THETFORD ELDER NETWORK
Thetford Elder Network (TEN) creates social links among the elders of our community as well as
intergenerational links. Additionally, we offer selected services for seniors. All of our work is
intended to make it easier for seniors to remain in their homes as they age. TEN activities and
A monthly luncheon for seniors, their family members, friends and caregivers. Luncheons are
generally on the 4th Thursday of each month at the North Thetford church unless a holiday
causes a change of date. We gather and chat starting at 11:30. The meal is served at noon.
Sometimes we have entertainment or an informative program. For information, call Cathy
A monthly coffee klatch for seniors, family members, friends, and caregivers. Coffee klatches,
with light refreshments, are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM to
11:30 at the Thetford Center Community Center. For information, call Pril Hall.
A Friday walking group for regular weekly exercise. We meet at the Latham Library every
Friday, rain or shine, at 10:00 AM for most of the year and at 9:00 AM during the hot months.
For information, call Sue Rump or Inge Trebitz.
Tai Chi that is adapted to the needs of seniors. We work on balance, flexibility, gentle
endurance as well as reducing the impact of arthritis. This program is especially geared towards
fall prevention in elders. All are welcome. We meet at the Thetford Center Community Center
at 9:00 AM on Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, contact Ursula Austin by email at
Rides to appointments. For information, call Inge Trebitz.
Help with advanced directives and living wills. For information, call Dale Gephart or Sue
Help in finding town and state resources and services, for example, health, food, and
transportation service. For information, call any of the TEN Steering Committee members listed
below or consult the blue Thetford Elder Network Information brochure in the town hall.
The Senior Shelf at the Latham Library, which holds books for seniors and notebooks of
information pertinent to seniors.
The Community Nurse of Thetford is another important resource for seniors, their families,
and caregivers. The link to the community nurse website is:
The members of the TEN Steering Committee are:
Jody Biddle 785-4508
Betty Campbell 785-2407
Sue Gault 785-2805
Dale Gephart 333-9748
Pril Hall 333-4077
Cathy Newbury 785-3136
Susan Rump 785-4029
Inge Trebitz 785-2129
Call us. We would be glad to help.