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Washington Post: Low-income residents struggle with high heating bills, frozen pipes as frigid temperatures linger

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January 5, 2018 (Milton, VT) — By Katie Zezima

It’s only the beginning of January, and Todd Alexander has already blown through much of the kerosene used to heat his blue trailer here, where one wall is made only of old insulation and frigid wind gusts through the pink fiberglass.

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Vermont Business Magazine: Age Well’s Dussault awarded CHCIO certification

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December 18, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) — 

Age Well is pleased to announce that Chris Dussault, Chief Innovation Officer, recently became a CHIME-Certified Healthcare CIO. Launched in 2008 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the CHCIO program is the only certification designed exclusively for leaders in health information technology. It represents one of the highest professional achievements in the industry. There are approximately 400 healthcare CIOs in 26 countries that have earned the designation.

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Addison Independent: Vt. Seniors Benefit from Spectrum of Services - Green Mountain State wins National Award

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September 28, 2017 (Middlebury, VT) – Diane Whitney, 70, worked in health care for 26 years before retiring and moving into the Middlebury Commons.

“My body is (still) not used to the down time,” she said with a laugh.

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Vermont Business Magazine: Age Well updates software to service Meals on Wheels

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Vermont Business Magazine

Age Well has recently completed an extensive search for a platform to support their Meals on Wheels and Community Meals programs. The nonprofit has chosen Accessible Solution’s software ServTracker. This comprehensive system will enable Age Well, the largest provider of Meals on Wheels and Community Meals in the state to automate driver routes, generate meal orders each day, and streamline volunteer planning and delivery schedules.

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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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Burlington Free Press: 2018 Vermont Workforce Solution

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January 5, 2018 - I recently stopped into a local Panera Bread for a coffee. After filling my cup I reached for a lid only to find the bin was empty. Just as I looked up to search for assistance, an attentive staff person appeared and promptly asked "can I help you?" I joked that the coffee station was "lid-less" and within seconds she returned with a stack of lids, opened the package, held up the stack for me and smiled back saying, "Please have a fresh lid, and have a nice day!" I left feeling pleased and impressed with this simple act of excellent customer service, delivered by a lovely 65-plus woman.

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Vermont Business Magazine: Age Well receives $25K grant from Walmart Foundation to support Meals on Wheels

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November 29, 2017 (Essex Junction, VT) — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation recently presented a $25,000 grant to Age Well in support of its efforts to deliver more than 250,000 meals over the next year to homebound seniors and support infrastructure that will ensure greater quality and efficiencies in meal preparation and delivery for the largest Meals on Wheels provider in the state of Vermont. The grant will also provide funding to support Age Well’s new meal delivery technology, ServTracker which enables online management of delivery routes, dietary needs, volunteer schedules and much more. The grant was made available through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Council.

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Senator Sanders: Republican Budget Cuts $76 Million from Meals on Wheels

October 13, 2017 - Senate Republican’s budget would cut $76 million from the Meals on Wheels program to give tax breaks to the top 1%. Watch the video below for more details from a recent conference.

 

 

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My Champlain Valley: Vermont Meals on Wheels Needs More Funding

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August 23, 2017 (Essex, VT) - As national cuts for the Meals on Wheels program have been talked about, the Vermont Program has not been hit. However, the need for meals is going up while funding has stayed the same for decades.

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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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