Beginning with Respect for You

to age at home, remain healthy, and stay active and connected to the community you know and love.

Our Mission

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) is the leading expert and advocate in healthy aging for Central Vermonters. At CVCOA, we respect the wishes of aging persons to age at home, remain healthy, and stay active and connected to the communities they know and love. We offer programs and services for people age 60+, caregivers, and their families. Our mission is to support Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice. We're grateful to all sponsors and donors who support this mission. 

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CVCOA Digital Impact Report

We're excited to share news and highlights from our last fiscal year. Click here to read and view our FY23 Digital Impact Report.

Medicare and You

New to Medicare Workshops are offered monthly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. Click here to learn about health insurance counseling options.

For Caregivers

From social activities, community resources, respite grants, and caregiver courses, CVCOA is here to support the challenges and joys of caring for loved ones. Click here to learn more.

CVCOA Events

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05/29 10:30am
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CVCOA Event 05/29 10:30am to 11:15am Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series @Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link.

Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.

06/5 10:30am
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CVCOA Event 06/5 10:30am to 11:15am Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series @Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link.

Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.

06/7 4pm
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8pm
Featured Event CVCOA Event 06/7 4pm to 8pm Creative Aging Celebration @T. W. Wood Gallery

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Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series

@Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link. Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.
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Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Jukebox Series

@Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link. Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Jukebox with Friends in Scotland. We share tunes, adding stories and laughter. This dementia-friendly gathering takes place on Zoom weekly.

CVCOA News & Announcements

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April 10, 2024

Get On Board!

4 minute read

One major way that folks lend a hand to CVCOA is by being a member of the Board of Directors. I had the chance to speak with several board members about why they became involved and what they like best about being on the board. 
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March 20, 2024

Changing Lives

1.5 minute read

Bill, who has Lewy Body Dementia and other medical issues, and his primary caregiver, Donna, have been receiving Case Management Services from Andrew at CVCOA since May 2023.
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March 12, 2024

Upcoming Exercise Class Leader Training Opportunities

1.5 minute read

If you have enjoyed taking fitness classes, feel comfortable demonstrating moves others can copy and would like to help others grow, learn, and socialize together, this new adventure might be for you.
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February 21, 2024

Sharing Music and Memories with Friends in Scotland

3.5 minute read

Barb Asen, Director of Family Caregiver Support at Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA), along with Vermont Department of Libraries’ ABLE Library, has led a team of staff and volunteers to build a partnership with a memory cafe in Scotland. ...
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February 13, 2024

A Trip to the Coast

0.5 minute read

CVCOA connects people. This summer, one of our case managers was able to connect a donor and a client in an unconventional but impactful way. 
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February 06, 2024

Making the World a Better Place

2 minute read

In 2020, at the height of COVID, CVCOA started a Creative Care Kit project to bring arts activities to homebound older adults, helping to enhance social connection through arts and technology.
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To Karen and Rhenee, Thank you both for your valuable time and patience with me. You eased my discomfort with the ‘system’ and made it fun. It looks like you solved my dilemma within one hour. Praise for our Case Management staff from Anonymous
Brenda, you did a fantastic job with S.B. Your approach was person centered and despite all the difficult twists and turns of this case you stayed true to S.B. Her last years were better in no small measure because of your efforts. I am so proud to serve with you. Thank you so much! Praise for our Case Management staff from Anonymous
This is a difficult case and her work has made this Vermonter’s life so much better. Praise for our Case Management staff from Anonymous
One person at a time, you have made the lives of older Vermonters better with support and companionship. The services you provide are part of being in a caring network to support Central Vermonters. Every single day our volunteers make a significant difference in the lives of others. Sarah Semler, CVCOA Volunteer Services Director
You are truly a life-saving ‘warrior.’ Please continue to do what you do so well. Praise for our Case Management staff from Anonymous

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