Please note that the Aging Intentionally e-Newsletter is created by a local resident and active MSAC member, Peter Kelman. It does not represent the opinions, views, or positions of MSAC or the City of Montpelier.
State Unit on Aging Director Job Opening
The State of Vermont Department of Disability, Aging and Independent Living is seeking a new State Unit on Aging Director. This is a great opportunity for leaders who want to have a role in advancing new initiatives to both recognize the untapped resource that older Vermonters are and the contributions that they can make to the community, while at the same time addressing the needs of older Vermonters and family caregivers. Click here for the job posting.
Green Up Day 2020 is Saturday, May 30
Usually the first Saturday in May, Green Up Day is a special day in Vermont when thousands of volunteers get involved in a community wide spring clean up of roadside litter. It is the largest statewide volunteer event in Vermont with over 22,500 taking part, and the longest running statewide Green Up Day in the United States. Click here to learn more about how to get involved during the pandemic in communities across the state.
North Branch Nature Center’s Fabulous Online courses starting soon!
Montpelier Mutual Aid - Here to help via phone or website request!
Remember, if you or someone you know needs help with grocery or prescription delivery, connecting with financial assistance, or other help during the pandemic, Montpelier Mutual Aid volunteers are trained to help or refer you to the right organization who can help. Their updated website is here: https://www.montpeliermutualaid.org/, and you can also be connected with them by phone by calling the Capstone number dedicated to Covid-19 response: Call line: 802-477-5160; Text line: 802-477-5130.
Adult Protective Services: Filing reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation
VT Adult Protective Services (APS) continues to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. If you are concerned— even if you have not directly witnessed or have first-hand evidence of maltreatment— please file a report with APS. How can I file a report? If you yourself are experiencing maltreatment or are concerned about someone you know, please report to APS via: • Online at: https://dlp.vermont.gov/aps/make-aps-report • Toll-free phone: (800) 564-1612 • Email: mailto:APS@vermont.gov
Navigating COVID-19 - Latest developments
We recommend following the current guidelines provided by the Vermont Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization. Their websites are as follows:
Vermont Dept of Health - https://www.healthvermont.gov/
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/
World Health Organization (WHO) - https://www.who.int/
The Senior Help Line is coordinated by the Vermont Areas Agencies on Aging and can provide information and referral for caregiver support, health insurance counseling, transportation, senior nutrition programs including meals on wheels, adult day programs, home health services, housing alternatives, and exercise and wellness programs. The Senior Help Line number is 1-800-642-5119.