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Hobbies keep you young

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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As the prospect for retirement nears, whether you’re 63 or 80, hobbies and pastimes become more and more priceless in terms of personal enjoyment and fulfillment. The challenge is to pursue ones that last a lifetime.

Power weight-lifting is out after age 70 or so for most, but bird-watching is definitely in and, like gardening, can have moments of adventure, excitement and physical activity, not to mention years of satisfaction.

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Are you protected: Guard yourself against scams and identity theft

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Mary Conlon



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Two years ago, I received a letter addressed to me and a mystery man, Thomas Miller, from the Ohio Department of Taxes asking for further financial documents before issuing me a tax refund.

Then, Thomas Miller and I received a letter from Michigan with the same request. A couple days later, Hawaii sent Thomas Miller and me a check for more than $5,000 to my address in Cornwall.

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Bridging the generations: Playgroup pairs seniors with young companions

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Faith Gong



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MIDDLEBURY — Reed Allen is a volunteer at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. Every Monday, from 10:45 a.m. until noon, he visits with the elderly residents, plays games, listens to stories, sings songs and does crafts. He enjoys going to Helen Porter, home to seniors in their 70s, 80s and 90s, he says, “because it has a lot of toys.”

Reed is four years old.

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Opinion: Eastman came to the rescue

Posted on September 17, 2014 |
By Jane W. Demers



We, the Bridport Seniors, wish to inform you of how impressed we are with Michelle Eastman. On Aug. 20, one of our most aged seniors became choked while eating. Michelle was on her feet immediately, saying, “Call 911.” Then she began to perform the Heimlich maneuver.

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Russ Sholes senior group disbands, donates assets to CVAA

Posted on May 22, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLBURY — The Russ Sholes Senior Center was a pretty big draw when it formed in Middlebury some 35 years ago. Dozens of seniors gathered regularly in the lower level of Middlebury’s municipal building to share potluck meals, chat, and play cards and board games. A group of crafts enthusiasts —whom then-Town Clerk Richard Goodro fondly anointed the “sew-sew girls” — would also meet up to stitch and knit together, making clothes that they would donate to local charities.

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Seniors voice mixed feelings about relocating center

Posted on February 27, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury-area seniors have mixed feelings about the potential relocation of the Russ Sholes Senior Center from the municipal building at 94 Main St. to a proposed new recreation facility off Creek Road. Some of the center’s 12-14 “regulars” said they would have no problem making such a transition, while others said they’d prefer to see the facility remain downtown where they could continue to run errands at nearby stores and banks.

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Dancing is a great way for seniors to exercise and socialize

Posted on April 8, 2013 |
By Christy Lynn



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ADDISON COUNTY — Dancing, a long-celebrated source of socialization, exercise and simple fun, can be a great outlet for people of all ages.

In Addison County, opportunities to go out dancing may be more plentiful than you think. Community centers and town halls have for many decades offered public dances, often contra dances, swing dances or square dances.

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Seniors feel the energy at Tai Chi classes

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Allison Lockwood



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ADDISON COUNTY — They stood in silence, focusing on breath. Slowly, their arms rose in a smooth synchronized movement and then drifted back down by their sides. From this starting point, a group of 16 men and women from as far north as Alburgh, as far south as Brandon and Orwell and many towns between, spent two days intensively studying adaptations of the first 12 forms of the Sun practice of Tai Chi.

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Ilsley Library has resources tuned in to seniors

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Christy Lynn



ADDISON COUNTY — The Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury is a valuable resource to our community in many ways. One population group that the library works closely with is the senior community in Addison County. From classes and reading groups, to lecture series and bridge groups, the library is a venue where seniors get excellent opportunities to stay engaged through their retirement.

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90-year-old returns to birthplace: Fire & Ice restaurant

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It is a homecoming of sorts when Avis Warren Butler dines at her favorite local restaurant.

That’s because Butler was born and raised at 26 Seymour St., which happens to be the address of Fire & Ice Restaurant.

Butler, who now lives in Bristol, returned “home” on Aug. 24 for what she thought would be a fairly low-key 90th birthday luncheon.

But it didn’t turn out that way.

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