UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
TOWN DAYS ARE BACK!
Residents of surrounding towns are invited for lunch at The Thompson for the reduced rate of $3.00 on the following Mondays:
Bridgewater ~ Monday, July 1st
Pomfret ~ Monday, August 5th
Reading ~ Monday, September 9th
Woodstock ~ Monday, October 7th
Please note: The Thompson van can provide transportation for you and your friends. Please call to schedule.
Provided by Norman Williams Public Library
Tuesday, June 18 & July 16, 12:45 – 3:00 by appointment
We are happy to continue offering individual tech tutoring thanks to NWPL and Meg Brazill. Meg offers 1:1 assistance for any one of your devices: cell phone, lap top, iPad or tablet – free of charge. Forty-five minute appointments are available and you can book more appointments as you need them. Please call to schedule yours at The Thompson 457-3277.
The Guest Book – The thought-provoking new novel by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Blake
Next meeting is Monday, June 17, 1:00 pm
Newcomers are always welcome!
A lifetime of secrets. A history untold.
No. It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations. For while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir….
“The Guest Book is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” ―The Washington Post
Join us in the Morning!
At The Thompson, we enjoy the pleasures of good conversations and fellowship at our community noon meal – why not join us for coffee?
We invite our visitors to come in for complimentary coffee and muffins beginning at 8:30 am any weekday mornings. Bring a friend, neighbor, business associate, or perhaps you will meet someone you know. Enjoy the comfort of our living room or dining room and enjoy a visit over a good mug of coffee.
Recycling Update: What you Need to Know
Presented by Ham Gillett, Outreach Coordinator for the Greater Upper
Valley Solid Waste Management District (GUVSWD)
Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 pm
Are your recyclables ending up in the landfill? What’s the difference between an alkaline and a lithium battery? Why does it matter? What will you do with your food scraps beginning July 1, 2020 when you can’t put them in your trash? Do you need to get rid of paint, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, or other household hazardous waste? Ham Gillett will address these issues at this important presentation. Bring your answers, and bring your questions.
Offered by Deborah Neuhof, Certified Reflexologist
Tuesday, June 25, July 2 & 16, 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Experience Reflexology techniques to de-stress and promote a balanced, wholistic well-being.
30 min/$30, Loose clothing recommended. Call in advance for your 30 minute appointment.
Thursday, June 27, 1:00 pm
New Hampshire’s Sunapee Singers return to The Thompson Center on Thursday, June 27 for their 1:00 pm performance immediately following Birthday Lunch Celebration. Please join us for this most entertaining and popular group.
Tech Workshop: More About Smart Phones – Basic ++
Tuesday, July 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
You know a few things about your phone but want to learn more. Meg Brazill, Tech Director from the Norman Williams Public Library, will lead another informal hands-on workshop about basics and beyond for your smart phones. Come learn some tips and tricks! Learn how to download new and useful apps, attach photos to emails and texts. Or, maybe, find free audio books you can listen to on your phone and other useful things. Bring your questions, your phone and help set the agenda!
Advance registration is requested by calling The Thompson Center. 457-3277
Patrick Bartlett, Forestry and Wildlife Consultant
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
5:30 pm Hors d’ouvres prepared by our friend Rick Terwelp, former owner of the Jackson House Inn
6:00 pm Farm to Table Cloudland Farm beef bourguignon with grilled crostinis mixed greens salad, and strawberry napoleon prepared by Chef Ryan
7:00 pm Patrick Bartlett’s Nature and Wildlife PresentationFollows Dinner
Tickets are $50 for dinner and program, BYOB.
Reservations at 457-3277 or click here
Connect, Create, Contribute; An Intergenerational Collaboration
An informational meeting with WUHS teacher, Julie Brown
Thursday, July 11, 1:00 pm at The Thompson Center
Woodstock Union High School Reading Specialist, Julie Brown, is interested in your input in creating proposals for another successful intergenerational project in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Jane Soule, Carole Town, and Alan Perkins participated in this spring’s poetry project, Where I’m From, with Ms. Brown’s structured writing class. The project resulted in a booklet of poetry and reflections from students and Thompson participants, new perspectives and meaningful friendships. Ms. Brown’s goal is to design a learning experience that purposefully fosters human connection, stewardship of our community, and empathy in a way that her students can enrich the lives of older Vermonters.
Please join us at this meeting to discuss ideas for an upcoming collaboration and how you can participate. All are welcome to attend and advance registration is appreciated.
Downsize and Declutter Talk
Presented by UV Senior Move Managers
Tuesday, July 16, 1:00 pm
Downsizing, decluttering, and moving can be a daunting process in the later years of life. In this presentation, UV Senior Move Managers will discuss their services of sorting and organizing of belongings, coordination of moving companies and cleaners, maximizing storage space, and other services they offer.
