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Mental Health
Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline today.
Washington County Mental Health Elder Care Program

Elder Abuse

To report elder abuse in Vermont, call Adult Protective Services at 1-800-564-1612.

Download this flyer to help identify the Red Flags of Abuse.

National Center on Elder Abuse - providing the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public. 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

Older LGBTQ+ Adults

Sage USA - We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.

Pride Center Vermont - Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is the region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters.

Pride Center Momentum Program - 

All Things LGBTQ Interview Show on ORCA Media

Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont Facebook PageLGBTQ adults of all ages from Central Vermont have come together to plan and execute events to foster community and increase LGBTQ visibility in the region.

Out in the Open VT - Connecting rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power.

Social Connection & Wellness

engAGED Innovations HUB - learn how organizations are helping older adults stay connected, hosting the best and emerging social engagement programs

Nutrition and Aging Resource Center - Here you will find resources for older adults on topics related to nutrition, connection, and wellness.


Senior Planet (OATS) - resources, classes, and ideas for how to stay connected virtually - CVCOA also offers in-person Senior Planet workshops and classes on a variety of topics. Contact Meredith Holch, Community Engaged Tech Specialist, at [email protected] to learn more.

GetSetUp - Vermont residents 60+ now have free access to GetSetUp's live interactive online classes taught by older adults for older adults to make digital learning, connection, and exploration a reality. Learners can choose from a catalog of over 3,000 classes that shift weekly and are available around the clock for the next year.

Technolog4Tomorrow - free group classes on a variety of tech topics and resources for older adults

CyberSeniors - free 1:1 virtual technology assistance and group classes

Oasis Everywhere Virtual Lifelong Learning - bypassing boundaries by bringing the virtual classes you love right to your screen!

Tech Enhanced Life - a free newsletter with helpful tips and suggestions for technology

Digital Learn - If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Death and Dying

Patient Choices Vermont - Patient Choices Vermont (PCV) is dedicated to educating Vermonters on Medical Aid in Dying.
Vermont's Patient Choice at End of Life Law (Act 39), enacted in May 2013, enables terminally ill Vermont residents who are capable of making their own medical decisions the option to request and receive medication that they can use to bring about a peaceful death if and when they so choose. Click here to learn more.

Advance Directives - Advance care planning is a process, not an event, and is planning for future care based on a person’s values, beliefs, preferences, and specific medical issues. An advance directive is the record of that process. Click here to access Vermont Advance Directive Forms.

Compassion and Choices - Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey. We envision a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities, and beliefs.'

The Conversation Project - Helping people share their wishes for care through the end of life.