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Bellows Falls Area Senior Center

18 Tuttle Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

8:30am - 3:30pm Monday thru Friday

Phone: 802-463-3907           e-mail: bfasc@sover.net

Serving the Towns of Rockingham, Westminster, Grafton, Athens, and Walpole


ABOUT US

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

We have attempted to include important information for area seniors.  If you cannot find answers to your questions on this site, please contact us by using the appropriate link on the left of this screen.

Visit us at the Center for lunch, served daily from 11:30-12:15. No reservations are necessary.  We serve on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Look for the Senior Center sign on the corner of Tuttle & Rockingham Streets adjacent to the Police/Fire Station.  Turn onto Tuttle Street and follow to the end of the street.  Take a left into our parking lot.

We are now 50+

We are pleased to announce the minimum attendance age has been lowered to 50 years of age.

Come enjoy numerous activities, trips, and special events. A majority of our activities are free of charge.

Want to join us for lunch? The cost is $5.00 for those under 60, and a suggestion donation of $3.50 for those 60+.

Volunteers Needed!

We are always looking for volunteers!

Servers, Meals On Wheels delivery, teachers for new classes/ activities, bingo callers, etc. stop in or call for more information.

 

Brattleboro Area Hospice to Offer Two Events in Bellows Falls

Brattleboro Area Hospice will be offering two events on the topic of death and dying, beginning at the end of May.

The first event is a class called Death and Dying for Beginners.   This four week class will take place on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30pm: May 28, June 4, 11 and 18 at Parks Place, 44 School St. in Bellows Falls.   The class will provide opportunities to explore one’s own attitudes and feelings about death and dying, as well as to learn about how one might support a friend or neighbor during a time of loss.   The curriculum will include material used to train our hospice and bereavement volunteers to serve families in the community facing terminal illness, death, and grief.   This program will be led by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator, and Patty Dunn, Hospice Program Coordinator and is free and open to all members of the public. Class size is limited and registration is required.  To register call Ryan Murphy or Patty Dunn at BAH at 257-0775, ext. 106 or 102; Registration deadline: Friday May 23rd.

The second event is the offering of the increasingly popular Death Café.  Part of an international movement that started in Europe (wwwdeathcafe.com), the Death Cafe is dedicated to taking death out of the closet in order to discuss it publicly.  The free event will be held in Bellows Falls on Tuesday, June 3rd, 5:30 – 7:00pm at The Valley Cafe, 7 Square in Bellows Falls.

A Death Café is not a support group, a counseling session, not even a workshop . . . but simply community members coming together in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, sipping drinks, munching treats and sharing respectful, engaging, thought provoking and life affirming conversation.

Our Death Cafes have been tremendously successful.  People have reported them as comfortable, supporting a full range of emotions – from tears to raucous laughter, easier than anticipated, energy charged, inspirational and fun.

This event is free and everyone is welcome, but space is limited to 20 people.  First come, first serve!  For more information, please call Cheryl Richards at Brattleboro Area Hospice @ 257-0775, X 108, or cheryl.richards@brattleborohospice.org for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

                                                       

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