I hope you are able to set aside some time with a cup of coffee or tea and take a moment to look through the insert with our upcoming March classes at the Charlotte Senior Center.
Happy New Year! I am very excited to be at the Charlotte Senior Center as the new director. I…
Winter classes are in full swing at the Senior Center.
We are excited to be offering our Monday Munches at the Charlotte Senior Center again.
As we begin to open our doors and start offering in-person classes again, we are pleased to announce that Lori York has joined the Senior Center in a part-time position as Assistant to the Director. Lori has a wealth of experience and is looking forward to meeting participants and welcoming volunteers back to the Center.
Philo Ridge Farm, through the Frontline Foods Vermont program, donated and delivered lunch to the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and…
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.
“I find I think of myself not as a writer so much as someone who provides a gateway, a…
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 this same refrain yet again.
Mondays and Wednesdays are my favorite days of the week at the Senior Center. The mornings start out with the aroma of things cooking and the purposeful bustle in the kitchen. Soon, there is the sound of the cooks laughing and having a good time while they prepare the meal.
As you know, the Senior Center does not sell cars or clothes, but it certainly does embody the other values mentioned in the quote. After having been at the wonderful Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last week at the Old Lantern, it is very evident that it takes a veritable village of volunteers to make the Senior Center community possible.
“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.” ~ Henry Williamson Just today,…
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.
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 has stayed too late after the party.
On Monday December 17th, Chef Roland and Lisa Gaujac provided the Senior Center with a delicious holiday lunch. We…
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.
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, how about “wise women,” instead? Consider for a moment that we have all possibly met wise women in real life. Really? Really.
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 are (rightly) seen as a badge of honor.
We celebrate a community-spirited reaching out to embrace those who may need a little boost. This month, a special thank you to Teresa Meyer, Margaret Berlin, Mary Volk, Lili Ruane, and the Carmel Hill Fund, Friends of the Charlotte Library and library staff, and a host of anonymous donors.
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 contribute financially as Friends of the Senior Center, donate their time and expertise as volunteer instructors and help in many other crucial volunteer jobs around the Center.