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Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: To provide the support and guidance that inspires our community to embrace aging with confidence. We believe that health happens at home and focus on lifestyle, happiness and wellness—not on age. Since 1974, we have been part of Vermont’s Area Agencies on Aging, coordinating services and care for Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. For over 40 years, we have provided Vermonters with the necessary support to manage their daily living needs, with the goal of keeping them active, healthy and independent. Our wide array of programs enhance quality of life and improve health outcomes. Committed to helping individuals age well, we reduce barriers by providing access to healthy meals, in-home care and community resources. Delivered by staff members and over 1,000 incredible volunteers, our sought-after services are designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients, their families and caregivers. We do not charge for services provided. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations and encourage clients to contribute if they are able to do so.

Results: Over 10,000 individuals served each year. Over 15,000 calls received by the Helpline. Over 20,000 hours of care coordination provided. Over 250,000 Meals on Wheels Delivered. 84% say Meals on Wheels helps them eat healthier and 92% say it enables them to remain living at home.

Target demographics: older Vermonters age with confidence

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 10,000 individuals and delivered over 250,000 Meals on Wheels

Geographic areas served: Addison, Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties in Vermont

Programs: Helpline: Provides information and assistance. When individuals, family members, and caregivers call the Helpline they are often relieved that the phone is answered by someone who understands the problem and can offer real-time solutions. Care & Service Coordination: Enables individuals to access services and benefits that ensures their independence and enhances their quality of life. Care & Service Coordinators maintain regular contact with individuals to monitor services and assess for additional needs. They have established effective, collaborative partnerships with community organizations, providers, and state agencies to better serve the needs of seniors. As important decisions or changes arise, we connect you with the necessary resources to make informed decisions. Care Transitions: When it’s time to come home from the hospital or rehabilitation, Age Well’s Care Transition team can guide your road to recovery. Services are provided to those 60 and over (regardless of income) and aim to reduce costly and avoidable hospital readmission. Transitioning after a hospital visit can be hard work—we come to this process with expertise, patience, and the commitment to make your return home a successful one. Meals on Wheels & Community Meals: For individuals who have trouble getting around or preparing their own food, we deliver the meal to you. For those able to venture out, we serve in over 70 gathering places and restaurants throughout Northwestern Vermont, providing an opportunity to stay connected to your community, enjoying a prepared meal with friends and neighbors. Wellness: Research tells us that being active and staying socially connected are crucial to maintaining our health and quality of life. Age Well offers an array of wellness programs for seniors throughout Northwestern Vermont.

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