For the past 14 months, CVAA has undertaken an organization-wide initiative to better align the needs of today’s aging population with the expansion of our programs. As the seniors we serve – their lives, their needs, their expectations – have evolved, so too has CVAA changed. The time has come to reflect this evolution in our name and our strategic focus.
Our new name, Age Well connects with the universal desire to age with purpose, vigor and confidence. Age Well expresses the belief that people should embrace the aging process, entering their later years with determination, grace and spirit. We’re committed to helping seniors thrive, not just survive.
The transformation of our name has another important message: successful aging and independent living require careful attention to health and wellness. Age Well’s focus on monitoring health status and connecting individuals to a network of support are part of our strategy to help avoid or delay the onset of chronic disease and keep seniors at home, where they want to be.
The number of seniors is expected to grow exponentially over the coming years. Currently, there are over 40,000 Vermont seniors living alone –in or near poverty– and more than half are threatened by hunger and isolation. We are committed to reducing barriers by providing access to healthy meals, in-home care, and community resources. With the support of our staff and over 1,000 volunteers, Age Well’s sought-after services are designed to meet the diverse needs of their clients, families and caregivers.
We look forward to helping you age well.
John Michael Hall