Summer is rapidly approaching, and with the warmer weather, there is interest in spending time outdoors. Consider joining one of the hiking, kayaking or canoeing trips.
This month don’t forget to stop by the senior center for the afternoon of music performances on June 21 as part of World Music Day. Peter’s Playlist, a collection of oldies music, will also be returning to perform later this month.
There are two new program offerings at the senior center. Under the “Locally Yours” program, produce from Full Moon Farm in Hinesburg will be dropped at the senior center and participants (age 60 and over) will have access to fresh fruit and vegetables at no charge. This program is slated to start in the next couple of weeks, as the details are being finalized. Call 802-425-6345 for more information.
There is also a monthly Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group starting at the senior center beginning July 15. The group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 5-6 p.m.
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.
Interested in receiving a weekly reminder about what is happening? Sign up for the email newsletters at our website. The “Week Ahead” email is sent out on Friday mornings with activities, lunch menus and special programs for the upcoming week.
An exhibit of nature photographs by Fran MacDonald includes both expansive vistas and detailed views of landscapes with water, the edges of water or flowing water.
There is interest in starting a new walking and gentle hiking group at the senior center. Interested in finding out more? Contact Penny Burman at 916-753-7279.
Vermont Make Music Day is part of World Music Day on June 21. Musicians of all ages from all over the world play music for their communities, celebrating how music crosses borders and brings people together. The Charlotte Senior Center and Charlotte Library will be hosting a full afternoon and evening of live music as part of World Music Day. More info about the overall event. Free.
Performances at the senior center: 1-1:45 p.m. Carlanne Herzog on piano and Janet Green on cello; 2-3 p.m. Kathryn Blume, spiritual feminist blues-rock; 3-3:30 p.m. Janice Russotti & Shane Bowley, a mix of Americana covers and originals; and 3:30-4 p.m. Dick Mosehauer, bluegrass.
Join us as Peter and Helen Rosemblum from Hinesburg return to the senior center with music of the 50s, 60s & 70s. They will sing and strum from their large playlist that includes folk songs, romantic ballads, blues and rock. Free. Registration recommended.
Italian: Beginner I
Fridays, June 23, 30, July 7, 21, 28, Aug.4, 10-11 a.m.
Interested in beginning your study of Italian? Join us to explore the beauty of the Italian language and culture. Cost: $60. Registration required. *There will be no class on July 14.
Charlotte Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, July 15, 5-6 p.m.
Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Do you know someone who is? Please join the first monthly caregiver support group on Thursday, July 15. The meetings provide a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system. The group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 5-6 p.m. For more information or questions contact Susan Cartwright
Are you looking for a job to be of service to seniors in the community?
The Charlotte Senior Center is seeking a part-time senior center coordinator. Responsibilities include database management and volunteer coordination. The full job description can be viewed at our website. Pay rate is $16.50-$17.75 an hour. Position is 15 hours a week with a set schedule of three hours per day each morning, Monday-Friday. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Lori York.
Menus are posted on the website.
Served weekly. Lunch is served 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. The suggested meal donation is $5, but not required. Register or contact Carol Pepin at 802-425-6345.