Updates and Announcements
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.