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. 

Learn More About CVCOA

Medicare and You

Medicare & You 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.

In-Person Tech Classes

CVCOA offers free, in-person technology training classes through Senior Planet. Join the iPad Essentials class in Montpelier or join us for our Digital Technology for Older Adults workshop series at Aldrich Public Library in Barre. Click here for more details and registration info.

CVCOA Events

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CVCOA Event 02/21 10:30am to 11:15am Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Winter Jukebox Series @Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link.

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

02/28 10:30am
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CVCOA Event 02/28 10:30am to 11:15am Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Winter Jukebox Series @Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link.

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

03/6 10:30am
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11:15am
CVCOA Event 03/6 10:30am to 11:15am Memorable Times Online Presents: Weekly Winter Jukebox Series @Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link.

Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Winter 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 Winter Jukebox Series

@Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link. Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Winter 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 Winter Jukebox Series

@Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link. Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Winter 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 Winter Jukebox Series

@Online: Zoom - email [email protected] to request the join link. Join us for Memorable Times Online Presents: Winter 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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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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January 25, 2024

Stepping Up to Help

1.5 minute read

This past summer CVCOA Case Manager Bill Merrylees had the pleasure of working with David and Judy Murphy of Central Vermont Mission (CVM) to help some CVCOA clients be able to enter and leave their homes safely.
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January 16, 2024

Vermont's Area Agencies on Aging Leverage Resources through the Vermont Aging Network Consortium

4 minute read

Vermont’s five Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) announce their new affiliation, called the Vermont Aging Network Consortium (VANC).
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December 15, 2023

CVCOA and Nutrition Programs Offer Free CSA Shares to Older Adults

1.5 minute read

CVCOA begins initiative to get fresh produce to older adults through meal deliveries.
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November 14, 2023

CVCOA and Local Partners Expand Therapeutic Meals in Central Vermont

3 minute read

CVCOA expands meal options for older adults in several ways.
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October 23, 2023

CVCOA Partners with Mad River Libraries for Cycle of Memory Film Screen and Discussion

1.5 minute read

On November 5, community members can attend a free screening and discussion of Cycle of Memory at Joslin Memorial Library.
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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 Care Team staff from Anonymous
You are truly a life-saving ‘warrior.’ Please continue to do what you do so well. Praise for our Care Team 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 Care Team staff from Anonymous
This is a difficult case and her work has made this Vermonter’s life so much better. Praise for our Care Team 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

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