Bennington Senior and Community News, January - February 2022

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Senior & Community News January – February 2022 Carrie Fabricius - Program Director CONTACT INFO: Bennington Senior Center Phone 442-1052 or 124 Pleasant St., Suite 3 802-447-9714 Bennington, VT 05201 cfabricius@benningtonvt.org

From the Director’s Desk:

In light of increased COVID cases, we require everyone to wear a mask when inside the building. Please stop by the reception window to fill out a contact information/registration form if you have not already done so. As we look forward to more travel, shopping, and eating out, please keep in mind that activities may be postponed or cancelled depending on weather. Although I try to keep events close, sometimes even that isn’t worth the risk. And just think – spring is only 12 weeks away. Stay well, Carrie

Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, Inc. serves people through:

Kitchen Cupboard - Free food and nutrition education for those in need.

Greater Bennington Food and Fuel Fund - Discretionary funding for people who need help with shelter, utilities, food, and other basic needs. You First - Free screenings for cervical and breast cancers and cardiovascular disease, as well as education and encouragement of healthy lifestyles for women. Bennington Oral Health Coalition - Education and outreach about improving oral health outcomes using a grass-roots organizing model. Food Fit Bennington - Food, nutrition, cooking and exercise programming in a group setting that allows participants to take leadership roles. The Dr. G. Richard Dundas Free Clinic - Access to primary medical care and health insurance for uninsured adults.

More information can be obtained by calling (802) 447-3700.

To our Senior Community…

It is the mission of the Bennington Senior Center to engage persons 50+ in the lifelong learning process; promoting their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being by providing social, recreational, creative and cultural programs enabling active participation in the center and community. Program costs are founded on a not-for-profit basis.

The Senior Center will be closed on the following dates: MONDAY, January 17 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day MONDAY, February 21 – Presidents’ Day

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Bennington Town Clerk/Town Offices Bennington Recreation Center Meals on Wheels of Bennington County VNA & Hospice (Bennington Home Health) Bennington Project Independence Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council (BROC) Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging Retired Senior Volunteer Project (RSVP) Social Security Administration (Rutland office) Green Mountain Community Network Support And Services at Home (SASH)

HOUSING

Bennington Housing Authority Shires Housing THM (office in Manchester)

(802) 442-1037 (802) 442-1053 (802) 442-8012

(802) 442-5502 (802) 442-8136 (802) 447-7515 (802) 442-5436 (802) 447-1545 (866) 690-1944 (802) 447-0477 (802) 442-9920 (802) 442-8000 (802) 442-8139 (802) 362-4663


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Weekly Programs

MONDAYS

Painting Group: This informal group meets Mondays & Fridays, but painters are welcome to work on their own at any time. The group works from photographs, calendar art, and old masters. Bring your own painting materials; group size limited to 8-10 participants. Come when you can, receive hints from each other, and enjoy some good conversation! 9am - Noon No Fee Leslie Sansone Walking: These walking exercises are fun and easy! 1 - 3 mile aerobic walking video. The class is great for those in need of light to moderate movement and great fun with friends. The class is tailored to the needs/wants of the group each day. 9:00 am. No Fee Ukulele: Strum along with others at this gathering of musically minded folks. Beginners to seasoned players, group also plays at community functions. Call instructor for more information. 11:00 am Instructor: Henry Simpatico (802) 379-6043 No Fee Cards & Games: Group decides the game. It may be cards, board games, Yahtzee…. the possibilities are nearly endless! 1:00 pm No Fee

TUESDAYS

Bone Builders: This low impact exercise, run through RSVP, promotes strength through weight training, plus helps with both balance and bone density. Class may include open discussion about nutrition, disease prevention, and alternate exercises. Class leader varies. 8:30 am OR 10:00 am No Fee H.E.L.P.: (Help Everyone Lose Pounds) Weight support group meets at the senior center on Tuesdays. Dues are $5 annually, $0.50/meeting & $0.20 for weigh-in. Weigh-in fees are awarded

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Chef’s Hat in Williamstown, MA 11am - 2pm Chopsticks in Williamstown, MA 11am - 2pm Biggins Diggins in Lanesborough, MA 11am - 2pm

each week to the person who loses the most. There are other financial incentives for maintaining and losing weight. 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAYS

