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May 31, 2023 Leanne Hoppe 7.5 min read

June 2023 Newsletter

Our second annual Creative Aging Celebration takes place this Friday, June 2, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Vermont College of Fine Arts!

We are excited to bring you an incredible exhibit of work from Vermont artists age 60+ along with live workshops and activities!

Artwork will include watercolors, drawings, cartoons, crafts, and poetry by Creative Care Kit participants. Local artists and community partners will also share work, including pottery, photography, and writing from the “Everyone Has a Story to Tell” project through Lamoille Neighbors.

Participate in a live workshop!

  • Participatory live collage project with Suzanne Rexford-Winston from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (room 103)
  • Painting Workshop with Pauline Nolte (the Vault) at 3:00 p.m.
  • Seeds of Writing with Polly Giantonio at 5:00 p.m. (the Vault)
  • Ageless Grace with Barb Asen, CVCOA’s Director of Family Caregiver Support, at 5:30 p.m. (main gallery)
  • Sing along with the Green Mountain Strummers at 6:30 p.m. (main gallery)
  • Aging is Living interactive tree project (entrance to main gallery)
  • Recording activity and digital artmaking activity to take home available throughout the event (pick up in south gallery)

Snacks and drinks will be available during the event by donation. Masks will be encouraged for all. Attendees can stop by anytime between 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to view artwork in the gallery. No tickets are required, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. 

Following the event on June 2, CVCOA will sponsor Creative Aging Celebrations throughout the month at local partner nutrition programs during their regularly scheduled lunchtime congregate meals:

  • June 7th: Randolph Senior Center
  • June 15th: Montpelier Senior Activity Center
  • June 19th: Chelsea Senior Center
  • June 20th: S. Royalton Senior Center
  • June 21st: Strafford Mealsite

Can't make it in person? Give us a call at 802-476-2662 to learn more about how to tune in on Zoom. We'll give you a tour of the space, and we'll be livestreaming the Seeds of Writing workshop with Polly Giantonio at 5:00 p.m.

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!

The Latest: News and More

The theme for Older Americans Month this year is "Aging Unbound." At CVCOA, we want to support you to age in the place you call home. Have you had a chance to read our latest blog posts?

  • Our nutrition programs need volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers! Please consider giving an hour a week, especially if you live in Waterbury, Chelsea, Quintown, Twin Valley, Northfield, and Randolph. Take the first step by filling out our volunteer interest form!

  • The Dartmouth Social Impact Project on Ageism wants to hear from older Vermonters who have experienced ageism. Share your story, anonymously or not, here!

  • Tri-Valley Transit updated its Randolph Shopper Route on Wednesdays to serve those impacted by the closure of Mac's Market, though the grocery store reopened Saturday, May 27, under new ownership.
  • Age Strong Vermont! Learn more about the state-wide initiative to make Vermont a place where all everyone can thrive. See the "How to get involved" section at the bottom of this page from the Vermont Department of Health. 
  • June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Learn more about Elder Abuse and how you can take action in this guide. 

More Upcoming Events

  • Memorable Times Online: Wednesday, June 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Zoom
    Vintage Toys, Childhood Joys! What playthings and pastimes are fun to recall?  Do you have any vintage toys, games or memorabilia to bring and show? Contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681 for more information or the Zoom link.
  • Medicare and You Workshop: Tuesday, June 20, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Zoom Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. If you want to participate, pre-register by calling 802-479-0531 or by sending an email with your name, address, phone number, and the date of the workshop you would like to register for, to: [email protected].

3SquaresVT & Crop Cash

Farmers market season have started up for the spring and summer! Did you know you can receive an extra $20 to spend at a winter farmers market when using your 3SquaresVT benefits? To learn more about 3SquaresVT and Crop Cash, call Michelle, CVCOA Nutrition Outreach Specialist, at 802-479-7524.