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Join Us for Age Outdoors: A CVCOA Fundraiser

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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 families. Our mission is to support Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice. We're grateful to all sponsors and donors who support this mission. 

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CVCOA Events

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07/24 10:30am
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11:15am
CVCOA Event 07/24 10:30am to 11:15am Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series @Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link.

Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.

07/25 1pm
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2pm
CVCOA Event 07/25 1pm to 2pm Waterbury Area Senior Center Volunteer Open House @Waterbury Area Senior Center

You're invited! Come meet volunteers, staff, and the board at Waterbury Area Senior Center and discover the perfect volunteer opportunity for your interests and availability. 

07/31 10:30am
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11:15am
CVCOA Event 07/31 10:30am to 11:15am Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series @Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link.

Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.

09/7 8am
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2pm
Featured Event CVCOA Event 09/7 8am to 2pm Age Outdoors: Ride, Run, and Walk for Healthy Aging! @Oxbow Park, Morrisville

Age Outdoors: a CVCOA Fundraiser at Oxbow Park in Morrisville

Join us Saturday, September 7th to celebrate healthy aging and raise funds for CVCOA programs and services throughout our three-county service area (Washington, Orange, and Lamoille counties).

Local Motion will provide e-bike demos, and we'll be raffling off a new e-bike (valued at $3,000) to one lucky winner! Don't miss out!

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Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series

@Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link. Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.
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Waterbury Area Senior Center Volunteer Open House

@Waterbury Area Senior Center You're invited! Come meet volunteers, staff, and the board at Waterbury Area Senior Center and discover the perfect volunteer opportunity for your interests and availability. 
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Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series

@Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link. Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.
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Age Outdoors: Ride, Run, and Walk for Healthy Aging!

@Oxbow Park, Morrisville

Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration / Check-In Opens

9:00 a.m. Bicyclists and Runners Start

9:30 a.m. Walkers Start

10:00 a.m. Oxbow Park Celebration Opens with lawn games, exercise class samples, and more!

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch Served

Maybe you'll join a team in our afternoon relay (have you ever won a cookie race?)! We’ve got a great lineup of field-day style games and activities for a little friendly competition and lots of laughs!

We encourage all participants to raise additional support by asking friends and family to contribute a dollar amount for each mile biked, run, or walked.

Checks can be brought to registration on September 7 or mailed to CVCOA after the event.

This annual fundraiser sustains our innovative programs (including evidence-based exercise classes) and supports our case management team to provide individualized support for long-term care planning, caregiver resources, health insurance counseling, resource access, and more.

CVCOA News & Announcements

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July 11, 2024

Time to Get Creative

2 minute read

I recently had a chance to speak to Marian, a long-time Creative Care Kit participant. All Marian ever wanted to do was make cards to send to her friends and relatives. She had tried taking a number of art classes, but they weren’t the right fit ...
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May 30, 2024

A Helping Hand

2 minute read

At the Central Vermont Council on Aging, a dedicated team of 18 staff members work behind the scenes to answer Helpline calls, make referrals, and connect people to supports that allow them to live with dignity in the homes and communities of ...
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April 10, 2024

Get On Board!

4 minute read

One major way that folks lend a hand to CVCOA is by being a member of the Board of Directors. I had the chance to speak with several board members about why they became involved and what they like best about being on the board. 
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March 20, 2024

Changing Lives

1.5 minute read

Bill, who has Lewy Body Dementia and other medical issues, and his primary caregiver, Donna, have been receiving Case Management Services from Andrew at CVCOA since May 2023.
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March 12, 2024

Upcoming Exercise Class Leader Training Opportunities

1.5 minute read

If you have enjoyed taking fitness classes, feel comfortable demonstrating moves others can copy and would like to help others grow, learn, and socialize together, this new adventure might be for you.
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February 21, 2024

Sharing Music and Memories with Friends in Scotland

3.5 minute read

Barb Asen, Director of Family Caregiver Support at Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA), along with Vermont Department of Libraries’ ABLE Library, has led a team of staff and volunteers to build a partnership with a memory cafe in Scotland. ...
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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 Case Management 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 Case Management 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
You are truly a life-saving ‘warrior.’ Please continue to do what you do so well. Praise for our Case Management staff from Anonymous
This is a difficult case and her work has made this Vermonter’s life so much better. Praise for our Case Management staff from Anonymous

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