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June 2016 CVCOA receives praise for services to seniors, from seniors themselves, in newly released study: "What Matters to At Risk Seniors: An Interview Study" for the Frail Elderly Project, an initiative of the Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation. To read the study, go to http://www.vmsfoundation.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/whatmatters.pdf
June 15, 2016 CVCOA Executive Director, Beth Stern's Letter to the Editor, Times Argus, on Worldwide Elder Abuse Awareness Day, "Elder abuse can be physical, emotional, financial and sexual." Read the letter in its entirety http://timesargus.com/article/20160617/OPINION02/160619684
May 20, 2016 CVCOA & Case Management Supervisor, Tom Bright featured in Fox Local News 22/44 segment about Seniors and Self-Neglect. To view, go to http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/addressing-self-neglect-among-seniors
May 16, 2016, CVCOA Executive Director, Beth Stern's Commentary on the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act in VT Digger: "Taking the Next Step for Older Americans" click here to read
May 12, 2016 PRESS RELEASE New Staff and Board Member Join CVCOA click here to read
May 9, 2016 CVCOA client, Susan Remington was featured in a segment on 3 Squares VT, a nutrition program for Vermonters. The news segment highlighted the positive impact the program has, particularly for seniors. CVCOA's case management team connected Susan to this vital service. click here to view
March 7, 2016 Meals on Wheels!
April 27, 2015 V4A Welcomes New Executive Director
The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging has hired Angela Smith-Dieng as its inaugural Executive Director. In this role, Ms. Smith-Dieng will work to leverage the collective abilities of the AAAs to better serve Vermont’s senior communities.
When given the assignment to participate in a community event for her Social Work Practice class, senior Ceili Quigley declined. Instead, she started one. Quigley brought an initiative that’s gained momentum in communities across the country to Burlington.
CVCOA has received a $1,500 grant from Shaw’s grocery stores for its “Healthy Eating as We Age” program to provide ways to increase the nutritional well-being of elders participating in senior meals programs in Central Vermont.
New Collaboration for RSVP in the Northeast Kingdom (12/23/2014)
In January 2015, CVCOA will be partnering with the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging to manage the grant for RSVP in the Northeast Kingdom areas.
Board Members Join CVCOA (10/1/2014)
Dr. Marvin Malek and Peter Harris have joined the CVCOA Board of Directors. Dr Malek is a physician on the hospital care team at Central Vermont Hospital. Mr. Harris is an artist and has served on the Advisory Board of the Montpelier Senior Activity Center.
CVCOA has received a $75,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for the “Healthy Eating as We Age” program. This grant will help purchase locally grown produce for use in meals prepared for older Central Vermonters.
This year’s federal budget cuts are causing the Central Vermont Council on Aging to end a popular program that helped seniors keep living at home, but the agency says it hopes to continue offering some of the services.
Cuts Threaten Meals on Wheels (12/10/2012)
Lost in all the talk of tax increases, budget cuts, and the “fiscal cliff” are the potential victims of a congressional stalemate — including senior citizens.