Free hearing tests at hearing loss presentation

There is a book discussion with Marilyn Webb Neagley, a hearing loss presentation with complimentary hearing tests and hearing aid cleanings, the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group and the Senior Art Show all scheduled in September.

If you haven’t been to the senior center, please stop by and visit. 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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Community programs

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-6 p.m.
Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Do you know someone who is? Please join us for the monthly Caregiver Support Group on the second Thursday of each month from 5-6 p.m. The meetings provide a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system. For additional information or questions please contact Susan Cartwright.

Marilyn Webb Neagley
Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
Join local non-fiction author Marilyn Webb Neagley for a discussion about her newest book, “Attic of Dreams: A Memoir.” Neagley has spent most of her life in Shelburne. Her book “Walking through the Seasons” earned an award as best northeastern non-fiction. Starting her career as an architectural interior designer, Neagley veered toward environmental stewardship and became president of Shelburne Farms. She has been a commentator for Vermont Public Radio. Free but registration recommended.

Hearing loss talk with complimentary hearing test & hearing aid cleaning
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m.
Join Julie Bier, audiologist at Better Living Audiology, for a short presentation about the first signs of hearing loss and dealing with tinnitus and balance issues to help prevent falls. One in three people over age 60 have hearing loss and only about 13 percent of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical, so it can go untreated. The presentation will last about 15 minutes and be followed by a complimentary hearing screening with free cleanings of hearing aids. Registration required.

Photo by Lori York
Alice Trageser (left) and Judy Tuttle coordinate and change over the art exhibits at the Charlotte Senior Center.

Art show reception
Thursday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.
The September senior art show includes a wide range of artwork produced by local artists of all skill levels, ages 50 and older. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m.

Free local produce and fruit
Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.
The senior center is participating in the Locally Yours community supported agriculture program, and produce from Full Moon Farm in Hinesburg is dropped at the senior center weekly free for participants 60 and over. It’s first-come, first-served with the intention that one or two people won’t take all the produce, instead taking only what they will use. No registration required.

Weekly Age Well Grab & Go meals
Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.
Pick up on Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., at the Charlotte Senior Center. Registration is required by Monday for the Thursday meal. $5 suggested meal donation but not required. To register, call 802-425-6345 or email.


Backgammon League
Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Backgammon is a tactical table game with a 5,000-year history. Open to all adults, not just seniors. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday evening Backgammon League, contact Hart. No registration required. Cost: $3.

Birding expeditions
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.
There is 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. Group limited to 20 participants. Registration required but free.

Bone Builders
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon.
RSVP Bone Builders, a program of United Way of Northwest Vermont, is a no-impact weight-training program designed to prevent and even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Bone Builders consists of a warmup, balance exercises, arm and leg exercises and a cool down with stretching. There is paperwork to complete for the RSVP Bone Builders program, but it’s free.

Italian for Beginners, Part 2
Fridays, Sept. 1-Oct. 6, 10-11 a.m.
Are you interested in continuing your beginner-level study of Italian? Join Nicole Librandi and explore the beauty of the Italian language and culture. Registration required by Aug. 25. Cost: $60.

Tuesdays, 12:45-3:45 p.m.
New to or experienced in the Shanghai style of ? All are welcome to join this informal get-together. For questions email Nan Mason.

Photo by Lynn Cummings
Cynthia Knauf is one of those exploring color mixing and choices in watercolor at the senior center.
Photo by Lynn Cummings
Cynthia Knauf is one of those exploring color mixing and choices in watercolor at the senior center.

Glorious fall watercolor
Tuesdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10 & 17, 9 a.m.-noon
This four-week session with Lynn Cummings will explore color mixing and color choices for fall paintings, creating texture, getting more light into paintings and painting fall-themed still life and landscapes. Join a fun and supportive atmosphere. Some experience with watercolor is helpful. Supply list will be emailed to you a week before class begins. If you miss a class, there will be a free “open studio” in December where you can bring in a painting and work on it. Questions? Email. Registration and payment required to reserve a space. Cost: $165.

Yoga strength building practice
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon.
Heidi Kvasnak leads an integrative practice that builds strength and stability, while maintaining a sense of ease and spaciousness in both body and mind. The group will practice longer-held postures that strengthen muscles, bones and core, as well as breath-led flowing movement, including sun salutations. Prerequisite: Must be able to easily get down to and up from the floor with or without props. No registration required. Cost: $10 a class.


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. No registration required. Suggested lunch donation $5.

Senior center contact info
Lori York, director
212 Ferry Road, Charlotte

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