Notice of Closure and Online Classes.

Please Note: Due to Covid-19, the Senior Center building is closed until further notice. There are no Monday or Wednesday meals.

Announcements regarding the re-opening of the Senior Center will appear on this website, on Front Porch Forum, on the telephone message of the Center, and in the Charlotte News. We are still at the hurry-up-and-wait stage. Maybe soon – but not yet. 

Although the Summer schedule has been printed, the center is still closed. Since we do not know the opening date, the calendar will be posted one month at a time and will list only the available classes.  At this time (June) all classes listed below are being offered as online Zoom courses only. 

See the Wednesday Lectures/Events page for information on Wednesday 1:00 pm lectures and events scheduled for July and August.  If gatherings in the Center are still prohibited or limited in number, these events will be available on Zoom. 

Online Classes: the classes below are in session using the Zoom Application. See the Online Classes page for more information. 

Monday, July 6
  • Chair Yoga on Mondays
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Carol Bokan
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility.
    After retiring from a career in counseling and educational administration, as well as many years as a yoga practitioner, Carol moved into yoga teaching. She became a Kirpalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2016, and a Certified Chair Yoga teacher in 2017. She has since taught Chair Yoga in many senior residences in Vermont and Florida.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Jean White
    Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all
    fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

Tuesday, July 7
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom class
    with Phyllis Bartling
    Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We
    move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with weights
    and floor exercises. The goal remains the same, target the core muscle groups to
    improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased
    energy level, and experience a sense of confidence. 
    Suggested fee $5

  • Spanish Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom class.
    Course is currently full.

  • French Conversation Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners
    to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations.
    We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful,
    we will explain to others what words were used, and offer communication
    pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor
    advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; no registration required.

Wednesday, July 8
  • Essentrics™ on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Sherry Senior
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free
    workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of
    stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight
    muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as
    relief of pain. Please bring a mat and some water.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Chair Yoga on Wednesday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Carol Bokan
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility.
    After retiring from a career in counseling and educational administration, as well as many years as a yoga practitioner, Carol moved into yoga teaching. She became a Kirpalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2016, and a Certified Chair Yoga teacher in 2017. She has since taught Chair Yoga in many senior residences in Vermont and Florida.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Mindfulness Meditation
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Jill Abilock
    You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you
    experience it. Mindfulness Meditation provides tools that help change how you
    experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. New members welcome! No fee.

Thursday, July 9
  • Gents Breakfast
    8:00 am-9:00 am

    Online Zoom Discussions

  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Phyllis Bartling
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates
    specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and
    posture. Exercises are done on the floor on mats; includes upper-body strength
    work with hand weights. Bring a small rolled-up towel to put under your head.
    Suggested fee for online class $5

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased
    energy level, and experience a sense of confidence. 
    Suggested fee $5

  • Memoir Writing
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Online Zoom class.
    Class currently full.

Friday, July 10
  • Kayak Trip for Women
    9:00 am-1:00 pm

    Bouquet River Trip 
    These trips provide an opportunity for active women to explore our many
    local lakes, ponds and rivers. We help each other, laugh a lot and have fun. To
    register your interest and be placed on a master list of paddlers, please email
    Susan Hyde directly at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com. One week prior to the
    trips listed below, you will receive an email with specific details asking for
    a commitment. Paddlers need to provide their own boats for all trips. 
    Registration required. Maximum is determined by leaders. No fee.

  • Essentrics™ on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Sherry Senior
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free
    workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of
    stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight
    muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as
    relief of pain. Please bring a mat and some water.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Italian Introduction
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Nicole Librandi
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    Registration by 7/6. The suggested fee is $30 for the six-week course. Through 8/14

  • Italian Refresher
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Nicole Librandi
    Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy—virtually— as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc.
    Registration required by 7/6.
    The suggested fee is $30 for the six-week course. 7/10- 8/14

Monday, July 13
  • Chair Yoga on Mondays
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Carol Bokan
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility.
    After retiring from a career in counseling and educational administration, as well as many years as a yoga practitioner, Carol moved into yoga teaching. She became a Kirpalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2016, and a Certified Chair Yoga teacher in 2017. She has since taught Chair Yoga in many senior residences in Vermont and Florida.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Jean White
    Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all
    fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Conflict Resolution - Intro
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Mark Williams
    Starting 7/13 through 8/17
    Have you ever been in the middle of a conflict and couldn't sleep? Conflict is unavoidable in our lives. Mark Williams is a couples' counselor who has been in practice for more than 30 years. 
    Using role-playing and mediation exercises, participants in this 6-week class will learn practical skills. This fascinating topic can benefit anyone, because we all encounter conflict.
    Registration required. Suggested donation $30, for the 6-week series.

