Lori York, Charlotte Senior Center Director
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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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 charlotteucc.org, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.