With May being recognized as Older Americans Month, Senior Solutions is delighted to showcase the many programs we offer to make it possible to age successfully in Vermont. Yes, there are issues like higher prices at the grocery stores, taxes to pay on our social security incomes, and concerns about inflation. However, here in southeastern Vermont we have so many wonderful friends, organizations, and neighbors who work with us to help support our aging population. As the Area Agency on Aging that was founded in 1973 under the Older Americans Act, we offer our services to those of us who are 60 and older or younger and physically disabled. Neighborhood Cares groups, the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, RSVP, Adult Day Facilities, SEVCA, Area Hospitals, and many other organizations are just some of the local resources we call on to assist us as we age. Read more about our Community Partners.
Let’s remember the wonderful Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers who consistently deliver food to those of us who are unable to prepare meals. There are exercise classes both in person and online to help us maintain our balance. Enjoy amazing programs at the area senior centers as we travel along life’s road. At the senior centers you can socialize at congregate lunch meals, play bridge, enjoy crafts and lectures on a variety of topics, meet new friends and connect with old ones. If you are a family caregiver of a loved one suffering from cognitive decline, consider attending the Memory Café nearest your home. These are free where both caregivers and loved ones enjoy a couple of hours of social interaction. Let’s celebrate all the opportunities we have to stay connected to our communities. Growing older is not a punishment, it is a gift. Call our HelpLine at: 1-802-885-2669 and offer to volunteer. You will be glad you did.