Special Events with MSAC & Partners

Due to the Governor's latest State of Emergency Order, all in-person group opportunities with MSAC have been cancelled until further notice.

Reminder: MSAC office is closed January 18 for MLK Jr., Day Holiday

Free Event: Intergenerational Conversation in honor of MLK, Jr. Day Week: Aging in Place & Food Security
Tuesday, January 19 | 11:00am to 12:30pm | via Zoom video or phone
MSAC invites you to join us for an intergenerational conversation on the topics of Aging in Place and Food Security. Offered as part of AmeriCorps’ commitment to honoring the dedication to service of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, join MSAC members and AmeriCorps members from around the state for a moderated discussion on this and other important topics and their impact in our communities. This event, moderated by Michael Sherman of Montpelier’s Social & Economic Justice Advisory Committee, is open to all, and we welcome everyone’s perspective, regardless of age. Those wishing to participate may do so virtually on their computers or join the conversation on their telephones. Please contact MSAC’s AmeriCorps member Andrew Gribbin at 
msac-americorps@montpelier-vt.org or 262-6287 to receive the Zoom link or phone number to participate, and technical assistance is available. To see details on other great MLK, Jr. Day Week events, refer to our Community Announcements  webpage!

Vermont Legal Aid Free Senior Clinic
Thursday, Jan. 21 | 9 -11:30 am | Phone
VLA is hosting a virtual legal advice clinic by phone for free civil legal assistance to Vermonters aged 60 and up, to answer legal questions about COVID-19 related assistance, federal and state benefits, housing, unemployment, or other civil legal issues. Call 802-318-4169 to book your 20-minute appointment, or visit 
https://vtlawhelp.org/seniors to book online. 

Coming Next Week:
CVCOA Presents: Medicare & You Workshop | Tuesday, Jan. 26 | 1-3 pm | registration required

Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce CVCOA is offering Medicare & You sessions remotely using Zoom.  If you want to participate, pre-register with us by calling (802) 479-0531 or emailing medicareworkshops@cvcoa.org.  When you call to register, you will receive information on how to join in the workshop session on Zoom. 

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We will continue to post online offerings of our community partners as space allows! We will update this site as the situation evolves and will send other news in our weekly e-letter. Anyone can subscribe by sending us a request to msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Returning Clubs, Groups, & Events
Some of our free/by donation drop-in groups and clubs have resumed (or never stopped!) meeting. Click on the group/club name below to find out more information.

  1. Ad-hoc Writers Group
  2. French Club
  3. Crafting Group

The Ad-hoc Writers Group has resumed meeting online. To get more information about dates, times and links, contact: hugo@liepmann.us.

  1. Walks with Joan
  2. Poetry Club
  3. Italian Club

(On hold through at least Jan. 15) The longtime MSAC drop-in group Tuesday (now at 10:15am) Walks with Joan is back, but meet-up locations will vary. Please contact Joan Barrett by Sunday night at 223-1856 or email barrettsvt@gmail.com if you intend to come. Bring a mask and plan to practice appropriate distancing and follow safety precautions. Once you have attended, Joan will email you her meet-up locations in the future and let you know of changes/cancellations.

  1. Trash Tramps
  2. Photo Club
  3. Rainbow Umbrella Women's Discussion Group

(On hold through at least Jan. 15) The group of volunteers who call themselves the Trash Tramps have resumed their regular Tuesday afternoon outings. All are invited to participate in this one-hour, weekly clean up of Montpelier’s downtown. Reflective vests, metal tongs, and bags are supplied. Volunteers are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distance from one another. Here’s an opportunity to do something productive and satisfying that contributes to the well being of our community. Please come to the front of the senior center on Tuesdays at about 1:50 pm to collect supplies. We look forward to having you join us! Questions? Please contact Anne Ferguson (aka Eileen Dover): storywalkvt@yahoo.com.