October is National Book Month

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Many of our older Vermonters love to read.  The public libraries provide an invaluable service in providing books on a multitude of topics.  They also offer programming and multi-media materials. One way to kick off National Book Month is to start a new book. Another way to celebrate is to share an old book you […]

Social Security Administration (SSA) Proposed Regulation

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On August 24, 2023, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published a proposed regulation that would be a big step toward ensuring that more disabled people and older adults get a full SSI payment each month. SSI provides lifesaving income supports, but people can see their benefits cut by a third if they do not pay […]

Wellness Programs Featured at State Parks Conference

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From its beginning in 1943, the Vermont Conference on Recreation (formerly The Governor’s Conference on Recreation) has been designed to bring together Vermonters who share an interest in parks, recreation, trails, open space and leisure opportunities.  This year, at the organization’s 80th annual conference in Killington, a spotlight was placed on meeting the recreational and […]

North Star Health Offers New Online Health Programs in October

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High Blood pressure?  Chronic Pain? Diabetes?  North Star Health has a series of online health programs beginning in October that are designed to help you manage these problems. All sessions are online using Zoom, and all of them are entirely free!  Learn how monitor and manage your health issues, and make choices that will work […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October can feel different for each of us — some wear pink to celebrate, some quietly observe the month, some feel grief, and some feel unseen or misunderstood. We want to normalize it all. Here’s what you need to know about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Breast Cancer Awareness Month, […]

Mindfulness Group for Caregivers for Loved One with Dementia

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Are You the Family Caregiver of a Loved One with Dementia? If so, this information may be what you could benefit from.  Starting on September 22, 2023, through October 27, 2023 there will be a virtual Mindfulness Group provided by the University of Vermont Medical Center. The group will meet virtually for 6 weeks on […]

September is Senior Center Month

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Southeastern Vermont has several Senior Centers who work constantly to provide stimulating and fun programs for us. They have lectures, trips, meals, and activities for the brain and the body. To list them all would take an enormous amount of space. So, I am inviting you to explore all the possibilities at the following centers:

Summer Celebration for Older Vermonters

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The Office of Sen. Bernie Sanders invites older Vermonters to a series of summer celebrations. These events are an opportunity to enjoy delicious free food, listen to great music, and connect with friends and neighbors.

Our Aging Workforce and How to Support Them

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The following information has been extracted from a July 27, 2023, Article by Matt Gonzales who wrote it for the Society for Human Resource Management where he is the editor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Federal data has shown that from 2021 – 2022 the U.S. median age is rising by 0.2 years to be […]