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Resources

Adult Day Services Centers

Adult Day Centers in Vermont – statewide list of adult day centers


Adult Protection

Vermont Adult Protective Services: APS investigates reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or complaints against a facility or agency that provides health care.
Contact the Vermont Agency of Human Services, Division of Licensing & Protection at 1-800-564-1612 or use their online reporting form.


Advance Directives for Health Care

Vermont Advance Directives Registry: a secure online registry of advance directives. The registry allows for 24-hour access to Advance Directives by hospitals and health care providers.

Vermont Ethics Network: information and resources on advance directives, health care decision making, and related topics


Arts and Education

Road Scholar: educational adventures created by Elderhostel

River Arts Elder Arts Program based in Morrisville

UVM Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: UVM's continuing education program for adult learners


Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Exchange in New England: a web-based clearinghouse for affordable assistive technology.

Vermont Assistive Technology Program: increasing access to assistive technology to people of all ages and abilities.

Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program: adaptive telephone equipment for income-eligible Vermonters


Benefits

BenefitsCheckUp: a web-based tool to identify assistance and benefits for which you may be eligible. Provided by the National Council on Aging.

mybenefits.vt.gov: the official State of Vermont website for public benefits including 3SquaresVT, Fuel Assistance, and state health insurance. The Benefits Service Center can be reached at 1-800-479-6151.


Community Resources

Vermont 2-1-1: an information and referral service that provides Vermonters access to community resources through a searchable website or by calling 2-1-1.


Dental Health

Toothwisdom.org: oral health resources for older adults

Seniorsoralhealth.org: providing information about good oral health for seniors


Disabilities

Deaf Independence Program: providing information, peer counseling and advocacy to achieve equal opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people. DIP is a program of Vermont Center for Independent Living at 1-800-639-1522 (Voice & TTY).

Vermont Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired: a non-profit that provides comprehensive support, training, and services to visually impaired persons of all ages.

Vermont Center for Independent Living: empowering Vermonters with disabilities to realizing their potential through information & referral services, peer advocacy and community outreach, individual and group skills training, and systems advocacy. Call the I-line at 1-800-639-1522 (Voice & TTY).


Driver Safety

AARP Driver Safety Program: a wide variety of classes and resources to promote seniors' driving safety

Family Conversations with Older Drivers: addressing sensitive subjects and fostering meaningful conversations

Understanding Dementia and Driving: planning for a successful transition from driver to passenger

At the Crossroads: Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Driving


Elder Advocacy

AARP: advocacy and resources for those 50+

COVE: The Community of Vermont Elders 


Elder Services

Eldercare Locator: a nationwide registry to help seniors and their families locate senior service resources anywhere in the United States.

Vermont Dept. of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living


Emergency Planning

American Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

It Could Happen to Me: Family Conversations about Disaster Planning

The Calm Before the Storm: Family Conversations about Disaster Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia


Employment & Training

Vermont Associates for Training & Development: the Senior Community Service Employment Program provides employment training opportunities to assist older Vermonters gain job skills. 


Guardianship

Guardianship of Older Adults: an FAQ about adult guardianship, prepared by Vermont Law Help

Office of Public Guardian: part of the Division of Disability and Aging Services


Home Modification & Repair

USDA Home Repair Loan and Grant Programs: providing assistance to very-low-income single family homeowners for home improvements or to remove health and safety hazards.

VCIL Home Access Program: home entry and bathroom accessibility modifications for low-income Vermonters with physical disabilities.


Home Safety

Check For Safety: a home fall prevention checklist for older adults

What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls: 4 tips to help prevent falls and injury in your home

Hazards in the Home: an interactive guide to hazards throughout the home


Hospitals

Central Vermont Medical Center: Berlin, Washington County

Copley Hospital: Morrisville, Lamoille County

Gifford Medical Center: Randolph, Orange County


Identity Theft

Senior Interests: Vermont State Attorney General

Identity Theft: Federal Trade Commission

Identity Theft and Identity Fraud: US Department of Justice


LGBT Elders

Gen Silent: a documentary about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people who face fear of discrimination and abuse as they age and require services.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) USA

Vermont Diversity Health Project

Pride Center of Vermont Elder SafeSpaces


Nursing Homes

Vermont Nursing Homes: a list of nursing homes in Vermont, by county

Lamoille County:

Washington County:

Orange County:


Personal Safety Devices

Lifeline: a medical alert service


Social Security

Social Security Administration: calculate and apply for Social Security, disability & SSI, and survivors benefits 


Telephone Assistance

Lifeline Telephone Service Credit: a Vermont state program to assist low-income households to acquire and maintain telephone services

Vermont Telecommunications Relay Service: Dialing 7-1-1 connects deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired persons with users of standard telephones


Unclaimed Property

Vermont State Treasurer's office: search for your unclaimed property and assets


Vermont Area Agencies on Aging:

CVAA: serving Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties
Northeastern Kingdom Council on Aging: serving Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties
Central Vermont Council on Agingserving Lamoille, Washington and Orange counties
Southwestern Vermont Council on Agingserving Rutland and Bennington counties
Senior Solutions: serving Windham and Windsor counties


Veterans Affairs

Veteran Service Directory: assistance from the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Benefits Administration: benefits for veterans and dependents

White River Junction VA Medical Center: call the VA toll-free at (866) 687-8387 


Wandering

Care Trak Northeast: tracking equipment for potential wanderers

SecureCare: wanderer security equipment for senior care facilities

Safe Return: a national emergency response service for those with dementia


Weatherization

Weatherization Program: reduces energy costs for low-income families by improving energy efficiency. Call Capstone Community Action at 1-800-639-1053.

Vermont’s Weatherization Program: helping low-income Vermonters save fuel and money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.