Resources and Support

CVCOA helps older adults (60+) and caregivers lead healthy, meaningful, and dignified lives in their homes and communities by connecting individuals to resources and helping people navigate available support opportunities.

We provide a wide range of services to older adults and caregivers, helping people navigate options and benefits that support independent living.

Contact the CVCOA Helpline at 1-802-477-1364 to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Services Include


Central Vermont Council on Aging Information and Assistance Specialists are here Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer your questions about aging services! 1 (802) 477-1364 for Vermont Residents. Out-of-State? Call us toll free at 1 (800) 642-5119

The HelpLine is not an emergency call center. If you need emergency assistance, call 911. You may have to leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as we can!

Options Counseling 

Counselors listen closely to you and your family to learn your goals for long-term support and explore the options that make this possible. Learn more about this person-centered approach and how counselors can connect you to the services you need.

Care Coordination

We work closely with older adults and family caregivers over the long term to develop and implement care plans. Learn more about  how our case managers support Older Vermonters on our Care Coordination page, or call the CVCOA Helpline at 1-802-477-1364 for more information.

Meals and Nutrition Services

CVCOA partners with local nutrition sites to provide nutritious home-delivered, grab-and-go, and community meals. Learn more about healthy eating options and find the nearest home-delivered and community meal location on our Meals and Nutrition page.


Local transit providers provide rides to appointments, shopping and other destinations. visit our Transportation page to access local transportation providers to schedule a secure ride.

Health Insurance / Medicare Counseling

Specialists provide guidance on Medicare and other health insurance options. Find lots of information and resources on CVCOA's Insurance and Medicare Counseling page or email [email protected] to signup for a  Medicare and You Workshop.

Fuel Assistance and Weatherization

With the high cost of fuel on everyone's minds these days, it is more important than ever to do what you can to reduce your heating costs. Whether you rent or own, you can use the resources on our  Fuel Assistance and Weatherization page to help button up your home.

Caregiver Support and Respite

CVCOA provides resources, tools, and social opportunities to help you care for those you love. Learn more about opportunities to maintain your health and well-being as a caregiver on our For Caregivers page

Mental Health

CVCOA partners with Washington County Mental Health to offer Elder Treatment Services on a sliding scale. For more information, please contact the CVCOA Helpline at 1-802-477-1364.

Elder Abuse

Cases of Elder Abuse can be reported to 911 when there is immediate danger. Otherwise, call Adult Protective Services at 1-800-564-1612. Learn more on our Elder Abuse page. 

Legal Assistance

CVCOA Helpline staff can connect you with Vermont Legal Aid for assistance with legal questions. Legal Aid can help with health care, social security, consumer debt, housing, unemployment and more. For more information, please contact the CVCOA Helpline at 1-802-477-1364.


Recent research shows that the negative health consequences of chronic isolation and loneliness may be especially harmful for older adults. Access information and resources to help you take action to strengthen the relationships that matter the most to you on our Companionship page.


Vermont offers a range of housing options for older adults depending upon your individual needs. Discover housing options or call the CVCOA Helpline at 1-802-477-1364 for more information.


 Explore CVCOA's list of Additional Resources on Home Care and Long-Term Care, Community Partners, Elder Abuse, LGBTQ+, End of Life Choices, Social Connection, and more.