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Lunch - Godnick Adult Center - Rutland

This event is a collaborative effort, proudly hosted in conjunction with the Godnick Center and Trio Community Meals.

Memory Cafe Monthly Meet Up

Memory Cafe is an invaluable opportunity to connect, socialize, and engage in enjoyable activities in a supportive setting. This gathering serves as a safe space for individuals affected by memory loss to interact with others who understand their experiences. It fosters a sense of belonging, promotes emotional well-being, and encourages participants to share their stories, memories, and talents.

Social Tinkering Event

A meaningful conversation about building strong social connections, join the discussion on May 9th from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont. This event, hosted by Social Tinkering

Bennington Mayfest Arts and Craft Festival

Experience the 37th Annual Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival, happening on Saturday, May 25, on Main Street in Bennington, Vermont with SVCOA!

Caring for Spouses Support Group

Embark on a supportive and enriching experience with the "Caring for Spouses Support Group," thoughtfully brought to you by Trualta in collaboration with the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA).

Legal Planning webinar with SVCOA and Trualta

SVCOA is proud to offer a legal planning webinar hosted by TRUALTA featuring Attorney J. McKinley.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group, proudly hosted by Trualta in partnership with the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA).

Anonymous Talk: Dementia Care

Anonymous Talk: Dementia Care session, a unique offering by Trualta in partnership with the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging

Anonymous Talk: Caregiver Exhaustion

Discover a compassionate space where your voice can be heard without the need for recognition at the "Anonymous Talk: Caregiver Exhaustion" session, presented by Trualta alongside the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA).

Volunteer Appreciation Social - Rutland Office

Our Rutland office will be celebrating the hard work and dedication of our Volunteers.

Volunteer Appreciation Social - Bennington Office

Our Bennington office will be celebrating the hard work and dedication of our Volunteers.

Lunch in Pittsford

Join SVCOA at the Pittsford Congregational Church on April 18th for a warm, community-driven lunch event

A Matter of Balance New Coach Training

The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) is excited to announce upcoming Matter of Balance New Coach Training on May 9th and 10th at the Castleton Senior Center.

Volunteer Open House - Bennington

On May 17th, the community is invited to a special Open House event, hosted at the SVCOA Bennington office, dedicated to rallying support and attracting volunteers for the SVCOA

2023 SVCOA Annual Meeting

Join the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) for our upcoming annual meeting to be held virtually on Wednesday, December 6th from 10 am to 12 pm. The Keynote Speaker will be Greg Marchildon, AARP Vermont State Director who will be discussing the topic of ageism. SVOCA will also be presenting its annual community partnership awards as well as reviewing our past year's success with a focus on our upcoming year and its challenges,

Community Health Day - Rutland Nov 7th 2023

The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) is proud to announce its collaboration with Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Free Clinic for another Community Health Day, set to take place on November 7th, 2023, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness. This informative and beneficial event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland, Vermont.

2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's, scheduled to take place on September 23rd at Main St Park in Rutland, VT. SVCOA will be participating this year as the "SVCOA Purple Warriors”, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research.

Community Health Day - Castleton

The Community Health Days will feature a range of critical offerings, including free Stay Steadi screenings – designed to help prevent falls – as well as comprehensive health screenings conducted by registered nurses. For individuals over 65 without a Medicare Part D plan, this initiative provides a unique opportunity to receive flu, shingles, pneumonia, and tetanus vaccinations free of charge. These vaccinations are essential in safeguarding older Vermonters against preventable diseases, especially during the upcoming flu season, anyone over the age of 18- 64 can also receive vaccinations free of charge. In addition to the health screenings and vaccinations, these events will offer resources and educational materials focused on self-advocacy during medical appointments. Empowering our older Vermonters with the knowledge and tools to effectively communicate with healthcare professionals ensures that they receive the best possible care, fostering a sense of agency in their medical journey.

Community Health Day - Poultney

The Community Health Days will feature a range of critical offerings, including free Stay Steadi screenings – designed to help prevent falls – as well as comprehensive health screenings conducted by registered nurses. For individuals over 65 without a Medicare Part D plan, this initiative provides a unique opportunity to receive flu, shingles, pneumonia, and tetanus vaccinations free of charge. These vaccinations are essential in safeguarding older Vermonters against preventable diseases, especially during the upcoming flu season, anyone over the age of 18- 64 can also receive vaccinations free of charge. In addition to the health screenings and vaccinations, these events will offer resources and educational materials focused on self-advocacy during medical appointments. Empowering our older Vermonters with the knowledge and tools to effectively communicate with healthcare professionals ensures that they receive the best possible care, fostering a sense of agency in their medical journey.

Community Health Day - Rutland

The Community Health Days will feature a range of critical offerings, including free Stay Steadi screenings – designed to help prevent falls – as well as comprehensive health screenings conducted by registered nurses. For individuals over 65 without a Medicare Part D plan, this initiative provides a unique opportunity to receive flu, shingles, pneumonia, and tetanus vaccinations free of charge. These vaccinations are essential in safeguarding older Vermonters against preventable diseases, especially during the upcoming flu season, anyone over the age of 18- 64 can also receive vaccinations free of charge. In addition to the health screenings and vaccinations, these events will offer resources and educational materials focused on self-advocacy during medical appointments. Empowering our older Vermonters with the knowledge and tools to effectively communicate with healthcare professionals ensures that they receive the best possible care, fostering a sense of agency in their medical journey.

SVCOA Volunteer Training - Oct 2023

Join us for the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging's October Volunteer Training on the vital subject of anti-ageism. We invite you to be a part of this informative session taking place on October 11th, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at our SVCOA office located at 143 Maple St, Rutland, VT. Come learn about the importance of combating age-related biases and stereotypes in our community. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, Let's work together to create a more inclusive and age-friendly society. We look forward to seeing you there!

Weekly Class

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a National Evidence-Based educational program that teaches you not only how to be a more effective caregiver but also how to better take care of yourself. The classes are FREE and open to family caregivers in the community.

Monthly Meet Up

Memory Cafe is an invaluable opportunity to connect, socialize, and engage in enjoyable activities in a supportive setting. This gathering serves as a safe space for individuals affected by memory loss to interact with others who understand their experiences. It fosters a sense of belonging, promotes emotional well-being, and encourages participants to share their stories, memories, and talents.