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July 07, 2023 Leanne Hoppe 4 min read

July 2023 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

  • BIA-VT Second Annual Caregiver Retreat: Friday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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
  • Medicare and You Workshop: Tuesday, July 18 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Zoom Medicare & You Workshops are offered regularly to help individuals who are new to the Medicare system. If you want to participate, pre-register by calling 802-479-0531 or by sending an email with your name, address, phone number, and the date of the workshop you would like to register for, to: [email protected].
  • Memorable Times Café: Wednesday, July 19 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre Summer Special! Join us for a showing of Meredith Holch's short film "Tell Me How It Was,"  which incorporates animated photos and interviews with people who grew up in East Hardwick to recreate the booming past of what is now a quiet village in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, and live music from Rich Atkinson--- singing along encouraged! Contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681 for more information.
  • Memorable Times Online: Wednesday, August 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom "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!" Contact Barb Asen at [email protected] or 802-476-2681 for more information and the Zoom link. 

The Latest: News and More

July is Disability Pride Month! "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Every July we celebrate Disability Pride Month to commemorate the passage of this landmark civil rights law." Learn more from PBS.

  • Our nutrition programs need volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers! Please consider giving an hour a week, especially if you live in Waterbury, Chelsea, Quintown, Twin Valley, Northfield, and Randolph. Take the first step by filling out our volunteer interest form!

  • Check out this short video with tips for protecting yourself from Medicare Fraud.

  • The Vermont Community Broadband Board wants to hear from you about your experience accessing and using the Internet at home. This is a part of an effort to develop plans that ensure every Vermont household and business has reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet available to them, and eliminate barriers that keep Vermonters from using the Internet. These plans will help Vermont to secure over $100 million in federal grant funding. Share your experience and complete the survey today!
  • Good news! More recommended vaccinations are now covered at no cost to you by Medicare Part D. Protect your health: get vaccinated against shingles, whooping cough, and more with no out-of-pocket cost. Learn more at 

Farm to Family, 3SquaresVT & Crop Cash

Farmers market season is in full swing! In addition to benefits from 3SquaresVT and Crop Cash, the Farm to Family program can provide you with up to $48 to spend at participating farmers markets.  To learn more about these programs, call Michelle, CVCOA Nutrition Outreach Specialist, at 802-479-7524.