Happy New Year! I am very excited to be at the Charlotte Senior Center as the new director. I…
The Board of the Charlotte Senior Center is excited to announce that Lori York will be our new Senior…
The Charlotte Senior Center was built in 2002 and has had various upgrades and modifications. The exterior, however, was starting to look a little shabby over recent years.
Summer is winding down, and the new Fall Schedule is an insert in this issue. It covers September to November, and all courses and events will be taking place in person. There are no Zoom courses planned as of this date. There are 42 courses, gatherings, events and lectures to choose from, and hopefully, there will be several things that will speak to you.
Our OPEN flag is out. Do stop by to say hello, 9-4, M-F—we’re right across from the post office.
After many months, we are finally open again! The OPEN flag is out. If you’d like to stop by to participate or to visit between 9 and 4 during the week, please check out our guidance about wearing a mask here.
Another season is almost upon us: CSC’s Summer Schedule will be inserted in the next issue of The Charlotte News.
When it comes to re-opening the CSC, it looks like a little patience is still in order.
Daylight Saving Time is back, and spring is here, officially. The last patches of snow are disappearing, and the daffodils, crocuses, tulips and flowering trees are on their way. We stretch and blink in the sunlight, like Rip Van Winkles we are, waking after a long sleep.
It’s probably safe to say that there will be a morning—and it is just over that hill. Coming soon. Here’s what’s happening at the Senior Center.
Winter season is winding down at CSC—which is not to say that there is not a lot happening—just that other than the Wednesday talks at 1 p.m., there are no new courses that start in February.
Did you manage to find so much to do while the weather was nice that your days were just completely filled? Did you miss out on some classes that you wish you’d been able to fit in? You are in luck!
Along with the fond memories of summer trips on the Nancy Ann, with the captain and his first mate (Al and Nancy Martin), not to be forgotten is the loyal crew who also volunteered their time and services for many years—and without them, the trips would not have been possible.
The Senior Center building remains closed, but activities, art exhibits, presentations and courses are continuing—and expanding. Activities held outdoors, namely Kayaking for Women and Birding Expeditions, have started up again and participants have enjoyed some great weather.
It is now abundantly clear that there will not be a Grand Re-Opening of the Senior Center any time soon. Nor is there a phased re-opening plan.
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. You have probably heard that Gov. Scott stated that senior centers may open— but the problem is that “open” does not really mean “open open.”
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, truly a national crisis. One cause of the great drop in donations is the fact that many places where blood donations might take place—such as campuses and libraries—are currently shuttered.
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 so, aren’t you glad that you didn’t know at the outset that this quarantining and social distancing would be lasting so long?
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 extended the quarantine to May 15, that is very possibly not going to be the final word on the topic. Is Vermont really looking at a re-opening day in May? Or June? Or sometime after that? No one knows for sure at the moment.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so…