About CVCOA

We are the leading experts and advocates in healthy aging for central Vermonters. 

Our Vision

is a world where aging is honored

Our Mission

 is to support central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice.

What We Value

At CVCOA, we believe in the self-determination, dignity, and choices of elder persons.

CVCOA is one of five Area Agencies on Aging serving seniors and their families in Vermont.

CVCOA serves adults 60 and older living in Central Vermont, their caregivers, partners and families without discrimination and regardless of income. For certain programs, we may provide services for younger adults with disabilities.

We serve the 54 towns of Central Vermont: all towns in Washington, Lamoille, and Orange Counties (except Thetford), as well as the towns of Bethel, Hancock, Granville, Pittsfield, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, and Stockbridge.

Towns outside the CVCOA service area are served by one of these other agencies:

  • Age Well serves the Champlain Valley region
  • Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging serves northeastern Vermont
  • Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging serves Bennington and Rutland Counties
  • Senior Solutions serves the southeastern part of the state

How do we do it? 

We connect you to benefits and services you may be eligible for such as personal care, household help, housing, transportation, mental health services, and legal support. We create an individualized plan for you and coordinate your services for your long-term support at home.

  • We help family caregivers and loved ones to cope and thrive.
  • We refer you to Meals on Wheels and nutrition services.
  • We connect you with volunteers when extra help is needed.
  • We advocate for aging persons in the community and before policy makers.
  • We work hand in hand with our partners in healthcare to coordinate your care needs.
  • We respond to your calls Monday-Friday about any aspect of senior services.

Since 1972, CVCOA has supported aging persons in Central Vermont. We are one of five Area Agencies on Aging in Vermont authorized to provide services under the federal Older Americans Act.

For full range of services, download our brochure.