Coffee Talk: Just what it says! A time to come in and enjoy some conversation in the company of others. Beverages provided. 8:00 - 9:30 No Fee Wednesday Movie: Twice a month, come in and enjoy a movie. Check calendar for dates. 1:00 pm No Fee Trivia: Enjoy some good-hearted competition as you and your team vie for the title of Trivia Champions!. We will have a few laughs as we learn new facts. Come join the fun! 1:00 pm Nov 10 & 24, Dec. 8 & 29 No Fee

THURSDAYS

Bone Builders: See class description on Tuesday list. Craft Corner: What was quilting is now crafts! Bring whatever craft project you are working on. Quilting, crocheting, knitting, weaving, decoupage, coloring, the options abound! We have sewing machines available to use. You bring the materials, we supply the space, coffee, tea, and fellowship. 1:00 pm No Fee Monthly Special Project January 13 - Cross Stitch February 10 – Bird Feeders PLEASE NOTE: There is a $3 materials fee for special projects, due one week prior Please call 802-442-1052 to register

FRIDAYS

Painting Group: See group description on Monday list. BINGO: Come play low stakes, high energy BINGO! 2 cards for $2, additional cards 50 cents each, 6 card maximum. Beverages provided; feel free to bring snacks to share! 1 - 3 pm

POT LUCKS

at the Bennington Senior Center Wed., January 19th 11:30 - ?? Wed., February 16th 11:30 - ?? Wed., March 16th 11:30 - ?? Limited Seating - Please call (802) 442-1052 to register


PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY

Checks are payable to the Bennington Senior Center, unless otherwise specified. If we have not received your payment by the due date, we must cancel your reservation. As a courtesy, we will remind you when payment is due. However, we cannot assume responsibility if we are unable to reach you.

WE CANNOT REFUND AFTER TICKETS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED.

If you have purchased a ticket and must cancel, we will try to sell your ticket to a party on the waiting list. If you miss the bus, we cannot refund. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Trips are open to all adults, regardless of place of residence. Intergenerational trips for younger children are available where indicated. In the interest of passenger safety, we reserve the right to cancel any trip due to inclement weather. We are not able to refund for weather related cancellations. All Green Mountain Express trips depart from the senior center at 124 Pleasant Street. Please pay your van transportation in correct cash to senior center staff on the day of the trip as we are not able to refund if you pay ahead and the trip is cancelled. Coach trips depart from the Bennington Station parking lot at the corner of Depot & River Street. We do not assign seating unless you have medical documentation that special seating is required. We reserve the right to cancel trips with less than 8 passengers and coach trips with less than 30, as they are not cost effective. Transportation to airports is not always provided by the center. NOTE: Tipping for the coach driver is not included in the cost of trips. We recommend $2 per day unless otherwise stated in trip itinerary.

Kitchen Cupboard - Free food and nutrition education for those in need. Greater Bennington Food and Fuel Fund - Discretionary funding for people who need help with shelter, utilities, food, and other basic needs. You First - Free screenings for cervical and breast cancers and cardiovascular disease, as well as education and encouragement of healthy lifestyles for women. Bennington Oral Health Coalition - Education and outreach about improving oral health outcomes using a grass-roots organizing model. Food Fit Bennington - Food, nutrition, cooking and exercise programming in a group setting that allows participants to take leadership roles. The Dr. G. Richard Dundas Free Clinic - Access to primary medical care and health insurance for uninsured adults. More information can be obtained by calling (802) 447-3700.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY

CHANGE IN TRIP POLICY

Due to ongoing confusion with current reservation policies, anyone who wants a reservation must sign up themselves and must provide their own phone number.

SHOPPING

These shopping trips are sponsored by the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, who provides funding to cover 80% of the transportation cost. Transportation by Green Mountain Express. 9:30am - 4:00pm. Cost $3 Sign up at the Senior Center for these shopping trips and pay the fee at the Senior Center front desk on the day of the trip. Thursday Wednesday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday

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Crossgates Mall Colonie Center Kohl’s/Wilton Mall Colonie Center Crossgates Mall

Albany, NY Albany, NY Wilton, NY Albany, NY Albany, NY

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An escort companion and/or personal assistant is required for all travelers having a disability (a physical or mental impairment which limits one or more of the major life abilities). The companion travels at full fare cost and is responsible for all special needs of the individual. To the extent possible, we will accommodate with proper transportation, lodging and access to facilities. To assist us in meeting any special needs, please notify us at the time of reservation. Medical documentation, including permission to travel from your physician, may be required and is strictly confidential. We reserve the right to refuse passage to any person who does not adhere to this policy.

