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News, notes, updates, events and more from Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging's Nutrition and Wellness Department!

Heat-related illnesses in Vermont become much more common when temperatures warm to the mid-80s and above, especially on sunny and humid days. With summer kicking into high gear and the thermometer moving up, the Department of Health has unveiled a new interactive map where Vermonters can find nearby places to cool off during hot weather.

SVCOA congratulates our valued colleague Kathy Paquet, outgoing Nutrition Director with Central Vermont Council on Aging, on her retirement after 31 years of service to older Vermonters across the state. Thanks Kathy for your tremendous service and partnership!

Interested in making a difference in your community? Learn more here about our impactful Senior Companion Program and find out if you are eligible to participate!

Vermont's demographics are changing. What will it take to ensure all Vermonters have the opportunity for financial security, health and wellness, social connection, affordable housing, transportation and more? Learn more here about how you can provide your feedback through the VAPAW Community Survey!

In celebration of April as National Volunteer Month, Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the dozens of compassionate, hardworking and committed volunteers who assist the agency and its clients each and every year.

The Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A), serving the more than 132,000 older adults aged 60+ in Vermont, and GetSetUp, the largest and fastest-growing virtual social learning platform designed specifically for older adults, have partnered to help bridge the digital divide and combat social isolation for residents of Vermont.

SVCOA is currently recruiting additional members to serve on its Board of Director team. Click here to learn more about this leadership opportunity with SVCOA, as well as other avenues for serving the agency and its clients.

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging will be hosting its popular “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” course virtually this spring with a six-week class kicking off on April 15.

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