ATTENTION: Part-Time Practitioners
The ECOA Enrichment Center is looking for practitioners of Reiki, Reflexology, Massage, Meditation, Acupressure and more. We have a beautiful space available for reasonable hourly rental fee and/ OR service exchange for seniors. Contact Activity Coordinator, Kim Jensen at 527-6151 for further information and details.
“Essential Oils for Aches & Pains”
Saturday, April 1st
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
No Fooling!! Join Shirley Landry for a free class/demonstration on a non-traditional method for pain relief.
FREE class. Please call 527-6151 to pre-register by Wednesday, March 29th.
New and open to the public. Fun Tech classes featuring library staff member, Stephanie Levine. Offered through the Emily Williston Library and the Council on Aging. Classes are aimed at functional computer users who would like to learn more about how to expand their computer knowledge and do more online. Laptops provided.
Online Reading, E-books, Magazine Research
Wednesday, April 5th at 2:00 p.m.
at the Council on Aging
The library will introduce the online system available for online reading, e-books and more. Accessibility features options.
Wednesday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m.
At the Emily Williston Library
Learn to recognize click bait, scams, READING through agreements and more.
Limit of 9 seats per class.
Please call the Emily Williston Library at 527-1031 to pre-register.
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
SPECIAL MOVIE PRESENTATION: “Alive Inside”
A Story of Music & Memory
Thursday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m.
Filmmaker, Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized and awakened by the simple act of listening to the music of their youth. This moving documentary follows Social Worker Dan Cohen as he uses music to unlock memory in nursing home patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Aided by well-known neurologist Oliver Sachs, Cohen aims to transform the quality of life for the afflicted. 1hr. 18 min.
**Headsets now available for listening comfort.
STATE SENATOR DONALD HUMASON
Friday, April 14th
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
21-DAY WHOLE FOOD CLEANSE
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
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.
MINI HAIR SALON WITH CHERYL
Friday, April 28th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Super styles from Cheryl Coltman, owner of Continuous Creations Salon.
Men’s or ladies haircut and dry style for only $12.00, $10.00 for new clients.
Please pay in advance.
Call 527-6151 to book your appointment in advance at the Enrichment Center.
HELPING HAND SOCIETY BREAKFAST
Sunday, April 30th from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Please join the Helping Hand Society at the Council on Aging (19 Union Street) for their annual catered breakfast.
Breakfast will include juice, fruit cup, scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries and home-made pastries.
You DO NOT need to make reservations for the breakfast.
If you require transportation, please call the Council on Aging at 527-6151
NO LATER than Wednesday, April 26th. Ride: $3.00.
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.
INTERESTED IN TAI CHI FOR APRIL?
Fridays, 9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Cost $32.00 for April.
Call to register & pay by March 30th!
Beginner Email, Video Basics & Adaptive Devices for Hearing & Sight
Wednesday, March at 15th at 2:00 p.m.
Online Shopping & Internet Safety Call for March Date
Please call the Emily Williston Library at 413-527-1031 to pre-register.
TRANQUILITY ROOM EVENTS
REFLEXOLOGY FOR HANDS & FEET
On Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Muriel Codwise, owner of Crescent Moon Energy. Will be available for Reflexology for hands and feet, a wonderful hands on support method for pain & stress alleviation. Please call 413-527-6151 to schedule your
appointment time. Cost is $15.00 payable in advance.
BIO-HEATMAT: On Fridays
Heated therapy available by appointment. $5.00 donations appreciated. Call 413-527-6151 to schedule your advanced appointment.
AROMA THERAPY & SOUND THERAPY
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shirley Landry, owner of Point of Light Healing will offer Aroma Therapy using her own mixture of essential oils. She also does Sound Therapy with singing bowls. Please call 413-527-6151 to schedule your appointment time. Cost is $15.00 for a 45-minute appointment, payable in advance.
REIKI THERAPY WITH MURIEL
Reiki has been used for hundreds of years for pain management/support, anxiety, sleep issues and emotional traumas such as grief. TRY this gentle therapy & see what it can do for you.
Interested in A private individual appointments? $20.00 for 45-minutes.
Call 413-527-6151 for further information/details.