Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness takes center stage at the Center for Modern Aging Princeton. Our dedication to enhancing the lives of aging adults drives us to offer an array of programs aimed at nurturing your mind, body, and spirit. Our diverse selection of Health & Wellness programs ensures accessibility to all. From engaging, in-person sessions to dynamic, virtual gatherings on Zoom, we've tailored our offerings to suit your preferences.

Whether you seek a transformative one-time event or an enriching quarterly course, our spectrum of programs cater to your unique health journey.


Let's get moving.

At different times, CMAP will bring in fitness instructors to teach different classes, based on their specialty and the community's interest. Please see below for some examples of courses we have offered in the past.


Feldenkrais Classes

The Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais Method helps participants increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover a capacity for graceful movement. It works by using gentle movement and directed attention to reorganize connections between the brain and body for the purpose of improving movement and enhancing function. Leader Jaclyn (Jackie) Boone is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® teacher with twenty-one years of professional practice in the Feldenkrais Method.

Solvents & Glue

Solvents and Glue are a series of lessons for strengthening, solidifying, and special toning through an enormous variety of very precise movements that bring structural clarity to major joints of the body. Primarily done upright, with some sitting in a chair, and mat work. The sequences are invigorating to the musculoskeletal system and are a fitting complement to Feldenkrais®, Yoga, Pilates, as well as any other physical exercise, sport, or wellness practice.


Mindful Movement

Zen Mat Yoga: Find Your Center (formerly Gentle Yoga + Nidra)​

This expansive workshop encompasses yoga postures, yogic breathing and yoga sounds, which create profound deep relaxation and meditation. It is suitable for new students and seasoned practitioners.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi exercises enhance strength, flexibility, and balance, making it an ideal lifelong activity. The practice involves gentle, slow, focused movements, and deep breathing for a serene experience.


Gentle Aerobics

Line Dancing

Get your feet moving at different times of the year and join our vibrant variety of line dancing classes. Whether you're a beginner or beyond, you can step into the rhythm, have fun, and stay active with our delightful instructor and community of dancers.

Chair Moves & Grooves (formerly Stay-Well Chair Exercise)

Join us on Zoom for a month-long aerobics workshop that will help build endurance and strengthen your body, mind, and soul. This chair aerobics class is designed for those seeking a gentle yet lively form of exercise. This fun, music-filled class will help you to forget you are even exercising.


Find your center.

At CMAP, we embrace both body and mind. Our programs focus on nurturing mental clarity and physical vitality, recognizing the interconnectedness of overall well-being.


Embodied Practice

Every Body Walk!

Taking place from late spring to early fall, this free program typically takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in the morning offering excellent options for safe walking in and around the beautiful trails of Princeton. Walking sticks and canes are welcome.

Table Tennis

Elevate your agility and camaraderie with lively table tennis sessions at the Suzanne Patterson Building on 45 Stockton Street. Join us for engaging matches that foster fun and friendly competition, enhancing both your physical prowess and social connections.


Resilient Minds

Mindful Meditation

Throughout the year, we aim to offer mindfulness activities, sessions, or courses that allow you to cultivate present-moment awareness through focused attention on breath, sensations, and thoughts. It offers a serene path to reduce stress, enhance cognitive clarity, and foster emotional well-being, promoting a more balanced and harmonious aging experience.

Wellness Retreats

From time to time, we will offer different styles of wellness retreats from spa treatments to meditation groups. These experiences provide an opportunity for participants to find inner balance and rejuvenate within a tranquil, nurturing, and communal setting designed to restore both mind and body.


Smash it like a pickleball pro.

Pickleball is a dynamic and addictive paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Its fast-paced nature, easy learning curve, and social appeal make it an awesome game for players of all ages and skill levels.

Is pickleball right for me?
While pickleball is an inclusive paddle sport suitable for most athleticism levels, it is not recommended for individuals with severe mobility limitations or for those who have received medical advice to avoid high-impact activities.


Programs for Beginners

Beginner players are those brand new to the sport or looking to refresh their skills.

A Taste of Pickleball

Experience a dynamic two-hour beginner's workshop with our excellent instructor, combining skill instruction with active gameplay for an exciting introduction to the sport.

Get Into the Game!

Now that you know the basics from A Taste of Pickleball, join your instructor for two hours of gameplay designed to improve skill and get a feel for real gameplay.


Programs for Advanced Beginners

Advanced-Beginner players should have knowledge of the game and be able to keep score.

Prep & Play

This two-hour program is designed for players looking to advance their skills. Learn new techniques on the court with expert instruction and enjoy open game play with guided support to enhance your game.

Play with the Pro

This exciting small-group pickleball experience allows players to engage in energetic gameplay while refining skills under the guidance of our expert instructor.


Other Ways to Play

Group Court Rentals

Reserve our pickleball court at 45 Stockton Street in the Suzanne Patterson Building! Bookings are first-come, first-served, and non-refundable. Available dates and times are listed in the Pickleball Group Court Rental form.

Book a Private Lesson with the Pro

Book personalized one-on-one or small group lessons with our instructor, Carolyn. Focus on specific skills, drills, and more to get into top pickleball shape! Available for any level of play. Private lessons are available to any player at any level! If you're new to the sport, we may recommend taking A Taste of Pickleball before booking a private lesson, but it is not required.

Open Court

Join the thrill of two-hour open court play where varying skill levels are welcome, but basic knowledge of the game is required. Enjoy competitive matches and friendly camaraderie on the court. Registration is required; payment is only accepted at the door.

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“The instructor's enthusiasm makes it so much fun, and we’re getting a workout at the same time!””




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