Volunteers Needed to Gather Signatures

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We are seeking volunteers to help collect petition signatures over the next few weeks at local events or shopping areas in any of these communities: Vernon, Woodstock, Bridgewater, Hartford, White River Junction, Quechee, and Wilder.  We will provide you with training and support.  

Director’s Note: Nine States Collaborate on Master Plan on Aging

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by Mark Boutwell, Executive Director I had the honor on September 20th to represent Vermont at the California For All, Day of Action in Sacramento, as a team member of a nine-state Master Plan on Aging Learning Collaborative. The event was centered around California’s Master Plan on Aging (MPA) enacted by the Governor two years […]

Senior Poverty Rates: Meeting the Challenge of Bad News

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On September 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual reports on income and poverty in the U.S. While the overall poverty rate was approximately the same as 2020, people aged 65 and older were the one age group to see a statistically significant rise in poverty at 10.3% in 2021, up from 8.9% in 2020. Senior Solutions has been in the forefront of tackling senior poverty in southeastern Vermont for nearly 50 years, and our efforts are paying off. 

Mountain Town Connector Provides Transportation

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Neighborhood Connections offers rides through their community-supported transportation program which serves residents in the towns of Andover, Bondville, Chester, Jamaica, Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, South Londonderry, Windham, Winhall, and Weston.

“Deerfield Valley 100%” Campaign launches in October!

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Senior Solutions is launching its largest “100%” campaign ever, reaching seven towns in the Deerfield Valley region, with the goal of ensuring that every household is food and fuel secure.  By the first week in October, every household in Dover, Halifax, Marlboro, Readsboro, Searsburg, Wardsboro, Whitingham, and Wilmington will receive a letter briefly describing on-going programs providing help with food and fuel resources available.

The 2022 Annual Meeting is October 26th

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Please join us for Senior Solutions’ Annual Meeting and 25th Annual Successful Aging Awards on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 10:00 AM to noon. Prior to the meeting there will be a coffee hour with light breakfast fare at 9:00 AM.

Seasonal Fuel Assistance – we are here to help!

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September is here – which means it is time to sign up for Vermont’s Seasonal Heating Fuel Assistance Program (“LIHEAP”), which can offset winter heating costs by anywhere from a few hundred to even a few thousand dollars.  This program can help you lower your bills whether you heat with oil, kerosene, propane, electric, coal, […]

Vet to Vet Program Coordinator in Wilmington on Sept. 8

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Have you served in the U.S. Armed Services? Do you remember the “Buddy System” in boot camp?  Do you know a veteran?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions, the Vet to Vet Program could be for you.  Coordinator Susan Triplett, a U.S. Air Force veteran, will be staffing the Senior Solutions outreach office at 18 Beaver Street, Wilmington (the Old Firehouse) on Thursday, September 8 from 11 am to 1 pm.

What is “Self-Neglect?”

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Many people think they have an intuitive understanding of self-neglect, but often fail to consider all the impact a self-neglecting individual may have on their family and community. On a related note, many do not understand how some basic services can help save the life of a self-neglecting individual in some instances and, how complicated a self-neglect case may become, posing challenges in protecting the health and safety of not just the self-neglecting individual, but also their family and neighbors.

“May all your Dreams turn into Goals”

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Laurentia is our Volunteer of the Month for September because she was not afraid to reach for the stars!   At 61 years young she accomplished her lifetime goal of graduating high school. She put in a lot of hard work and determination to be able to say she is now a 2022 graduate of Springfield […]