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Elders need time to make best decisions

September 25, 2014

This article appeared in the Sept. 17 2014 issue of the Rutland Herald. We encourage you to share it, but please include the above credit when forwarding, sharing or reprinting in other newspapers or newsletters. Thanks. 60 Plus: Elders need time to make best decisionsSandy Conrad and Joyce Lemire One of our favorite books about helping very old relatives with health care and life...   Read more »

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Wreath Fundraiser!!!

September 25, 2014

Wreath Fundraiser Southwestern Council on Aging Will be taking orders for 22”Mixed Evergreen Wreaths for $25.00 each! If you would like your wreath before Thanksgiving you need to place your order before November 3 or if you would like your wreath after Thanksgiving you can place your order November 4 – 10 with a delivery date the first week of December. To place an order...   Read more »

Flu Facts

September 23, 2014   Read more »

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State Parks - Green Mountain Passport

September 19, 2014

GREEN MOUNTAIN PASSPORT A DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR SENIORS AND VETERANS To be eligible for a passport, a person must be: A legal resident of Vermont and is 62 years of age or older or A veteran of the uniformed services Use your passport for free admission to Vermont State Parks (overnight camping and other park fees are excluded), Vermont State Historic Sites, and events which are fully State...   Read more »

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Meals on Wheels

September 19, 2014

Did you know that there is a real hunger crisis among seniors? Nationwide 8.8 million seniors (1 in 6) worry about where their next meal will come from. In Vermont 10.8% of seniors (14,868) are struggling with hunger. The 1965 The Older Americans Act (OAA) was passed to help seniors who were at substantial risk of hunger and of losing their ability to live independently. One of the many programs...   Read more »

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Thank you Meals on Wheels Staff

September 16, 2014

Dear Meals on Wheels Staff, My husband and I want to thank all of you there from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful service that you provided for us over this past year or so. Your agency is important to our community and for those in need of help. Please thank cute little Katie for me for all the hard work that she does for others (I will miss seeing her great fashion sense). We are so...   Read more »

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New Grant

September 16, 2014

Great news! The Southwestern Council on Aging recently received a grant from an anonymous donor to purchase new software called "Total Community Manager." TCM is a new volunteer/donation database. Thank you from all the staff!   Read more »

Yard Clean Up

September 11, 2014

Do you know someone who is looking to volunteer? We need people to help with yard clean up in Rutland and Bennington Counties. Please call Aaron Brush (802) 786-5990   Read more »

60 Plus: Is independence really what we want?

September 3, 2014

60 Plus: Is independence really what we want? Sandy Conrad and Joyce Lemire Independence is a thing that seniors — and we, and everyone — really, tend to value very highly. We say we want to help our clients remain independent. We ourselves want to be independent when we get old. But what does this mean, really? Does being independent mean we aren’t dependent on anyone...   Read more »

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

August 27, 2014

Event Information 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Rutland, VT Date: 09/13/14 Location: Main St. Park 7 Court Square Rutland, VT 05701 Route Length: 2 miles Map Coordinator: Jessie Cornell Phone: 802-316-3839 Email: Return to Event Homepage   Read more »

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