Easton Seniors Are Knitting for Refugees in Ukraine

Have Some Yarn Lying Around?

Gale Haskell and Judy Goldbecker hope they are making a difference for Ukrainian refugees with their wool and knitting needles.

The women are among 10 volunteer knitters from the Easton Senior Center knitting scarves, socks and gloves bound for Ukraine. Continue reading “Easton Seniors Are Knitting for Refugees in Ukraine”

Barlow Student Brings a Touch of Broadway to Senior Center 

It’s just life, so keep dancing through.

– From the Broadway musical, Wicked

Barlow student Tate English hard at work painting along the sidewalk at the Easton Senior Center.

Val Buckley, Director of the Easton Senior Center, became increasingly concerned that senior citizens Continue reading “Barlow Student Brings a Touch of Broadway to Senior Center “

Companionship and Activities Keep the Senior Center Hopping

Whether it’s cooking classes, movie nights or flower arranging, there is always something interesting happening at the Easton Senior Center.

The center offers all sorts of weekly activities and classes with friendly volunteers offering their expertise and companionship.

“I think Continue reading “Companionship and Activities Keep the Senior Center Hopping”

Grow-a-Row Now for Distribution to Easton’s Elderly

Backyard Gardeners Can Share Bounty with Home-Bound Seniors

Calling all home gardeners. Offer your excess produce to the non-profit Stamford-based Food Rescue US, who will donate it to home-bound seniors in town.

Beginning on June 7, residents can bring veggies and fruits from Continue reading “Grow-a-Row Now for Distribution to Easton’s Elderly”

The Easton Senior Center Is Getting a New Van

Seniors who belong to the Easton Senior Center will soon have a brand new van to take them around town. Although the pandemic has delayed its arrival, the new van will to continue to improve the quality of life for many retirees, seniors, and physically challenged adults in the Easton Continue reading “The Easton Senior Center Is Getting a New Van”

Portraitist Everett Kinstler Inspires a New Generation

What a memorable experience I recently had at the Easton home of renowned artist Everett Kinstler! Kinstler is now deceased. His wife, Peg, hosts artists at her home to do portrait painting. 

This was not on my bucket list of life’s achievements. However, when I saw Peg’s request Continue reading “Portraitist Everett Kinstler Inspires a New Generation”

Holiday Boutique at Senior Center Is Open

The Holiday Boutique at the Senior Center opened on Monday and will run week days through Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 650 Morehouse Road, Easton.

Co-chairs of the event Maryellen Diana and Cheryl Constand said there are loads of new items for gifting. Continue reading “Holiday Boutique at Senior Center Is Open”

Op-Ed: Senior Center Does Not Endorse Political Candidates

The Easton Senior Center, its director and staff do not endorse electoral candidates. The Easton Senior Center Advisory Board reiterated that rule at its October meeting.

 A monthly letter sent to seniors from a town selectman was introduced, at my persuasion when Adam Dunsby was Continue reading “Op-Ed: Senior Center Does Not Endorse Political Candidates”

Easton Centenarian Exhibits ‘Ministry in Miniature’ at Easton Library

Paul Rawson is well known in the community as a watercolorist and industrial designer. His works have been featured in the conference room at the Easton Library as well as in Easton Arts Council shows. Now as he approaches his 100th birthday, he has turned to pen and ink note cards. Continue reading “Easton Centenarian Exhibits ‘Ministry in Miniature’ at Easton Library”

Senior Medicare Patrol Presentation on Scams & How to Protect Yourselves

There are so many scams out there and you need to protect yourselves! There are the scams you have heard of like the “Grandma, I am at the airport, I’ve lost my wallet and need you to wire money to me so I can fly home.”

Who wouldn’t be worried, and often times people do get scammed Continue reading “Senior Medicare Patrol Presentation on Scams & How to Protect Yourselves”