Call for Volunteers! Would you like to help older adults in your community who are lonely and isolated or need help getting to the doctor or grocery store? Even just a handful of hours of your time would be a tremendous help. If you’re interested in finding out more about our volunteer opportunities read more […]
Director’s Note: Community Conversations
Many questions and comments were discussed this past Sunday, when Lead Case Manager Malcolm Hamblett and I spent a couple hours meeting with about 20 community members at The HUB at Weston, a restaurant focused on facilitating community involvement.
NEW: Tai Chi Training being offered
Why take the training to teach Tai Chi? Tai Chi helps with better balance and falls prevention for seniors, along with the fact that Senior Solutions will pay for instructor training and certification in exchange for providing two series of workshops for seniors.
Spotlight on Volunteer Alison Roth
When Alison Roth of Perkinsville heard about the Senior Solutions Home Visitor Program, she wanted to volunteer. Alison, who is 69, learned of the program from a friend who has served as a volunteer with the organization for almost four years.
Tax Assistance Resources are Available
As we move through tax season, you may want to consult with experts. There are resources available to us through our libraries and senior centers. AARP also offers tax aid sites.
VIDEO: Vermont’s Legislative Elder Caucus Discussion
Link to Vermont’s Legislative Elder Caucus Rep. Daniel Noyes has offered this link for Vermonters who are interested in issues facing us as we age. You can catch up on recently recorded sessions at your leisure at the link below: Missed a caucus? Youtube link to past caucuses as well.
March Town Meetings Are Approaching
We all know that February is a short month. This year the Town Meetings are slated for March 7th. While that sounds like a long way off, it is really just around the corner. Do you know who is running for office in your town? Are you registered to vote? Vermont’s Town Meetings are a unique opportunity for each and every voter to have a voice. This is especially important for Older Vermonters.
UVM offers CARERS program for family caregivers
The University of Vermont Medical Center & the UVM Center on Aging offers Coaching, Advocacy, Respite, Education, Relationship and Simulation (CARERS), an evidence based therapeutic group program that enhances the knowledge, skills, and competence of informal family caregivers of people with dementia.
We are holding a “Senior” Prom to celebrate 50 Years!
To help celebrate our 50 years of service here in Southeastern Vermont, Senior Solutions is holding a Senior Prom! This will be a wonderful party to commemorate all our friends, partners, associates, staff, volunteers, and anyone who wants to have a good time with great people.
Director’s Note: Funding progress, talk to your Vermont legislature
by Mark Boutwell, Executive Director We are almost there. Individual donors, local foundations, and Senior Solutions together have raised $167,646 to restore most of the funding that was cut last fall to local Meals on Wheels providers. This is worth celebrating. Here at Senior Solutions, we are deeply grateful for the outpouring of donations to […]
Congregate Meal Opportunities Open Throughout SE Vermont
After several years of pandemic shut-downs, many area congregate meal sites that had closed down are now reopening, and the attendance numbers show that our seniors are ready for these again! These sites provide not only delicious and nutritious food, but also an opportunity for social interaction, renewing old friendships and making new ones.
Senior Solutions Offers ServSafe Course to Area Meal Sites
Senior Solutions has purchased a block of seats for the nationally recognized ServSafe Food Handler Course, and is offering these seats for free to volunteers and employees of the many food sites around the area who serve our seniors