Fall Zumba Gold classes set in Keene

An eight-week Zumba Gold session is set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Classes will be held in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This aerobic dance program led by Pam Durkin is designed for older adults and beginners and features Latin and pop music.

Cost is $48 for 16 classes. The first class may be tried for free.

To register, call the Keene Recreation Center at 357-9829 or go to https://ci.keene.nh.us/parks-recreation.

New tai chi class begins in October

A tai chi course for beginners will start Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Institute on Route 5 in Westminster, Vt. The course is hosted by Westminster Cares and will be taught by Ben Daviss, a senior instructor with the New Hampshire-based, nonprofit Oriental Healing Arts Association.

The group will meet weekly for an hour. The cost is $5 for each session but the introductory class on Oct. 8 is free.

To learn more or to register, contact Donna Dawson, director of Westminster Cares, at 802-722-3607 or e-mail wecares@sover.net.

Friendly Meals, Meals on Wheels

Friendly Meals offers dining for seniors at the Garden Café at 312 Marlboro St. in Keene. Doors open Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch is served at noon.

Dining rooms also serving Monday through Friday are at The United Church of Jaffrey Parish Hall and at the Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale. Friendly Meals are served Wednesdays at the Keene Senior Center. Monthly meals are served in Marlow, Marlborough, Jaffrey, Westmoreland, Nelson and North Walpole.

Cheshire County residents ages 60 and older may attend. Dietetic desserts are available at all locations. There is no charge for Friendly Meals, but a suggested donation of $3 is appreciated.

Participants should make reservations by 11 a.m., two business days in advance. Reservations: Garden Café, 352-2253; Jaffrey Parish Hall, 242-7986; Hinsdale Community Center, 336-7087; Keene Senior Center, 352-5037.

This week’s menu:

Monday, Sept. 9: Chicken breast cacciatore, home fries, Oregon blend vegetables, chocolate cookie.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Sliced scalloped potatoes and diced turkey, sliced carrots, applesauce with cinnamon.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Cheese omelet, rice with vegetables, broccoli florets, birthday cake.

Thursday, Sept. 12: Yankee pot roast, mashed potatoes, carrots with dill, apple crisp with cream.

Friday, Sept. 13: Chicken Marsala with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, fruit cocktail.

American House to host activities

American House is on Water Street in Keene.

Monday, Sept. 9: 9:30 a.m., sit ‘n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, putting — staff vs. residents; 11 a.m., walking club; 12:30 p.m., Mahjong; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping; 1:45 p.m., balance; 3:15 p.m., flower arranging; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 6:30 p.m., Scrabble.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, ladder ball — staff vs. residents; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m., adult coloring; 1:30 p.m., watercolor painting; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance, cribbage; 3:15 p.m., bell choir; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 6:45 p.m., bingo.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10:30 a.m., shopping bus to Walmart, coffee and chat, bag toss, Catholic rosary and communion; 11 a.m., walking club; 1:30 p.m., buss leaves for shopping, Wii bowling; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:30 p.m., manicures; 3 p.m., Mark Lacroix on piano; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic movie night.

Thursday, Sept. 12: 9:30 a.m. balance; 10:30 a.m., balloon volleyball, UCC service, coffee and chat; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m., bingo, move for thought; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 3 p.m., toad in the hole game; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., documentary.

Friday, Sept. 13: 9:30 a.m., sit ’n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club, Kimball’s lunch bunch; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., name that tune; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 2 p.m., group crossword puzzle; 3 p.m., stories by fireside; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., arm chair travel.

Saturday, Sept. 14: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 1 p.m., bingo; 3 p.m., darts; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Sunday, Sept. 15: 8:30 a.m., car to Saint James; 9:15 a.m., bus to Saint Bernard’s; 9:30 a.m., bus to UCC; 1:30 p.m., bag toss; 2 p.m., performance by Ron Banks; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Cribbage games offered in Keene

A senior cribbage league is held at Stone Arch Village, 835 Court St., Keene on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Information: Jan Lecuyer, 354-3255.

Bellows Falls library to host tai chi classes

Senior Safe tai chi classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning at 11 a.m. in the top floor meeting room of the Rockingham Free Public Library, Certified instructor Leslie Lassetter will teach this gentle movement form from an ancient oriental tradition. Better balance, mindful movement and fall prevention are just a few of tai chi’s benefits. This program is free and open to the public.

The library is at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, and is wheelchair accessible. Information: 802-463-4270, programming @rockinghamlibrary.org or rockinghamlibrary.org.

Age In Motion programs continue

Age In Motion, an exercise program designed for older adults, is offered in various locations within the region. Classes are led by trained instructors and are held for one hour, twice a week and consist of exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Men and women from any area town are invited to participate. A $2 donation per class is requested.

The following programs are ongoing, but new members are welcome:

Hinsdale (Millstream Community Center): Mondays and Wednesdays,

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Marlborough (Community House): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Walpole (Town Hall): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Winchester (ELMM Center): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

Chesterfield (Spofford Fire Department): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Stoddard (Town Hall): Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Physician approval is needed to join. Please call Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 352-2253 for a registration packet. Age In Motion is a program of HCS, a Monadnock United Way agency.

Chesterfield senior lunch scheduled

The senior lunch for Chesterfield residents will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 12:30 p.m. at the Spofford Fire Department. A ham and beans lunch will be served. A $5 donation is suggested. For reservations please call Bridget at 363-9319.

Future dinners will be held on Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.