December 2017
News & Updates
Central Vermont Council on Aging
Supporting Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice.



Seeking Volunteers, Shoebox Gifts, and Donations for CVCOA's Annual Holiday Dinner and Shoebox Gifts

Many of you know about our annual Christmas Day Hot Turkey Dinner and Shoebox gift deliveries to nearly 300 older Central Vermonters. This community event truly takes a village to pull off! We are looking for more volunteers to wrap shoeboxes, deliver the meals and gifts, help with preparations, cooking, and on-site coordination. To volunteer, visit CVCOA Volunteer Application. To donate to this cause, visit Donate to Holiday Meals and Gifts
Beth Stern Attends National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Board Meeting in Washington D.C.

Executive Director Beth Stern attended the Annual N4A Board meeting in early December. Beth has served as a national board member for 4 years. This year's meeting focused on advocacy efforts to support Older American’s Act programs, getting to know the new administration, and meetings with Vermont's Congressional Delegation.

Congrats to our Information and Assistance Team for Completing Medicare Part D Enrollment

December 7 marked the completion of CVCOA's annual eight week long enrollment season. As summarized by staff member Megan Thomas to her colleagues,  "...(t)he teamwork demonstrated during this time of year is so inspiring and motivating. You are all the absolute best to work with and make the office a fun (yet still productive) place to be. I’m very lucky to know such a fantastic team and am floored with the wealth of knowledge we have available as well as the number of clients we assist in such a short span of time each year."

Those needing assistance with health insurance should contact our senior help line at 1(800) 642-5119 or go online at www.cvcoa.org .
Staff Announcements:
New Coordinator of "SHIP"

Central Vermont Council on Aging has hired Ellen Gershun as the new coordinator of the Senior Health Insurance Information and Assistance Program after the retirement of long-term employee, Dagny Hoff.

Please help us to welcome Ellen Gershun to CVCOA. To reach out to Ellen, email egershun@cvcoa.org.
 Central Vermont Council on Aging toll free (877) 379-2600 or (802) 479-0531