Updates and Announcements
Holiday Bazaar & Cookie Walk
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Save the Date and Join us!
Thompson Winter Gala
Sunday, February 5, 2023
5:00 pm, Woodstock Inn Ballroom
Elegant dinner, dancing and auction with friends.
COVID-19 & Flu
Precautions & Procedures
It is our goal to remain open to serve our community while doing our best to prevent illness and limit exposures. We need everyone’s help and cooperation to realize this goal. Covid symptoms can be as mild as a runny nose, a headache, or fatigue. If you have any potential symptoms or have been exposed to a positive case, please stay home and test negative, before returning.
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Building our Future Together
Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 10:30 am for the meeting and a delicious lunch to follow.
The Annual Meeting is also an opportunity to vote on and welcome new board members and council members, celebrate achievements, and review our year-end (unaudited) financial statements. We will be sharing details about our newly adopted 5 year strategic plan and next steps in our Building Renovation Project.
Call 457-3277 or email: email@example.com to order lunch and RSVP for the annual meeting. In-person and virtual options.
Tips to Avoid Scams and Fraud – Be Aware and Be Informed
Scams and fraud attempts are on the rise and can happen to anyone. Learn how to protect yourself.
As of early June, Attorney General T.J. Donovan is warning Vermonters about a new variation of the family emergency scam in which scammers are demanding that cash be handed over in person to a “courier.” By presenting a fake emergency in which their loved one needs help getting out of trouble, scammers pressure panicked family members, including grandparents, into acting before they can realize it’s a scam. Until recently, scammers took a hands-off approach in collecting money, demanding gift cards, wire transfers, or virtual payments. Now, the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is receiving reports that scammers are enlisting “couriers” to collect cash directly from unsuspecting family members at their homes to resolve the fake emergency. Vermonters who receive these calls should resist the urge to act immediately and take steps to verify the caller’s identity.
“These scenarios are designed by scammers to be emotional and high pressure,” said Attorney General Donovan. “If you are presented with this type of scenario—pause, hang up the phone, and call a friend or family member to verify. Do not give money to someone coming to your home. Instead, call local law enforcement and the Consumer Assistance Program to identify and report the scam.”
If you or someone you know has lost money to this scam, contact law enforcement and report the scam to CAP at 1-800-649-2424. Learn more about family emergency scams by watching CAP’s Avoiding the Family Emergency Scam video and reviewing steps to verify at https://ago.vermont.gov/cap/family-imposter/ and attend our upcoming program on July 21.
CAP advises Vermonters to slow down and follow a plan to not get scammed. Use the SLOW method in urgent situations.
Information taken in part from www.ago.vermont.gov
Responding to COVID-19:
Thompson in the news – read more here: TheVermontStandard_4/16/2020
Age Well with The Thompson
Special events, fun exercise classes, interesting programs, tax assistance, free gently-used medical equipment, creative arts programs, and delicious meals are just a few of the things you’ll find at The Thompson Senior Center. Our building, staff, and volunteers provide a welcoming and fun environment for people of many ages and backgrounds to gather. But, we’re even more than what happens at The Thompson. We have the resources and experience to assist you where you want to be, at home.
One number to call for any need — Thompson staff and volunteers are happy to help with any question — from shower chairs to Medicare and everything in between.
Vetted Service Providers
We partner with a wide variety of businesses and individuals to bring you any service you need to AGE WELL at HOME!
We check references and only suggest businesses or individuals who have happily agreed to be an Aging at Home service provider.
Age Well Education Series and Outreach
Monthly educational talks are presented on topics ranging from legal planning, fall prevention, funeral planning options, Smart Driver safety course, nutrition and cooking, downsizing, hospital-to-home transitions, advance directives, and more.
Our Age Well e-newsletter is published every other month and provides readers with information on ways to age well at home and in their community through current and reliable information on health, lifestyle, diet, and resources. Call or email to sign-up.
We hope you’ll connect with us in the new year and find the inspiration, friendship, support, and fun to make the most out of 2022. Visit us in person, or online at www.thompsonseniorcenter.org, or contact us at (802) 457-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org