Your Virtual Senior Center
Senior Learning Network Virtual Programming at The Thompson
Please note that these are all group viewings so leave the technology issues to us and watch with friends in the comfort of The Thompson on our newly updated large screen tv.
Call to reserve your seat.
Amon Carter Art Museum’s Art of the American West
Tuesday, January 4, 2:00 pm
Join us as we view the Carter Legacy galleries housing the original collection of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell objects.
We will also discover how other artist of the time and modern and contemporary artists have depicted the American west.
Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park
Tuesday, January 11, 2:00 pm
Come discover the unique history of Ste. Genevieve! Established by 1750, Ste. Genevieve was the first permanent European settlement in Missouri. Early French Canadian settlers were drawn here by the rich agricultural land known as Le Grand Champ (the Big Field). After the flood of 1785, the town relocated to its present location on higher ground approximately three miles to the northwest of its original site. A true embodiment of the “melting pot” metaphor, Ste. Genevieve is rich with history, telling the stories of the people that lived and settled the land.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Tuesday, January 18, 2:00 pm
*No group viewing this day*
Did you know the Ford Presidential Library and Museum is the only split Presidential museum? The Library is located in Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan’s campus. The Museum is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Join Kristin Phillips, Public Affairs Specialist, as she gives you a glimpse inside the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Find out why there are two separate facilities, and more fun facts about the 38th President Gerald R. Ford.
Tuesday, January 25, 2:00 pm
Mitchell caverns are the only limestone caves in the California State Park system. The caverns were created during the Pleistocene epoch, when ground water with a high carbonic acid content ate into the surrounding marble and sedimentary limestone. Stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave formations were formed from calcium carbonate left by dripping mineral water. For many years the caves were thought to be “dead”, that is, the formations were no longer growing. However, recent studies have found something different.
Our park ranger, Andrew has asked us to return to see a special presentation of the caverns in the Providence Mountains with their new and improved internet connections.
Guardianship: Help or Harm?
A Virtual Presentation by Vermont Legal Aid
Wednesday, January 12, 1:00 pm
In this virtual presentation, Leah Burdick, Esq. Staff Attorney at the Elder Law Project at Vermont Legal Aid, Inc., will discuss the legal framework of a guardianship and what being under a court-ordered guardianship really means in Vermont.
Please register with The Thompson for your zoom link.
Communicating with Animals –
a Virtual Zoom Presentation by Animal Communicator, Jeannie Lindheim
Thursday, January 27, 1:00 pm
Do you ever wonder what your animal is thinking and feeling? Jeannie Lindheim, author of Loving Animals: Conversations with an Animal Communicator, will discuss how animal communication works and techniques she uses. She will tell some touching stories and share some techniques that you can use with your animals. There will also be time for Q and A.
Jeannie cannot answer specific questions about your animal as that would require a consultation but generic questions are welcome
Jeannie Lindheim studied with animal communication pioneer, Penelope Smith. Jeannie consults with pet lovers from all over the U. S. who are trying to understand how their animal feels and what they want. She has communicated with dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, hedgehogs, pigs, alpacas, bearded dragon lizards, rabbits, many types of birds, steer, insects and many other species. 100% of the proceeds from her book are donated to animal rescue organizations.