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Give today to support older adults at home!

Provide emergency resources, caregiver support, nutrition access, social engagement, and volunteer opportunities to help older adults remain in the homes and communities they know and love.

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Your gift helps older adults stay in the homes and communities they know and love.

Double your impact - Thanks to the generosity of the Lauzon family, gifts to the Nutrition and Wellness Fund will be matched up to $10,000!

Home means something different to all of us. For many, home means a sense of safety and security. Home might also be the place where you feel supported and loved. Or, it may be the place where you welcome friends and family for a board game or the where you care for a furry companion. The meaning of home is individual to all of us, but the importance of home is universal.

In a recent survey, 93% of Vermonters said that it is extremely or very important that they age in their own homes. This goal is at the heart of all of our programs and services at CVCOA. Our mission is to support Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice, helping to keep people in the homes homes and communities they know and love.

Whether through caregiver support, nutrition access and education, individualized options counseling and case management, social engagement through arts and technology, or volunteer opportunities and support, CVCOA's caring staff and volunteers serve thousands of older adults every year in Central Vermont. As our population continues to age, the need for our programs and services continues to rise. Your support has a direct impact on helping people remain at home and creates a world where aging is honored in our communities.

Learn more about all the ways CVCOA is making an impact on Central Vermont communities by reading our digital impact report at impact.cvcoa.org.

If you would like to donate by check, please mail to: Central Vermont Council on Aging, 59 N. Main St., Suite 200, Barre, VT 05641.

Designate your contribution to one of our funds, or select to Apply Your Funds Where Most Needed support our efforts throughout the organization.

Fund details:

  • Nutrition and Wellness Fund - supports our partner nutrition program sites to provide home delivered, grab and go, and community meals as well as nutrition education
  • Creative Aging Fund - provides opportunities for home-bound older adults to engage in creative skill building and meaningful connection through arts activities
  • Care Team Flex Fund - helps provide essentials like grocery and gas card, fuel assistance, and accessibility or safety features in the home to older adults with urgent needs
  • Bridging the Digital Divide Fund - addresses the three necessary elements required for older adults to engage online: device, broadband connection, and individualized training
  • Caregiver and Care Support Fund - provides opportunities for caregivers to receive support, respite, and training
  • Volunteer & Community Services Fund - supports our volunteer programs to help recruit, train, and support volunteers who provide direct service in the community

Select Apply Funds Where Needed to have an impact on all of our programs and services. This helps us to develop innovative solutions and new opportunities.

The Meaning of Home for Mavis, a Caregiver in Central Vermont

At age 76, Mavis is caring for her 15-year-old grandson. This unexpected situation brings both joy and challenges. When in need of caregiver support, Mavis reached out to Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) to help find respite and opportunities for her grandson to have normal teenage experiences. The Kinship Respite Grant improved Mavis’ well-being and allowed her grandson to attend summer camp.

Mavis provided this feedback to CVCOA’s Director of Family Caregiver Support, Barb Asen:

“Engaging in the program and especially with you, has given me opportunities to have space for myself and given my grandson a chance to engage in a program he loves. Brilliant!”

The word “home” has a different meaning for all of us. Perhaps for you, home means a sense of safety and security, a physical space where you can feel comfortable and at peace. Maybe home means being surrounded by caring people who understand and accept you unconditionally. Home could also be the place where you invite friends, family, and neighbors to engage in a special meal or activity. No matter what the space or meaning is for you, home is incredibly important to wellbeing.

For Mavis, home is a place where she can care for herself while also providing experiences for her grandson. She says, “Having CVCOA available made some things much easier. I have been helped in different circumstances. AGING WELL!!”

At CVCOA, our mission is to support older adults to live independently with dignity and choice. CVCOA staff and volunteers help provide the resources and support needed for people to remain in their homes as they age. As the percentage of Vermonters aged 60+ continues to increase, it is vital that we continue to strengthen programs and services to help people thrive at home.

CVCOA serves adults 60 and older living in Central Vermont, their caregivers, partners and families without discrimination and regardless of income. For certain programs, we may provide services for younger adults with disabilities.

We serve the 54 towns of Central Vermont: all towns in Washington, Lamoille, and Orange Counties (except Thetford) and Washington counties, as well as the towns of Bethel, Hancock, Granville, Pittsfield, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon and Stockbridge.

CVCOA is one of five Area Agencies on Aging serving seniors and their families in Vermont.

For more information, please visit www.cvcoa.org

You can also donate your unwanted car, truck, boat, rv, or other vehicle to CVCOA. Learn more about how easy it is to donate your vehicle and start the process today!

Learn about volunteer opportunities and give of your time to support older adults in Central Vermont.