Updates and Announcements
CELEBRATE MARCH FOR MEALS WITH US!
The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will enable them to serve America’s elder population all year long. As a member of the national organization, Meals on Wheels America, The Thompson participates in this annual celebration now in its 18th year.
Volunteers for The Thompson deliver 40 meals each day (Monday through Friday) to older Vermonters throughout the towns of Woodstock, Bridgewater, Barnard, and Pomfret. Last year we delivered 9,808 Meals on Wheels.
The highlights of our March for Meals events this year:
- Our 6th annual Thank You Walk on March 2nd. Join us at 1:30 pm on the Green in Woodstock to “march” down Central Street to deliver special “Thank You’s” to local businesses for their support throughout the year.
- Community Champions Day is March 16 where town officials and local celebrities nationwide are asked to deliver meals during the nationally recognized week of March 16 through 20.
- Monday, March 30th is our annual MOW driver meeting providing an opportunity for a review of requirements/procedures, to share ideas, and to celebrate the wonderful work of our MOW volunteers!
- Watch for our Meals on Wheels column in the Vermont Standard and visit our Facebook page for videos and more.
For more information and to register online
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 2020. Visit us in person, or online at www.thompsonseniorcenter.org, or contact us at (802) 457-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Meeting 2019
The Thompson is growing in so many ways – more patrons and diners, more programs and services and even more fun. We are focusing on ways to improve our beloved Thompson farmhouse to meet these needs. We’ll need your help, your guidance and increase financial support from many sources. Let’s start the conversation at our 2019 annual meeting.
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.
Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:30 am for our Annual Meeting.
Please RSVP by Friday, October 18th 457-3277 or email@example.com
Location: The Thompson Center, 99 Senior Lane, Woodstock, VT
Join us following the meeting for lunch at noon. Menu: Tuscan Chicken with Peppers and Tomatoes, Brown Rice, Tossed Salad, Roll, and Lemon Meringue Pie
The Key to Aging Well
September is recognized nationally as Senior Center month. This year’s theme was chosen to highlight how senior centers share knowledge, programming and resources that make a difference in people’s lives. These elements are the virtual keys to unlocking the potential to age well.
We now know the research and importance behind Connecting with others. Making friends matters. We know that Learning new languages and skills and exercising helps care for your body. That Giving back at the senior center and within the community fosters purpose and a more meaningful life. And that as long as each of us lives, we want to continue Growing to reach our full potential.
The Thompson Center has built a holistic experience where all of that is possible. Whether it is taking an exercise class, attending a social event, participating in memoir group or a painting class, or by having a meal or volunteering, The Thompson can be your key to aging well in our community.
Join us on September 13 at our noon meal as we celebrate National Senior Center month with Chicken BBQ, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, and Ice Cream with guest BBQ Chef, Nate Willard, and family. We’ll have raffles, music, horseshoes, cornhole and music with the Occasional Jug Band. RSVP at 457-3277.
Special Dinner and Presentation
Patrick Bartlett, Forestry and Wildlife Consultant
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Now full (waiting list)
Generation to Generation Week
August 5 – 8, 2019
Summer Matters! Older people have abundant skills and life experience to share. Younger people thrive with the support of caring adults in their lives. Join The Thompson for the 3rd annual Gen2Gen summer camp beginning on August 5, 2019. Click here for more information about The Thompson Gen2Gen activities.
May 2019, Older Americans Month:
Connect, Create, Contribute
Each year, older adults are making a positive impact in and around Woodstock. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That’s why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.
Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.
This year’s OAM theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:
Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
We here at The Thompson will celebrate OAM by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping our community thrive. We encourage you to:
Connect: Join us for Older American’s Lunch, participate in our summer Gen-2-Gen program, or join us for any of the social events or meals offered each month. Bring a friend or come make a new one!
Create: Register for our monthly art project with ArtisTree, sign-up for Tech Tutoring, Diabetes Management class or join our Book group.
Contribute: Become a Meals on Wheels driver, help serve lunch, or volunteer at one of the many volunteer opportunities in our community.