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TRIP POLICY

Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, Inc. serves people through:

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Pittsfield (Corporate Office): 292 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 P: 413-499-7650 F (All Locations): 888-965-0663 Northern Berkshire: 22 YMCA: Brickyard Court, North Adams, MA 01247 P: 413-663-6529 BERKSHIRE FAMILY www.bfymca.org Bennington Recreation Center: www.bfymca.org 655 Gage Street, Bennington, VT 05201 P: 802-442-1053 BERKSHIRE FAMILY YMCA: Pittsfield (Corporate Office): 292 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 P: 413-499-7650 F (All Locations): 888-965-0663 Pittsfield (Corporate Office): 292Court, North North Street,Adams, Pittsfield, 01201 413-499-7650 F (All Locations): 888-965-0663 Northern Berkshire: 22 Brickyard MA MA 01247 P: P: 413-663-6529 Northern Berkshire: 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, MA 01247 P: 413-663-6529 Bennington Recreation Center: 655 Gage Street, Bennington, VT 05201 P: 802-442-1053 Bennington Recreation Center: 655 Gage Street, Bennington, VT 05201 P: 802-442-1053

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out! Monday, Jan 17 8am-4pm; Friday, Jan. 21 8am-4pm; Winter Break: February 21-24 KIDS DAY OUT & WINTERRegister BREAK early CAMP: care available when school is to Full-day secure a spot! KIDS DAY OUT BREAK CAMP: Full-day care available when school is out! Monday, Jan & 17WINTER 8am-4pm; Friday, Jan. 21 8am-4pm; Winter Break: February 21-24 out! Monday, Jan 17 8am-4pm; Friday, Jan.to21 8am-4pm; Register early secure a spot!Winter Break: February 21-24 Register early to secure a spot!

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Fridays: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 DATE/TIME & Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 DATE/TIME 5:30-8:00 PM21, 28 Fridays: Jan. 7, 14, Fridays: 7, 14, & Feb.Jan. 4, 11, 18,21, 25 28 Wednesdays: Jan. 26 & Feb. 4, 11, 18, 5:30-8:00 PM 25 & Feb. 2, 9,16 5:30-8:00 PM 6:15-7:00Jan. PM 26 Wednesdays: Wednesdays: Jan. 26 & Feb. 2, 9,16 Mondays: 24, 31 & Feb.Jan. 2, 9,16 6:15-7:00 PM & Feb. 7, 14 6:15-7:00 PM 4:00-5:00 Mondays: Jan. PM 24, 31 Mondays: Jan. 24, 31 & Feb. 7, 14 Thursdays: Jan. 27 & Feb. 7, 14 4:00-5:00 PM &4:00-5:00 Feb. 3, 10,PM 17 4:30-5:30 PM Thursdays: Jan. 27 Thursdays: Jan.17 27 & Feb. 3, 10, Fridays: Jan. 28 &4:30-5:30 Feb. 3, 10,PM 17 &4:30-5:30 Feb. 4, 11,PM 18 4:45-5:30 PM Fridays: Jan. 28 Fridays: Jan. 28 & Feb. 4, 11,12, 18 Wednesdays: Jan. &4:45-5:30 Feb. 4, 11,PM 18 19, 26 & Feb. 2, 9,PM 16 4:45-5:30 10:30-11:30 AM19, 26 Wednesdays: Jan. 12, Wednesdays: Jan. 12, & Feb. 2, 9, 16 19, 26 & Feb.Jan. 2, 9, 16 10:30-11:30 AM Thursdays: 13, 20, 27 10:30-11:30 & Feb. 3, 10, AM 17 10:00-12:00 Thursdays: Jan. 13,PM 20, 27 Thursdays: Jan. 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3, 10, 17 & Feb. 3, 10, 17 10:00-12:00 PM 10:00-12:00 PM Saturday, February 12 8:00-11:00 AM Saturday, February 12 Saturday, February 8:00-11:00 AM 12 8:00-11:00 AM

