Dear Friend of CVCOA,
As loyal donors and friends of Central Vermont Council on Aging, you
make it possible for older Central Vermonters to stay in their homes-- and the Vermont communities they know and love-- for as long as possible.
Erna is one of the many people helped through your generosity. Now 91
years old, Erna raised 5 children, ran her own design business, and was an avid skier and skater. But after major spinal surgery caused a progressive neurological disease, Edna needed help with daily activities. Determined to stay in her home, Erna found support from her devoted family members who served as her caregivers-and CVCOA. Central Vermont Council on Aging’s case manager connected Erna to Vermont’s Choices for Care: a program that provides funding for home-based care, as well as a program for surviving spouses of veterans. As a result, Erna continues to stay in her home.
This year, will you support Erna and many others like her with a generous year-end donation?
We all know that Vermont is an aging state. In fact, 18% of Vermonters are
aged 65 and older. By 2030, 28% of Vermonters will be 65 and older. Central Vermont Council on Aging is facing this challenge with hope and opportunity. Hope that with your help, together we will support aging Vermonters to remain at home where they want to continue to live and thrive. Opportunity because we benefit from the shared contributions, experience, and wisdom when older Vermonters can continue to stay in their homes, contributing to the prosperity of our home towns and cities.
There are many other services CVCOA provides which make our mission of supporting Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice a reality.
We contribute funding towards 12 Meals on Wheels programs in Lamoille,
Orange and Washington Counties and surrounding towns. Our Family Caregiver Program provides classes and group supports for caregivers and grants for those caring for a loved one with dementia. Central Vermont Council on Aging supports Transportation for older Vermonters to go to medical appointments, to run errands, or to shop and socialize. Over 200 Dedicated Volunteers provide social connection and access to activities for many aging Central Vermonters. We provide Medicare education and health insurance counseling. Through our Helpline, we answered over 2,000 calls for information on 140 topics.