Tuesday, July 14
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom class
    with Phyllis Bartling
    Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We
    move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with weights
    and floor exercises. The goal remains the same, target the core muscle groups to
    improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased
    energy level, and experience a sense of confidence. 
    Suggested fee $5

  • Spanish Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom class.
    Course is currently full.

  • French Conversation Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners
    to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations.
    We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful,
    we will explain to others what words were used, and offer communication
    pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor
    advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; no registration required.

Wednesday, July 15
  • Essentrics™ on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Sherry Senior
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free
    workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of
    stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight
    muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as
    relief of pain. Please bring a mat and some water.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Birding
    8:50 am-12:00 pm

    Wednesday, 7/15 at 8:50 am.
    Please meet at the Center 10 minutes prior to our 9 a.m. departure so we can carpool to the location for spectacular bird watching. Good views are guaranteed through Hank’s “Oh-my-God” telescope. 
    Registration is required for this event in case we need to change the date for any reason. No fee.

  • Chair Yoga on Wednesday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Carol Bokan
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility.
    After retiring from a career in counseling and educational administration, as well as many years as a yoga practitioner, Carol moved into yoga teaching. She became a Kirpalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2016, and a Certified Chair Yoga teacher in 2017. She has since taught Chair Yoga in many senior residences in Vermont and Florida.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Everything about Marijuana
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Location TBD -- Senior Center or Online Zoom

    with Ada PuchesFind out about Vermont’s legal medical marijuana program: the state’s requirements for participation, the types of products patients can purchase, the success of the program, and the use of CBD. The history and science of cannabinoid medical use in the U.S. and throughout the world will also be covered. 
    Ms. Puches is a Community Educator with Champlain Valley Dispensary. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library.

  • Mindfulness Meditation
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Jill Abilock
    You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you
    experience it. Mindfulness Meditation provides tools that help change how you
    experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. New members welcome! No fee.

Thursday, July 16
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Phyllis Bartling
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates
    specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and
    posture. Exercises are done on the floor on mats; includes upper-body strength
    work with hand weights. Bring a small rolled-up towel to put under your head.
    Suggested fee for online class $5

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased
    energy level, and experience a sense of confidence. 
    Suggested fee $5

  • Memoir Writing
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Online Zoom class.
    Class currently full.

Friday, July 17
  • Essentrics™ on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Sherry Senior
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free
    workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of
    stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight
    muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as
    relief of pain. Please bring a mat and some water.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Italian Introduction
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Nicole Librandi
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    The suggested fee is $30 for the six-week course. Through 8/14

  • Italian Refresher
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Nicole Librandi
    Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy—virtually— as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc.
    Registration required by 7/6.
    The suggested fee is $30 for the six-week course. 7/10- 8/14

Monday, July 20
  • Chair Yoga on Mondays
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Carol Bokan
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility.
    After retiring from a career in counseling and educational administration, as well as many years as a yoga practitioner, Carol moved into yoga teaching. She became a Kirpalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2016, and a Certified Chair Yoga teacher in 2017. She has since taught Chair Yoga in many senior residences in Vermont and Florida.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Gentle Yoga
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Jean White
    Learn classic yoga postures in a gentle way—adapted to individual needs and all
    fitness levels. You’ll improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and breathing.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Conflict Resolution - Intro
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Mark Williams
    Starting 7/13 through 8/17
    Have you ever been in the middle of a conflict and couldn't sleep? Conflict is unavoidable in our lives. Mark Williams is a couples' counselor who has been in practice for more than 30 years. 
    Using role-playing and mediation exercises, participants in this 6-week class will learn practical skills. This fascinating topic can benefit anyone, because we all encounter conflict.
    Registration required. Suggested donation $30, for the 6-week series.

Tuesday, July 21
  • Pilates PLUS
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Online Zoom class
    with Phyllis Bartling
    Pilates Plus+ takes it “up a notch” and is a bit more challenging, but still safe! We
    move at a faster pace and utilize chairs and resistance bands, along with weights
    and floor exercises. The goal remains the same, target the core muscle groups to
    improve and maintain balance, strength and good posture. 
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan Beginners
    10:30 am-11:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased
    energy level, and experience a sense of confidence. 
    Suggested fee $5

  • Spanish Conversation
    11:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Zoom class.
    Course is currently full.

