Posts filed under: Senior Center

Winter in Vermont: Snowy. Cold. Dark. Umm, how about two out of three? For me, the snow (the more the better) and the cold (okay to -20F) present both a...
On Monday December 17th, Chef Roland and Lisa Gaujac provided the Senior Center with a delicious holiday lunch. We are very grateful for their generosity and feel so fortunate to...
Having your sip of joy might be easier than you think. Just remembering where you’ve tasted it before might help you notice it when it appears again. (It’s not that...
Okay, so perhaps you think that it's easy for Hawking to talk about “the joy of discovering”—after all, he was doing ‘important work.’ But that need not be the yardstick....
Some of my grateful moments are these: Driving by the two teenaged girls jogging down the road with their ponytails swaying in unison. The colony of seagulls widely spaced out...
This quote probably describes the state of mind of many of our Senior Center visitors. Being “retired” seems to have the image of bored, older citizens at loose ends with...
Ah, yes, those scary words: old age. This quote seems to suggest that it might just be an attitude or a mindset more than anything. So perhaps to “triumph over...
Haven’t we all been a little surprised at the person looking back at us in the mirror? We are a little like an iceberg (but in the warmest sort of...
So, there are wrinkled old wizards in movies, but where are the female versions? They are more likely to be depicted as the w-word—which rhymes with stitch. Female wizards? Or,...
Gandalf, Dumbledore, Obi-Wan Kenobi—all old men with wrinkles—and magical powers. So, the magic makes the wrinkles acceptable? Interesting that the magic does not make them go away. Hmm. Perhaps they...
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James. ...
The Charlotte Senior Center is happy to be collaborating again with one of our local chefs on an upcoming Monday Munch....
As John Steinbeck wrote in Travels with Charlie, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” And sweet it is, indeed. Although...
It is no surprise that the Senior Center primarily serves residents of Charlotte, but did you know that we also welcome those from surrounding communities?  What’s more, these participants also...
How is Charlotte like Utah? Both have snowbirds. There is Snowbird, a ski area in Little Cottonwood Canyon, outside Salt Lake City; and in Charlotte and environs we have our snowbirds...
It has returned!  Anticipating spring here in Vermont is probably much like the ancients felt during a solar eclipse. There is always some subliminal doubt whether spring (like the sun) will...
So maybe this time, (just maybe) spring has really come. There are actually crocuses outside, and a few folks have reported daffodils. And who could doubt the flowers? ...
It’s hard to believe, but I fell for that old Vermont spring scam once again. After decades here, I really knew that it was not going to get warm anytime...
It looks as though spring has finally arrived, after the usual false starts. This means that the Senior Center will be having more activities geared towards the outdoors as the...
When you think of “senior center,” do you think bingo, TV and baloney sandwiches on white bread? CSC has none of that. Everyone will tell you that the Charlotte Senior...