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					                                                                       Non-Profit Organization
                                                                            Postage Paid
                                                                           Permit No. 33
                                                                        Woodstock, VT 05091
Woodstock Area Council on Aging
99 Senior Lane
Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3277
FAX: (802) 457-1259
www.thompsonseniorcenter.org
                                                                                                                                                                              November 2011

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                                                                                                                                                                    top. The yellow
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                                                                                                                                                                    News” on the
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                                                                                                                                                                    See pictures from
                                                                                                                                                                    events or read
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                                                                                                                                                                    programs under
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                                  Don’t miss....the Annual
                                                                                                                                                                    regularly scheduled
                                                                                                                                                                    programs by date
                                                                                                                                                                    on the “Events



                    Holiday Bazaar
                                                                                                                                                                    Calendar”.


                                                                                                                                                    Find our full
                                                                                                                                                    newsletter on the
                                                                                                                                                    HOME screen.
                                  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
                                       9 AM - 1 PM                                                                                                        Other things you can
                                                                                                                                                          find or do on our
                                                                                                                                                          website:
  We will have a great selection of holiday gifts, cookies, decorations, handmade pot-
  tery and homemade goodies. As aways, the Cookie Walk, quality cards, Piecemak-                                                                          * Review or print
                                                                                                                                                          program calendars and
  ers Quilters’ handcrafts, ornaments, jams, jellies, pickles, candies, sewn and knitted                                                                  menus.

                                     items and more!                                                                                                      * Make a donation to
                                                                                                                                                          help support the

                    Bring cookies and handcrafts for sale on Friday, Dec. 2.
                                                                                                                                                          Thompson, or make a
                                                                                                                                                          “memorial” gift.
                              Raffle tickets will be on sale soon.                                                                                        * Print a map to the
                                                                                                                                                          Center or contact us.


                          Location: The Thompson Center,                                                                                                  * Learn about volunteer
                                                                                                                                                          opportunities

                        99 Senior Lane, Woodstock, VT 05091
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          Behind the Scenes                                   DID YOU KNOW...                                                               IMPORTANT INFORMATION
                    by Deanna Jones                                                                                          h November                                       h In        Memory                                  h In
                   Executive Director
                                                                      Advisory Meeting
                                                                         highlights                                             Birthdays                                           Donald Atwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Appreciation
                                                                                                                                                                                   Dorothy Forthman
                                                                       Submitted by Fran Gillett, Advisory               1--Olive Greenough                                     Samuel & Eleanor Grice
         It is hard to believe we’re already getting ready    •	   Thompson won 1st prize at Chili Cook-off                                                                     Stephan & Joan Tarleton           Yankee Bookshop-Book Club Book
                                                                                                                         1--Norm Boynton
for the holidays, but here we are planning with lots to       •	   Strength and Fitness program payment now on a                                                                                                  Woodstock Pharmacy-Valley News
                                                                                                                         1--Beatrice Foley
look forward to in the coming months!! The goods                   punch card system                                                                                                Catherine Holt                Ruth Beebee-apples
                                                                                                                         3--Betty Ann Lantz
for the holiday bazaar look wonderful and we’re               •	   Extra food from lunch available for $3 “Grab-and-                                                                Raymond Soule                 Bob Forman-tomatoes, beans, cukes,
                                                                                                                         7--Bunny Strong
excited about the raffle items and some other new                  Go”                                                                                                           David & Mary Charland            peppers
                                                                                                                         7--Polly Williams
ideas. Planning for the Valentine auction has already         •	   Cooperation between the Thompson and the                                                                          Mary Cameron                 Penny March-tomatoes
                                                                   Food Shelf for home deliveries                        8--Priscilla Britton
