Medicare and You Workshops

Are you new to the Medicare system? Our monthly schedule for 2023 Medicare and You Workshops is now available! 

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Our Mission

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) is the leading expert and advocate in healthy aging for Central Vermonters. At CVCOA, we respect the wishes of aging persons to age at home, remain healthy, and stay active and connected to the communities they know and love. We offer programs and services for people age 60+, caregivers, and their familes. Our mission is to suport Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice.

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Partnering to help older adults age well by providing programming, experiences and connections to improve digital literacy. Click here to enroll in Free Classes today.

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For Caregivers

From social activities, community resources, respite grants, and caregiver courses, CVCOA is here to support the challenges and joys of caring for loved ones. Click here to learn more.

CVCOA Events

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02/1 10:30am
CVCOA Event 02/1 10:30am to 11:30am Memorable Times Online @Online: Zoom

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Postage stamp featuring the portrait of James Stew

02/2 10am
02/2 10am to 11:30am Powerful Tools for Caregivers @Online: ZOOM

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02/7 10:30am
02/7 10:30am to 11:30am "How Do I" Tech Support Drop-In Session @Online: ZOOM

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CVCOA News & Announcements

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January 24, 2023

CVCOA and Mitzvah Fund Animal Companion Program

3 minute read

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) recently partnered with The Mitzvah Fund to bring mobile veterinary care to older adults with funding from Meals on Wheels America in partnership with PetSmart charities. 
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January 05, 2023

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) Welcomes New SHIP Coordinator, Linda Schindler

1.5 minute read

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) is pleased to welcome Linda Schindler as our new State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Coordinator.
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December 29, 2022

On the Road with The Mitzvah Fund

6.5 minute read

The Mitzvah Fund visits Greater Randolph Senior Center to support older adults and their animal companions!
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December 20, 2022

Remembering Buzz Surwilo

3 minute read

Buzz has left us with so many memories and humorous stories, helping our older neighbors over the years. He was so willing to help out, especially where wood was concerned. 
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December 19, 2022

Interactive learning and socialization for older Vermonters this winter through GetSetUp

4 minute read

With free access to thousands of peer-based online classes, The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) is making it easy for Vermonters 60+ to stay active and social this holiday and winter.
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November 30, 2022

Prioritize Social Connection, For Yourself and For Others

3.5 minute read

Social connection is vital for our well-being. Making meaningful connections with others is integral for thriving as humans, as important as nutritious food and clean water, access to the outdoors, and safe housing.
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Brenda, you did a fantastic job with S.B. Your approach was person centered and despite all the difficult twists and turns of this case you stayed true to S.B. Her last years were better in no small measure because of your efforts. I am so proud to serve with you. Thank you so much! Praise for our Care Team staff from Anonymous
One person at a time, you have made the lives of older Vermonters better with support and companionship. The services you provide are part of being in a caring network to support Central Vermonters. Every single day our volunteers make a significant difference in the lives of others. Sarah Semler, CVCOA Volunteer Services Director
This is a difficult case and her work has made this Vermonter’s life so much better. Praise for our Care Team staff from Anonymous
To Karen and Rhenee, Thank you both for your valuable time and patience with me. You eased my discomfort with the ‘system’ and made it fun. It looks like you solved my dilemma within one hour. Praise for our Care Team staff from Anonymous
You are truly a life-saving ‘warrior.’ Please continue to do what you do so well. Praise for our Care Team staff from Anonymous

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