Posts filed under: Senior Center

As much as we may wish it to be so, the coronavirus emergency is not over, and it’s sad to say that life is not returning to normal anytime soon....
Still no news from the State of Vermont at this time. Senior centers around this state—and New England—continue to wait to learn when they can re-open, what activities will be...
One of the synonyms for “miraculous” is “incredible.” And so, it is miraculous—cum incredible—how gracefully our instructors at the Senior Center have pivoted to the online Zoom format for their...
National headlines tell the story: “Social Distancing Leads to Severe Blood Shortage.” Across the country, thousands of blood drives have been canceled. By mid-March, this meant 86,000 fewer blood donations,...
Yes, Emily, there really will be a morning. The sun is just over that hill…. The problem is that the hill is much, much further away than we thought. Even...
The big questions on everyone’s minds these days are when? And how? It looks as though they will not be answered for at least a while. While Gov. Scott has...
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is...
Spring is just an idea in these parts, and my neighbors still have their snow shovels next to their front doors. But it will come, that is for sure –...
Being able to make choices can be a wonderful, liberating thing. There are so many levels of importance regarding the choices we make – from ethical to mundane....
As you can see, the Spring Schedule is not inserted in this issue of this paper as promised last time. The following Charlotte News issue of 3/5 will include the...
“A rat is a rat.” ~ Sonny Bono “You dirty, double-crossing rat.” ~ James Cagney Can’t you just hear Cagney saying that line in your head? As you know, in...
Since it is now 2020, this brings to mind eye and vision testing. But aside from the more mundane meanings of eyesight and observation, vision has such wonderful synonyms: imagination,...
A snowfall is easier: It’s magical. It’s silent and peaceful. It makes the ordinary beautiful. Just set aside worries about walking or driving and bask in the otherworldliness that lands...
Yes, we are deep into the December night—and getting up before the sun has never been one of my favorite things to do. But I keep reminding myself that the...
Lovely flower arrangements accompany each meal at the Charlotte Senior Center. Mary Lovejoy, the woman responsible for these pops of sunshine, essential now that the weather is so glum, has...
One of my favorite images of wintertime is a clear, starry moonlit night with snow-covered fields and lights glowing in the window of houses. Silent and lovely; for me, it...
“I find I think of myself not as a writer so much as someone who provides a gateway, a tangential route for readers to reach the circus. To visit the...
The Senior Center’s website is new-ish. It went up last year and is still a work in progress. It is worth a visit. The address is long but really easy:...
Haven’t we all been down this road—more than once? It seems that, for better for worse, a little self-forgiveness in order. Especially so, since we will very possibly fall into...
On Oct. 3 at 12:15, there will be an A.E.D. review (automatic external defibrillator); please sign up for that in advance by calling the Center. And that same day, from...