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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Life Skills



with Carole Freeman

If you are planning a mountain vacation in 4-6 weeks, take this class now! High Altitude Vacationing is for people who are planning to vacation in a mountainous region. The higher altitude reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the body’s tissues, including the brain. You may have heard of people who go to Denver or other high altitude locations, to train for elite sports. But we won’t need an elaborate training center. You’ll progress through 10 exercises over 4 to 6 weeks that will help your body begin to adapt to the higher altitude while still at home at sea level. Changes in your body will include an increase in red blood cells, giving your blood more oxygen carrying capacity prior to your vacation. You will learn a more functional breathing pattern that gives greater tissue oxygenation and less shortness of breath. Using this new, more optimal breathing pattern will allow you to maintain a higher oxygen level and ease of breathing while on vacation. Preregistration is required to receive online link.

Online at your convenience.

About Carole: Carole Freeman is a Respiratory Therapist and Breathing Specialist and holds a graduate degree in Health Sciences from Loma Linda University Medical Center. She focuses on the relatively new field of pulmonary medicine in recognizing and treating breathing disorders.





with Bonney Memorial Library Volunteer

The Knitting and Crocheting Group at Bonney Memorial Library is back! Meet at the library Mondays this spring to work on new projects and learn from other members! For more information, call 625-8083.

     Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

     Begins in April

     Ongoing, join anytime!



with SML Staff/Volunteers

“Scrabble Meet” is a group of word game enthusiasts who enjoy the camaraderie of others as much as, if not more than, the challenges of finding “just the right” word match for scoring points in this ever-popular board game. We are always on the lookout for new players/friends.

     Wed. 12-2:30 p.m., Ongoing, join anytime!




with SML Staff/Volunteers

Love to read? Wish you could share your thoughts about books with others? Then the “Third Thursday” Book Discussion Group wants you! This friendly group meets monthly, and discussions cover a wide range of genres – something for everyone! Books are available through the Soldiers Memorial Library via InterLibrary Loan.

     Third Thursday of each month

     12 noon-12:30 p.m., Ongoing, join anytime!


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with Angela Luem

Mat Pilates is a gentle exercise that focuses on your core (trunk) muscles while also training your arms and legs. Mat Pilates is based on the original exercises Joseph Pilates developed to strengthen his own body as a very young man and then began teaching others. The Mat work came before any of the Pilates equipment he developed. It includes many exercises, can be practiced anywhere, and is easily modified for any age, body, or fitness level. Pilates is wonderful for every body of every age. Balance, strength, flexibility, focus, and your breath are all areas you may notice have changed with age. Pilates, at its core, works on improving all of those things. We meet virtually online. ALFA Pilates sends a zoom link one hour before the class begins. You will need a device to attend the class on, a mat, and enough space to move around. For information on more Pilates classes and private sessions visit  Please pre-register, which allows for individuals to be contacted with link, payment options, and other information.



with BML Staff/Volunteers

What are Bonney Readers? Bonney Readers is a book discussion group that meets on the second Thursday of each month to discuss themes of various fiction and/or nonfiction books. Love a good story? Come and enjoy! Books are available through the Bonney Memorial Library via InterLibrary Loan. Join anytime. FMI: email

     Second Thursday of each month

     6:30-7:30 p.m., Ongoing


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