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Heritage Center

The Heritage Center is Redding’s senior center, part of Redding’s Community Center and located behind the Redding Elementary School.  The Heritage Center’s mission is to provide community seniors with a place to come together in a friendly environment where they may participate in cultural, social, artistic and wellness activities.


Heritage Center Programs: Upcoming Events September 2022


Flamenco & Paella (waitlist only)

Thursday, September 22nd, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Hold the date Thursday, September 22nd for a Flamenco dance performance with Yohanna Escamilla accompanied by a live guitarist and vocalist. It is truly special to experience this folkloric music of Southern Spain live. Flamenco artists truly tells an emotive story that can transport an audience with its signature rhythms, clapping and guitar sound.

We are looking forward to a unique show with a seated paella lunch between two sets.

Please stay tuned for further details. We will have limited spots available, please call or email Michelle if you know you would like us to hold your spot: or 938-9725.


New Fitness Class: Essentrics

Fridays at 9:00 am, Starts September 23rd

Feel more youthful in our new fitness class, Essentrics, designed to help “reverse aging” and move freely without pain. Participants improve agility, strengthen their core and align their spine. After hearing glowing advocacy for the program, we are excited to offer this exercise described as a gentle form of Pilates with flowing movements. Noted benefits include relieves aches and pains, creates a youthful feeling body, strengethen spine and core, helps treat back pain and improves agility.

Please come try a free class on Friday, September 23rd with our instructor June Bird, certified in this popular program. She also teaches the class in New Canaan, South Salem and Westport. As most of our fitness classes, the first one is free, $5 thereafter.


Telomeres & Aging Presentation

Monday, September 26th, Presentation, 1pm, Blood Pressure Screening at 12:30pm

What are telomeres and what can they tell us about our health and longevity? Explore what research has shown with RN and presenter Christine Burns. Also be sure to come beforehand to check your blood pressure.


Talking Books: The Daughters of Yalta

Tuesday, September 27th, 1:30 pm

Talking Books invites newcomers to their book discussion group. They regularly meet on the last Monday of the month at 1:30 (with holiday exceptions). This month the group meets on Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 1:30, due to Rosh Hashanah. If you have any questions, please contact our dedicated organizer, Hilda Rhodes: For this month, they are reading “The Daughters of Yalta.” Author Catherine Grace Katz tells the nonfiction story of Sarah Churchill (daughter of Winston Churchill), Anna Roosevelt (daughter of Franklin Delano Roosevelt), and Kathleen Harriman (daughter of W. Averell Harriman) all of whom accompanied their fathers to the Yalta Conference, where they had roles that were unofficial but nonetheless important.


Flu Clinic

Monday, October 3rd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm


The Flu Clinic will be run by Visiting Nurses of Fairfield County and accept drop-ins. They accept insurance from Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim and Aetna. For private pay, it is $75 for Adjuvanted Quadrivalent (65 and older), $55 for Regular Quadrivalent.


Center Re-opening and Fall Class Sign Up

Are you thinking about signing up for a new class or program? Be sure to look at the following classes that require registration and are available starting the week of September 12th. First class is always free. These classes are paid monthly.

Intermediate Spanish, Thursdays at 10:00 am

Beginner Spanish, Thursdays at 11:00 am $5/class, paid monthly

New Beginner Ukulele, Time TBD

Beginner Ukulele, Tuesdays at 4:00 pm $8/class, paid monthly

AM Clay, Mondays at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm $10/class, paid monthly

Drawing Basics, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Sketch, Paint, Create, Wednesdays at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $8/class, paid monthly

Discussion Group (Current Events), Wednesdays at 10:00 am online and in person

Our fitness classes also welcome new students. First class is also free, $5/class thereafter. Try out the following:

Beginner Tai Chi, Mondays at 9:00 am

Beginner Pickleball, Mondays at 12:00 pm (no cost)

Restore & More (Chair yoga), Mondays at 2:00 pm

Fitness to Fit You, Tuesdays at 9:00 am, Thursdays at 9:30 am

Yoga Nidra, 2nd Tuesday of the month 4:00 pm

Barre, Wednesdays and Fridays (tentative) at 8:30 am

Gentle Yoga, at 9:30 am on Wednesdays

Qi Gong/Tai Chi  with Deby, Thursdays at 10:45 am, beginners welcome



Beginner Pickleball

Resumes on September 26th, Mondays at 12:00 pm. No need to register, drop-ins are encouraged!



Weekly Class Schedule for September 2022

Please call (203) 938-9725 to register. Note that some classes (designated with *) may have reached full capacity. As the Mark Twain Library sets up and holds their book fair, there will be no classes on Monday, August 29th through Friday, September 9th.


  • 9:00 am Beginner Qi Gong & Tai Chi with Sensei June Fagan in-person and online
  • 10:00 am Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
  • 10:30 – 12:30 pm AM Clay 
  • 11:00 am Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balancein-person and online
  • 12:00 pm Beginner Pickleball (restarts September 26)
  • 2:00 pm Playing with Clay*
  • 2:00 pm Restore & More 



  • 9:00 am Fitness to Fit You
  • 10:00 am Intermediate Qi Gong & Tai Chi with Sensei June Fagan
  • 10:00 am Sip and Chat 
  • 11:00 am Advanced Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance  
  • 12:30 – 3:00 pm Bridge
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Drawing Basics
  • 2:45 pm Intermediate Ukulele
  • 4:00 pm Beginner Ukulele
  • 4:00 pm Yoga Nidra(September 13th)



  • 8:30 am Barre
  • 9:30 am Gentle Yoga
  • 10:00 am Redding Discussion Group(Current Events) online
  • 10:00 am Sketch, Paint, Create 
  • 12:00 pm Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance



  • 9:30 am Fitness to Fit Youin-person and online
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Quilting Group*
  • 10:00 amIntermediate Spanish
  • 10:45 am Tai Chiwith Deby Goldenberg in-person and online
  • 11:00 am Beginner Spanish
  • 12:30 – 3:00 pm Bridge



  • 10:00 am Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balancelast class is September 23rd
  • 11:00 am Advanced Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance


Weekly Class Schedule

Please call (203) 938-9725 to register.  Note that some classes may have reached full capacity.

Call or email the Heritage Center to sign-up

Please call (203) 938-9725 to register. Note that some classes (designated with *) may have reached full capacity.

Inquire or register for classes and programs with Michelle, / 938-9725


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Heritage Center

Email Address

Angelica FontanezDirector of Social Services

Michelle Stillman Administrative Assistant

Margherita Pilato Senior Center Program Coordinator

Redding Community Center
37 Lonetown Road
Redding, CT 06875



Monday – Wednesday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Additional Links

Senior Center

Senior Center

Angelica Fontanez, Director of Social Services