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January-February 2022 Youth Program Calendar Berkshire Family YMCA – Bennington Branch January-February 2022Manager, Youthdamonyoung@bfymca.org Program Calendar Damon Young, Youth Program January-February 2022 Youth Program Calendar Active BFYMCA membership required unless noted. Programs are included Branch with membership at no additional Berkshire Family YMCA – Bennington

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

INDOOR WALKING - Sponsored by the Bennington Senior Center at the River Street Firehouse, MON/WED/FRI 8:15-9:15 AM

Sponsored by Saint Francis Parish Hall on West Main Street MON-FRI 8:30-11:30 AM & 1-4 PM. Call 442-3141 first to check availability. **Please note: the parish hall is NOT air conditioned** To keep floors clean, please bring a change of shoes.

CATS at Proctors

SENIOR FOOT REFLEXOLOGY with Laurie Freeman,

Certified Reflexologist At the Bennington Senior Center Wednesday, January 5th & Wednesday, February 2nd 9:30am - 12:30pm by appointment ONLY Cost: $14.00 Call Laurie for your appointment at (802)442-9404 or (802)733-6249 PLEASE NOTE: Laurie will not be available in March or April

TRIPS & TRAVEL

Thursday, May 5th

$63/pp

Leaving Bennington Station @ 11:15am • Stopping for dinner (on your own) after the show. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater – “Memory”. Call (802) 442-1052 to sign up. Payment due by Wednesday, March 23rd.

KENTUCKY and OHIO

April 19th – 23rd, 2022

This trip will include visits to Ohio Amish country, The Creation Museum, a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark, and more. More information to follow. Call Eleanor Mattison at (802) 442-1052 or (802) 379-7216

COFFEE WITH…

IN-HOUSE PROGRAMS

Our “Coffee With…” series gives seniors direct access to local executives and town officials who work in areas that can directly affect them. It gives an opportunity to learn what those officials (and their organizations) do and to ask questions/ voice concerns they may have. Coffee/tea and light refreshments are available. The series is held the first Wednesday of each month at 10am, and continues into 2022 with the following guests: January 5th – Pam Zagorski, Executive Director of the Southwestern Vermont Council On Aging February 2nd – Thomas Dee, President and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care March 2nd – Paul Doucette, Town of Bennington Police Chief April 6th – Stuart Hurd, Town of Bennington Town Manager Please register for any or all by calling the Bennington Senior Center at (802) 442-1052.

CHESS FOR SENIORS

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FREE Online Beginner and Intermediate Chess Classes Mondays – Jan 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 2022

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Beginner Classes (#2): 4pm EST Intermediate Classes (#1): 5pm EST For those with little to no experience Recommended after beginner classes Taught by US Chess Federation National Master Jason Lu, who has been helping Seniors since 2019. If Interested, please sign up by visiting https://jasonlu05j.wixsite.com/chessforseniors or email jasonlu05j@gmail.com directly. For best results, each session is limited to 10 participants and class details will be provided after registration. Even in this unusual time, there are ways to develop a hobby and play chess games in real time with your friends on the internet! Join CHESS FOR SENIORS to have some fun!


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Descriptions: Indoor Active Walk: Led by Tracy on Friday. Get motivated and moving exercising and interacting with others. Indoor Active walk uses weights, balance, and brain exercises with music. Location: Old Benn High, 650 Main St. Water Exercise: Taught by lead lifeguard and instructor Renette. Gentle, healing program that helps build strength and balance while in

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the water. Location: Bennington Rec Center Pool, 655 Gage St. Qigong: Led by Tracy Purdy-Martin, a class that combines movement, meditation and regulation of breathing to enhance the flow of energy within the body. Location: Old Benn High, 65o Main St. Strength & Balance: Taught by Tracy Purdy-Martin, utilizing standing and seated positions with weights and movement to enhance balance,

