MSAC and Community Services Updates
There's still time to sign up for Spring classes, including some that haven't started yet!
- All of our 29 classes still have room, so sign up today! Ranging in a whole host of topics from yoga, to drawing, to poetry, to opera, to much, much more!
- Qigong has a delayed start date - now April 21
- Estate Planning begins April 27
- Food as Medicine still needs a few more people in order to run (scheduled to begin Friday, April 23).
Get full details and register at: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/751/Classes. (Hard copy forms available at 58 Barre St., MSAC side door vestibule; several payment options accepted - financial aid available to all).
MSAC Re-opening planning and State of VT updates to COVID guidance
We don't yet know exactly how new state COVID guidance will affect everything at MSAC and will be publishing more updates by later this month. Thank you for your patience. If you'd like to read the State of Vermont's latest guidance for re-opening senior centers -- a document we are carefully studying -- click here. There is a related "FAQ" document available here.
Montpelier City Council Resolution Condemning Recent Attacks and Discrimination
Our City Council (elected officials) passed a resolution on March 24 condemning attacks and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Click here to read the full text. On a related note, the local school board and principals released Letters of Support for the AAPI communities, which can be read by clicking here.
Free Exercise guides for healthy aging, available at MSAC for pick-up (and online)!
We know that online exercise programs don't work for everyone, even during a pandemic. So, we reached out to the National Institue of Health and requested copies of their "Get Fit for Life" booklets that include exercises and physical activity strategies for healthy aging. Arrange to pick up a copy by calling 223-2518. Or, read it online or forward to a friend with this link: https://order.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2021-02/exercise-physical-activity-get-fit4-life.pdf.
Check out our Helpful Resources webpage and new additions!
We've posted some new resources on our "Helpful Resources" page recently and wanted to encourage you to check them out. In addition to a lot of other links, you'll now find COVE's 2020 Aging in Vermont Resource Guide & Directory, Finding Help: VT's Abuse, Exploitation & Neglect in Later Life Help Guide, and MSAC 2020 Wellness Call Volunteers Training Resources Guide.