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Welcome Retirees to the Wellness Centers!

Wellness Center class


Now, as State of Maine retirees, you can continue your fitness programs into retirement or, with a more flexible retirement schedule, begin a program at the Bangor or Augusta Wellness Centers. Such a program will keep you healthy and fit to enjoy your retirements. Spouses are also eligible for membership. Both retirees and spouses must present their insurance card showing the state seal at the time of registration to verify eligibility.

This is a wonderful, FREE benefit!

Whether you are just beginning an exercise program or are a long time fitness enthusiast, the Centers will help you reach and maintain your fitness goals.

Other Advantages:


How do I join?

To join the Wellness Center, take these easy, required steps:

When are we open?

The Augusta Eastside Wellness Center Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 5:00 am -7:00 pm
  • Friday: 5:00 am - 6:00 pm September through May
  • Friday: 5:00 am - 4:00 pm June through August
  • AND Saturdays: from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bangor Wellness Center Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • AND Saturdays: from 7:00 am - noon September through May

Exercise Bikes

Since the Centers are very busy before and after work hours and during traditional lunch times, retirees are encouraged to use the facility during off-peak hours. Since retirees have the gift of self-directed schedules, they can avoid the hectic times, enjoy smaller groups, and take advantage of classes designed especially for them.

Please plan to arrive between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. or between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Make exercise a part of your retirement schedule!

Westside Wellness

In addition to free membership at our wellness centers, retirees also have free access to all Healthy Directions classes! Healthy Directions is a Wellness Works Education and Training program that provides education and training in the areas of wellness, health, nutrition, fitness and ergonomics.

Health Directions

Healthy Directions is a Wellness Works Education and Training program that provides professional, functional and clear education and training in the areas of wellness, health, fitness and ergonomics.

The staff of Healthy Directions and Wellness Works hopes the information provided helps you improve your health and wellness. We offer a wide variety of classes available to address major areas of concern for employees and management. These classes are offered through ME First, the Workers Compensation division and several outside organizations. Our goal is to provide you and fellow Maine state employees and retirees with wellness programming that meets your needs.

See a full listing of classes presently being offered through Healthy Directions!