Health

healthEXERCISE CLASSES

Release, Restore & Rebalance
Thursday, April 13th at 12:30 p.m.
This class is for people who are starting to exercise after a sedentary period, are recovering from injuries, are in pain or suffer from chronic conditions, or are looking for a more gentle workout.

“M.E.L.T.” That Pain Away
Thursday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m.
The MELT Method (MELT) is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful and active for a life-time. The ultimate goal of MELT is to improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. *requires getting down on the floor.

Both classes are free to Easthampton 60+. $5.00 cost for out-of-town residents.
You must call 527-6151 to pre-pay & pre-register by April 7th.

FOOT CARE & NAIL CARE PROGRAM
Wednesday, April 12th By Appointment
The Foot Care Program cost is $29.00 and the Fingernail Care Program cost is $10.00.
Payment is due at the time of your appointment.
Call 527-6151 to make an appointment.
Foot Care in your home is also available by appointment and the cost is $50.00.

21-DAY WHOLE FOOD CLEANSE
Informational Presentation
Thursday, April 27th at 5:30 p.m.
The 21-day Whole Food Cleanse is designed to assist people in taking control of their health. The goal is to help jump start and reset your body to nutrient dense food rather than sugar laden, processed food. This cleanse is intended to provide your body with the RIGHT energy it requires to its full capacity as well as the opportunity to rid your body of built-up toxins. This cleanse will also be a good opportunity to help determine if you have food sensitivities or allergies. Do you suffer from chronic diarrhea, upset stomach, eczema, fatigue, bloating, gas, mood swings, or migraines? These are some of the symptoms of food allergies and sensitivities.
The cleanse in not intended to be calorically restrictive, leaving you hungry. The idea is to shift what you are eating, and when you are eating it. The approved food list will completely satiate you, help your body detoxify and rid itself of all the “stuff” stuck inside of you, give you energy, and assist with weight loss.
Please call to pre-register by Wednesday, April 19th.
$5.00 donation suggested for Easthampton 60+.
Cost for Easthampton under 60 & for out-of-town residents: $10.00, payable in advance.
The 21-day Whole Food Cleanse Program will begin on May 11th, 18th, 25th & juNE 1ST (4 week program).

The cost for the program will be:
Easthampton 60+: $50.00
Easthampton under 60: $100.00
Out-of-Town: $100.00.
Please be prepared to make a decision regarding signing up and pre-paying for the program at the end of the informational presentation.
Presented by Danielle Dellaquila, owner of Eagle Vision Nutrition.
Funding for this program in part is made possible by a grant from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

Offered by the Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice:  FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
Unintentional falls are a threat to the independence and health of adults ages 65 and older. Every 18 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency department for a fall, and every 35 minutes someone dies as a result of their injuries.
Although one in three older adults falls each year in the United States, falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Falls are often preventable through strengthening and balance training, education, and improving home safety. These proven prevention strategies can help older adults live longer, have greater independence and increase the chance of remaining in their own homes.
The Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, in cooperation with the Easthampton Council on Aging would like to invite you to participate in a free educational series of six “Falls Prevention” sessions at the Easthampton Council on Aging, 19 Union Street, Easthampton on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. on May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and 8. VNA physical and occupational therapists will lead sessions on determining your own risk of falling, strengthening exercises, balance activities, managing your medications, visual concerns, and home safety recommendations.
To reap the full benefits of this program, participants will be asked to commit to attending all 6 one-hour sessions. Practical items such as strengthening devices, medication organizers and visual aids will be distributed to series participants. All participants will receive a copy of the exercise program on DVD. The sessions and items are free of charge, supported by a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.
Please contact the Easthampton Council on Aging at (413) 527-6151 for more information and to pre-register.

