THANKS TO PROJECT INDEPENDENCE!
We want to take a moment to thank Linda Minsinger and Sarah Crane and the entire staff of Project Independence for bringing us so much joy and pleasure while they occupied our space these past few weeks. We have been supremely delighted to be surrounded by the gentle clientele they service and feel very lucky to have been on the fringes listening to the music, storytelling and other sharing that happens day to day through their specially directed program–not to mention the awesome smells coming from Cook Annie’s kitchen! Oh my! We wish them the best as they settle in at their refurbished 81 N. Main St. location–we all know there is no place like home! At BASC we are very glad we were here when you needed us.
Deep appreciation also goes out to our Board of Directors and our membership for holding space–literally and figuratively–to the gem in our community that Project Independence represents. Once again we find ourselves acknowledging how good it is to live in a place that knows the true meaning of being neighborly. Thank you!
We hope to bring BASC programs back to the center beginning with Bone Builders on Tuesday, Aug. 22. To that end, we are planning a bit of a Welcome Back Celebration and hope you will join us for cake, refreshments and musical entertainment on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 1-3 p.m. Please mark your calendars and join us for this special, fun time!
We will begin to rehome programs on a very limited basis on Thursday, Aug. 17 with our Board meeting at 10 a.m.; Book Discussion also meets that day at 1 p.m. The CVHHH Foot Care Clinic scheduled for Monday, Aug. 21 beginning at 8 a.m. will take place as planned. All other programs will continue at their relocated venues until Tuesday, Aug. 22 when BASC reopens; programs will then meet at their usual times here at BASC. We are very grateful to our membership for their understanding and support during this time. Be assured we are working behind the scenes and are available to you–just give us a call at 479-9512 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While programs are suspended at our 131 S. Main Street site, we have reached out and found temporary homes for current programs–thanks to Sarah Costa, library director at the Aldrich Public Library; Stephanie Quaranta, Assistant Director of Buildings & Community Services for Barre City’s Recreation Department; Jodi Demell of CVHHH; David Hartnett of the Barre SASH Program and EF Wall for assisting us in making this transition so smooth! Here’s an update of meeting times and places for ongoing programs:
EF Wall Complex
- Pitch, Mondays from 1-3:30 p.m.
- Line Dancing at 3:30 p.m.
Aldrich Public Library
- Spanish Conversation with John Murray, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
- Mah Jongg, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon
- Seniors in Motion with Jackie Isabelle, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- Bone Builders with Judy Prive, Mondays and Wednesdays 8-9 a.m.
How do you become a member of BASC?
Anyone who is 50 or older and lives in Central Vermont is welcome to become a member of BASC! We ask for a small donation of $25 per year which entitles you to many no and low-cost programs, as well as a discount on our bus trips.
BASC partners with other community organizations where you also receive a discount when you are a BASC member, such as Jazzercise and the Rehab Gym in Barre, VT.
Stop in to obtain a membership application, click the link below or call us to have one mailed to you.