Helpful Links

Helpful Resources in Vermont

OTHER RESOURCES

PT 360 http://www.pt360coop.com/

Vermont Elder Law and Trust Group: Aaron J. Goldberg, PLC Attorney At Law is the founder and manager.  This law firm which concentrates in parent and child life care planning, is dedicated to addressing the concerns of older persons and their families, and to protecting clients’ assets while maximizing their level of independence, maintaining their public benefits and minimizing their taxes. The firm offers a wide variety of support services to its clients. www.vermontelderlaw.com

Respite for New York Residents http://www.bhsn.org/caregiver.php Mary Buckley-Labonte Program Coordinator, Eldercare 518-324-3881 mbuckleylabonte@bhsn.org

Screen Door: Helps Vermonters find out about the services that might be available to help them. www.screendoor.vermont.gov

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities. Toll Free: (800)526-7234 TTY: (800)526-7234. www.jan.wvu.edu

U.S. Department of Labor. Office of Disability Employment Policy. Workforce. Opportunity. Leadership. www.dol.gov/odep

HomeShare Vermont http://www.homesharevermont.org/ Helps people stay in their homes by connecting them with potential housemates who are looking for a place to live. The primary goal is to help elders stay at home.  There are no age, ability or income restrictions to use their services. The services are tailored to the individual. HomeShare Vermont can help you find the right housemate or find a place to live or hire live-in or hourly care.

Lotsa Helping Hands http://www.apda.lotsahelpinghands.com The service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. The hallmark of the service is the caregiver-focused Help Calendar, which enables members to schedule and sign up for tasks that provide respite for the caregiver including meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, and visits.

Special Services Transportation Agency http://sstarides.org/ SSTA provides coordinated transportation service to many area human service agencies. A few examples are the Visiting Nurse Association’s Adult Day Programs, Champlain Senior Center (an important meal site for many Burlington Elders), Howard Community Health Services, and Age Well. The transportation SSTA provides allows clients an opportunity for social interaction, job training and employment, medical services and therapy.

Meals on Wheels http://www.cvaa.org/meals-on-wheels.html Meals On Wheels are delivered by community volunteers five days a week in the majority of the communities we serve. A hot nutritious meal is provided that includes protein, vegetables, milk, juice, bread, and fruit. Favorite dishes are served regularly and special diets are also available

Provide a Ride http://cctaride.org/programs-and-initiatives/provide-a-ride/ Free transportation for Medicaid recipients and contracted ADA paratransit service for those who are unable to ride the bus.

Vermont Assistive Technology Program http://www.atp.vermont.gov/ Assistive Technology is any piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. The program offers, Device Demonstration, Device Loans, and Information & Assistance

Vermont Department for Children and Families 

Benefit Programs http://dcf.vermont.gov/services

Agency of Human Services 

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s)

Central VT http://www.cvcoa.org/

Age Well www.agewellvt.org

Northeastern VT http://www.nevaaa.org/

Southeastern VT http://www.seniorsolutionsvt.org/

Southwestern VT http://svcoa.org/

Community Action Agencies (CAPS)

Central VT http://www.cvcac.org/

Northeastern VT http://nekcavt.org/

Southeastern VT http://www.sevca.org/

Southwestern VT http://www.broc.org/

YMCA B-Fit 4-Life!

Feel younger and stronger with this physician referred free 12-week exercise program, designed to combat most chronic diseases and fight the aging process. Our Certified Personal Trainers will provide instruction and motivation for you to begin your path to fitness and wellness. This program features gentle water aerobic exercise in our pool and low impact strength training using STRIVE Smart Strength machines, core strength exercises and balance activities.

Tuesdays & Thursdays                  9:00 am – 10:00 am                 Burlington – Pool

Wednesdays & Fridays                 10:30 am – 11:15 am                  Winooski – Land

FREE with a physician’s referral

kmagnant@gbymca.org or by phone at 802-652-8196

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