Special Events & Programs in Order by Date
Medicare Boot Camp for Those New to Medicare
A virtual presentation offered by Senior Solutions
Thursday, June 10, 2:00 pm and Thursday, July 15, 11:00 am
Senior Solutions staff provides unbiased information about the Medicare system at Medicare Boot Camp. These virtual presentations are presented using zoom.
The classes are for Vermonters who reside in Windsor and Windham counties and are new to Medicare. Family members who help these beneficiaries may also find it useful. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and Medicare Boot Camp prepares participants to make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many other issues.
Space is limited, so please call The Thompson Center to register.
Friday, June 11, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with lunch at noon
After a year of phone Bingo, we welcome our Bingo players to gather in the newly refurbished Thompson dining room for an in-person reunion. Tables will be spaced to meet current Covid-19 capacity guidelines. Please pre-register and indicate if you will be having lunch.
Bird ER, A virtual presentation by VINS
Tuesday, June 15, 1:00pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a wild bird rehabilitator? What does it take to care for and treat the injured birds at VINS? This program will give you a window in daily life at VINS’s Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. You’ll learn how patients are admitted, diagnosed, treated, and released, and even meet some of our former patients, who are now education ambassadors! Hear the stories of how we get these amazing creatures back on their wings in the wild!
Please call The Thompson Center to register and to receive your zoom link.
Landscaping Your Garden with Indigenous & Naturalized Plants
A Virtual Photo Essay Presented by Master Gardener, Bob Little Tree
Tuesday, June 22, 10:30 am
Call The Thompson Center to pre-register
Art with Finnie—Explore the art of Rex Ray
Please note date change for June – Wednesday, June 23, 1:30pm
This class will conclude Finnie’s instruction for the summer at Thompson but she will return in the fall
Rex Ray was a graphic designer and collage artist. Let’s play with his bold use of color and shape as we layer pieces together to explore his style and technique.
What you will need:
- Bring bright papers – you can paint some papers ahead of time, or bring bright magazine pages, scrapbook paper or construction paper
- One larger piece of paper to glue everything to
You may want to google Rex Ray for ideas and inspiration prior to our class.
To register, please email Finnie: firstname.lastname@example.org. A zoom link will be sent on Monday of the week’s class
Ongoing Programs in Order by Date
Coffee Talk Continues through June – Let’s Connect & Chat!
Mondays at 9:00 am
On June 7th, we welcome special guest and Woodstock Police Chief, Robbie Blish. Dial in to 1-802-448-5745 and connect with us. You never know who will be on the other end of the line or where our happy chatter may lead.
Join us For a Walk!
Mondays, 11:00 am for a 45 minute walk
The walk will begin promptly at 11:00 am and please allow extra time for downtown Woodstock construction traffic.
Meet at East End Park, Maxham Meadow Way, adjacent to the Ottauquechee River
Carla Kamel’s walking group has gotten a great response! Join her for a leisurely, brisk walk for fresh air, mindfulness, and overall wellbeing. Walks can be expanded and varied depending on interest. Ample parking is available. Bring a friend!
Please Note: Masks will be required at all times. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. On inclement weather days, please call or email The Thompson Senior Center in the morning for updates. For further information call The Thompson at 802-457-3277 or email email@example.com.
Caregiver Support Group – Now in The Thompson Tent
2nd Tuesday of each month
We welcome participants back to The Thompson in June to gather outdoors in The Thompson Tent. This gathering remains a safe place to share ideas, concerns, and constructive feedback with others facing similar challenges.
A complimentary bagged lunch will be provided at time of registration. Newcomers are always welcome.
Bingo at Home with The Thompson
Friday mornings, 10:00 am
Use your phone to call in and join. Fun prizes for winners! For a BINGO card and the call-in number, call 457-3277.
Virtual programing offered by New Hampshire’s AVA Gallery
Fridays, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Get a glimpse into the creative minds of individual artists as they take you through the art making process – from beginning with a blank canvas or raw materials, through all the decisions they make about themes, materials, media, colors, techniques, and other aspects of their art making. Free one-hour Zoom programs each week with different artists giving demonstrations and presentations on their work, every Friday at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Weekly programs will be announced in Friday’s eNews.
Foot Clinic Returns to The Thompson Center
with Beverly Sinclair, RN
June 10 & 17, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $30 payable by cash or check. Towels are supplied.
Call for your appointment and please plan on earlier arrival for COVID-19 screening
Beverly Sinclair has been a practicing registered nurse for 22 years with extensive experience as a staff nurse and in nurse management. She has been providing local foot care service for older Vermonters for the past 6 years.
Individual Benefits Assistance—
Medicare, Medicaid, Food & Fuel Assistance
One on One Meetings are available at the Thompson Center
Thursday, June 24, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Windsor Community Health Clinic (WCHC) is available for 1:1 appointments at The Thompson Center. A staff member can answer your individual questions about Medicaid, Medicare parts A, B, and D, food and fuel assistance, and dental and medication help. Although now they are offering in person appointments, WCHC staff continue to offer assistance over the phone or via Zoom.
All CDC and state guidelines for infection control and distancing will be strictly adhered to including the wearing of face coverings.
To schedule a one on one, in person appointment, please call the Thompson at 802-457-3277 or WCHC directly if you have any questions about Medicaid, Medicare, food or fuel assistance, dental or medication help at 802-674-7213.