Senior Center News – February 24, 2022

I hope you are able to set aside some time with a cup of coffee or tea and take a moment to look through the insert with our upcoming March classes at the Charlotte Senior Center. We are offering some returning favorites, and also some new programs. If there is something that you would like to see but is not listed, please reach out.

From left, volunteers for the Age Well Grab and Go meal distribution Cassie York and Kathryn Lewis, seventh grade students from Shelburne Community School, Sean Moran and Charlotte Library youth services librarian Cheryl Sloan. Photo by Lori York
From left, volunteers for the Age Well Grab and Go meal distribution Cassie York and Kathryn Lewis, seventh grade students from Shelburne Community School, Sean Moran and Charlotte Library youth services librarian Cheryl Sloan. Photo by Lori York.

Our partnership with Age Well continues to grow. We are now distributing over 100 meals a week. It is truly heartwarming to see all the volunteers who help make these weekly meals possible. The Grab and Go meals are free for any individual 60 years and older through COVID relief funds.

We are also excited to announce that we have a donation box for the Charlotte Food Shelf located in the front entryway. Consider dropping off a donation the next time you are at the senior center.

And if you haven’t stopped by the Charlotte Senior Center recently, come check us out. You are always welcome to spend time here without participating in a specific class or program. Come in out of the cold and read a book, play our piano, play a board game or just spend time socializing in small groups.

If you would like to find out more information about our programs, check out our website or follow us on Facebook.

Meals & Conversation:
Monday Lunches: Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5. Take-out is always an option.

Monday, Feb. 28: Lentil soup, green salad with balsamic dressing, bread and chocolate chip cookies.
Monday, March 7: Irish stew, Irish pub salad, Irish soda bread and Baileys poke cake for dessert.

Men’s Breakfast
Our next month’s breakfast will be on Thursday, March 10, from 7-9 a.m. Join us for breakfast and conversation. To register, email Tim McCullough by Tuesday, March 8. Suggested donation is $5 for breakfast.

Grab and Go Meals provided by Age Well
Pick up on Thursdays between 11-12 at the Charlotte Senior Center.
Pre-register by Monday for the Thursday meal.
To register, call 802-425-6345 or email Lori York.

Thursday, March 3: Beef Stroganoff with sour cream, egg noodles, broccoli florets and cauliflower, dinner roll, strawberry shortcake and milk. Pre-register by Monday, Feb. 28.
Thursday, March 10: BBQ chicken breast, O’Brien red potatoes, spinach, wheat bread, pumpkin bar with raisins and milk. Pre-register by Monday, March 7.

Open café
Friday mornings, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Join us on Friday mornings for a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a morning treat. This is a great opportunity to join your friends or meet new ones. The beverages and treats are provided by Friends of the Senior Center.

Upcoming program and events:

Award-winning nominated movies with Sean Moran
Cost: Free. Registration is required, as there is limited seating. Masks required.
To register, call 802-425-6345 or stop by the Senior Center.

Thursday, March 10, 1-3 p.m.
‘Tick, Tick … Boom’
This film is based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. The story is about an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice.

Thursday, March 31 1-3 p.m.
‘ Passing’
Adapted from the 1929 novel by Nella Larsen, this film is set in the 1920s in New York City and is about a Black woman finding her world upended when her life intersects with a former childhood friend who’s passing as white.

Coffee & Canvas—Picasso-Inspired with Sherry Senior
Wednesday, March 16, 10–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $25. Please register by Monday, March 14. Class limited to 12.
Bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing morning sipping coffee and painting with acrylic paints on canvas. Explore and create your own unique painting, but don’t worry — there will be plenty of inspiration and lots of instruction.
No prior painting experience needed. All materials included.

Birding expedition with Hank Kaestner
Wednesday, March 16, 9 a.m. departure.
Cost: Free. Registration required. Group size is limited.
Our popular birding expeditions are back. To register for the March trip, email [email protected] and include your name and phone number.

Capturing your oral history by audio recording with Dan York
Friday, March 18, 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free. Please register by Wednesday, March 16. Class limited to 15.
You may have heard that story from a relative 100 times but is it actually captured anywhere for future generations?
In this workshop you’ll learn about — and try out — some of the tools and techniques for recording audio stories, including remote interviews and using just a smartphone. You’ll leave with a list of resources and tips to get started.

March 9: “What Style Is That Old Building?” with Frances Foster
Join architectural historian Frances Foster for a presentation of Vermont’s most prevalent architectural styles of the 19th century. Lecture is approximately 80 minutes.

Ongoing exercise and health classes
We offer daily exercise programs for a wide range of fitness and activity levels. A complete list of our exercise programs is on our website.

Questions? New to the area? Thinking of volunteering?
We would love to meet with you. We are located at 212 Ferry Road, Charlotte.
Hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Give us a call at 802-425-6345 or email director Lori York.
Residents from other communities are always welcome. Our mission is to serve those over 50.