Your Virtual Senior Center
Coffee Talk – Let’s Connect and Chat!
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.
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.
To learn about each week’s program and to register visit their website here
Coping with COVID: Managing Re-Entry Anxiety
A virtual program Presented by COVID Support VT
Wednesday, July 7, 1:00 pm
With an end in sight to the restrictions of the COVID pandemic, the re-entry back into “normalcy” has been a surprising source of worry for many. Being “deployed” back to original positions, returning to social gatherings, and changes to personal schedules are difficult even if the changes are positive. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly 50% of Americans feel anxious about resuming in-person contact, regardless of vaccination status. Join COVID Support VT staff for this one-hour interactive workshop to explore how “re-entry” might be affecting you and how best to manage the stress effectively.
Medicare Boot Camp for Those New to Medicare
A virtual presentation offered by Senior Solutions
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.
Strength, Stretch & Stability via Zoom
Led by Liz Hatfield, Certified Fitness Trainer
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Motion is Lotion! Now is the time to focus on ourselves. We must stay positive and strong. In the short term, exercise can help the immune system find and deal with pathogens, and in the long term, regular exercise slows down changes that happen to the immune system with aging, therefore reducing the risk of infection.
Join this class, move your body and feel physically, mentally and emotionally better.
- Dumbbells, Soup Cans (14oz is approx. 1lb), Bag of Beans or Rice (1lb) or Filled Water Bottles
- Dish Towel or Pillowcase
- Two Paper plates, Rags or Furniture Gliders/Coaster (NOT RUBBER)
- 12Plastic cups (e.g. “Solo” cups) – 6 Red & 6 Blue – Linda Grant has left 10 sets at The Thompson in a bag if you would like to pick them up.
For information on how to access the Zoom classes, contact Liz directly at 802-522-9273 or email at email@example.com