begun as well. Thank you to everyone who is already                                                                      8--Thelma Jillson                                          Sandra Simonds                Sharon Schellong-ketchup
working on these two important events!                        •	   Planning committee at work for Holiday Bazaar                                                                                                  Tita Langlands-Tomatoes, celery,
                                                                   – Dec.3                                               9--Margaret Thomas
         Our fiscal year came to an end on September                                                                     9--Ginny Gould                                            Dean Goodwin                   basil
30th and so October 1st we started into our new               •	   Former Rockette to talk about her experiences                                                                Samuel & Eleanor Grice
                                                                                                                         10--Deanna Jones                                                                         Jim & Noreen Huff-use of grill
budget. Closing the fiscal year and starting a new one             Nov. 29
                                                                                                                         13--Taylor Schanck                                                                       Jackson House-use of grill
takes a lot of effort behind the scenes. I appreciate         •	   Ron Rhodes of Connecticut River Watershed
                                                                                                                         22--Helen Kaija                                           William Lockwood               Geoff Dates-chili prep help
all of the extra efforts Paula Audsley and the finance             Council to present a program on floods (see page
                                                                                                                         25--Peg Maxham                                              Mary Cameron                 Carl Taylor-Bratwurst for German
committee of the board put into planning. Please                   10)
                                                              •	   Other topics discussed: the marble game,              27--Fred Doten                                                                           celebration
make sure to see a copy of our 2011 Annual Report                                                                                                                                  Kay Sutherland
                                                                   bathroom doors, vegetable consistency, location       28--Carolyn Maynard
if you haven’t already.                                                                                                                                                          Charlotte & Bert Croft
                                                                   for a possible compost heap, staff person must be     28--Ruth Lewis
         Over the years we continue to show a Net
                                                                   present when retrieving items from the basement.      28--Pete Sanderson
Operating Loss and this year $67,818 was used
from the endowment to cover operating expenses.
The Board and staff are committed to controlling              Join our next meeting on Monday, Nov. 7 at 1 PM!
expenses and sustaining fundraising revenue. We
also hope to grow our endowment so that over the
                                                                                                                           It is the mission of the Thompson Center to be a multigenerational gathering place for our community. Our
long term we will have sufficient funds to meet our                      Help Wanted!                                      programs and activities will promote the physical, intellectual and social well-being of the adult community to
shortfalls for operating needs and capital expenses.         Volunteers are needed as substitutes for Meals on
It is a challenge during these economic times as we                                                                        enhance dignity, self-worth and independence. The Thompson Center will act as a resource and advocate for
                                                             Wheels and as regular drivers for the Bridgewater
also see demand for services increasing, but we know                                                                             our senior population, providing timely support on issues that affect aging in our rural community.
                                                             route! Please contact volunteer coordinator Jen Bloch
that our daily activities, meals, and transportation help    at 457-3277 ext. 12.
many people stay active, healthy, and happy.                                                                                              FACTS                                          STAFF                    BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Having recently celebrated my one year                                                                                    The Thompson Center                   Deanna Jones, Executive Director            Gerald Fredrickson, President
anniversary as the Director of our wonderful Center,                                                                                   99 Senior Lane                    tsc-execdirector@comcast.net                Lisa Gramling, Vice President
I’m very thankful for a board, staff, volunteers,                  Holiday Bazaar News                                             Woodstock, VT 05091
                                                                                                                                     Tel: (802) 457-3277
                                                                                                                                                                         Paula Audsley, Office Manager
                                                                                                                                                                         paudsley@comcast.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         John Moore,Treasurer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cindy Carroll, Secretary
patrons, and supporters who believe in our mission,          Please consider donating homemade jams, pickles,                        Fax: (802) 457-1259                 Diana Leskovar, Program Director                     Dick Atwood
share common goals, and have become a part of my             etc. and clean coffee cans (no plastic, please) with lids          www.thompsonseniorcenter.org             dleskovar@comcastnet                               Dick Colantuono
                                                             for the cookie walk. If you would like to bake cookies                       HOURS:                         Pam Butler, Asst. Prog. Director                  Elizabeth Deignan
extended family! Thank you for a wonderful first                                                                                                                                                                               Bob Forman
                                                                                                                                                                         pbutler-tsc@comcast.net
year!                                                        for the cookie walk, they can be dropped off here on                     8-3 Monday-Friday
                                                                                                                                                                         Cindy Parker, Marketing Coordinator            Frances Gillett-Advisory
                                                             Friday, Dec. 2.                                                          DIRECTIONS:
         Please be in touch at any time with questions                                                                    We are located two miles west of the village   cparker@thompsonseniorcenter.org                    Peter Goulazian
or suggestions. I can be reached at 9802) 457-3277 or                                                                                                                    Jennifer Bloch, Volunteer Coordinator                Pamela Jaynes
                                                                                                                          across from the Woodstock Union High
                                                                                                                                                                         tscvolunteers@comcast.net                             Reinhart Jeck
via email at: tsc-execdirector@comcast.net.                                                                               School just off Route 4.
