Don’t forget the plant sale or the Senior Resource Fair

This month there are two big events happening at the senior center. The Senior Resource Fair is 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, and the Charlotte Senior Center annual plant sale is on Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Remember to mark your calendars and join the community at these events. And as you are dividing perennials in your garden, please consider donating extra plants to the Senior Center Plant Sale.

The senior center offers programs for adults 50 and older from Charlotte and surrounding communities. Priority is given to seniors, but programs are open to adults of all ages.

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Senior Resource Fair
Wednesday, May 24, 3-5 p.m.
Stop by the Senior Resource Fair and learn about housing opportunities for seniors, support for Alzheimer’s caregivers, resources for veterans, food programs, energy and emergency resources, library services for seniors and fraud protection tools.

There will be free hearing tests, hearing aid cleanings and if you are a veteran, you can find out about military veteran services and benefits. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover all the great resources available to seniors.

For a complete listing of the 30 organizations that will be attending the Senior Resource Fair, check out the Charlotte Senior Center website.

A special thank you to the Charlotte Congregational Church, which is providing parking for the 30 organizations who will be at the fair.

Thank you also to the Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary Club whose members will be helping direct parking during the Senior Resource Fair.

Photo by Lori YorkWally Gates welcoming gardeners and collecting payments at last year’s annual plant sale.
Photo by Lori York
Wally Gates welcoming gardeners and collecting payments at last year’s annual plant sale.

Charlotte Senior Center annual plant sale
Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m.-noon

Stock up on a great selection of annuals and perennials at great prices. Rain or shine.

If you’re dividing perennials in your garden, pot (and label) a few to donate to the sale. Drop off plants at the center any time between Friday-Wednesday, May 19-24.

Need help digging? Please call 802-425-6345 and leave your name, address and phone number. Questions? Call Sukey Condict at 802-877-2237 or email Polly Price.

Make Music VT

Wednesday, June 21
The Charlotte Senior Center and Charlotte Library will be participating in Make Music VT. Info on the website. Stay tuned for details about this free event. Are you a musician interested in performing at the senior center or on the library porch? Contact Nick Carter.


Birding expedition 
Wednesday, May 31, 9 a.m.
There are a wide range of birding habitats in Chittenden County. Join avid bird watcher Hank Kaestner and learn to identify the various bird species and habitats right here in Vermont. Cost: Free. Registration required and group size is limited. Register online, in-person or by calling 802-425-6345.
Brain games 
Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m.
There are many ways adults can stimulate their brains to increase mental health, improve memory skills and contribute to overall well-being. Research finds that positive interaction with others and engagement in stimulating group activities sharpens cognition and increases memory ability. Join in to play various games, share laughter and enjoy one another’s company. There are some games available, but also feel free to bring your own games. Questions? Please call Lin Kalson at 608-345-9321 or email.  No cost and no registration required- just show up.
Photo by Lori YorkFrom left, Katie Franko, Frank Califano and Janice Bauch are part of the Creative Arts Group that meets on Wednesday mornings at the senior center.
Photo by Lori York
From left, Katie Franko, Frank Califano and Janice Bauch are part of the Creative Arts Group that meets on Wednesday mornings at the senior center.

Creative Arts Group
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon
Come create, experiment, share ideas, encourage others, and have fun. Bring whatever creative endeavor you’re working on or thinking about and enjoy making new friends while being creative. As Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Let’s have some fun together. Any questions, call Katie Franko at 802-425-6270. Cost: Free. No registration required. *There will be no meeting on May 24 due to the setting up for the Senior Resource Fair.

Beginner guitar 
Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. 
May 24-June 28
Interested in learning guitar? Join John Creech, a composer and guitarist for over 40 years, as he shares his love of this instrument. The session will cover the basics to learning acoustic guitar in an easy-going and supportive environment. Registration and payment required. Cost: $75 for the six-week session. Register online, in-person or by calling 802-425-6345.
New paddling group forming
There is interest in starting a new paddling group at the senior center. Open to all skill levels. Interested in finding out more? Contact Dean Tuininga
Writing Our Way Through 
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., May 25, June 1, 15, 22 & 29
Join Pamela Powell as she guides you through this generative writing workshop. Questions? Reach out to Pamela or 781-646-6708. Registration and payment required by May 17. Cost: $100 for the five-week session.

Menus are posted on the website.

Monday lunches
Lunch is served weekly 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or until the food runs out. Suggested lunch donation $5. No registration required.
Weekly Age Well Grab-&-Go meals
Pick up on Thursdays 10-11a.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center. Registration is required by Monday for the Thursday meal. $5 suggested meal donation but not required. To register, contact Carol Pepin at 802-425-6345 or email.
Senior center contact info
Lori York, director
212 Ferry Road, Charlotte
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