Coming into Spring

Locals tell me that this was a rough winter. I fared better than last year, certainly, but I am ready for the rush of green and color that comes with spring. I am ready to put my heavy coat in the closet for a few months and to drive down 7A with the windows down.

We have some exciting things happening at N2N. Our Book and Author Lunch, which is a Neighbor to Neighbor annual event, is taking place on May 18th at the Manchester Country Club. Our author is Marian Knapp. At age 70, she received a Ph.D. and authored a book called Aging in Places. It is part memoir, and part commentary that offers ideas and reflections on how to plan for a meaningful future. “Aging well in place means that our communities are aware of and advocate for the characteristics that make a livable community for all citizens–including its elders.”

Tickets are limited. If you are interested, call me at (802)367-7787 or use the Contact Us tab on the website menu, and I will hook you up!

We have big plans for our major fundraiser in autumn. We are having a PIE AUCTION! Keep checking back for more information and details. If you are a baker and would like to make a pie for us to auction off, we want to hear from you. Our goal is to have 100 pies to auction off in both a live auction and a silent auction. It promises to be a wonderful event that will delight everyone. I love pie. I cannot wait!

We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in becoming one of our awesome crew, please let me know. It’s a wonderful way to help someone who is housebound or feeling isolated down one of the little dirt roads we drive past every day. You will get at least as much out of your volunteer experience as the folks you are helping. I gave one of our care recipients a ride yesterday, and she told me all about Manchester and how it looked when she was a little girl walking to and from town. It made my day.

We are all in this together…and N2N is making connections to help our community of elders thrive.

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