Executive Director’s Holiday Message

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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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Betsy Judson

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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. 

HIV is now a Senior Issue…

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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. 

Director: Federal funding for Older Americans Act

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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…

Fuel Assistance Campaign Makes an Impact, and so do local “Wood Angels!”

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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.

Protect Yourself Against Fraud

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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.”