Senior Center News

Mary Recchia | Contributor

Reminder: the Senior Center will be closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.

As our building project starts its final phase, we will continue to offer our basic programs every week. Join us for our delicious lunches, yoga, bridge, strength maintenance, Spanish conversation, mahjong, Pilates, tai chi, fitness and Friday morning art. Happening outside the construction zone are boating and kayak trips. For specific days and times, please call or stop in to chat about the possibilities.

For those of you planning ahead, please look for the new Fall Program of activities and events in the next issue of The Charlotte News. Here are a few early highlights to usher in the cooler temperatures.

The September Art Exhibit will be an intergenerational show of works by Shirley Galliher and her son, John Walton. You can meet the artists and talk about their work after the luncheon on September 7 beginning at 1 p.m.

Memoir Writing with Sandy Detwiler resumes Thursday mornings from 10–11:30 beginning September 8. Everyone has a story to tell and lessons to share—your life story from your own unique perspective. Capture priceless memories in what is a once-a-week “write and share,” with some guidelines. Join us for the opportunity to reflect on your life, meet new folks and improve your writing. Registration required. Limit 10. No fee.

Exploring Methods of Writing Prose with Sabina Evarts continues every second and fourth Friday from 1–3 p.m. Dates: September 9, 23, October 14, 28 and November 11. Let’s write it out! Here’s your chance to express in writing whatever your passion is: fictional stories, the “story of you,” factual, humorous, poignant, entertaining pieces. We’ll cover the mechanics of writing and expressing your thoughts; you’ll set goals and share your work as a group. Currently writing stories and poetry herself, Sabina was a high school English teacher and has been published in a number of poetry magazines and in the Vermont Writers collection. Please call Sabina at 985-4099 if you have any questions. Registration required. Limit 10. No fee.

Fitness At Any Age with Ginger Lambert has switched to Tuesday mornings from 9:15– 10, beginning September 13 and continuing through October 18. We all have different body types and fitness experience but know that being strong and fit helps us to live our lives to their full potential. Using timed intervals and a series of stations, this class will incorporate body weight, light weights and other cardio/strength-building tools to boost strength, cardiovascular fitness, agility and flexibility. Some active games will be included to make this a fun and interesting workout. Joint and ligament issues will be taken into account. Every exercise can be modified for any ability or level of fitness. If you have been looking for a class that challenges you but doesn’t leave you in the dust, then this is for you. Registration required. Limit 10. Fee: $10 per class.