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, many of us realize that we do not—even though we have had several decades of living to discover them. Actually, if we are lucky, we come to love the questions.
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 old age” can also mean to change your mind about categorizing yourself—and others. Whatever the case, the concept of an “unwrinkled heart” is something I just want to savor rather than analyze.
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 soon, but I just could not face it. So here we all are, still waiting for the crocuses; I bought a bouquet of tulips to get me through.
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 Center is a special place with a welcoming atmosphere, vibrant visitors and a wide variety of activities. There is also the “restaurant quality” food—cooked at the Center by different teams of senior (seasoned) cooks.
CVSD 2018-2019 budget information session – Members of the Champlain Valley School District school board will be at the Center on Thursday, Feb.15, 11:00 a.m. to explain the details of and answer questions about the district school budget that we will vote on in March. This will be an informal meeting in the café.
Wednesday After-lunch Programs Programs scheduled for Wednesday after lunch begin at 1 p.m. and showcase the many interests of our community. Drop in to share the travels and experiences of our presenters—no need to register.
Carolyn Kulik, the new Director of the Charlotte Senior Center, has many interests. She worked in Asia for eight years and has 20 years of experience in cross-cultural training and English as a Second Language. While she predominantly taught adults, her youngest students were pre-kindergarteners.
Join us at the Senior Center for a meet and greet with Carolyn Kulik, our new Center director, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. Take the opportunity to say hello and share some refreshments.
The winter schedule is in full swing as of last week, with the start of new sessions of Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Fitness at Any Age and Pilates, and with a full house for the Cello Quartet for the Holidays program that marked the beginning of the winter Wednesday afternoon event schedule.
New sessions of exercise favorites begin next week: Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Fitness at Any Age, and Pilates. You’ll find schedules and fees in the printed program. As always, you are welcome to come in and try a class to see if it’s the one for you. You can register for classes by calling the Center at 425-6345, by mail at P.O Box 207, Charlotte, VT 05445, or by coming in to sign up in person.
Popular, ongoing programs at the Senior Center range from duplicate bridge on Mondays from 12:30 to 4 p.m., to Mah Jong on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 4 p.m., Spanish Conversation on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon and Strength Maintenance on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Friends of the Charlotte Senior Center invite you to its Annual Meeting after the luncheon on November 1 beginning at 1 p.m. This is an opportunity for everyone to become better acquainted with the workings of our organization and to consider how they can become more active as volunteers. An update of our financial position will be given, questions will be answered, and the election of board members will take place. Hope to see you there.