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The first stop for seniors, their families and their caregivers looking for information on other services should be the Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA).  CVCOA, which sponsors Home Share of Central Vermont, “is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the planning, development and coordination of a comprehensive service system that supports elders in leading healthy, independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own homes and communities.”  Read about all their programs at  You can also call the Senior Helpline, 1-800-642-5119 — “One number, hundreds of answers.”

Another valuable resource for Vermonters who are over the age of 60 or who have a disability is the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, or DAIL (, part of the State of Vermont’s Agency of Human Services. Their mission “is to make Vermont the best state in which to grown old or live with a disability — with dignity, respect and independence.”  For example, at, DAIL has links to information on adult day centers, Choices for Care, dementia respite and much more.

The Vermont Center for Independent Living ( also works “to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities.”  It is a statewide, nonprofit organization directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities.

You can find the Vermont affiliate of AARP, which is “dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age,” at  You may also want to contact COVE (Community of Vermont Elders). a nonprofit team of elder volunteers , policy specialists and staff who work “to improve Vermont’s public policy and programs as they would impact senior citizens” (see

In Washington County, Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice ( is a “not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association committed to providing comprehensive, high quality home health and hospice care to all Central Vermonters regardless of their ability to pay.”  For home health in Lamoille County, try  In Orange County, contact, the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire.