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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12/12 5pm
12/12 5pm to 7pm Medicare and You Workshop @Online: ZOOM

Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system.

12/13 2:30pm
12/13 2:30pm to 4pm T4T Session: How to Share Your Artwork on Zoom @Online: ZOOM

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01/4 10:30am
Featured Event 01/4 10:30am to 11:30am Memorable Times Online @Online: Zoom

"New Year Again!" 
Join us on Zoom: January 4, 10:30 - 11:30 AM.

Postage stamp featuring a portrait of James Stewar

01/10 2:30pm
01/10 2:30pm to 4pm T4T Session: Learn to Use the Google Maps App Effectively @Zoom

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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 - Monday, December 12 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Zoom

Memorable Times Online

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Memorable Times Online, "New Year Again!" 

Join us to celebrate a fresh new year on Zoom:

January 4
10:30 - 11:30 AM

We'll take a look at First Nights and New Year's Days around the world, plus enjoy a special "New Again" jukebox of tunes to bring in a good 2023!

Contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681 for more information or the Zoom link.

Memorable Times Online is the virtual memory café offered by Central Vermont Council on Aging in partnership with the ABLE Library of the Vermont Department of Libraries. It meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Zoom.  This dementia-friendly program is free and part of the memory café movement growing all around the world.  Registration is required.  Get in touch with CVCOA to find out more!

CVCOA News & Announcements

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November 14, 2023

CVCOA and Local Partners Expand Therapeutic Meals in Central Vermont

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CVCOA expands meal options for older adults in several ways.
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October 23, 2023

CVCOA Partners with Mad River Libraries for Cycle of Memory Film Screen and Discussion

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On November 5, community members can attend a free screening and discussion of Cycle of Memory at Joslin Memorial Library.
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October 16, 2023

CVCOA and Partners Hold Community Film Screening of Keys Bags Names Words at Savoy Theater

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Montpelier, VT (October 5, 2023): Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA), along with Vermont Department of Health, Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Area Senior Center, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living, and ...
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October 06, 2023

Governor Scott Proclaims October 7 Ageism Awareness Day

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Governor Scott's proclamation for Ageism Awareness Day.
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October 05, 2023

Ageism Awareness Day 2023

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October 7th, 2023 marks the 2nd annual Ageism Awareness Day, sponsored by the American Society on Aging, with a goal of increasing understanding about this important issue and advocating for a society that respects, values, and celebrates people ...
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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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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
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
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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