                                                                                                                                                                         Eleanor Zue, Senior Advocate                        Macy Lawrence
                                                                                                                                                                         Ryan Martin, Chef tsc-chef@comcast.net               Patsy Mathews
                                                                                                                          Woodstock Area Council on Aging is a
Deanna Jones                                                         Piecemakers news                                     non-profit 501C3 organization. Contri-         Linda Stickney, Assistant Cook
                                                                                                                                                                         Siobhan Wright, Kitchen Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Joan Oppenheimer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lynn Peterson, M.D.
Executive Director                                           The Piecemakers will gather on Friday, November              butions are tax-deductible. Dedicated to
                                                                                                                                                                         Gordon Worth, Van Driver                            Joseph Sheperd
                                                                                                                          serving Barnard, Bridgewater, Woodstock
                                                             18 from 9 to noon. They will be preparing beautiful          and Pomfret.                                   Jim Emery, Medical Driver                          Eldon Thompson
                                                             goods for our Holiday Bazaar.                                                                               Morris Stickney, Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                         Nelson Gilman, Medical Driver
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          FALL PROGRAMS & RESOURCES                                                                                                                  FALL PROGRAMS
                                                              Tips to reduce your
      Caregiver Support                                                                                                                  New! Grab & Go Program
                                                                 risk of Falling
           Group                                                                                                                                    Delicious, nutritious food “to go!”
     Please note new day of the week!                    As a follow up to our September balance program we
                                                                                                                                                  Without a reservation system, and with no plans to
         Wednesday, November 16                          offer the following safety tips from Dartmouth Hitch-
                                                                                                                                                  implement one, our kitchen staff has a daily challenge
  (ongoing, the third Wednesday of each                  cock Medical Center.
                                                                                                                                                  in knowing how much food to prepare. They’re
          month 12:30- 1:30 PM)                                                                                                                   excellent guessers, and all leftovers have traditionally
Support and education can make a critical difference     1. Exercise each day. You can increase your strength
                                                                                                                                                  been packaged as frozen meals for our meals-on-wheels
for family members and caregivers of patients with       and balance at any age. Doing strengthening and bal-
                                                                                                                                                  patrons who receive meals for the weekend. However,
memory loss or disorders such as Alzheimer’s. Please     ance exercises alone can reduce your risk of falling.
                                                                                                                                                  we currently have fewer patrons receiving weekend meals.
join our confidential monthly support group (with                                                                             Therefore, in an effort to use prepared food in the best possible way, we are offering a new option for our
complimentary lunch) and share ideas, concerns,          2. Take care of health and medications. Make sure           daily lunch diners: $3 Grab-and- go leftovers. If we have extras on any given day, we’ll package the main meal and
and constructive feedback with others facing similar     you have regular medical visits and tell your primary       have it ready to take with you when you leave. This is a great option if you left a spouse at home, want to bring it
challenges.                                              care provider if you have any change in your health.        to a neighbor, or loved the meal so much that you want it again for dinner!
                                                         Make sure you are taking medications correctly and if                Depending on the meal and the number of people who attend lunch, we may not be able to offer this
                                                         you have symptoms of dizziness, notify your health
  Join our Memoir Club                                   care provider.
                                                                                                                     every day. The $3 price applies only to extra food after the noon meal. Take-out meals picked up before the noon
                                                                                                                     service are not considered “extra” and the suggested donation remains $4 per meal for those age 60 and over, and
      Ongoing, Mondays, 10:15-NOON
                                                                                                                     $6 for those under age 60. Please see Deanna or Ryan if you have any questions.
            (Note earlier time)                          3. Make your home safe. In the winter, use a hiking
In this informal group, we encourage one another         stick or ski pole or ice grips for a cane. Also use grip-
                                                                                                                           Legislative Forum on Senior Issues
as we record stories that may otherwise be lost or       ping devices on bottom of your shoes. In your home,
forgotten. We try to write and read aloud one to
                                                         remove clutter, install grab bars and hand rails.                                             Wednesday, November 2, 10-11:30 AM
two pages each week, and lively discussion ensues.
