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COVE Gubernatorial Candidate Forum and Annual Meeting – November 6th in Middlebury

Posted November 2, 2015

VAHC is proud to be a co-sponsor a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on elder issues hosted by the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), Eastview at Middlebury, and the Addison County Retired Teachers Association, which will be taking place on Friday, November 6th after the COVE annual meeting. Read more about the event and how to attend below:

The Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), Eastview at Middlebury and the Addison County Retired Teachers Association (ACRTA) are hosting a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on elder issues on Friday, November 6, from 10-11:30 AM at Eastview at Middlebury. Candidates Matte Dunne, Bruce Lisman, Sue Minter and Shap Smith will be at the forum to talk about their vision for Vermont’s future with an aging demographic, and to answer questions from the audience on a variety of issues. While people of any age are welcome, the focus will be on elder concerns.

COVE’s priority issues include funding for fuel assistance, transportation, housing and other programs that meet the needs of vulnerable elders; getting the savings in the “Choices for Care” (CFC) Medicaid long-term care waiver program reinvested into enhanced home and community-based long-term care services; eliminating delays in CFC eligibility determinations; ensuring that elders and other vulnerable adults are protected from abuse, neglect or exploitation; increasing access to oral health care for elders; and monitoring health care/health care payment reform to evaluate how it will affect people on Medicare.

This event, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by AARP Vermont, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, Vermont Association of Adult Day Services, Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Vermont Center for Independent Living, Vermont Retired Teachers Association, and VNAs of Vermont. Beverages and pastries will be provided.

Because seating is limited to 65 people, the hosts request that reservations be made by calling the Eastview concierge at 802-989-7500. Parking is also limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged.

COVE’s annual meeting, also free and open to the public, will precede the forum, running from 9:15 – 9:45 AM. It will feature updates from Washington and Montpelier on issues that impact older Vermonters. COVE is a 501-c-3 non-profit whose mission is to promote and protect a higher quality of life for Vermont’s elders, through education and advocacy.

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South Central Washington County Candidates Forum on Elder Issues, October 17th

Posted October 14, 2014

COVE and Westview Meadows invite you to the South Central Washington County Candidates Forum on Elder Issues on Friday, October 17th at 8:00AM – 10:00AM. The event will take place at Westview Meadows at Montpelier and a light breakfast will be served. It is free and open to the public. Meet your State Senate and Washington Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 House candidates (Northfield, Berlin, Barre City, Barre Town, Montpelier) and hear them speak candidly about issues that are important to elders. The VAHC is a co-sponsor of this event and we hope it is a very well attended one! To view a flyer for the event that can also be downloaded and distributed, click here (PDF format). For more information contact Gini Milkey, Executive Director of COVE by phone at (802) 229‐4731 ext 2# or by email at gini@vermontelders.org or Dawn Provost, Executive Director of Westview Meadows by phone at (802) 223‐1068 or by email at dprovost@westviewmeadows.com.

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Chittenden County Candidates Forum on Elder Issues, 9/23

Posted September 18, 2014

Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) and LCB Senior Living invite you to the Chittenden County Candidates Forum on Elder Issues. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 23 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at The Residence at Shelburne Bay (Great Room). Meet your State Senate and Shelburne district House candidates and hear them peak candidly about issues that are important to elders! This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gini Milkey, Executive Director of COVE at (802) 229‐4731 ext 2* or by email or Sara Wool, Director of Development & Outreach at LCB Senior Living at (802) 985‐9847 or by email. For a flyer to download and distribute to your community or those you serve click here (PDF format).

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SAVE THE DATE: Community of Vermont Elders Annual Meeting and Dinner, November 14th

Posted August 25, 2014

On Friday, November 14th, VAHC member Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) will be holding their annual meeting at the Canadian Club in Barre.  The meeting will begin at 4:00PM.  A dinner and fundraiser to benefit COVE will take place shortly after the meeting closes.  For more information on the dinner and how to purchase tickets click here.  For a downloadable flyer click here (PDF format).

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Monday, October 28: Addison County Legislative Forum on Elder Issues

Posted October 17, 2013

The Community of Vermont Elders (COVE), the Addison County Retired Teachers Association (ACRTA), and The Lodge at Otter Creek are hosting an Addison County Legislative Forum on elder issues on Monday, October 28, from 2pm to 3:30 PM at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury.  Addison County state senators and several state representatives will be at the forum to listen and discuss issues of interest to their elder constituents.

Some of the issues likely to be discussed will be funding for fuel assistance, transportation and other programs that meet the needs of vulnerable adults; getting the savings in the “Choices for Care” Medicaid long-term care waiver program reinvested into enhanced long term care services; ensuring that the Adult Protective Services program provides all the protections required by law; and monitoring health care reform and how it will affect people on Medicare.

The event is free, open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, AARP Vermont, Addison County Community Trust, Addison County Home Health and Hospice, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity and its Addison County Offices, John Graham Shelter, and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Seating is limited, so reservations are requested.  To RSVP, please contact The Lodge at Otter Creek at 802.458.3200 or by email.

If you need a ride, please call Lenore Morse of ACRTA at 802.578.7225.

 



COVE holds legislative candidates forum on senior issues

Posted October 18, 2012

Legislative Candidates Forum co-sponsored by Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition!

The Community of Vermont Elders is hosting a legislative candidates forum on senior issues in Chittenden, Franklin, and Rutland counties. Meet and learn more about area House and Senate candidates and speak candidly about issues and interests that are important to seniors.

Come out and join the conversation on senior issues in your community.

 

Chittenden County State Senate Candidates Forum 

When: Thursday, October 25, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Champlain Senior Center, 241 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington

*Bagels & cream cheese, coffee/tea/juice will be provided.

 

Rutland County State Representative Candidates Forum 

When: Friday, October 26, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Maples Senior Living Community, 5 General Wing Drive (off Stratton Road), Rutland

*Continental breakfast will be provided

 

Franklin County Legislative Candidates Forum 

When: Monday, October 29, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Franklin County Senior Center, 75 Messenger Street, Saint Albans

*Bagels & cream cheese, coffee/tea/juice will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by: Franklin County Senior Center, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, AARP Vermont, and the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

For more information, contact Gini Milkey, Executive Director, COVE (802) 229‐4731 or gini@vermontelders.org

Chittenden County Forum Invitation 2012

Rutland County Forum Invitation 2012

Franklin County Forum Invitation 2012