Posts filed under: Senior Center

“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.” ~ Henry Williamson Just today, a friend of mine in Washington, D.C., emailed me a photo...
Looking for quotes to use here can be rather time consuming. Considering spring was coming (soon?) and Daylight Savings Time was almost here, I searched ‘new beginnings,’ ‘anticipation,’ ‘impatience’ and...
Sound a little familiar? Which type are you? How is it that when we are young we are often compelled to think we have the answers? Yet as we age,...
Have you noticed that your attitude toward snow changes as the season wears on? At the outset, it’s that wonderful, magical, winter wonderland stuff—and in March, it’s a guest who...
So many words for cold: nippy, frigid, freezing, brutal, brisk, refreshing, crisp, bitter, glacial, biting, piercing, numbing, raw, arctic – and a few others I’ve never heard of, like gelid...
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...