No pressure...reading is optional! Participants’ goals
may be to compile written memories in a book to                                                                      The Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) and The Thompson Center are pleased to co-sponsor a legislative
be passed down, or to gather miscellaneous written
                                                                     Need Help                                       forum on senior issues. The forum will provide an opportunity for seniors, their families, and those who provide
memories as they come to mind. This group is fun                   understanding                                     services for them to meet with legislators to discuss issues of concern to Vermont elders. Coffee and juice will
and supportive--come join us!                                                                                        be served and participants are invited to stay for lunch at The Thompson immediately following at 12:00 PM.
                                                                     Medicare?                                       Suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $6 for those under 60. Please RSVP to The Thompson
                                                         The “open enrollment” period forMedicare, when              Center at 457-3277, or by calling Meghan Lewia at COVE, (802)229-4731.
Wellness Clinic & Blood                                  you can switch your health of prescription coverage,
                                                         starts October 15 and ends December 7, 2011. This
 Pressure Screenings
Blood pressure readings with Eleanor Pizzani, RN on
                                                         is the time to take a look at your current coverage and
                                                         compare it with other available plans to make sure it
                                                                                                                          Piecing and patching: The Intersec-
Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 10:00-noon. Wellness clinic
(blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol screenings) with
                                                         is still your best option. Medicare is complicated and
                                                         can be confusing. If you need help, please contact the
                                                                                                                          tion of Quilts, History and Poetry
Doug Davies, RN will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 22         following people:
from 10-noon.                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, December 6, 1 PM
                                                         Melanie Ferrell, Senior Advocate (802) 359-4086
                                                                                                                        What are quilts? Just pretty bedcovers crafted from scraps of material? Or could they be history, stories of our
                                                         (Wed.-Fri)
          Fuel Assistance                                Eleanor Zue, Social Services Worker (802) 295-
                                                                                                                     lives, great works of art, commentary on the world around us? Could quilts and quilting even function as symbols
                                                                                                                     of American identity?
           Information                                   9068 (Mon and Wed. 10-2)
                                                                                                                        Anne Bower’s talk will explore the history and beauty of quilts, looking at the many purposes quilts have served.
  It is time to think about Fuel/Home Heating            Senior Helpline (802) 642-5119
                                                                                                                     She’ll include some lines of poetry that emphasize different aspects of what quilts can “mean,” and discuss how
  Assistance applications now. For assistance with       VT State Health Insurance Program
                                                                                                                     quilts have come to be valued as art. She’ll bring a few quilts with her, and encourages those coming to the talk to
  applications or more information, please call          (802) 885-6636
                                                                                                                     bring their own experiences with quilting and some actual quilts or quilted items to the discussion.
  Eleanor Zue at the Center, or Senior Solutions         Medicare hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE
                                                                                                                        Anne is a retired associate professor of English (Ohio State University), who has written articles and books about
  (formerly the Council on Aging) Senior Help Line       Medicare website: www.medicare.gov
                                                                                                                     quilting, community cookbooks, food and culture, literature, and teaching. Here at the Thompson Center, she
  at 1-800-642-5119.                                                                                                 teaches our tai chi classes and regularly attends the Spanish table for lunch.
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                                         FALL PROGRAMS                                                                                           FALL & WINTER TRIPS
                                                                                                                                        New Policy! Please contact Diana (ext. 21) or Pam (ext. 16)
              French Class                                          Strength & Fitness                                                   DIRECTLY to reserve your space on all trips! Thank you!
