Call for Volunteers! Would you like to help older adults in your community who are lonely and isolated or need help getting to the doctor or grocery store? Even just a handful of hours of your time would be a tremendous help. If you’re interested in finding out more about our volunteer opportunities read more […]
Director’s Note: Community Conversations
Many questions and comments were discussed this past Sunday, when Lead Case Manager Malcolm Hamblett and I spent a couple hours meeting with about 20 community members at The HUB at Weston, a restaurant focused on facilitating community involvement.
NEW: Tai Chi Training being offered
Why take the training to teach Tai Chi? Tai Chi helps with better balance and falls prevention for seniors, along with the fact that Senior Solutions will pay for instructor training and certification in exchange for providing two series of workshops for seniors.
Spotlight on Volunteer Alison Roth
When Alison Roth of Perkinsville heard about the Senior Solutions Home Visitor Program, she wanted to volunteer. Alison, who is 69, learned of the program from a friend who has served as a volunteer with the organization for almost four years.
Tax Assistance Resources are Available
As we move through tax season, you may want to consult with experts. There are resources available to us through our libraries and senior centers. AARP also offers tax aid sites.
UVM offers CARERS program for family caregivers
The University of Vermont Medical Center & the UVM Center on Aging offers Coaching, Advocacy, Respite, Education, Relationship and Simulation (CARERS), an evidence based therapeutic group program that enhances the knowledge, skills, and competence of informal family caregivers of people with dementia.
We are holding a “Senior” Prom to celebrate 50 Years!
To help celebrate our 50 years of service here in Southeastern Vermont, Senior Solutions is holding a Senior Prom! This will be a wonderful party to commemorate all our friends, partners, associates, staff, volunteers, and anyone who wants to have a good time with great people.
Director’s Note: Funding progress, talk to your Vermont legislature
by Mark Boutwell, Executive Director We are almost there. Individual donors, local foundations, and Senior Solutions together have raised $167,646 to restore most of the funding that was cut last fall to local Meals on Wheels providers. This is worth celebrating. Here at Senior Solutions, we are deeply grateful for the outpouring of donations to […]
Congregate Meal Opportunities Open Throughout SE Vermont
After several years of pandemic shut-downs, many area congregate meal sites that had closed down are now reopening, and the attendance numbers show that our seniors are ready for these again! These sites provide not only delicious and nutritious food, but also an opportunity for social interaction, renewing old friendships and making new ones.
Senior Solutions Offers ServSafe Course to Area Meal Sites
Senior Solutions has purchased a block of seats for the nationally recognized ServSafe Food Handler Course, and is offering these seats for free to volunteers and employees of the many food sites around the area who serve our seniors
Spotlight on Vet-to-Vet Volunteer Bill Toomey
Bill Toomey has been a volunteer with the Vet-to-Vet program since it was launched over four years ago. After a 30-year career as the Grafton Inn’s Assistant Innkeeper where he met many people, Bill wanted to stay engaged with people. He also liked the idea of helping them. Once he became a volunteer, Bill was […]
Everyone Eats, Good Neighbor Services Team up for Cavendish Meals on Wheels!
In a unique pilot program that could potentially be implemented elsewhere in the state, Vermont Everyone Eats has teamed up with Black River Good Neighbor Services to provide Meals on Wheels to residents in the Town of Cavendish.