CORE Adult Center

20 Allen Street, Burlington, VT 05401


Monday - Thursdays: 10am to 2pm & Fridays: 11 am to 1 pm






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Additional Information about the CORE Adult Center

The CORE Adult Center (formerly known as the Champlain Senior Center), founded in 1990, supports the independence and well-being of older adults, enhances their dignity and self-respect, and promotes their participation in all aspects of community life.

In 2016, we began to manage the Adult Center, a congregate meal site location. At BPRW, we understand that seniors are the largest growing population in the Burlington area. We will not only continue to support senior activities, but we will strive to offer trending programs that enhance the lives of all involved participants.

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For over twenty years, the Adult Center has provided a rich array of nutritional, educational, health, social and recreational programs to Chittenden County residents age 50 and over. Activities range from crafts to cooking and writing. For more information contact the Adult Center at (802) 316-1510 directly.

For more details about additional programs available for registration and specific descriptions please visit our online registration.




Free Wi-Fi is made available by Burlington Telecom

Upcoming activities

Asterisk* indicates that registration required for those programs. You can sign up for classes online at or contact Sarah Carter at 316-1510 /


September Programs

The Core Adult Center will be closed on Friday September 3 and Monday, September 6 for Labor Day.



Chair Yoga* at 11:00-12:00 (This starts a new time starting Monday September 13)
Join us for in-person yoga.

Reminiscing August 13, 20 & 27 from 12:30-2:00
Join us to laugh and discuss our childhood and memories of the past.

Social Hour from 11:00-12:00
Catch up with your friends with a cup of coffee before lunch is served.

Lunch is available at 12:00


Bone Builders* from 10:30-11:15

Social Hour from 11:00-12:00

Lunch is available at 12:00

Arm Chair Travel from 12:30-2:00 on September 7 & 21

Join us as we travel to different countries in the comfort of our Quiet Room. We will learn about customs, history and cuisine from countries around the world. We will be traveling to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon.


International Cooking with Chef Mulu* from 10:00-11:30 on September 15.
Explore cooking around the world with Chef Mulu Tewelde. Learn to make unique international dishes.  $25 per class. Scholarships available!

Garden Club September 1, 15 & 29 from 10:30-11:30
We will focus on winding down our growing season and prepare for colder weather.

Special Garden Workshops from 10:30-11:30

September 8
Seed Saving: Techniques for saving seeds from your garden. The Vermont Community Garden Network presents this workshop

September 22
Herbed Butter: Preserving fresh garden herbs for enjoying in the winter. The Vermont Community Garden Network presents this workshop

Chair Tai Chi* from 10:30-11:30 (This will be a Zoom class at the Center)

Social Hour from 11:00-12:00

Lunch is available at 12:00

Nature Crafts September 8, 22 & 29   Create with what nature has to offer.


Memoir Writing from 10:30-12:00
Explore memoir writing with Carol Wooster. What a gift for family and friends to enjoy.

Social Hour from 11:00-12:00

Lunch is available at 12:00

Thursday Afternoon Activities from 12:30-2:00

  • Sept 2 Bingo
  • Sept 23 & 30 Acrylics with Sue Learn step by step instructions to paint. Sue instructs paint and sip parties through her business A Taste of Art. $3 donation per class.
  • Sept 16 Silly Science with Sarah.
  • Sept 9 Cooking with Chef Mulu. $3 donation per class



Book Club* from 10:00-11:15
Book Discussion covering this month’s book selection, “The Underground Railroad”

Bone Builders* from 11:15-11:45

Social Hour from 11:00-12:00

Lunch is available at 12:00

Friday afternoon Movie & Popcorn from 12:30-2:00


Van Trips:  We are very excited to offer trips for shopping, recreational and educational opportunities for our CORE Adult Participants. Please come join us at the CORE Adult Center to enjoy our daily activities and trips.