    Watch for dates on new series after the                            class added
                  holidays!                                      Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
          Instructor: Judy Mahood                                           9:00 AM
                                                                                                                                               Evening Out
In this class students will be involved in a variety of
activities with the goal of improving their ability and
                                                                     Note: new fee schedule                                     Acoustic @ Home with Brooks Hubbard and
                                                             We have added a day to our popular Strength and
confidence in speaking French. These activities may
                                                             Fitness schedule--adding Mondays, along with
                                                                                                                                             The Moontones
include reviewing grammar rules (toujours des excep-
tions!), oral drills, the French “dictee,” short readings,
                                                             Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:00 AM. We have                                                     Lebanon Opera House
phonetics for correct pronunciation, some French his-
                                                             developed a new fee schedule to support the costs of                                        Thursday, November 3, 7:00 PM
tory, art, geography, cuisine...and the “Expression du
                                                             this program and a punch card to promote ease of use.                                   (Depart on the Thompson shuttle 6:00 PM)
                                                             Beginning in October the class will be offered at          The Moontones is a folk-based musical quartet that plays a wonderful mixture of original folk music along with
Jour.” The ambiance of the class is casual, friendly and
                                                             $3.00/class or 12 classes for $30.00.                      memorable classics, spanning decades. Local singer-songwriter Brooks Hubbard will share the stage with this quar-
encouraging. Please register in advance. Contact the
instructor at: judymahood@comcast.net if you have                                                                       tet and move the audience with his original lyrics. “I want to make people happy with my music and I want people
                                                                                                                        to relate to it….so be happy, live life, and la la la love it!” ~Brooks Hubbard
questions.                                                                       Tai Chi                                Cost: Free (donations are accepted at the door)
                                                                      Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM                        Please note: We are grateful to Lebanon Opera House for organizing these free concerts which feature local talent
                                                                      Nov. 2, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21,                   and provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy an evening of fine music. Thanks also to Citizens Bank for under-
     Italian Study Group                                                    Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25                          writing the cost of these concerts.
    Ongoing, Thursdays, 10:30-12:00 PM                                        Cost: $45.00
              Cost: $11/class
      Instructor: Evangeline Monroe
                                                                       Instructor: Anne Bower                                              Radio City Christmas Spectacular
                                                             Beginning and experienced students will work together
In this study group we will focus on building compre-
                                                             to learn the form called “tai chi for arthritis and fall                          Starring The Rockettes
hension and fluency. Group members will be encour-
                                                             prevention” which was developed from the traditional
aged to meet after class for lunch at noon. All levels of
                                                             Sun style.                                                                                      Wang Theatre, Boston
fluency are welcome. Evangeline is a retired Foreign
                                                                     Clinical studies have shown that tai chi
Service officer who reported on Italian politics while
                                                             helps alleviate symptoms of arthritis, osteoporosis,
                                                                                                                                                      Friday, December 16, 2:00 Matinee
serving at the U.S. Embassy in Rome from 1989 to                                                                                          Depart Thompson Center on Premier Coach bus at 10:00 AM
                                                             diabetes, stress, fibromyalgia, and depression. It
1991. For more information call Diana Leskovar at                                                                                                      Return to Woodstock by 9:30 PM
                                                             reduces frequency and seriousness of falls, too.
457-3277.
                                                             If you’ve never taken tai chi, this is a great time to                           Cost: $88.00 (includes theatre ticket and coach bus)
                                                             start. For more information, visit instructor Anne
                                                             Bower’s website: www.annebower.com, email her at           “If you’ve never seen it, go. If you have seen it before, go again. Tweaked from head to toe, the latest
             Spanish Class                                   anniebower@yahoo.com, or call 457-2877.                    ‘spectacular’ boasts fantastic new effects, costumes, and musical numbers.” ~The Daily News
        Tuesdays, Nov. 15-December 6
                 10:45-Noon                                                                                             Traditional show favorites will take center stage, including “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and “The Living
          Instructor: Jennifer Roby                                        Gentle Yoga                                  Nativity,” complete with live animals on stage. The audience will be brought to their feet with a NEW Rockette
                  Cost: $50                                               Beginning November 7                          finale “Let Christmas Shine,” which honors and celebrates the Rockettes as the stars of the show.
This class will be conducted primarily in Spanish with        Class can be offered Mondays and/or Thursdays             Please pack a lunch for the ride down. Coolers and water will be available. After the show we will stop in
emphasis on building conversational skills. It will                                                                     Woburn for a delicious dinner at Bertucci’s Restaurant. (order off menu on your own.) Please reserve your space
                                                              at 1:15. Please indicate your preference.Cost: $5/
be geared toward beginner to intermediate learners.                                                                     on this trip with your payment. Thank you.
Instructor Jennifer Roby teaches Spanish part-time                   class. Instructor: Karen Swanson
at the Albert Bridge School in Brownsville and has           Stretch, strengthen, breathe and balance to big band
                                                                                                                        (Please note earlier departure time to account for traffic and restroom stop)
tutored children and adults of all ages. Minimum: 4          and classical music! Based on the ancient science
                                                                                                                        10:00 AM      Depart Thompson Center
students.                                                    of yoga, and applying The Gold Rule internally, we
                                                                                                                        1:30 PM       Arrive Wang Theatre
                                                             will move with kindness, optimism and good cheer.