Healthy Bones & Balance Program
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. for one hour with instructor: Glafyra Ennis-Yentsch (Gliffy)
The Healthy Bones and Balance Exercise Program is designed to prevent or slow the development of osteoporosis and other bone diseases. The class consists of a seated resistance training, using hand weights, ankle weights (optional) and balls, to increase muscle and bone strength, mobility, flexibility and brain health.
Specific standing exercises to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls are done at each class. The class leader, Gliffy is a trained HBB volunteer, and shares information about components of a healthy lifestyle and helpful tips on how to incorporate fitness into daily lives.
Have fun getting fit with like-minded 55+ class participants. Class participants have improved or maintained their physical health and have been able to avoid falls or broken bones. This is an opportunity to improve your strength and balance.
Classes are ongoing from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. Medical forms for you and your doctor are available at the Enrichment Center Reception desk. Classes are free and donations are appreciated. Please call the Enrichment Center at 413-527-6151 for additional information or if you have further questions. Suggested $3.00 donations requested. Please download the required Informed Consent/Release of Liability Form: Informed Consent/Release of Liability Form

ZUMBA GOLD CLASSES
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Zumba Gold is based on the same dance moves used in the original Zumba class. The Gold class however, is less intense with dance routines designed for beginners and older adults who have limited capabilities. The class consists of a series of easy-to-follow dance moves. Have fun, burn fat, lose weight, low impact and great music. Join instructor, Amy Knight for Zumba Gold Classes at the Easthampton Council on Aging Enrichment Center, 19 Union Street, Easthampton.  Cost per class: $5.00.

FITNESS CENTER
The Fitness Center offers Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton residents, 55 years of age and older with the opportunity to work out on the following commercial grade equipment: 2 treadmills, 2 elliptical cross trainers, 2 recumbent steppers, semi-recumbent cycle, windjammer (upper body), cardio strider, water rower and free weights (from 1 lb to 25 lbs).
Registration and medical clearance forms are required in order to join the Fitness Center. Forms are available online or can be picked up at the Enrichment Center.  
Annual membership fee is $75.00 for Easthampton residents and $110.00 for out-of-town residents.

These forms are required before you can use our Fitness Center: Download Fitness Paperwork | Download Fitness Release Form
TRANQUILITY ROOM
The Easthampton Council on Aging Enrichment Center is the first center in this area to offer a one-of-a-kind Tranquility Room.
This room will be used for a variety of programs as well as for scheduled individual use. Come view the room and experience some new support techniques for your health. Programs have included: Acupuncture, Reiki, Hand Reflexology, Massage Therapy, Bio-Heat Mat Treatments, Bright Light Therapy and much more.  Be sure to pre-register and pre-pay if that is indicated.
BRAIN FITNESS PROGRAM
The Easthampton Council on Aging Enrichment Center offers the evidence-based Brain Fitness Program. This program has been shown in a clinical trial to significantly improve memory and language skills, while it strengthens attention, focus and concentration.
Dakim uses movie clips, music and vibrant graphics to entertain and captivate their audience, while stimulating their brains across six cognitive domains. These six cognitive domains include: short-term memory, long-term memory, computation, language, visiospacial and critical thinking. Brain exercise has never been so much fun!
Participants should commit to 30 minutes 2-3 times/week on a regular basis.
Please call Linda Talbot at 413-527-6151 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

MEDICAL LOAN CLOSET
The Enrichment Center has a variety of medical equipment for loan to Easthampton residents. Medical equipment can include walkers, wheelchairs, tub or shower seats, canes, depends, bed rails and more. If you in need of medical equipment we ask that you call us in advance at 527-6151. There is no charge for this service.

DEPENDS AND UNDERGARMENTS AVAILABLE
The Enrichment Center has an abundant supply of both men’s and women’s depends, pads and other undergarments available for free. Please call 413-527-6151 in advance to let us know what you are looking for. We will then check our supply and call you back.

FOOT CARE & NAIL CARE PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 8th by Appointment
The Foot Care Program cost is $29.00 and the Fingernail Care Program cost is $10.00.
Payment is due at the time of your appointment. Call 527-6151 to make an appointment.
Foot Care in your home is also available by appointment and the cost is $50.00.