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seniors http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/697/all en Bridging the generations: Playgroup pairs seniors with young companions http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29215" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/HelenPorterKids2900.thumbnail.jpg" alt="HelenPorterKids2900.jpg" title="HelenPorterKids2900.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GEORGIA GONG, LEFT, works on a puzzle with Carol Morse during a weekly playgroup hosted by Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Every Monday local children join Porter residents for games, puzzles, crafts and storytime. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Faith Gong </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Reed Allen is a volunteer at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Every Monday, from 10:45 a.m. until noon, he visits with the elderly residents, plays games, listens to stories, sings songs and does crafts. He enjoys going to Helen Porter, home to seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s, he says, &ldquo;because it has a lot of toys.&rdquo;</p> <p> Reed is four years old.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Reed Allen with Peggy Sullivan at Helen Porter.jpg" style="width: 290px; height: 475px; float: right; margin: 4px;" /></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29216">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503bridging-generations-playgroup-pairs-seniors-young-companions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Children Featured Helen Porter seniors Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:33:12 +0000 Zach Despart 29216 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Eastman came to the rescue http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-eastman-came-rescue <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Jane W. Demers </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We, the Bridport Seniors, wish to inform you of how impressed we are with Michelle Eastman. On Aug. 20, one of our most aged seniors became choked while eating. Michelle was on her feet immediately, saying, &ldquo;Call 911.&rdquo; Then she began to perform the Heimlich maneuver.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25615">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409opinion-eastman-came-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Bridport seniors Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:29:37 +0000 Zach Despart 25615 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Russ Sholes senior group disbands, donates assets to CVAA http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405russ-sholes-senior-group-disbands-donates-assets-cvaa <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23472" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201405russ-sholes-senior-group-disbands-donates-assets-cvaa"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/RussSholes4715.thumbnail.jpg" alt="RussSholes4715.jpg" title="RussSholes4715.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AGENCY on Aging Healthy Aging Coordinator Mary West holds a giant check while it is signed by Russ Sholes Senior Center member Fern Cloutier Tuesday afternoon. The Russ Sholes Senior Center is disbanding and donated its assets to CVAA during a luncheon celebration Tuesday </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLBURY &mdash; The Russ Sholes Senior Center was a pretty big draw when it formed in Middlebury some 35 years ago. Dozens of seniors gathered regularly in the lower level of Middlebury&rsquo;s municipal building to share potluck meals, chat, and play cards and board games. A group of crafts enthusiasts &mdash;whom then-Town Clerk Richard Goodro fondly anointed the &ldquo;sew-sew girls&rdquo; &mdash; would also meet up to stitch and knit together, making clothes that they would donate to local charities.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23473">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405russ-sholes-senior-group-disbands-donates-assets-cvaa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury CVAA Middlebury seniors Thu, 22 May 2014 14:49:13 +0000 John McCright 23473 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Seniors voice mixed feelings about relocating center http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402seniors-voice-mixed-feelings-about-relocating-center-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21882" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402seniors-voice-mixed-feelings-about-relocating-center-0"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/seniors2551.thumbnail.jpg" alt="seniors2551.jpg" title="seniors2551.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SENIORS GATHER AROUND a table in the Russ Sholes Senior Center during lunch Tuesday. The center would need to relocate if the new town offices/recreation center plan is approved on March 4. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury-area seniors have mixed feelings about the potential relocation of the Russ Sholes Senior Center from the municipal building at 94 Main St. to a proposed new recreation facility off Creek Road. Some of the center&rsquo;s 12-14 &ldquo;regulars&rdquo; said they would have no problem making such a transition, while others said they&rsquo;d prefer to see the facility remain downtown where they could continue to run errands at nearby stores and banks.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21884">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402seniors-voice-mixed-feelings-about-relocating-center-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury seniors Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:48:04 +0000 Zach Despart 21884 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Dancing is a great way for seniors to exercise and socialize http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304dancing-great-way-seniors-exercise-and-socialize <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-16309" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201304dancing-great-way-seniors-exercise-and-socialize"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/CornwallDanceOct2012.thumbnail.jpg" alt="CornwallDanceOct2012.jpg" title="CornwallDanceOct2012.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RED DOG RILEY plays “old timey” music at one of its monthly contra dances at Cornwall Town Hall. Dancing can be a low-impact activity that lifts the spirit and gives people of various generations an opportunity to mingle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Dancing, a long-celebrated source of socialization, exercise and simple fun, can be a great outlet for people of all ages.</p> <p> In Addison County, opportunities to go out dancing may be more plentiful than you think. Community centers and town halls have for many decades offered public dances, often contra dances, swing dances or square dances.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16310">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304dancing-great-way-seniors-exercise-and-socialize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County seniors Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:53:54 +0000 Addison Independent 16310 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Seniors feel the energy at Tai Chi classes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211seniors-feel-energy-tai-chi-classes <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13987" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211seniors-feel-energy-tai-chi-classes"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/TAI CHI seniors6382.