  • French Conversation Gathering
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    This friendly, self-directed French conversation group is for high-beginners
    to intermediate French speakers who can carry on everyday conversations.
    We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to speak, and when useful,
    we will explain to others what words were used, and offer communication
    pointers. This gathering is not intended for beginning French speakers, nor
    advanced French speakers. 
    No fee; no registration required.

Wednesday, July 22
  • Essentrics™ on Wednesday
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Sherry Senior
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free
    workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of
    stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight
    muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as
    relief of pain. Please bring a mat and some water.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Chair Yoga on Wednesday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Carol Bokan
    This class uses chairs for balance and for all seated postures, making yoga accessible to those who are challenged by balance, the ability to get on the floor, or any physical limitations. Receive the benefits of improved breath capacity, strength, and flexibility.
    After retiring from a career in counseling and educational administration, as well as many years as a yoga practitioner, Carol moved into yoga teaching. She became a Kirpalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2016, and a Certified Chair Yoga teacher in 2017. She has since taught Chair Yoga in many senior residences in Vermont and Florida.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Kyoto and Beyone
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Location TBD: Senior Center or Online Zoom

    with Jonathan Silverman
    What makes the Japanese culture so unique? This presentation with images of temples, cuisine, artwork, and historic sites will help illuminate the Japanese
    rich tradition of attending to aesthetics as well as the challenges of integrating tradition into a contemporary world. 
    Jonathan Silverman, Professor Emeritus
    of St. Michael’s College, was a visiting professor at Doshsisha University in Kyoto last fall. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library.

  • Mindfulness Meditation
    2:30 pm-3:30 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Jill Abilock
    You can’t always change what you experience in life, but you can change how you
    experience it. Mindfulness Meditation provides tools that help change how you
    experience things, increasing fulfillment and happiness, and reducing stress. New members welcome! No fee.

Thursday, July 23
  • Pilates
    8:30 am-9:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Phyllis Bartling
    This Pilates class, for folks 55+, is designed to be challenging and safe. Pilates
    specifically targets the core muscle groups to improve balance, strength and
    posture. Exercises are done on the floor on mats; includes upper-body strength
    work with hand weights. Bring a small rolled-up towel to put under your head.
    Suggested fee for online class $5

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan Beginners
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with John Creech
    The flowing movements and postures will increase flexibility, improve balance, and
    strengthen core muscles. Cultivate a deeper sense of relaxation, gain an increased
    energy level, and experience a sense of confidence. 
    Suggested fee $5

  • Memoir Writing
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Online Zoom class.
    Class currently full.

  • Play Reading
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Friday, July 24
  • Kayak Trip
    9:00 am-1:00 pm

    Eden Lake
    These trips provide an opportunity for active women to explore our many
    local lakes, ponds and rivers. We help each other, laugh a lot and have fun. To
    register your interest and be placed on a master list of paddlers, please email
    Susan Hyde directly at susanfosterhyde@gmail.com. One week prior to the
    trips listed below, you will receive an email with specific details asking for
    a commitment. Paddlers need to provide their own boats for all trips. 
    Registration required. Maximum is determined by leaders. No fee.

  • Essentrics™ on Friday
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Online Zoom Class
    with Sherry Senior
    As seen on PBS, an ESSENTRICS™ session provides a full-body, weight-free
    workout that improves how you feel in your body. A dynamic combination of
    stretching and strengthening works through all the joints and releases tight
    muscles. It promotes improvement in flexibility, mobility, and posture, as well as
    relief of pain. Please bring a mat and some water.
    Suggested fee $5 per class.

  • Italian Introduction
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Nicole Librandi
    If you’ve never studied Italian, or if your knowledge of the language is “rusty,” this class is for you! We’ll have fun with the Italian language and culture together, through basic conversation and virtual tours of Italian art, music, style and cuisine. 
    The suggested fee is $30 for the six-week course. Through 8/14

  • Italian Refresher
    2:15 pm-3:15 pm

    Online Zoom Class
    with Nicole Librandi
    Join this class to refresh your knowledge of Italian through conversation and grammar updates. Enjoy Italy—virtually— as you practice Italiano in conversation, games and song: think musica, bellissimo, pasta, Roma, Venezia, etc.
    Registration required by 7/6.
    The suggested fee is $30 for the six-week course. 7/10- 8/14