Bellows Falls Senior Center Jamboree and updates

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – There’s lots of fun and exciting things happening at the Bellows Falls Senior Center this spring.

Jamboree

Join us Sunday, June 2 at the Moose Family Center, 59 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls for our annual Jamboree. Bring your friends and family to dance, eat, and win some great prizes donated by local businesses and individuals – all while supporting the Bellows Falls Area Senior Center.

Playin’ Possum and friends will provide live music. Lunch will be provided from the grill, and there’s a pie sale from 12-4 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, three raffle prizes, and the Jamboree Cash Raffle – only 100 tickets sold for a chance at cash prizes. Doors open at 11 a.m. There is a small entrance fee, and the event is open to the public and people of all ages.

Thank you to our incredible sponsors: The Moose Family Center, Sons of the American Legion, Pierce Lawton American Legion Post 37, Bellows Falls Polish American Club, Savings Bank of Walpole, and Silver Forest of Vermont Inc.

 June Blooms Scrapbook Crop and Crafters Day Out!

On June 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. join us all day for this no-frills event to finish up some projects. Your registration fee includes workspace, the new Creative Memories catalogue, use tools, assistance, and refreshments. Early Bird registration must be postmarked by May 28. Please bring scrapbook, refill pages, pictures, adhesives, tools, other cropping materials, cardstock, crafting supplies, and a bag lunch. For more information, please contact Tina White, www.facebook.com/cmAdvisorTinaWhite.

HomeMeds presentation

On Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m., Community Outreach Nurse Anne White from Senior Solutions will be presenting a new service offered to anyone over 60 years old called HomeMeds. Anne will also be discussing other services Senior Solutions offers such as Health Insurance Benefit screening to save you money, assistance with health benefits applications, and 3SquaresVT and fuel assistance. Anne will be available for assistance and questions at the time of the presentation and can assist you with making appointments with a specialist at Senior Solutions.

AARP Weapons of Fraud

“AARP Weapons of Fraud,” a presentation by Elliot Greenblott, will be June 19 at 10 a.m. Greenblott provides helpful tips on staying out of the grip of con artists. The program is free and is appropriate for all ages. “Consumer fraud of every type is on the increase. From the imposters claiming to be IRS agents to the computer tech support scams, to the bulk-mailed contests, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attempts to defraud the public,” says Greenblott. The presentation provides clear examples of scams and concrete protection steps for all ages.

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center is open to local seniors 50 and over. We do not charge membership fees so feel free to drop in and check us out. We serve a hot lunch Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. Check out our menu on Facebook.

The senior center is located at 18 Tuttle St. in Bellows Falls. We offer accessibility in the forms of a lift and ramps, and we have plenty of free parking. For further information, call 802-463-3907.

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