September 2018
News & Updates
Central Vermont Council on Aging
A World Where Aging Is Honored

Autumn Means CVCOA's Annual Meeting!

Central Vermont Council on Aging's Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday morning, November 15, 2018, at Morgan Orchards in Randolph, a new Senior Living residence owned by Gifford Hospital.

We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker will be VPR Host and Reporter, Bob Kinzel. Learn about our accomplishments over the last year, hear client stories and answers to your questions on healthy aging services. Please reserve the morning of November 15 and there will b e more information in the weeks to come!
CVCOA's Caregiver Program Begins "Memorable Times Café"

Many of you were familiar with Memory Café , a community program for those with memory loss and their caregivers that was held at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. Now, Central Vermont Council on Aging will begin sponsoring the new version of this program led by CVCOA's Family Caregiver Director, Barb Asen.

The newly updated "Memorable Times Café" will now be held in partnership with the ABLE Libraries part of the Vermont Department of Libraries. Gatherings will be held monthly at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St. in Barre City. The first gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Please contact Barb Asen, for more information.
CVCOA Board Elects New Officers for

CVCOA's Board of Directors elected officers and members for the fiscal year starting October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019. See article
Board Members (from left to right) Fred Ober, Treasurer, Peter Harris, Vice President, Nancy Zorn (outgoing President), Emily McKenna, Secretary 2019-20, Cynthia Jackson, Gary Chicoine, President 2019-20, Beth Stern, Executive Director, Julie-Ann Graves, Deb Flateman (Board member 2018-19), Rebecca Wright, and Donna Watts. Not present: Sheila Herman.
Volunteer Opportunity for Office Assistant for Senior Companions
Do you want to contribute to your local community but are maybe a bit shy about going out into people’s homes? Do you enjoy paperwork, being organized, working on the phone and the computer?

Would you like to learn new skills in the comfort of a pleasant work environment at the Barre offices of the Central Vermont Council on Aging?

If you have 10-15 hours a week to offer in support of our Senior Companion volunteers who provide regular friendly visits to their neighbors, CVCOA has a volunteer opening for you!      

Please contact Linda Conroy, (802) 479-4404

For more information about Senior Companions, view our video:
Please Support Us With Your Donation to Central VT Council on Aging!

Soon you will be thinking about your year-end donation to a worthy charity or charities. We truly hope you will consider us! Donations to Central Vermont Council on Aging pay for direct services for older Central Vermonters such as home visits to coordinate care, caregiver supports, information and assistance through our Helpline, funds for 12 Meals on Wheels sites, assistance with transportation, housing, legal and mental health services. We can arrange for your recurring monthly or quarterly donations. Donate easily online by using the "donate now" button:

 Central Vermont Council on Aging toll free (877) 379-2600 or CVCOA Helpline (800) 642-5119
Thank You to Our Generous Supporters!
The Lauzon Family