For a list of all exercise related classes and activities, visit our Active Aging page
Individual Benefits Assistance –
Medicare, Medicaid, Food & Fuel Assistance
One on One Meetings are available at the Thompson Center
August 9 & 30, 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.
To schedule a one on one, in person appointment, please call the Thompson at 802-457-3277. In the meantime please reach out the WCHC directly if you have any questions about Medicaid, Medicare, food or fuel assistance, dental or medication help at 802-674-7213.
Note: WCHC cannot answer questions about supplemental insurances; Medigap insurance or Advantage plans but other resources are available by calling Shari at The Thompson.
Foot Clinic at The Thompson Center with Beverly Sinclair, RN
July 29, August 12, September 9 & 30, 9:00 – 2:30 pm
Cost: $30 payable by cash or check. Towels are supplied.
Call for your appointment.
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.
Reflexology at The Thompson!
Enjoy Reflexology to Relax, Rejuvenate, & Reboot Your Whole Body
Now scheduling for Tuesday, August 10 Please call for more availability
Certified Reflexologist Deborah Neuhof has resumed appointments at The Thompson. Please call Shari to confirm a morning appointment beginning at 9:00 am on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. $35 for 30 minute hand or foot treatment or $65 for 60 minutes.
Please wear loose fitting clothing and arrive a few minutes early to complete a health & disclaimer form. Face coverings are required while in The Thompson building but not during your treatment.
The Thompson Aging at Home Program can now help facilitate Homesharing!
Homesharing is a simple idea where two or more people share a home for mutual benefit. A person offers a private bedroom and shared common space in exchange for rent, help around the home or a combination of the two. After conducting background and reference checks, we will work to find the most compatible match possible based on your interests, needs, and lifestyle. There are no age or income restrictions to be eligible for the program.
Contact Shari at the Thompson at 802-457-3277 or email@example.com
Coffee Talk Continues- paused during the month of August
Mondays at 9:00 am
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.
Please note that coffee is always on in the morning at The Thompson. Come in for a cup, bring a friend, and enjoy our front porch or any comfortable place to relax and chat.
Caregiver Support Group
Ongoing on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
We welcome participants to The Thompson where this gathering remains a safe place to share ideas, concerns, and constructive feedback with others facing similar challenges. Newcomers are always welcome.
A complimentary lunch will be provided with advance registration.
Senior Solutions Tablet Program – A Great Opportunity to Get Connected
Are you yearning to connect to the internet for your telehealth appointments and connections with others but don’t have a device? Senior Solutions is assisting older Vermonters with obtaining devices (Fusion tablets) and offering technical support through instruction and training. Help is available for you to set up your computer, create an email address and train you on some of the programs. Comcast offers a low cost option called Internet Essentials for internet access and you don’t have to be a Comcast customer. Call Pam at The Thompson for more information on how to get connected or the Senior Helpline at 802-885-2669.
Technical Assistance Available at The Thompson or in Your Home
If you have questions about a device that you are using, help is available on a fee for service basis by a qualified local individual. Please call Shari to learn more.
Advance Directive Assistance
Trained and caring volunteers are available to assist you with creating your advance directive at The Thompson Center on the second Monday of the month, by appointment, 1:00 and 2:00 pm time slots.
Please call Shari at 457-3277 to schedule an appointment.
Prescription Delivery Service Now Available
Sarah Lamb, Formerly of Woodstock Pharmacy, has started a business to assist those in getting prescriptions and essentials from Upper Valley pharmacies. For fee and delivery information please contact her at:
Smilin Steve’s Pharmacy Update as of 7/14/21
Located at the Ottauquechee Health Center
The pharmacy’s soft opening is scheduled for 07/19 and will be advertised in all local publications as well as online and with signage at the end of the parking lot. The hours of
operation will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
COVID Support Counseling
COVID Support VT is excited to announce that they have three Support Counselors, now available Mondays-Fridays, 8am-8pm, to provide emotional support, connections to community resources and to be a listening ear. Support Counselors are available by calling 2-1-1. All support calls are anonymous and free.
To learn more about COVID Support VT, visit their webpage at www.covidsupportvt.org.
Need Help with Online Meeting Programs?
COVE is offering help!
If you are feeling unsure of how to connect to Zoom, WebEx or other online platforms, COVE can help. We will set up a time to do a 1-on-1 call with you to help you navigate the system and learn how to connect. Online meeting platforms can be intimidating, and knowing how to do what and when can overwhelm any of us. Please reach out and we will set up a time to do a walk through and trial run on the system you are trying to use. Stay Connected! To set up a 1-on-1, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 595-9872.
Stay Connected and Stay Safe during COVID-19
Join the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) every other Wednesday for a discussion of the latest information about scams, fraud, and general safety. We will share what we know and do our best to answer your questions. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones during this public health crisis.
Have questions you’d like to ask ahead of time? Need help getting connected ? Email: email@example.com
Join by Phone by Calling: 408-428-9388; Access Code: 298 225 125