ACTIVITIES

Please call us (802-684-3389) the day before to let us know you will be attending, and whether you would like to reserve a dining room seat for lunch and/or a meal to take home ----it helps us plan and accommodate you more easily.

 We are working on scheduling a variety of in person presentations, interactive/informative events, and musical performances.  Do YOU have a hobby, vacation trip, or other talent to share?   Do let us know what you would like to engage in!

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NURSE BEVERLY SINCLAIR, WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER FOOT CLINICS TWICE MONTHLY AT DANVILLE MEAL SITE FOR $35 PER SESSION, AND APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE WITH HER DIRECTLY.  Now there are no restrictions on age.  Interested persons can call Beverly Sinclair at 802-449-7385.  

IS YOUR BIRTHDAY COMING UP??  Check your mail!  Since January we have been sending out cards to honor seniors' birthdays.  IF YOU CAN COME TO THE MEAL SITE, WE WILL BE RECITING THE NAMES OF ALL OUR SENIORS WITH BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. THERE WILL BE "BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES", BALLOONS, TO HONOR OUR BIRTHDAY SENIORS!     See photos below of our first in huose celebration!

 For those of you who want MOVEMENT:  Cardio drumming is now offered every Thursday from 10:30 to 11am, led by Rachel Casey.    It is great exercise, adaptable to standing or sitting, upper and lower body gentile workout.  Great for getting blood moving and stimulating appetite for lunch!  We supply the 5 gallon drums and drumsticks.  Just bring your desire to MOVE! (Let us know if you would like to join so we can prepare space for you, and whether you will stay for lunch!)   


Want to learn quilting?  Do you like to crochet, knit, or sew? Would you just like to gather with other crafters to exchange ideas and techniques? Weekly craft group to come and work on your projects in the company of others!  Get beginners instruction if needed! Meeting in "Community Room" (large brick building next to Passumpsic Savings Bank in Danville).Tuesdays 8:45 to 10:45am.  Contact: Tammy Hall 802-881-9779 to express interest and reserve your spot or for more information.   SEE BELOW FOR photos of a PRESENTATION on 12-14-23 of creative efforts by Tammy Hall, Kara Ramsdell, and Joyce Larose!

How about mastering chess?  One of our seniors, Mark Finn, has agreed to teach best ways to  win at chess, even if you are a beginner.  His first session happened on Nov 21 @ 10:30.  Please call him directly (802-748-2946) if you would like to know his ongoing schedule and join other interested folks.


HAPPENING NOW: Suzanne Masland, who is a Reiki II practitioner, has offered a couple of free Reiki sessions for seniors and plans to offer more morning Reiki sessions on Fridays (February 9, February 23, March 8, March 22, 2024) to anyone age 55+ for a sliding fee.  Please contact Suzanne to reserve a session: 802-698-3252. Each session will be approximately one hour. If you haven’t had Reiki before, it’s a great opportunity to experience this energy healing! From Suzanne "Reiki, one method of energy work, is the laying of hands on or above the body to balance someone's energy. It is used for healing and to promote wellness and relaxation. The session is done clothes on (loose clothing recommended)". Watch this video for an idea of what Reiki is like:   https://youtu.be/thMT8W6qAwg?si=MTzoVKA9JZwj489_      



Other events scheduled to start @ noon on a Tuesday or Thursday:


We had our first "SHOW & TELL" event on Jan 25!  Lots of wonderful presentations!.  See photos and descriptors below!


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On February 13 we had a "Mardi Gras/Valentine's Day" event to honor those  holidays as well as the impending marriage of volunteers Rachel Casey and John Rogers II.  Stay tuned for photos of that event!

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On Thursday, February 22, Barry Hayes will return to sing and play his guitar for us!

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Suzanne Masland will offer her second of four Reiki sessions on Friday, Feb 23.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH....

Suzanne Masland's third and fourth offered Reiki sessions will be on Friday March 8 and 22.


AND BEYOND......

JUST HAVIN' FUN band rescheduled to later in the spring (May 2nd!) 


FYI in the Danville village area: Golden Ball Tai Chi is offered in the Community Room (the large building to the left of the  Passumpsic Bank  on Route 2 in Danville)  takes place on Wednesday’s from 10:00-11:00am. The leader of this class is Caroline DeMaio. However, those with questions or who would like to join class can call Patricia Anderson at (802)748-4944. They can also send her an email at 2snowpea@gmail.com. 

Also, an Arthritis Foundation program of exercise is offered at the Congregational Church in Danville.  During Covid, the program has been offered via Zoom from group leader, Virginia Incerpi's home, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11am.  Virginia hopes to be back at the church with a hybrid program at some point.  It is open to men and women and is a total strength training, stretching and balance class.  No prior knowledge is necessary to join the group.   Contact Virginia at +1802-738-2331 or  802-684-3809   for information, clarification and feasibility of joining the group. 

PICKLE BALL INDOOR pickle ball happens year round on 4 courts at RECFIT in St Johnsbury: Mondays 5-7pm and Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm.  Cost $10 for each 2 hour session.  Sneakers required. Paddles and balls available.  Call REDFIT 751-2305.  Wait for spring for Pickleball's return to Danville tennis courts....

Check out a walk group happening at the Danville Health Center on Thursdays at 12:30.  Call them at 802-684-2275 for more information.

Our first birthday of the month celebration Jan 4, 2024!

Tammy Hall, Kara Ramsdell and Joyce Larose presenting their quilts, dolls and potholders made in the craft group!

Talent no Talent show, 11-9-23.mp4

A musical slide show of our first semi-annual "Talent-No-Talent" show featuring Rachel Casey, Mark Finn, Jean Ashey, Cathy Baker, and Wendy Stein!

Ralph Bissell telling jokes and sharing memories!

                      90+ years young!!!

Cameron Sutphin, guitar player, singer and song writer!

                        

JULIE STURM & LIBBY HILLHOUSE, dulcimer & cello......

Winona Gadapee whipping off tunes!!

DonnaRae Menard and some of her many books!!

Line dancing is not currently happening--let us know if you are interested in having it resume!.

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Craig Calkins challenging us in a game of "Musical Trivia".  (Note stand with assorted lights to his right)

           A "Musical Trivia" button...

Craig Calkins with fans Cathy Baker & Wendy Stein

Multicolored eggs from  Sue's multicolored hens!

Sue Hatch  animatedly describing her experiences raising chickens in Danville!

AIR DOG and admirers Bruce MacDowell and       Marsha Kamron

Andrea Labor: SHIP coordinator extraordinaire!!

       PAM HEBERT'S UMBRIA, ITALY TALK!!

Associates for Training and Development (A4TD) presentation 10-13-22.

Author Maggie Keefe with her silly poems for kids and reading her silly poems for seniors to an appreciative audience!

A  FUN TIME ON THE GREEN, JUY 22, 2023!!

Dancing to Just Havin' Fun!

 Above, Jordan Cotto telling us how to prevent Alzheimer's!         Middle above,  the Parsnips performing for us!  On top, Just Havin' Fun band!

Who knew Ididarod huskies wear booties????

Hilary Hoffman & Marichel Vaught of C.O.V.E. informing us about scams of all sorts!

                       Cardio drummers!

Willie Stevens and biggest fan, Connie Clark!

Yet more cardio drummers!!

Rick Monroe & Ray Richer--jammin"

                          Barry Hayes on guitar!

Crystal Fox and her current history book about Walden, Vermont!

Sean Campbell, Rebecca Petelle & Julie Kuk---BE BRIGHT AT NIGHT presenters wearing reflectors.

Chair Zumba with Marsha Kameron! Let us know if you would like this to resume!