Beginning with Respect for You

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

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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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New to Medicare

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

Helping Paws Program

Our Helping Paws program provides free veterinary services through Mitzvah Fund's mobile clinic, and a newly launched pet food program provides supplemental food to dogs and cats.

Join Our Team!

We're hiring case managers to support a growing need for services. Learn more and apply today!

CVCOA Events

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07/18 1:30pm
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CVCOA Event 07/18 1:30pm to 3:30pm Medicare and You Workshop @Online: Zoom

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08/2 10:30am
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08/2 10:30am to 11:30am Memorable Times Online @Online: Zoom

Memorable Times Online: We Get Around!

On the ground, on water, and in the air; on feet and skis, on rails and all kinds of wheels. Maybe with the help of a horse! What have been YOUR favorite ways of going from one place to another? Come share stories, pictures and musical memories about "getting around!"  

Join us on Zoom:
August 2
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681 for more information or the Zoom link.

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08/18 9am
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08/18 9am to 3pm BIA VT Caregiver Retreat @Sugarbush Resort, Warren, VT

Join the Brain Injury Alliance for a day of caring for the caregiver. We'll meet for a light breakfast, attend sessions to help you in your caregiving journey, lunch, and an afternoon activity. Survivors will meet with Vermont Adaptive for a day of fun. 

Register at https://www.classy.org/event/2nd-annual-caregiver-retreat/e492908

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Memorable Times Online

@Online: Zoom

Memorable Times Online: We Get Around!

On the ground, on water, and in the air; on feet and skis, on rails and all kinds of wheels. Maybe with the help of a horse! What have been YOUR favorite ways of going from one place to another? Come share stories, pictures and musical memories about "getting around!"  

Join us on Zoom:
August 2
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681 for more information or the Zoom link.

Memorable Times Online is the virtual memory café offered by Central Vermont Council on Aging in partnership with the ABLE Library of the Vermont Department of Libraries. It meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Zoom.  This dementia-friendly program is free and part of the memory café movement growing all around the world.  Registration is required.  Get in touch with CVCOA to find out more!
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BIA VT Caregiver Retreat

@Sugarbush Resort, Warren, VT

Caring for the Caregiver

Join the Brain Injury Alliance for a day of caring for the caregiver. We'll meet for a light breakfast, attend sessions to help you in your caregiving journey, lunch, and an afternoon activity.

Register at https://www.classy.org/event/2nd-annual-caregiver-retreat/e492908

CVCOA News & Announcements

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July 11, 2024

Time to Get Creative

2 minute read

I recently had a chance to speak to Marian, a long-time Creative Care Kit participant. All Marian ever wanted to do was make cards to send to her friends and relatives. She had tried taking a number of art classes, but they weren’t the right fit ...
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May 30, 2024

A Helping Hand

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At the Central Vermont Council on Aging, a dedicated team of 18 staff members work behind the scenes to answer Helpline calls, make referrals, and connect people to supports that allow them to live with dignity in the homes and communities of ...
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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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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
You are truly a life-saving ‘warrior.’ Please continue to do what you do so well. 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
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
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

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