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Group Fitness January 2022

strength, and core control. Location: Old Benn High, 650 Main St. NEW CLASS ALERT!!! Senior Fit: Led by our NEW instructor Wendy Scott Mondays and Fridays at 9am. Join Wendy for a fun and active class that involves weights, cardio and balance. Led with fun music Wendy will get you moving! Location Old Benn High, 650 Main St. DanceFit: Led by Wendy in the Bennington Rec Center pool Mon-

days, Wednesdays and Fridays. Get moving to music with movements choreographed by the instructor. This class makes fitness FUN! Location: Bennington Rec Center, 655 Gage St. Interested in a class you don’t see on the schedule? Let us know! Taylor: tmcguire@bfymca.org – Assistant Branch Director Kayla: kbecker@bfymca.org – Branch Director (802)442-1053

Meetings are held monthly, every Third Thursday at 10am on Zoom. You can join using your tablet, computer, or phone, including dialing in on your phone! If you are not sure how to join just ask. For more information, please contact Lenora Volkmer, GMRSVP Volunteer coordinator, at (802) 447-1546 or lvolkmer@svcoa.net, or Karson Kiesinger, Reference Adult Services Librarian, (802) 442-9051 or reference@bfli.org. Updates may also be found at www.benningtonfreelibrary.org.

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POOL SCHEDULE

BENNINGTON RECREATION CENTER www.bfymca.org 655 Gage St., Bennington, VT 05201 P: 802-442-1053

Monday: 6:00-9:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 10:00-11:00 am 11:00-12:00 pm 12:00-1:00 pm 1:00-2:00 pm 2:00-2:30 pm 2:30-4:00 pm 4:30-6:30 pm 6:30-8:00 pm Tuesday:

8:00-10:00 am 10:00-11:00 am 11:00-11:30 pm 11:30-12:30 pm 12:30-2:30 pm 2:30-4:00 pm 4:00-5:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

January 2022

Lap Swim School Group School Group DanceFit* Lap Swim School Group Lap Swim MAU Swim Team Marauders Family/Lap Swim Lap Swim Water Exercise* Lap Swim School Group/Lap Swim Lap Swim MAU Swim Team Swim Lessons Marauders/Level 4/5 Marauders Masters/2 lap lanes

Wednesday: 6:00-9:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 10:00-12:30 pm 12:30-1:30 pm 1:30-2:30 pm 2:30-4:00pm 4:00-6:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Lap Swim School Group Lap Swim School Group Family/Lap Swim MAU Swim Team Swim Lessons DanceFit* Lap Swim

Thursday: 8:00-10:00 am 10:00-11:00 am 11:00-12:00 pm 12:00-1:30 pm 1:30-2:30 pm 2:30-4:00 pm 4:00-4:30 pm 4:30-6:30 pm 6:30-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Lap Swim Water Exercise* Gym & Swim*/Lap Lap Swim Family/Lap Swim MAU Swim Team Lap Swim Marauders Family/Lap Swim Masters/2 lap lanes

Friday: 6:00-11:00 am 11:00-12:00 pm 12:00-2:30 pm 2:30-4:00 pm 4:00-5:00 pm 5:00-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Lap Swim DanceFit* Family/Lap Swim MAU Swim Team Lap Swim Marauders Kids Night Out*

Saturday: 8:00-9:00 am 9:00-10:30 am 10:30-12:00 am 12:00-1:00 pm 1:00-2:00 pm 2:00-3:00 pm 3:00-4:00 pm

Lap Swim Marauders Masters Swim Lessons Pool Rental Family/Open Swim Lap/Adult Lessons

Sunday: 8:00-9:00 am 9:00-11:00 am 11:00-12:00 am

Lap Swim Family/Open Swim Lap Swim

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Kayla Becker – Branch Director kbecker@bfymca.org Taylor McGuire – Assistant Branch Director tmcguire@bfymca.org Please note that schedule is subject to change. Call the Rec Center for more information (802) 442-1053. Classes * require pre-registration and may have fee. Updated 12/13/21

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Dates to note:

Saturday, January 1: Facility closed for Holiday. Will reopen 6am on Monday. Wednesday, January 5: MAU Swim meet @ 3:30 – pool closed to public until 7pm. Saturday, January 15: Marauders Swim meet 8:30 – pool closed to public until 11am. Friday, January 21: Pool will be closed to the public from 10-11am for private rental. Friday, January 21: MAU Swim meet @ 3:30 – pool closed to public until 7pm. Additional notes: If school is closed due to weather for the SVSU school district then the 2:30-4pm-swim team time will be considered a lap swim.