Join your friends and neighbors in helping us match a $75,000 donation to make sure older Vermonters in Southeastern Vermont don’t go without meals this winter.
Snow flurries swirl around the bird feeder outside my dining room window. Chickadees and blue jays challenge each other for who gets to eat first. It’s a pleasure to provide birdseed throughout the winter and to watch this ongoing contest from the warmth of my house. It’s also a pleasure to know that at Senior […]
The public is invited to a Holiday Open House at the Old Firehouse, 18 Beaver Street, Wilmington. Food, beverages, and snacks will be provided by four organizations now sharing the space.
Many of the seniors we work with are isolated, live alone, and have little contact with family or friends. This is where our volunteers have become an indispensable and integral part of our programs.
December 1 was World AIDS Day, designed to raise awareness of the efforts towards eradicating, as well as living with, HIV. In 2020, the CDC reported that the majority of those carrying the HIV virus are now aged 50 or over.
Senior Solutions Joann Erenhouse, and Jim Collins are joined by Victoria Alleman, the Volunteer Manager at Senior Solutions, and Suzanne Colvin, a Memory Café participant, to discuss coping with Alzheimer’s. Senior Solutions is the Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont.
Senior Solutions has launched a fundraising campaign to restore the funding cuts to our local meal sites. Join your friends and neighbors in helping us match a $75,000 donation to make sure older Vermonters in Southeastern Vermont don’t go without meals this winter.
Today, all of us, and in particular, older Vermonters, are facing many unexpected challenges – significant increases in inflationary costs for food, heat, transportation, and housing – fuel oil rationing – a catastrophic shortage of direct care workers – and, for the most vulnerable members of our communities, increased nutritional insecurity…
In September, Senior Solutions began a well-publicized campaign to help seniors sign up for seasonal heating assistance. With the rising cost of heating fuel, as well as food and other needs, taking part in this program could be critical for many households. To date, more than 300 seniors in our service area have been helped with fuel assistance applications through our outreach program.
Open enrollment for Medicare is October 15 through December 7, and we are here to help you navigate the process and issues involved.
Pete Begin, Vice President Senior Security Fraud Prevention Officer for Mascoma Bank, informed us that “in the first 10 months of 2022, we have seen three times as many fraud incidents as in the entire previous year. We often think that ‘rural’ means ‘safer, but when it comes to fraud, it’s not.”
I would like to highlight how just one person can make a powerful impact. Allow me to introduce you to Karen Walter, who received our 25th annual Successful Aging Award at our Annual Meeting on October 26.