The Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with scheduled activities and on Sunday afternoons for board or card games and special events.

See this list of holidays that the Senior Center is closed.

The Senior Center also closes on days Charlotte Central School announces a snow day.

See the map at the bottom of the page.

Just come and enjoy yourself. See the Program Page for a listing of programs and specifics about fees and advanced registration. Please call the Senior Center for more information, 802.425.6345.

No, you do not have to be a Charlotte resident. Non-Charlotte residents are welcome to participate, and many of the participants at the center are from other towns.

Meals at the Senior Center are enjoyable events. Drop in for Monday Munch, served from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Monday menus typically include soup, salad and dessert (reservations not required). The bountiful Wednesday’s lunches are served at noon and reservations are easily made by calling the Senior Center at 802.425.6345 .  Gents’ Breakfast is the 2nd and 4th Thursdays every month. Call the Senior Center at 802.425.6345 to sign up. The suggested donation for meals is $5. See our Meals and Menus Page.

The Senior Center is funded by the Town of Charlotte and private contributions. We receive money from the Town of Charlotte for programs, salaries and building maintenance. We also receive donations to the Friends of the Senior Center, a private, not-for-profit organization, for funding special projects. Donations can be made to Friends of the Senior Center, P.O. Box 207, Charlotte, VT 05445. The Senior Center flourishes through the support of Charlotte taxpayers and active participants from beyond the town borders who donate time, expertise, and money.

Take a look at the Program Page for this season’s calendar. Based on the interests of people who walk through the door, activities range from chair yoga to painting lessons to foreign language conversation to hiking and kayaking. And much much more. We are always interested in expanding our programming; please contact Carolyn Kulik, Director, 802.425.6345, with any suggestions.

Classes, programs, and activities are detailed in the Charlotte Senior Center schedules printed quarterly in The Charlotte News and the Shelburne News.  If you live outside of Charlotte and Shelburne, call the Senior Center at 802.425.6345 to be added to the mailing list for the quarterly program.

Contact our Director, Carolyn Kulik, by email, charlottesrctr@gmavt.net or by phone, 802.425.6345. The Senior Center is always interested in new ideas for programming.

There is no formal transportation services for the Senior Center. Speak with the staff and they can help find a ride to a program or meals as needed.

The Friends of the Charlotte Senior Center manages the Senior Center on behalf of the Town Government. The Senior Center staff includes the Director and the Volunteer Coordinator who are responsible to the Town of Charlotte. But volunteers are the heart of our community. The Senior Center is made possible because many, many people participate and also lend their time and expertise.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Senior Center; without our volunteers we couldn’t stay open. Their work allows the Senior Center to open its doors for a richness of community activity five days a week from 9 to 4. Volunteers host for a morning or afternoon, cook meals, wash dishes, offer courses and much more. Just a few hours a month will make you part of a vibrant community. Check out the Volunteer Page or contact Peggy Sharpe, our Volunteer Coordinator, by email at srctrvol@gmavt.net for more information. Stop by or give us a call 802.425.6345.

We joke that “we don’t check IDs.” Some people who attend and volunteer at the Senior Center are younger than 50; all are welcome!

People from all walks of life, income levels, educational backgrounds, and a range of ages participate in our extensive variety of programs. There are exercise programs ranging from chair yoga to boot camp, art classes of all sorts, book groups, lectures, informational programs, travelogs, Spanish conversation groups, birding expeditions, and much, much more. There are ongoing exercise classes for all ability levels—as well as mindfulness, arts and writers groups, and other activities—that can be joined at any time.

The Senior Center is a great place to get to know your neighbors.

No, the Senior Center is a unique and vibrant community gathering place where seniors enrich their lives through conversation, good food, and a wide variety of activities. We are open from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday.