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2022 SUMMER CLASS UPDATES

Summer Registration opens June 6th! 

Check out our offerings and join in! Please see the registration form link below. 

Please complete the form, drop it by the office anytime, fill it out online, or just give our office a call at 802-223-2518! 

Read an article about one of our classes in a recent Bridge article here: https://montpelierbridge.org/2022/03/drawing-with-janice-walrafen-at-the-montpelier-senior-activity-center/

End of Life Series

First Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 pm

Montpelier Senior Activity Center

  • Join Cynthia Stadler APRN, from BAYADA Hospice, for a four-part series exploring important issues encountered towards the end of life. We will introduce a different topic each session, but also allow plenty of time to discuss questions, concerns, and thoughts participants wish to bring.
  • Sessions will be in-person at MSAC and refreshments will be served. Topics include a screening of the film Being Mortal on July 6th; Advance Care Planning on August 3rd; Understanding and Communicating Through Dementia on September 7th; and Taking Control at End of Life on October 5th. Call to register: 802-223-2518

Do you wantTai Chi image to keep your mind and body sharp? Our core program is our outstanding and diverse offerings of dozens of weekly classes (about half our usual amount during the pandemic), including classes in movement, the humanities, and the arts.

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Kn95 mask - markus-winkler-Gm5d3JVmCW0-unsplashWe encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boostered and to wear a mask indoors at MSAC.

Apply for Financial Aid (PDF)

Copies of above documents are provided in our side entrance at 58 Barre Street. You can also print your own copies at home or call us if you need one mailed. 

Most Winter 2022 Classes began the week of January 10. Registration for all Winter classes continues!

We have dozens of weekly class series happening in-person at MSAC and on-line (Zoom, phone option also available), with many available "hybrid" -- both in-person and online. Two thirds are movement classes; the remainder are in the Arts, Humanities, Writing and Cooking. Most classes are also open to people under age 50, and are all open to people who live in any town in or out of state. 

Please contact us at msac@montpelier-vt.org if you have questions or need help to enroll. If you’re running into any problems with the online system related to fees or membership, just let us know. 

There are four ways to sign up for classes

1) Print a registration form, fill it out, and drop it off in our lockbox in the side entrance. 

2) Mail your completed registration form to 58 Barre Street 

3) Register online, call 223-2518 or email msac@montpelier-vt.org if you need a user-id and password. 

4.) Stop by during our business hours to register in person.  

MSAC Membership gives you the lowest rates on all classes! Most classes are open to the public and city employees, but non-members pay higher rates!

Current COVID guidelines affecting MSAC operations can be read here and will be updated when they change.  

If you need help with Zoom, please click here for some helpful information or attend one of our trainings in a future month or check out Technology for Tomorrow online classes. If you’d like more help, contact us so we can assist you. Or let us know if you need help for other technology questions, as we have a high school volunteer doing one-on-one tutoring.

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Active Living and Wellness:
Our classes can help you stay fit and active! Consider one of our yoga classes, ranging in difficulty to suit every need. Get your body moving in our popular Pilates classes. Strengthen your muscles in our Bone Builders classes or practice the ancient art of Tai Chi. Our movement instructors are experts in their fields.

Performing, Culinary and Fine Arts:
Get in touch with your inner Picasso. Learn to cook for taste and health. Play a new instrument. Build something out of clay! With our performing, culinary and fine arts courses our instructors will teach you the basics and then let you go wild.

Humanities and Arts:
Learn to use the computer or get a handle on your finances. What exactly goes into composing a film score? We bring in topic experts to teach you all the nitty gritty details.

Drop in Groups  Click here for our current list of drop-in offerings that include in-person and online options. Most meet weekly and are free; some accept donations. Current groups include many related to writing, music, books, discussions, table-top games, crafting, walking and more! Maybe you have an idea for a new Drop-in group you'd like to facilitate/organize, or know someone who can! . 

Private classes by some of our instructors

While we continue through the next phase of the pandemic, some of our talented instructors are offering remote classes independently / privately, and we are pleased to provide this list that gets updated periodically. Click here. Please support them while keeping yourself engaged and active! Some instructors will continue teaching privately (only), and some will be doing a combination of MSAC and private classes. Ask us if you are confused about any particular teacher!