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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.

Medicare and You

Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. Click here to learn about health insurance counseling options.

Give the Gift of Home

Click here to help older adults thrive at home! Make a contribution during this season of givnig to support nutrition and wellness opportunities, caregiver support, volunteer services, and more!

CVCOA Events

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12/6 10:30am
12/6 10:30am to 11:30am "How Do I" Tech Support Drop-In Session @Online: ZOOM

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12/7 10:30am
CVCOA Event 12/7 10:30am to 11:30am Memorable Times Online @Online: Zoom

Fires and candles and lamps, oh my! Join us on Zoom: December 7, 10:30 - 11:30 AM.

Photo of a metal lantern with a lit candle inside

12/12 5pm
12/12 5pm to 7pm Medicare and You Workshop @Online: ZOOM

Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system.


Memorable Times Online

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Memorable Times Online, "Bringing Light" 

In the Memorable Times tradition, we will share how folks have lightened up the winter season. 

Fires and candles and lamps, oh my! Join us on Zoom:

December 7
10:30 - 11:30 AM

What glows in your memories and brightens these December days?  Show and tell is warmly welcomed. 

Contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681 for more information or the Zoom link.

Memorable Times Online is the virtual memory café offered by Central Vermont Council on Aging in partnership with the ABLE Library of the Vermont Department of Libraries. It meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Zoom.  This dementia-friendly program is free and part of the memory café movement growing all around the world.  Registration is required.  Get in touch with CVCOA to find out more!


Medicare and You Workshop

@Online: ZOOM Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CVCOA is offering Medicare & You sessions remotely using Zoom. If you want to participate, pre-register by calling 802-479-0531 or by sending an email with your name, address, phone number, and the date of the workshop you would like to register for, to: [email protected] . We will then email you information on how to join in the workshop session on Zoom. Medicare and You Workshop - Monday, December 12 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Zoom

CVCOA News & Announcements

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November 09, 2022

Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month

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An art series to celebrate the work of family caregivers.
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November 04, 2022

November 2022 Newsletter

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Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month with CVCOA! Plus, November News and Events
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October 30, 2022

Remembering Betty Bell

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A tribute to Betty Bell, long-time CVCOA volunteer.
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October 06, 2022

October 2022 Newsletter

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Understanding Ageism and More: CVCOA October News and Events
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September 26, 2022

Celebrating Ageism Awareness Day on October 7th, 2022

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Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) and the American Society on Aging will celebrate Ageism Awareness Day on Oct. 7, 2022. Modeled after the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons (Oct. 1), Ageism Awareness Day provides an ...
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September 26, 2022

Join the first TimeSlips Creative Storytelling Workshop happening in Randolph!

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TimeSlips is now available in Central Vermont! TimeSlips is an evidence-based program founded on the idea that creative expression, growth, and meaning are available to us at every stage of life.
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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
You are truly a life-saving ‘warrior.’ Please continue to do what you do so well. Praise for our Care Team staff from Anonymous
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
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

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