Programs & Activities
*Please note that due to the health crisis ALL in-person programs require advance registration!*
Virtual Chair Yoga
Join Mandy Nelson, certified Yoga Instructor, on Zoom for Chair Yoga and use a chair as a prop to do seated and standing poses. Through these postures, you will gain a new awareness of your body and its alignment, and lengthen and strengthen your muscles. This is a gentle class and can be modified for more advanced students. Bring water and a pillow Mondays at 1 p.m. Thursdays at 9 a.m. Drop-in. $3 per class.
Virtual Busy Body/Mat Yoga
Mandy Nelson, certified Yoga Instructor, teaches a Zoom class for the more advanced student which utilizes standing and seated postures on the mat. You will explore your breathing throughout the class and finish with a final relaxation that leaves students with a new inner peace. Bring your mat, bottle of water, and pillow. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Drop-in. $3 per class.
Virtual Tai Chi
Virtual tai chi at the Center classes will be appropriate for all interested- even those new to tai chi. Taught by Michael Elliott, who has practiced tai chi for over 45 years, these classes are hosted via Zoom, biweekly on Wednesdays. All levels welcome. Drop-in and $3 per class.
In-Person Knitting Group
Join Jackie Samson in-person at the Center for knitting class. Jackie shares her expertise with you on your own project. All levels welcome. Plus it’s a wonderful way to meet new women. Thursdays at 10 a.m registration required!
Join Dori each month to chat with fellow bibliophiles (and maybe meet the author!) about that month’s selection! You are welcome to join either in-person or virtually via Zoom. Last Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m.
Virtual Grief Support
This group is lead by Carol MacLeod, retired advanced practice nurse in psychiatry. If you are interested in learning more, contact the Center. Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m via Zoom.
Monthly Curbside Pickup Luncheons
Join us each month for a luncheon supplied by a fabulous local kitchen, served curbside pickup style! Register ahead and stop by the Center to pick up your meal to enjoy at home or wherever you choose! There is a fee of $5 and registration is required.
Education & Arts
Keep it Legal – Meet privately with Attorney Milda Castner and get your legal questions answered. Sign up required for a 30 minute appointment. Call the Center to sign up. Members only.
Senior Learning Network – We have partnered with Senior Learning Network to offer weekly programs, including things like tours of museums and historical sites and tours of natural history sites and animal sanctuaries. Tuesdays & Thursdays, advance registration required!
Block Printing – Learn how to carve a small block print! Join us on Zoom to make a festive art print or card. Beginners are welcome, as are those with some block printing experience. The Kennebunk Free Library will supply take-home kits (to be picked up at the Center) in advance containing the supplies you’ll need to make a print. We will meet over Zoom for an intro to the block printing process, work on carving our blocks, and practice printing. You will be able to keep your carved block and printing paper and return the tools and ink after the program. Friday, March 19th, 3:00 p.m.
Physiologic Changes in the Aging Athlete – Melting snow and blossoming tulips are usually accompanied with physical activity such as yard work, golfing, long walks, and cycling to name a few. For many, the transition from a cold winter to a temperate spring also brings injury and illness. There are many changes that occur within our body as we age. In order to stay healthy, safe and active, it is important to understand these changes. Physical therapist Bobby Cochrane from Reform Physical Therapy will discuss these changes as well as tips and tricks to stay out of harms way. Friday, March 26, 12:00 p.m.
Take and Make Succulent Kit – Feel like getting your hands dirty? Sign up for our Take and Make Mini Succulent Program! Kennebunk Free Library will supply materials and instructions to those who sign up. You can pick up your materials kit at the Center and take it home to make your own mini-terrarium! Friday, April 23, 2:00 p.m.
Programs on Temporary Hold
Computer Tutoring – Computer help is available at the Center. Students or volunteers tutor you one-on-one on your iPad, Smartphone, laptop or other device. We have laptops and iPads here for you to use too! Android on Tuesday afternoons. Apple products tutor times on occasion.
Beginners Open Bridge – This Open Bridge Group welcomes beginners. Mondays at 1 pm.
Co-ed Open Bridge – This Open Bridge Group welcomes intermediate players. Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Drop in. A second Open Bridge Group plays Tuesday afternoons at 12:30.
Cribbage – A strategic card game for 2 to 4 players, using a cribbage board and pegs for scoring. Wednesdays at 1 pm.
American Mahjong - Wednesday and Thursday at 1 pm.
Men’s Group – Join us for the first meeting of the Men’s Group. We will discuss interests, how the group will run, and listen to a TED Talk. Sign up.
Friendly Friday Social Hour – New members and old members are welcome to meet at the Center for a social hour with light refreshments. Reach out and reconnect or make new friends. Sign up required.
Cornhole Tournament – Join us for some friendly competition and bring a potluck dish or snack to share. Sign up in pairs or we will pair you with someone. Sign up at the desk.
Memory Lane Music Show – Join us for an afterhours special evening of music, history and trivia. Michael Elliott, our Tai Chi teacher, brings us this program about the 1930s-1960’s. Sign up required. Free for members. $5 nonmember guests. 25 seats available.
Retired Workers Job Fair – Check it out for seasonal-, year-round-, part- and full-time positions. At the Park Street School Apartments in Kennebunk this year. FMI visit www.gokennebunks.org.
Blood Pressure Readings – Do you monitor your blood pressure? Would you like a professional reading? We have a Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation Nurse coming in to provide this service. Free. Sign up at the desk.
Mindfulness with Mandy – Join our wonderful yoga instructor for this informative workshop on mindfulness. $15 covers materials for members. $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration required.
SMAA Consultations – Meet privately with a representative from Southern Maine Agency on Aging.
Bowling at Garden Street Bowl - Join Center members and others to enjoy 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Just $10 a week.
Movie Days – Join us for a movie and some light discussion at the Center. Call to sign-up.