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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 »

Autumn Bus Trip

August 25, 2014

Autumn Bus Trip Stowe ~ Waterbury Area ~ September 29, 2014 Mountain Son Tours Bus leaves The Maples at 9:00am The Bus is free, courtesy of Southern Vermont Council on Aging We will be making stops at: 1. Stowe Street Emporium 2. Cold Hollow Cider Mill 3. Travel around the Trapp Family Lodge (with stop at the gift shop, if time allows) 4. Cabot Cheese Annex...   Read more »

Thank you Herb Russell

August 18, 2014

I wanted to pass along my thoughtson Herb Russell, State Representative for City of Rutland. I met him recentlyat my Stepdad’s funeral and was so impressed by the things he’s done for thecity, but most especially for the personal contact he maintained with myStepdad Norman Dean and my Mom Anja Ahti Dean of Rutland. Norm was a WWIIveteran and passed away at the age of 94 on June 27. He...   Read more »

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

August 18, 2014

Please join our SVCOA team and walk with us on September 13 to help end Alzheimer's.The walk starts in Main Street Park in Rutland. To register to walk with the SVCOA team or make your own team go to   Read more »

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