Building partnerships with community organizations that support seniors and adults with disabilities ~ senior centers, meal sites, centers for independent living and senior housing facilities, etc., to expand the range of activities and strengthen the network of support.
Engaging volunteers through outreach, media communications and presentations at community organizations, churches, schools and colleges. Volunteers are matched with individual seniors or engaged in community projects that strengthen the service network.
Leading healthy aging programs ~ health education, nutrition and exercise programs ~ that increase a participant's physical activitiy and motivate her/him to make lifestyle changes to improve health. Members also lead a variety of programs that are informative, creative and provide opportunities to socialize.
Performing in-home services that promote independent living. Members provide short-term assistance with household needs and grocery shopping, minor repairs and maintenance, and friendly visits that provide social support and community connections. Members introduce volunteers when a senior needs ongoing assistance and friendly visits.
Building skills in the areas of leadership and human services, through trainings, teamwork, community service learning, supervision and meetings at the host site, and reflections on the impacts of community service.
Central Vermont Council on Aging
59 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Barre VT 05641-4121 Phone: 1-877-379-2600 (Toll Free) 1-802-479-0531 (Local) Email:email@example.com