                                                                                                                        2-4:00 PM     Performance
                                                             Breathing practice for anxiety and pain, stretches
                                                                                                                        5:00 PM       Arrive at Bertucci’s Restaurant
                                                             for arthritis and other challenges and movement to
                                                                                                                        6:30 PM       Depart Bertucci’s
                                                             strengthen our core and sense of balance.
                                                                                                                        9:30 PM       Arrive Woodstock
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                                                PROGRAMS                                                                                                       PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                        OH, TO BE A ROCKETTE!                                             DO YOU NEED A
        Connecticut
                                                                                                                                                                                            LIFELINE?
 River Watershed Coun-                                                                                                          Jann Macdonald shares her
                                                                                                                                 experiences from the stage
   cil (CRWC) Program                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, November 15, 1 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                    Presented by Dartmouth-Hitchcock
                                                                                                                               Tuesday, November 29, 1 PM
      Tuesday, November 8th, 1:00 PM                      Mixed Media Art Studio                                                                                                     Medical Center Lifeline Program

The CRWC makes the news regularly--sometimes in
                                                            Series at Artistree                                       What was it like to be a Rockette? What was it like
                                                                                                                                                                               Senior Lifeline Specialist Tami Musty will be talking
                                                                                                                      to be on the grand stage at Radio City Music Hall
relation to chemicals polluting a stream, sewage over-              New!                                              in the Big Apple? Imagine hearing “You’re on”! as
                                                                                                                                                                               about the Lifeline experience and explain how Lifeline
flows, observations about fishery or wildlife issues on                                                                                                                        can support independent living for older adults.
                                                          A six-week studio art class series will meet at             you moved through the heavy brocade curtains in to
the river, or a range of other important issues related                                                                                                                        She will discuss the current products, how and when
                                                          Artistree (on route 12, Mount Tom Building) in              the blazing klieg lights and orchestra sounds. Join us
to rivers and streams. Ron Rhodes, River Steward, will                                                                                                                         they work and how to get them. Different models of
                                                          collaboration with The Thompson Senior Center.              for a nostalgic look back from one dancer’s personal
share information, stories, and updates on a variety of                                                                                                                        Lifeline products will be available to try on.
                                                                                                                      experience.
topics, including the devastation from Tropical Storm
Irene and respond to your thoughts and questions.                  Tuesdays, November 1--December 6                                                                            If you cannot make the presentation but would like
                                                                           10:00 to 12:00 PM                                                                                   more information please call toll free 1-888-699-4034.
Ron is a newly appointed Upper Connecticut River
Steward, spending most of his time in the Upper Val-
                                                          All levels are welcome to brush up on skills and               Eating Your Favorite                                             Book Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              	

                                                          experiment with new materials and art forms. Expect
ley and the North Country of New Hampshire---two
                                                          to have fun and learn new skills and techniques in a            Foods without Fear                                     Wednesday, November 9, 1 PM
areas he knows well from his years as a licensed N.H.
                                                          relaxed and comfortable environment. There will be
fishing guide and his decade of service on the Boards                                                                         Presented by Virginia Morse,                     This is the book that is on every book club
                                                          instruction each week on a chosen subject, including
of Trout Unlimited and the White River Partnership.                                                                                  RD, CD, CDE                               list right now! Room by Emma Donague is a
                                                          landscape painting, still life, work from photographs,
He also teaches a fly fishing class at Dartmouth Col-                                                                        Thursday November 17, 1:00 PM                     fascinating study of a mother who has been abducted
                                                          portraiture, plein aire work, etc. Historical art
lege.                                                                                                                                                                          and the son she bears while in a one room shed in
                                                          references will be provided along with demonstrations
                                                          using a variety of art materials, including charcoal,       Eating well with diabetes can be enjoyable and           which they are imprisoned. Imagine being a parent liv-
                                                          pencil, pen and ink, pastels, watercolors, acrylics/oils,   delicious. Virginia Morse from the Nutrition and         ing in an 11 x 11 foot room for years, trying to survive
                                                          etc. Students also have the option to work on their own     Diabetes Clinic at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health      while keeping your baby growing, safe and entertained.
