified Instructor: Pam Coburn, PTA. Free. Call to save your space in the next series: 802-365-3649.

Yoga:

[currently on hold – check back for start date]

Restorative, rejuvenating class that combines movement with your breath in a flow sequence. Join us for mat/floor poses, standing poses, and centering/relaxation. Certified Instructor: Crystal Mansfield, OTR, CYI. Walk-ins welcome. $5/class. $25/6-week series. More info: 802-365-3649.

Chair Yoga:

[currently on hold – check back for start date]

A gentle, restorative, and fun yoga class from a seated position on a chair. Suitable for “every body,” including beginners. Certified Instructor: Crystal Mansfield, OTR, CYI. Walk-ins welcome. $5/class. $25/6-week series. More info: 802-365-3649.