On Friday, Nov. 10, the senior center was active with events honoring veterans for their service.
A special thank you to The Residence at Shelburne Bay who provided the meal for the veterans lunch.
Robert Stock, Veterans Outreach Specialist in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, led the Pinning Ceremony for veterans and their survivors who served during the period of 1955-1975.
And the Quilts of Valor organization dedicated quilts to veterans.
Please note that the senior center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.
November artist exhibit
This month’s exhibit is a collection of watercolor, ink and mixed media drawings celebrating birds, avians and raptors by Peter E. Hetz whose fascination with birds, particularly raptors, started early. Stop by to view the artwork on the walls of the senior center. See a portfolio of Hetz’s work.
Detect and prevent Medicare fraud
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1-2 p.m.
A presenter from Vermont Senior Medicare Patrol will show Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers how to prevent, detect and report fraud, errors and abuse. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration recommended. Free.
AARP Smart Driver course
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The AARP Smart Driver course is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older, to help refresh driving skills, and may even help save on auto insurance. AARP members can take the course at a discounted rate. Please plan to bring lunch. Register early as class size is limited to 15. Checks should be made out to AARP. Cost:$25 or $20 for AARP members. Register by Monday, Dec. 4.
Walking and gentle hiking group
Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.
Enjoy the beauty of Nature. Come walk at a gentle pace with other seniors. The group will meet monthly for a congenial non-strenuous walk. The location TBD. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot at Charlotte Senior Center. Please bring bug spray and water. Questions? Contact Penny Burman at 916-753-7279. Registration required. Cost: Free
Tips and tricks for Android phones and tablets
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1-2 p.m.
Would you like to get more out of your Android phone or tablet? Learn some tips and tricks, including security considerations, how to install and delete apps and settings to improve privacy and customize your device to meet your visual, physical, motion or hearing needs. If possible, bring your own device for hands-on learning. Registration suggested. Free.
Lindy 6-count dance
Wednesdays, Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 1-2 p.m.
Interested in learning to dance? Join Carol Ann Spaid to learn the Lindy 6-count dance. Lindy 6-count lessons build on essential skills of leading, following and dance frame. No experience needed. Wear soft-soled shoes and bring your love of dance. For questions, email. Registration required. $15 per class.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 12:30-2 p.m.
The practice of making origami activates the whole brain. In this class, you will be folding paper and fabric into trees, stars, birds and ornaments for the holidays. Directions for some of the models will be included so that you may teach them to friends and family. This class is not for total beginners. Registration required. Cost: $10.
Watercolor in winter
Tuesdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 9:15 a.m.-noon
With the winter doldrums upon us, a painting class is just the thing to keep you busy and improve your mood. Winter scenes, holiday themes, interesting still lifes and more. This four-week class will get your creative juices flowing again if you haven’t been painting for a while and will help spark some new ideas to paint for everyone. Some watercolor experience is helpful. Registration and payment of $160 needed by Nov. 22.
Menus are posted on the website at charlotteseniorcentervt.org.
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. $5 suggested meal donation but not required. To register, call 802-425-6345 or email.
Note: For Thanksgiving week, the Age Well Grab & Go meal pick-up will be on Wednesday, Nov. 22, instead of Thursday. If you are interested in receiving a meal on Thanksgiving week, please register by Thursday, Nov. 16.
Weather cancellation policy
When the local schools are in session, the Charlotte Senior Center follows the Champlain Valley School District for weather-related cancellations. When school is not in session and there is inclement weather, a cancellation determination will be made by 8 a.m. Cancellation notices will be posted on the senior center website and on the outgoing voice message. An email will be sent to those who have signed up to receive the email newsletter.
Senior center info
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. Programs include weekly lunches, daily exercise classes and many opportunities to connect through board and card games and art and language programming.
Interested in receiving a weekly reminder about what is happening? Sign up for the email newsletters at charlotteseniorcentervt.org. The “Week Ahead” email is sent out on Friday mornings with activities, lunch menus, and special programs for the upcoming week.