August 2017
News & Updates
Central Vermont Council on Aging - supporting central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice.

Look for our New Website Later this Fall!  

Central VT Council on Aging (CVCOA) contracted with Eternity Web Design to revamp its website.  In addition to updating the look and feel of the homepage, the new website will better convey our role in aging services to the public, clients, family members, caregivers and our community partners.  Changes will also improve the ease with which users can access help, volunteer, donate and will be mobile and tablet friendly.  There should be little if any disruption in website access as we build the new site.   Stay tuned for more information on the big unveiling!   
Town Funding 

It soon will be Town Funding season!  Each year throughout the fall and winter, Central VT Council on Aging submits requests and service reports to the 54 towns we serve to secure an allocation on Town Meeting day. We are so fortunate that all of the 54 towns we serve allocate some amount of funding to us based on the many services we provide to the town's residents.  We thank all of the friends and supporters of CVCOA who sign petitions and support us on town meeting day.   If you have any questions about Central VT Council on Aging’s town funding requests, please contact Mary Hayden, (802)476-2739. 
Central Vermont Council on Aging Improving Client Care Coordination with “Patient Ping”

CVCOA will begin using the services of a new healthcare technology company, Patient Ping, to improve coordination of client services in real time.   Continuity of care in our modern healthcare system, where patients may have multiple medications and healthcare providers, may be challenging.  Patient Ping, a web application, sends a real time notification (a “ping”) to providers associated with a patient alerting them to new hospital and nursing home admissions and discharges.  Martha Ann Englert, CVCOA's Director of Case Management Services noted, “(p)atient Ping will be instrumental in notifying us when clients are admitted to the hospital. Knowing this immediately, rather than depending on a relative or caregiver to tell us, will enable case managers to act even more quickly on the client’s behalf and ensure smooth team work all around.”  More Information


 
Meals on Wheels Fundraising on Target to Cover Shortages

Over the past year, Central Vermont Council on Aging raised funds to assist 12 central Vermont meal sites cover part of the cost for extra meals needed to serve our growing elder population, many of whom have a chronic disease or suffer from malnutrition. Central VT meal sites work hard to manage this growing need even in the face of threatened cuts to funding, but more donations are needed.  Thank you so much to our major generous supporters of nutrition programs for seniors in central Vermont, including Hunger Mountain Coop Community Foundation, Hannaford Supermarkets, a Vermont Community Foundation advised fund, Don Provasi and an anonymous individual donor. Your support for these critical nutrition programs means so much to our elder central Vermont neighbors!  To donate to Meals on Wheels, go to www.cvcoa.org/donate or connect with your local meals on wheels site here.


 Central Vermont Council on Aging toll free (877) 379-2600 or (802) 479-0531