Beginning with Respect for You

to age at home, remain healthy, and stay active and connected to the community you know and love.

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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Disaster Relief Scam Prevention

Scammers often strike in the aftermath of natural disasters, taking advantage of community generosity and our heightened emotional state. Be on the lookout and report disaster-related scams. Click here to learn more.

Senior Planet Classes

CVCOA offers in-person technology training classes. Join the iPad Essentials class in Randolph or the Intro to Digital Culture class in Royalton from August 15 through September 14. Click here for more details and registration info.

Falls Prevention CheckUP and Exercise Classes

Be empowered and be independent! Click here to get a personalized #FallsFree CheckUp today! Stay engaged, stay connected, and stay healthy by participating in a free exercise class near you.

CVCOA Events

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11/3 2pm
11/3 2pm to 4:30pm Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) Volunteer Instructor Training @Waterbury Public Library (SAL Room), 28 N. Main Street, Waterbury, VT

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11/8 2:30pm
11/8 2:30pm to 4pm T4T Session: Convert and Preserve Your Old Photo Prints @Online: ZOOM

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11/15 1:30pm
11/15 1:30pm to 3:30pm Medicare and You Workshop @Online: ZOOM


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 - Tuesday, November 15 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Zoom

CVCOA News & Announcements

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September 06, 2023

Applications Open for Barre Community Relief Fund

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The Barre Community Relief Fund (BCRF) Flood Relief Program seeks to provide financial support to individual households and businesses in Barre City and Barre Town impacted by the July 2023 flooding event. Below are details and answers to ...
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August 31, 2023

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15, 2023

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Learn about your options during open enrollment and how to make an appointment with our State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) coordinator.
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August 31, 2023

Arm Yourself to Fight Medicare Crime

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Learn about Medicare fraud prevention and attend an event for Barre residents on Tuesday, October 3.
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August 08, 2023

"Magic by Real People" by TKD

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Two months later the family was very active in their community. They met others in the same boat. But they were helping each other. Friendships developed, some for a lifetime. But more importantly, they found that giving was a wonderful feeling of...
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August 02, 2023

Response to July 2023 Flood

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A message from CVCOA's Executive Director John Mandeville
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August 01, 2023

Luke Rackers of Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader

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Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) announced that Luke Rackers is among the first cohort of 100 emerging changemakers selected to participate in the Obama Foundation’s Leaders USA program. 
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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
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
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

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