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

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.

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