UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
Bridge Returns to The Thompson
Our Bridge group will meet on the second, third, and fourth Mondays of each month . Please call Shari if interested in joining this group. 457-3277.
TOWN DAYS CONTINUE
Residents of surrounding towns are invited for lunch at The Thompson for the reduced rate of $3.00 on the following Mondays:
Reading ~ Monday, September 11th
Woodstock ~ Monday, October 2nd
Please note: The Thompson van can provide transportation for you and your friends. Please call to schedule.
It’s time for Horseshoes!
Mondays at 1:00 pm
The horseshoe pits are open and you can play anytime, but every Monday (weather permitting) at 1:00 pm a group will play following lunch. Everyone is welcome regardless of your experience level! Talk to Norm Boynton if you’re interested.
Open Times for Ping Pong Table
Come enjoy a game of Ping Pong with friends! The table will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm and Fridays all day. Other times may be available upon request.
*Dependent on scheduled programming/check our program calendar.
Low Vision Support Group
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
10:15 – 11:45 am
August Discussion: Traveling with a Visual Impairment
The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is offering this new support group where participants can share experiences, challenges, and successes of living with a visual impairment at this ongoing monthly meeting. Learn about adaptive aids and strategies that support independence. Led by a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist from VABVI.
Mahjong at The Thompson
Tuesdays at 12:30 pm & Thursdays at 2:00 pm
We have been thrilled by the enthusiastic response to Mahjong and our group is growing! So that we may be fair to seasoned players and those who are just learning, we have established Tuesdays as a teaching day for beginners. Thursday games will be devoted to experienced players.
If you are interested in learning, we ask that you call Shari at The Thompson Center where your name will be put on a waitlist. When we have 3 new players, group leader, Gail Lavin Stickney, will begin a Tuesday teaching table for the new players. Thanks for your patience as we begin this new plan of teaching in our best efforts to accommodate all who are interested in Mahjong.
ADVANCE DIRECTIVE CLINIC
2nd Monday of the Month
Would your loved ones know your wishes about medical care if you were unable to speak for yourself? There is a legal document called an Advance Directive that you can complete to give guidelines about your wishes and appoint someone to represent you if you are not able. We have arranged for a trained and caring volunteer to be at the Thompson Center every 2nd Monday from 1pm – 3pm. These volunteers will take the time to explain both the document and the simple process used to make your wishes known. The most important part of this process is talking to those you love about what matters most to you. You can call 457-3277 to schedule an appointment.
Open Pickle Ball at Woodstock Athletic Club
New Summer Schedule
Wednesdays and Fridays
9:00 – 10:30 am
Cost:$10 per 1.5 hr court time session. Walk-ins welcome and equipment is provided. Ride service available from The Thompson with advance notice.
Presented by a Senior Solutions Medicare Counselor
Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 – 2:00 pm
Are you almost 65 years of age and thinking about signing up for Medicare? Are you retiring and losing your health insurance benefits? Forget about everything you knew about health insurance. You’re in a new universe and help is available. Call The Thompson Center for your 1:1 counseling appointment with a Senior Solutions volunteer.
August 7 – 11, 2017, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
The Gen2Gen campaign shines a light on the mutual benefits of intergenerational relationships.
The week of August 7th will be Gen2Gen week at the Thompson with ArtisTree and friends. Join us for Music Together, Creative Arts projects, a kid-friendly lunch menu throughout the week, horseshoe lessons, ping pong games, ice cream social, and more! Children of all ages are invited to participate in various events throughout the week.
Participate with us to create meaningful Gen2Gen moments that last a lifetime by helping at least one young person to connect with an older adult and dine, create, & have some fun together.
Visit the Thompson Booth at the Taste of Woodstock
Saturday, August 12, between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We’ll have cookies at our booth this year and plenty of information about the services of The Thompson. Lots of other food and festivities on Elm and Central Street in downtown Woodstock, too.
Thursday, August 24, 1:00 pm
Join us for our monthly birthday lunch as we celebrate August birthdays with a delicious meal and the rock-in-roll and country sounds of Carl Brogan. Menu for the day includes Lemon Basil Grilled Turkey Breast, Lemon and Fresh Herb Sauce, Grilled Asparagus, Garlic Smashed Potato, Roll, Cake and Ice Cream. RSVP for meal only.
Emergency Preparedness Talk
Presented by Kevin Geiger, AICP CFM
Senior Planner Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Wednesday, September 6, 1:00 pm
Please join us for this important discussion about basic steps one can take to be alert for upcoming emergency conditions , that are typically weather related. Kevin will further discuss important pertinent information for one’s health and safety during common emergencies as well as an overview of town/state/federal systems that come into play during these emergencies and what they mean for you.
September 13th at 1:00 pm
September’s book read is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. This is a dear coming of age tale set in small town America in 1961. The author paints lovely word pictures in the telling.
The story carries a message and an energy that rings true with things to ponder while providing moments of introspection that remain long after closing the cover on the final chapter. This is one of those books to savor again and again.
It’s a good choice for joining the book club conversation if you’ve been holding back. We hope to see you on Wednesday, September 13th at 1:00.
Friday, September 15, 9:15 am to noon
(break for lunch) 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Instructor Bill Cherico returns to teach this four hour instructional course which is the nation’s largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. Registration begins at 9:15am. Your driver’s license is required and your AARP card for members.
Course Fee: $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for nonmembers.
Please call the Thompson Center to sign up in advance, 457-3277. Checks should be made out to AARP Smart Driver.
Canyon Country Trip Document Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 1:00pm
For those Thompson Travelers who will be joining the Canyon Country Trip, this is a reminder that final payment is due at Thompson no later than Monday, July 31st in order to reach Collette Travel by the deadline of August 3rd. Checks should be make payable to Collette Travel. Earlier payment is always appreciated.
On September 19th, a Collette travel representative will be at The Thompson to distribute Canyon Country travel documents, and to review trip details and answer any remaining questions pertaining to this trip. If you are traveling on this trip, please join us for this meeting.
With The Thompson Team
September 24, 10:00 am
Lyman Park, White River Junction
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
Visit the Alzheimer’s Association website to learn more to sign up to join our team for the Upper Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
“An Apple a Day…”
Presented by Pat Harrison, RD, Senior Solutions
With Hands on Cooking Demonstration
Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 pm
You know the saying “An apple a day….” but do they really help us stay healthy. The answer may be a definite YES!
Fiber, fluid, antioxidants, phyto nutrients, bulk, low in calories and even “nature’s toothbrush”! APPLES – fresh, crisp, crunchy, sweet or tart, a delicious, nutritious treat that says “welcome to Fall…”
We’ll talk apples, a little apple trivia and help prepare & then munch on some simple appetizers and finish off with a delectable apple dessert. Help us make a quick and easy Apple Crostata as an alternate to more time consuming apple pie! Get some ideas on how to incorporate health supporting apples into your diet. Pre-registration requested.