The North Chatham Free Library is hosting a two-part Zoom series, “Revamping your Home for a Vibrant Retirement” with presentations Wednesday Dec 2 and Thursday December 3 at 6 p.m. on both days. These Zoom sessions are free and open to all.

While these two sessions are geared primarily toward people who are thinking of retiring or have retired already, they will also be of interest to anyone who wants to make their home more enjoyable and convenient. The online presentations, with illustrative Power Point, will provide attendees with direction and inspiration to make their homes suit their personality and meet current and future needs.

The first session on Tuesday December 2 will focus on design ideas to add joy, comfort and increased safety to living areas and bedrooms in existing home or apartments. Topics will include: ideas to revamp or refresh rooms that can be put to a new use and how to make changes without necessarily doing a complete “re-do” of your living spaces. This session will be conducted by Melissa Pollack, local interior designer and owner of Bespoke Décor Ms. Pollack notes “Change can be intimidating. A lot of people stress themselves into indecision. Adhering to some key steps keeps it fun. In my presentation, I’ll break it down so it feels manageable”. Bespoke Décor is an interior design, color advice, space planning and home staging company serving the Hudson Valley.

The second session, Wednesday December 3rd - “Creating a Beautiful Kitchen for Your Retirement” years is led by Britt Keeler, owner of Keeler Concepts by Design in Ghent, ( will inform attendees about unique and creative features to make your kitchen more convenient and enjoyable to use. Keeler Concepts is a kitchen design, space planning and special design company serving the Hudson Valley with emphasis on meeting the needs of retirees, but most ideas will be of interest to all people interested in making a change in their kitchen. Advance registration for NCFL programs is easiest by email request at which will get you the Zoom link or phone call-in number needed.

These programs are the part of the NCFL’s Retirement Series - “How to Have a Vibrant Retirement” funded in part by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and the Bank of Greene County.

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