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TAI CHI seniors6382.jpg" title="TAI CHI seniors6382.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CAROL HYSKO leads a CVAA Tai Chi class at Middlebury Fitness last week. The Tai Chi classes are offered at three Addison County locations. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; They stood in silence, focusing on breath. Slowly, their arms rose in a smooth synchronized movement and then drifted back down by their sides. From this starting point, a group of 16 men and women from as far north as Alburgh, as far south as Brandon and Orwell and many towns between, spent two days intensively studying adaptations of the first 12 forms of the Sun practice of Tai Chi.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13988">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211seniors-feel-energy-tai-chi-classes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured seniors Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:43:58 +0000 13988 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ilsley Library has resources tuned in to seniors http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211ilsley-library-has-resources-tuned-seniors <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury is a valuable resource to our community in many ways. One population group that the library works closely with is the senior community in Addison County. From classes and reading groups, to lecture series and bridge groups, the library is a venue where seniors get excellent opportunities to stay engaged through their retirement.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13983">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211ilsley-library-has-resources-tuned-seniors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Section Middlebury seniors Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:27:22 +0000 rcrest 13983 at http://www.addisonindependent.com 90-year-old returns to birthplace: Fire & Ice restaurant http://www.addisonindependent.com/20120990-year-old-returns-birthplace-fire-ice-restaurant <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13102" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/20120990-year-old-returns-birthplace-fire-ice-restaurant"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/fireandice9621.thumbnail.jpg" alt="fireandice9621.jpg" title="fireandice9621.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AVIS WARREN BUTLER poses with a group of friends and family after they surprised her with a 90th birthday lunch at Fire and Ice restaurant on Aug. 24. Butler was born in the house that is now part of the landmark Middlebury restaurant. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; It is a homecoming of sorts when Avis Warren Butler dines at her favorite local restaurant.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s because Butler was born and raised at 26 Seymour St., which happens to be the address of Fire &amp; Ice Restaurant.</p> <p> Butler, who now lives in Bristol, returned &ldquo;home&rdquo; on Aug. 24 for what she thought would be a fairly low-key 90th birthday luncheon.</p> <p> But it didn&rsquo;t turn out that way.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13103">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/20120990-year-old-returns-birthplace-fire-ice-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury seniors Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:33:05 +0000 John Flowers 13103 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Service helps seniors stay at home http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208service-helps-seniors-stay-home <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12860" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208service-helps-seniors-stay-home"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/SASH0091.thumbnail.jpg" alt="SASH0091.jpg" title="SASH0091.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RESIDENTS AT THE Vergennes Senior Housing project visit on the porch on Tuesday. Shown are Amand Crevier, left, Carrol Jennings, Larry Carolsun, Sherly McCley, Pauleen Rheaume, Joan Bushy, Nina Welch and Jushel Sabourin. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When Larry Carlson moved into the 25-unit Vergennes Senior Housing project on Armory Lane earlier this year, he was immediately impressed with the accommodations. But as a 71-year-old diabetic, Carlson was concerned about his ability to stay in his new apartment as his medical needs escalate to the point of sending him into the hospital.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12861">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208service-helps-seniors-stay-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured seniors social services Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:36:10 +0000 John Flowers 12861 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Seniors enjoying new city housing: officials point to project as a model http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205seniors-enjoying-new-city-housing-officials-point-project-model <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11926" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205seniors-enjoying-new-city-housing-officials-point-project-model"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/seniorhousing6672.thumbnail.jpg" alt="seniorhousing6672.jpg" title="seniorhousing6672.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. BERNIE SANDERS chats with some of the residents of Vergennes Senior Housing before a ceremony Monday marking the completion of the affordable housing complex on Armory Lane. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Larry Carlson was on the waiting list for an apartment in the Vergennes Senior Housing building for more than three years. Once construction began, he checked back every week to see if he would get in. Now a resident of the newly opened facility off Armory Lane, he is thrilled with his experience.</p> <p> &ldquo;As soon as the architect first came out, I was over to the offices and signed up. I was here every single week to check and see how the progress was coming,&rdquo; said Carlson.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11909">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205seniors-enjoying-new-city-housing-officials-point-project-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Addison County Community Trust Featured housing seniors Thu, 24 May 2012 19:39:44 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 11909 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City senior housing center breaks ground http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106city-senior-housing-center-breaks-ground <p> VERGENNES &mdash; About four dozen state, local and nonprofit officials on Monday morning joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Armory Lane for the groundbreaking ceremony of a long-awaited and &mdash; according to all &mdash; much needed senior housing and meeting center.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The $5.8 million, 25,000-square-foot building next to American Legion Post 14 and the Shaw&rsquo;s Supermarket plaza will include a library and meeting and dining rooms. It will also host local senior lunches and provide a home for the area&rsquo;s Meals on Wheels program.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8401">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106city-senior-housing-center-breaks-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes housing seniors Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:00:27 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8401 at http://www.addisonindependent.com