Windsor Place Of Wilmington Offers FREE Programs This July (Public Welcome)

WILMINGTON, MA — The following events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL (regardless of age) at Windsor Place of Wilmington (92 West Street) this July:

Monday, July 2 and 16
Chair Yoga with instructor Marianne Bergonzi
10:00 am, Activity Room
All are welcome to attend Marianne’s bi-monthly yoga class. Yoga is a study of your body, mind and breath. It is about learning how to undo unconscious repetitive patterns of movement that do not serve us well. Yoga teaches us how to open up the joints of our body and allow more supple movement of the spine, freeing ourselves of tension and stress. This class will last for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, July 3
Music Program: Lori and Richard Ruggerio, vocals
2:30 pm, Activity Room
All residents are welcome to come to a performance by husband and wife vocalists, Lori and Richard Ruggerio. The couple brings so much energy and talent to their concerts. They seem to be a big favorite among residents, so don’t miss this engaging program!

Thursday, July 5
Slide Show Lecture with Michael Perry
Topic: Summer in Alaska
11:00 am, Activity Room
Join Michael Perry for a beautiful slide program capturing the summer of a lifetime in the Land of the Midnight Sun, Alaska! Raft with Michael and his wife, Chris, through the heart of the Brooks Range on the fast moving Hulahula River, cutting a snow swollen path through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the center of a fierce political debate regarding the development of oil rights on the fragile arctic plain. Then it is back to Fairbanks for some relaxing soaking in Chena Hot Springs before traveling south to the Richardson Highway, where we begin a leisurely bike trip from Delta Junction 270 miles south to the port of Valdez, and the southern terminus of the 800-mile long Alaska Pipeline. Share in the summer splendor of Alaska: brilliant purple fireweed along the roadsides, mountains dotted with melting ribbons of snow, exotic alpine flowers, waterfalls tumbling down verdant mountain slopes and more!

Tuesday, July 10
Steps in Time Dance program with Michael Windward
2:30 pm, Activity Room
Michael Winward, an independent dance artist, will be coming by for another
afternoon of ballroom dancing. With influences in American-style ballroom, ballet and contemporary dance practices, his work places a strong focus on building connections. Connection to one’s body, one’s self, one’s audience; connection between dance partners, connection within and across communities. In 2016, Michael founded Steps in Time, a program that brings ballroom dance workshops to senior communities. Ballroom dancing provides incredible benefits to older adults. It encourages good posture and it provides low-impact, cardiovascular exercise. All are welcome, whether you’d like to participate or just spectate!

Friday, July 13
Gary Hylander Lecture
Topic: Bring Us Together: The Election of 1968
11:00 am, Activity Room
The election campaign of 1968 brought into the open many of the hopes and fears of the American people. In its course, the short blazing political career of Robert Kennedy would be extinguished by assassination. The campaign would see rioting in the streets of Chicago during the Democratic National Convention and the rise of George Wallace’s American Independent Party. Election day would find Richard M. Nixon narrowly achieving his consuming ambition to be President of the United States.

Friday, July 20
Art Matters Lecture with Regina Sullivan
Topic: Impressionism
1:30 pm, Activity Room
The Impressionists were painters of light, painters of nature and painters of human nature. Having little in common, except a common enemy, the Academy, artists like Monet, Renoir and Degas defied convention and changed the way the whole world looked at art. Like a stone dropped into a still pond, the ripples from this revolutionary style of painting spread out, influencing a whole new generation of artists. Join us for a close look at many of the paintings that moved the world into the modern era.

Tuesday, July 24
Mass Audubon Habitat Lecture with Barbara Bates
Topic: That Lovely Summer Pond
11:00 am, Activity Room
Pond life includes a wide variety of aquatic animals and plants including some turtles, frogs and snakes, as well as wading and diving birds. Join Barbara to find out more about what’s below the pond surface, what’s at the surface and what they are all doing there.

(NOTE: The above information is from Windsor Place of Wilmington.)

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