         Evening In                                       projects, with their own materials, with personalized       Center will review some basics and finer points of       For little Jack, life is good since he knows nothing else.
                                                          instruction.                                                healthy dining with diabetes and leave plenty of time    He is the story’s narrator.
      Movie Night at the                                                                                              to address your diabetes self management questions.               One of the book’s central ideas is that when
      Thompson Center                                     Cost: $90 (materials and any additional fees with be                                                                 you know no better, you always think the world that
                                                          discussed at the first class)                                                                                        you live in is normal and it will still represent home to
     Wednesday, November 30, 5:30 PM                                                                                                                                           you. Jack’s eventual escape into what he terms “Outer
                                                          Note: Thompson Center van transportation can be
                                                          arranged if needed. Scholarship money is available
                                                                                                                       THANKSGIVING DINNER                                     Space” raises interesting questions of perception to
Enjoy the new release movie The Conspirator in the                                                                                                                             consider.
                                                          on a first come/need basis. Please call Artistree
comfort of the Thompson Center living room (on our        to reserve your space in this class: 802 457-3500 or
                                                                                                                                  Thursday, November 10
58” flat screen TV) with your friends and neighbors.      sign up online at: www.artistreevt.org.
                                                                                                                      Join us for a delicious family-style Thankgiving
The evening will begin with a buffet style dinner
                                                                                                                      Dinner! There will be seatings at 11:30 and 1
                                                                                                                                                                                       Handwork Circle
prepared by Chef Ryan. The movie will begin at                                                                                                                                             Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
approximately 6:30 PM. Please sign up in advance. No                                                                  PM. Please sign up in advance: space is limited!
                                                                                                                                                                               Could you use some moral support or a “knit fixer”
van transportation service available. Cost: $5.00                                                                     Reservations are required. Thank you.
                                                                                                                                                                               for your current handwork project? Join this great
                                                                                                                                                                               group which gathers weekly to encourage and admire
                                                                                                                                                                               each other’s projects, meanwhile trying to get some
                                                                                                                                                                               work done! No need to sign up...just show up!
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              ACTIVITIES-NOVEMBER 2011                                                                                                          MENU-NOVEMBER 2011
       MON                    TUES                    WED                     THURS                     FRI                      MON                        TUES                     WED                       THURS                       FRI
                       1                        2                      3                        4                                                   1                        2                         3                         4
                       9 Strength & Fitness     9:00 W. Leb.           9 Strength and Fitness   9 Bowling*                                          Spinach & Cheese         Turkey Club Sandwich,     Grilled Hot Dogs,         Tossed Salad,Salmon
                       10-12 Artistree Class*   shopping*              10 Cribbage              9:30-12 Healthier                                   Ravioli w/ Meat sauce,   Apple & Squash Soup,      Chef’s Slow Cooked        en Croute, w/ Spinach
                       10 Double King Pede      9-2:30 Foot Clinic*    10:30 Italian Study*     Living*                                             Garlic Bread, Broccoli   Apple Pie Squares         Baked Beans,              and Mushrooms, New
                       12 Spanish Table         10 Legislative Forum   12 Italian table         12 German Table                                     & Cauliflower, Garlic                              Cole Slaw, Chef’s         Potatoes, Cucumber/
                                                10:30 Handwork Cir.    6 Depart for Moon-                                                           Bread, Fruit Salad                                 Choice Dessert            Dill Salad, Pumpkin
                                                10:30 Tai Chi          tones*                                                                                                                                                    Whoopie Pies
                                                12 French Table                                                         7                           8                        9                         10 Thanksgiving*          11
                                                                                                                        Chicken Quesadillas   Reubens, Sweet                 Tossed Salad, Pea         11:30 & 1:00
