Falls Prevention

From medication and vision impairment to poor lighting and chronic conditions, the factors to watch for are numerous. That’s why having a team to help spot and address fall risks is so helpful. 

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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 familes. Our mission is to suport Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice.

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CVCOA Digital Impact Report

We're excited to share news and highlights from our last fiscal year. Click here to read and view our 2021 Digital Impact Report.

GetSetUp

Partnering to help older adults age well by providing programming, experiences and connections to improve digital literacy. Click here to enroll in Free Classes today.

Medicare and You

Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. Click here to learn about health insurance counseling options.

CVCOA Events

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10/5 10:30am to 11:30am Memorable Times Online - TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop @Online: ZOOM

Join us for the next Memorable Times Online - TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop with Alana Phinney and Ruth Coppersmith

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Featured Event 10/6 10am to 12pm Rebuilding Adult Day Capacity in Washington County: An Exploration with Community Partners @Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

Bringing together community partners and interested stakeholders together to learn about Adult Day Services and collectively strategize on how to bring back these important supports.

10/17 5pm
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10/17 5pm to 7pm Medicare and You Workshop @Online: ZOOM

10/19 1:30pm
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10/19 1:30pm to 3:30pm Memorable Times Cafe - TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop @Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

Memorable Times Café: TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop with Alana Phinney and Ruth Coppersmith

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Memorable Times Online - TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop

@Online: ZOOM
How do we reach out and meaningfully connect with old friends and new - after a pandemic?

TimeSlips is an evidence-based program founded on the idea that creative expression, growth, and meaning are available to us at every stage of life.

TimeSlips works toward developing tools to support people living with dementia and their caregivers - and the tools can be used at any age! Multi-age groups can be brought together through the joy of making up a story - bridging across ages, bringing family members together, and providing social roles in a group setting.

Join Alana, certified TimeSlips facilitator, for a fun, playful, expressive arts workshop on October 5. You will leave with a few new tools in your pocket for igniting a little meaning and joy the next time you meet up with a neighbor, family member, or friend!

For any questions about this workshop, please feel free to contact Alana at [email protected]

For more information on TimeSlips, please visit www.timeslips.org.

For more information or to register and receive the Zoom link, please contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681.

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!

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Rebuilding Adult Day Capacity in Washington County: An Exploration with Community Partners

@Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, the Central Vermont Council on Aging and the Vermont Association of Adult Day Services invite you to

PLEASE JOIN US!

Rebuilding Adult Day Capacity in Washington County:
An Exploration with Community Partners

Thursday, October 6, 2022
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, Barre

PURPOSE: The purpose of this meeting is to bring community partners and interested stakeholders together to learn about Adult Day Services and collectively strategize on how to bring back these important supports to Washington County since the closure of Project Independence in 2020.

This will not be a meeting for individuals and families to share specific needs or grievances. This will not be a meeting to address funding rates. This will be an opportunity to think creatively and generate ideas for the future of Adult Day in the region.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Interested parties who may want to start an adult day center
  • Interested partners who want to refer to adult day or want to play a role in its success
  • Interested community members who have ideas to share
  • Interested funders who want to invest in this effort

RSVP to: Luke Rackers at [email protected] by September 29th. Please note any accommodations needed.

If you are unable to attend on the 6th, there will also be a virtual meeting opportunity on October 7th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. If you would like the agenda and meeting link, please email Luke Rackers a [email protected]


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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, October 17 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Zoom
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Memorable Times Cafe - TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop

@Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641
How do we reach out and meaningfully connect with old friends and new - after a pandemic?

TimeSlips is an evidence-based program founded on the idea that creative expression, growth, and meaning are available to us at every stage of life.

TimeSlips works toward developing tools to support people living with dementia and their caregivers - and the tools can be used at any age! Multi-age groups can be brought together through the joy of making up a story - bridging across ages, bringing family members together, and providing social roles in a group setting.

Join Alana, certified TimeSlips facilitator, for a fun, playful, expressive arts workshop on October 19. You will leave with a few new tools in your pocket for igniting a little meaning and joy the next time you meet up with a neighbor, family member, or friend!

For any questions about this workshop, please feel free to contact Alana at [email protected]

For more information on TimeSlips, please visit www.timeslips.org.

Memorable Times Café is a relaxed social time for people living with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners. Sponsored by Central Vermont Council on Aging in partnership with ABLE Libraries of the state of Vermont.

Memorable Times Café meets quarterly at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre City on the third Wednesday of the month, 1:30 pm-3 pm. 

Please contact Barb Asen, Director of Family Caregiver Support, at 802-476-2681 or [email protected] for more information.

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CVCOA News & Announcements

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September 26, 2022

Celebrating Ageism Awareness Day on October 7th, 2022

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Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) and the American Society on Aging will celebrate Ageism Awareness Day on Oct. 7, 2022. Modeled after the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons (Oct. 1), Ageism Awareness Day provides an ...
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September 26, 2022

Join the first TimeSlips Creative Storytelling Workshop happening in Randolph!

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TimeSlips is now available in Central Vermont! TimeSlips is an evidence-based program founded on the idea that creative expression, growth, and meaning are available to us at every stage of life.
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September 25, 2022

Make a Change and Make a Difference: Become an AmeriCorps Member!

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Maybe you find yourself at another crossroads. Maybe you need to take charge of the change happening in your life. Or maybe you need an inspirational opportunity and a way to put your values into action. If any of these maybes apply to you, I hope...
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September 21, 2022

September 2022 Newsletter

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CVCOA new and events for September 2022: Opportunities in wellness, creativity, and more.
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September 08, 2022

Falls Prevention 2022

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From medication and vision impairment to poor lighting and chronic conditions, the factors to watch for are numerous. That’s why having a team to help spot and address fall risks is so helpful. Below are some of the resources resources that play a...
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August 31, 2022

August 2022 Newsletter

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CVCOA news and events for August 2022
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You are truly a life-saving ‘warrior.’ Please continue to do what you do so well. 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.
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.
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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