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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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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.
Memorable Times Café: TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop with Alana Phinney and Ruth Coppersmith
Rebuilding Adult Day Capacity in Washington County: An Exploration with Community Partners
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]
Medicare and You Workshop
Memorable Times Cafe - TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Workshop
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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Medicare and You Workshop
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 ...
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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