UV Move Managers is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and is located in Hanover, NH.
Spring Clean Your Legal Affairs
Estate Attorney Daphne Moritz returns to The Thompson Center for those who missed Part 2 Long Term Care Planning and Aging Well held on May 14, Daphne will hold this class again on
Wednesday, July 24 at 1:00 pm.
Advance registration is requested by calling The Thompson
Monthly Art Project with ArtisTree at The Thompson
There will be no monthly ArtisTree craft workshops at The Thompson in July and August. Monthly craft workshops will resume at The Thompson Center in September. Please see upcoming newsletters for details.
Visit ArtisTree.org for programs and visual arts classes offered this summer in Pomfret.
Provided by Upper Valley Rehab Physical Therapists
Wednesday, July 24 & August 14, 8:30 – 10:30 by appointment
Falls are not a normal part of aging and can result in more serious injuries over time, but the risks can be reduced by working on all the possible causes.
Upper Valley Rehab will be offering a Fall Prevention Clinic at the Thompson Center and will provide free comprehensive fall risk Screenings for people who have fallen or who have a fear of falling. At the Clinic/Assessment, a licensed physical therapist will ask participants to complete a fall assessment screen which will include a history of previous falls and what might be causing them. Additionally, a therapist will screen participant’s gait, balance, range of motion, strength and sensation and ask questions regarding home environment, fear of falling concerns, and pertinent medical history that can contribute to falls. This total assessment will include your screen results, which can be sent to your primary care physician, and recommendations for treatment if needed. Each comprehensive assessment is about fifteen minutes and will require an appointment.
Please wear or bring the shoes you wear most often inside and outside of your home. Please bring devices
Friday, August 2, 9:00 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 8:45 am. 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 register in advance.
August 5 – 8, 2019
The proven benefits of intergenerational activities are numerous and meaningful to both generations. Join us again this year for a week of kid and adult friendly lunch menus, arts & crafts, music, games, ice cream, and more!
Registration is open! Click here for the schedule and to register.
Island Time Steel Drums
Thursday, August 8, 1:00 pm
Scott Paulson and Barbara Smith are a tropical duo that delight in sharing the happy sounds, upbeat vibes, and amazing history and culture of Caribbean Steel “Pan” music with audiences from Maine to Key West. The focus of Island Time is not only to entertain listeners, but to entice interest about this great body of music, and to tell the story about, and bring a deeper understanding to the culture of the island of Trinidad and how that gave birth to one of the few NEW acoustic instruments of modern times. The pair’s upbeat repertoire ranges from easy going calypsos to fiery Trinidadian Socas, with some American Pop thrown in for good measure.
Storrs Pond Recreation Area, Hanover NH
Thursday, August 15, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Depart Thompson on the van at 9:30 am
Have you always wanted to try kayaking? Storrs Pond is the perfect spot for beginners. This hour-long session is for beginners who have never kayaked before. Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water to give it a try. Wear shorts and shoes that can get wet.
$25.00 fee includes kayak rental, life jackets, and brown bag lunch provided by The Thompson. Registration is required by calling The Thompson and indicate if you will need transportation on the van. Checks are payable to The Town of Hanover.
2nd Monday of each month
1:00 – 3:00 pm by appointment, please schedule in advance
Would your loved ones know your 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.
Jewelry Repair at The Thompson
Every Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Is there jewelry in your jewelry box that needs a new clasp, or to be restrung? Yael Taylor, volunteer receptionist at the Thompson and local jewelry artist, is available to help for a nominal fee. Bring your jewelry to Yael to see if she can help you.
Mah Jongg at The Thompson
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
We have been thrilled by the enthusiastic response to Mah jongg and our group is growing! If you are interested in joining, please contact Gail Stickney by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 457-2581.
Pickle Ball at Woodstock Athletic Club
Fridays, 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Pickle ball court time is available for Thompson patrons at the Woodstock Athletic Club, on Fridays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for $6 per visit. A minimum of 4 players are required for court time and a stroke/clinic rules refresher is available from a tennis professional when your group is assembled. Please call The Thompson Center to register or for more information.
Mondays at 1:00 pm. Please arrive by 12:30 pm for sign-in, pairing, and table assignment
All are welcome… Bridge players, social Bridge players, kitchen Bridge players, aspiring Bridge players, new-to-duplicate Bridge players, experienced duplicate Bridge players. No partner necessary.
Cost: $8 per person, light refreshments and comfortable venue
Director: Dick Tray, ACBL sanctioned club game masterpoints awarded
Contact: Karen Randle 802 225-6640 or email@example.com