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SEVEN DAYS: VNA Provides Day Care to New American Elders

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 July 19, 2017 (Colchester, VT) - In a sunny room at the Adult Day Program in Colchester, Harka Rai sat hunched over a coloring page. The 81-year-old Bhutanese man had colored the central floral design red and blue and was moving on to a different section of the page. His wife, Dhan, sat next to him. She, too, was engrossed in her own work.

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VTDIGGER: Age Well and Essex Meals on Wheels Merge to Meet the Growing Needs of Vermont’s Aging Population

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May 25, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) – After decades of partnering to relieve hunger, Age Well and Essex Meals on Wheels (EMOW) announced today they will merge their home-delivered meal services. This union will help meet the growing number of Northwestern Vermonters who rely on Meals on Wheels for nutritious meals, safety checks and friendly visits. 

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Age Well Highlights Limited-Time Opportunity For Equitable Relief to Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries

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April 10, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) – Age Well’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program highlights a limited-time opportunity for eligible Medicare Beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently offering equitable relief to individuals who did not receive the necessary information about Medicare and Vermont Health Connect. This relief would allow beneficiaries to reinstate Medicare Part B medical coverage or relieve their Medicare Part B late penalty in certain circumstances.

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VTDIGGER: Sara Wool - Providing More Than A Meal

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As the largest provider of Meals on Wheels in Vermont, Age Well would like to shed light on the recent media around federal funding for this essential program. Meals on Wheels services are provided directly to seniors by a nationwide network of 5,000 local community-run programs that, in the aggregate, receive 35 percent of their funding from the federal government.

Some media outlets have incorrectly reported this number to be 3 percent, confusing it with the federal funding received by Meals on Wheels America, the national membership organization that does not provide direct services (e.g., meals). This miscommunication dramatically understates the significant impact of any federal budget cuts that may affect Meals on Wheels

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SUN COMMUNITY NEWS: Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition Donates $10,000 to Kickoff Age Well's 2017 March for Meals

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 February 23, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) — Representatives from Langrock, Sperry & Wool (Burlington & Middlebury, VT) and Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition, Inc. (New Haven, VT) presented Age Well with a $10,000 check to help kick off their 2017 March for Meals. As the largest provider of Meals on Wheels in Vermont, Age Well participates in this month-long campaign that raises awareness and funds for seniors experiencing hunger, isolation and loss of independence. 

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VTDIGGER: Albany College of Pharmacy’s Vermont Campus Partners with Age Well to provide Experiential Education Opportunities to Students

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 May 25, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT/Colchester, VT) – The Vermont campus of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is pleased to announce a new partner in our Experiential Education Program. Age Well (formerly the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging) and Vermont-campus pharmacy students in their second professional year will be working together, providing patient care in the Team Based Care Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience.

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Age Well and United Ways of Vermont 2-1-1 Announce Innovative Partnership for Vermont Senior Helpline

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April 19, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) — Age Well, Northwestern Vermont’s leading resource and advocates for the aging population and Vermont 2-1-1, United Way’s Information & Referral program are excited to announce an innovative partnership to improve and expand the Senior Helpline.  When Vermont seniors and their families call into the Helpline, Age Well Information & Referral coordinators will now be utilizing a new software platform, ReferNet which is supported by the Vermont 211 resource database.

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BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: Age Well Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

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March 29, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) — Age Well, the leading experts and advocates for the aging population Northwestern Vermont, welcomed five new members to their Board of Directors.

New board members include: David Carter (Senior Vice President and Senior Banker at People’s United Bank), Dr. Kim Halladay (previous CEO of West Michigan’s Community Mental Health organization), Jim LeFerve (CEO of LeFevre & Associates), Dr. Allan Ramsay (People’s Health & Wellness Clinic), and Sarah Tischler (Partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP).

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VTDIGGER: March Recognized as Senior Nutrition Month

Age Well serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Northwestern Vermont, overseeing Meals on Wheels for Chittenden, Addison, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

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March 23, 2017 (Montpelier, VT) – The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) is very pleased to announce that Governor Phil Scott has recognized March as Senior Nutrition Month. Governor Scott’s official signing of the proclamation will occur on March 28, 2017 in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the statehouse. If you are interested in attending, please contact Janet Hunt by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 802-578-7094.

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VTDIGGER: Age Well’s Director of Case Management Accepted into the National Association on Aging’s Leadership Institute

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February 15, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) – The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) represents America’s network of 622 organizations, helping to serve older adults and people with disabilities. Ten years ago, they developed the Leadership Institute, an acclaimed program that provides skill-building and guidance to professionals in the field of aging.

For the first time in the history of Age Well, the agency on aging serving Northwestern Vermont, an individual has been accepted into this prestigious institute. Age Well’s Director of Case Management, Debra Gaylord will be attending this year’s institute.  

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