Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 transmission and in accordance with state and federal public health guidelines, masks are once again required when visiting Springfield Senior Center. Thank you for helping us protect our community.
Corn Hole will take place on Wednesday, February 23 at 1 p.m. The Hand & Foot cards will take place on Wednesday March 9 at 1 p.m. Nickel Bingo will take place on Friday, March 4 at 1 p.m. The board games will take place on Friday, February 2. Tuesday, March 25 and Friday, March 18 at 1 p.m. Walk-in shuffleboard will take place on Tuesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Join the fun! We now have indoor walking in the gym on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 1 a.m. to noon.
We will have a movie afternoon on Tuesday, February 22 at 1 p.m. Come watch a movie and enjoy some popcorn.
There will be no chair yoga or strength training on Tuesday, March 1 due to maintenance in the activity room.
The Knit Wits will meet on Thursday, March 3 at 1 p.m. This is a group of knitters or crocheters of all skill levels, or if you just want to learn. We have knitting needles, hooks and yarn available. Interested, introduce yourself and have fun.
If Springfield schools are closed due to weather conditions, the Center will also be closed. If there is a two-hour delay for schools, the center will open at 10 a.m. The cribbage will be canceled with a two hour delay.
One-on-one support will be available at local senior centers in Windsor and Windham counties to help Medicare beneficiaries find programs they may be eligible for, including on-demand assistance. These programs include, but are not limited to: Medicaid, 3 Squares VT (SNAP), Choices for Care, and Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP). Individual appointments will begin in February at six area senior centers in: Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Springfield, Black River, White River Junction and Woodstock. If you need immediate assistance, contact Tracy Blanchard directly at 802.773.7917. Tracy will be available at the Springfield Senior Center on the first and third Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each month to answer Medicare questions. You can also call the center to schedule an appointment.
Community outreach nurse Anne White, from Senior Solutions, will be at the Springfield Senior Center on Wednesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. Anne will offer a free blood pressure clinic and introduce a new free service available to anyone age 60 or older. older in the Senior Solutions service area called HomeMeds & Pill Map. Anne will be available for questions at the time of the presentation and can help you book an appointment. HomeMeds is a prescription and over-the-counter medication review program and is designed to keep people home and out of hospital by addressing medication safety. HomeMeds reviews medications with a focus on potential adverse effects, drug interactions, and medication side effects, such as falls, confusion, and fluctuating vital signs, and determines if medications may be part of the cause. Pill Maps works as a guide to help fill out medication planners, identify medications or, in an emergency, can be used as a tool to help emergency responders with important information needed about medical conditions, a client’s medical history, emergency contacts and medications. If brought to the hospital, it can be used to identify a client’s PCP and pharmacy. Come meet Anne at the Springfield Senior Center.
Appointments will be required for foot clinics. You can call the center to schedule one. The price for this service will always be $20. Janet Hunter RN, will be offering clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Springfield Take off Pounds Sensably (TOPS) meets here every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. TOPS is the original weight loss support group founded in 1948. Those interested can stop by the morning of their meetings for more information.
If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact Executive Director Lori Johnson at 802-885-3933 or [email protected]