Bellows Falls Senior Center hosts holiday raffle

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One lucky winner will receive the Bellows Falls Senior Center raffle prize at the Holiday Bazaar. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center has a very exciting raffle just in time for the holidays! Our Knit & Stitch group has put together an amazing doll set for one lucky winner. The winner will receive an 18-inch doll, handmade wooden bed, complete handmade wardrobe, a wheelchair, handmade blankets, doll-sized stuffed animals, and a handmade bag to keep all her clothes in as well. Tickets can be purchased at the senior center as of Monday, Sept. 9. The winner will be drawn Saturday, Dec. 7 at our Holiday Bazaar.

The doll will be displayed at our gym in downtown Bellows Falls if you would like to check it out in person.

There is a new level 1 Tai Chi for Fall Prevention class, starting Sept. 13 and continuing every Friday from 9-9:45 a.m. Tai Chi has ancient origins and is about slow movements and deep breathing. It can help build strength and improve balance. Movements are gentle and suitable for all abilities. There is no charge for this class. The group is ongoing and newcomers are welcome to drop in any time to see what we do.

Tai Chi Level II will be held Thursdays, 12:15-1 p.m. Contact Susan at 802-376-5173 for more information.

On Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Croptober! Scrapbook Crop and Crafters Day Out. Early bird registration must be postmarked by Sept. 23. The fee covers workspace, use of tools, assistance, and refreshments. Please bring scrapbook, refill pages, pictures, adhesives, tools, other cropping materials, cardstock, crafting supplies, and a bag lunch. Pack up your projects, grab a friend, and come join in on a day of great conversation, laughs, and wonderful ideas. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/cmAdvisorTinaWhite.

Have questions about Medicare Open Enrollment? Pati Kimball from Senior Solutions will be here Monday, Sept. 16 for a presentation and to answer questions about open enrollment.

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, we head to the Aqua Turf in Connecticut for a day of live music with the Polka Family Band. The trip cost covers transportation, coffee, donuts, door prizes, a complimentary glass of wine or beer, family style Polish dinner, and live music. The senior center van leaves at 8 a.m. and space is limited.

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center, located at 18 Tuttle St., is open to local seniors aged 50 and over. We do not charge membership fees so feel free to drop in and check us out. We offer accessibility in the forms of a lift and ramps, and we have plenty of free parking. Contact us for further information at 802-463-3907.

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