August 18th, 2019

“Light out of the Darkness”

To The Editor,

As a long time Central Vermont elder who occasionally suffers from the doom and gloom of the current political divisions in our state, nation and world, I like to grab hold of any shards of light that penetrate this darkness. For me, one of these light giving institutions is our Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC) located at 58 Barre Street in Montpelier, the former Saint Michael’s High School building, which together with its staff, volunteers and dedicated members provides a haven from the dark and the cold which soon will surround all of Central Vermont.

And there is an even better reason to celebrate MSAC’s existence! On what I used to call Armistice Day, now Veterans Day,

Monday, November 12th, from 3 to 6:30 PM, a spectacular OPEN HOUSE is planned to introduce ALL Central Vermonters to our activities, trips, special programs, talks and opportunities for veterans and others to volunteer and participate in programs. (The center will be closed on Monday prior to 3:00 PM ) Free refreshments, entertainment by Allison Mann and Colin McCaffrey, tours of the facility and our large collection of DVD’s will be featured along with class demonstrations of arts, music and movement. We are totally accessible for anyone with disabilities and feature classes such as “chair yoga” for folks unable to fully participate in more strenuous exercises. We have scholarships available for those unable to pay our small fees, serve lunch time meals and provide Meals on Wheels through our FEAST program with donations and very dedicated volunteer drivers and servers

If you are already over 50, or even over 80 as I am, or rapidly approaching 50, come find out what you have been missing or can soon be looking forward to or for which you may want to make donations in the name of a family member or loved one. All Vermonters of all ages are welcome to join us in this special yearly celebration.

For more information or to see a schedule of events, call 223-2518 during business hours or check out the MSAC web site at:msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Happy stick season to all as we make our own light in the darkness!

Mary Alice Bisbee

Member, Montpelier Senior Activity Center


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