7                      8 9 Strength & Fitness 9                        10 9 Strength and        11                      w/ Tomato Avocado     Potato Fries, Roasted          Soup w/ Ham, Cottage      Roasted Turkey,              CLOSED-
                       10 Double King Pede      10:30 Handwork Cir.    Fitness                                          Salsa, Roasted Veg-   Vegetables, Mystery            Cheese, Biscuit, Carrot   Mashed Potato, Gravy,
                                                                                                                        etable Melange,Chef’s Cake                           Cake                                                VETERAN’S DAY
9 Strength & Fitness   10-12 Artistree Class*   10:30 Tai Chi          10 Cribbage                  CLOSED-                                                                                            cranberry sauce, Stuff-
10:15 Memoir Club      10-12 Blood Pressure     12 French Table        10:30 Italian Study*                             Famous Chocolate                                                               ing, peas and carrots,
                                                                                                 VETERAN’S DAY          Chip Cookies w/ Fruit
1 Bridge               Screening                1 Book Club            12 Italian Table                                                                                                                Pumpkin Pie
1 Advisory             10:45 Spanish                                                                                    14                          15                       16                   17 Birthday Day*               18
                       12 Spanish Table                                                                                 Tossed Salad,               Chicken Parmesan,     Tossed Salad, Stuffed Maple Porkchops
                       1 CRWC Program                                                                                   Beef & Vegetable            Garlic Bread, Steamed Peppers, Roasted        Maple Cider Jus,
                                                                                                                        stew, Biscuits, Peanut      Vegetables, Magic     Vegetables, Mixed fruit Baked Potato, Lime             CHEF’S CHOICE
14                     159 Strength & Fit-      16                                            9 Piecemakers             butter cookies              Cookie Bar w/ fruit   Cobbler with Vanilla    Carrots, Cake and Ice
                       ness                     8 Board Meeting        9 Strength and Fitness 9 Bowling*                                                                  ice cream               Cream
9 Strength & Fitness   10-12 Artistree Class*   9:00 W. Leb.           10:30 Italian Study*   9:30-12 Healthier         21                          22                       23                        24                        25
10:15 Memoir Club      10 Double King Pede      shopping*              10 Cribbage            Living*                   Tossed Salad, Sweet         Stuffed Meatloaf w/      Baked Tilapia, Baked
1 Bridge               10:45 Spanish            9-2:30 Foot Clinic*    12 Italian Table       12 German Table           Italian Sausage             spinach and cheese,      Potato, Broccoli and
                       11:30 Commodities        10:30 Handwork Cir.    1 Diabetes Program     1 Talk and Listen         Casserole over Orzo         Mashed Potato,           Carrots, Blueberry            HAPPY                         CLOSED
                       12 Spanish Table         10:30 Tai Chi*                                                          (rice-like pasta), Garlic   Gravy, Green Beans,      Sheet Pie
                       1 Lifeline Talk          12 French Table
                                                                                                                                                                                                        THANKSGIVING!
                                                                                                                        Bread, Fresh Fruit          Strawberry Sundae
                                                12:30 Caregiver                                                         Parfait
                                                Support Group*                                                          28                          29                       30                           Menu subject to             * Please sign up/
21                     22                       23                                                                      Tossed Salad, Pesto         Quiche w/ Spinach,       Shepard’s Pie, Tuscan       change at chef’s               Reservations
9 Newsletter folding   9 Strength & Fitness     10:30 Handwork Cir.                                    CLOSED           Olive Chicken, Herb         Bacon, Mushrooms,        Style Vegetables, Hot       discretion. Thank                Required
9 Strength & Fitness   10-12 Artistree Class*   10:30 Tai Chi*             HAPPY                                        Roasted Red Pota-           Roasted Potatoes,        Fudge Sundae w/            you for your under-
10:15 Memoir Club      10-12 Wellness Clinic    12 French Table         THANKSGIVING!                                   toes, Mediterranean         Roasted Vegetables,      banana                          standing!              Served daily:
1 Bridge               10:45 Spanish                                                                                    Vegetables, Cherry          Pumpkincake w/                                                               2% Milk, Juice, Coffee
                       10 Double King Pede                                                                              Cheese Delight              creamcheese frosting
                       12 Spanish Table

9 Strength & Fitness   29                       30                                                  * Please sign up/
10:15 Memoir Club      9 Strength & Fitness     10:30 Handwork Cir.                                   Reservations                                                           MEAL PRICING:
1 Bridge               10-12 Artistree Class*   10:30 Tai Chi*                                          Required                                                       $6 for those under age sixty
                       10 Double King Pede      12 French Table                                                                                                  $4 sixty and over (suggested donation)
                       10:45 Spanish            5:30 Movie Night*
                       12 Spanish Table                                                                                                             Please sign up for special meals or if you are with a large group.
                       1 Rockette Program                                                                                                            Please indicate allergies or restrictions when calling to sign up.
                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you!

				
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