Women’s Walking Group -October 27

Message from Elizabeth Barnum

Time to schedule a Fall walk to enjoy the beauty of nature. I was in the arboretum today and it was just beautiful! I am hoping the leaves don’t fall before our walk. Fingers crossed!

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 9:30 Meet at the Senior Center upper parking lot off Lacy Rd and we will carpool
Place: UW Arboretum, Visitor Center parking lot, 1207 Seminole Hwy
The walk is about 2-2 1/2 miles on an unpaved trail through the woods. A walking stick or trekking poles may be helpful if you wish, but not necessary. The trail is fairly flat and being a woods, there are some tree roots and rocks to watch out for. It is an easy trail.

Please let me know if you will be joining the group so we don’t leave anyone behind.

Annual Email List Cleanup

It’s time for our annual email list cleanup. I’ll pass around a form at the October and November meetings for you to let us know if you want to be on the 2024 AWG email list. If I don’t hear from you at either meeting, I will email you ONCE. If I still don’t hear from you, I will remove your name from the list and from the AWG directory.

If you choose to be removed from active membership, you will still be able to access the website for information on programs and activities.

Annual Potluck, Oct. 20

Annual Potluck

  • Friday, October 20, 11:45 a.m.
  • Swan Creek Room, Fitchburg Community Center

Here is a message from Lindy Bass:

Hi everyone, 

Right now there are seventeen friends signed up for the potluck, but more are welcome! Please let me know or sign up at the October meeting. 
I will provide the plates, napkins, plastic ware, and hot apple cider. 🌻
Looking forward to wonderful food and great conversation.
Lindy lindymb@aol.com

Encore Yoga at McKee

Encore Yoga at McKee

If you missed ZenFlow Yoga, here’s your final chance this summer to partake in slow flow yoga on the shady lawn of McKee Farms Park. This encore two-session series harmonizes Vinyasa with the more meditative Yin yoga and a relaxed introspective savasana. It’s an all-levels practice, with Linda offering modifications for most poses. We will link our breath with our movement to flow from one pose to the next, using standing and sitting asana. Please bring a mat, hand towel, and (if you have one) a yoga block. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays, September 5 & 12.  Email me at lgorchels@sbcglobal.net to let me know if you will be attending.

BollyBeat Dance Fitness

Immerse yourself in the magic of Bollywood as you embark on a journey of infectious beats and lively rhythms.The choreographed routines draw inspiration from Bollywood hits, ensuring you not only move, but also revel in the joy of dance. All skill levels are welcome. Instructor Manisha Bhargava brings an unparalleled blend of authenticity and innovation to every session.This class is designed as a cross-cultural and cross-generational offering, sponsored jointly by the Fitchburg Senior Center and the City of Fitchburg Recreation Department.

I had the privilege of attending Manisha’s BollyBeat class at Monona Terrace. (Click on the video and see if you can you find me in the crowd.)

Manisha Bhargava is a health & wellness coach; a professional Indian dancer (having performed with the Indian Council on Cultural Relations); and an E-500 hatha-yoga teacher. Having taught fitness & yoga classes for over two decades, she has come to appreciate a multi-dimensional approach to well-being.

  • When: Wednesdays Sep 13, 2023 – Oct 25, 2023 (Excluding October 18)
  • Time: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Hall Room, Fitchburg Community Center
  • Investment: $60
  • Registration: Fitchburg Recreation Programs

Harvard Health Letter on “Walking with Friends”

Kathy Sosnouski sent me the following email. The article she links is worth a read.

Hi, Linda
This came to me from a Harvard health newsletter awhile ago. It might be something that you could include in a future email, especially as we move away from the warmer weather that’s kept some people from joining the group walks.  
Kathy S