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The Cider Press June 2018

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Highlights: June 13 Pot Roast & Seniors Issues Roast–RSVP;
June 18 Father’s Day Lunch;
June 21 Wayside Diner in Montpelier & shopping

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CIDER News 1
June Trips & Events 2
How We Spent
Our 25th Birthday
3
Food Access Community
Engagement
Fresh Start Classes
CIDER Meetings
4
Flashlight Program:
Touch, Caring & Cancer
Workshops
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
June Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
Parkinson’s Support Grp.
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Home Delivered Meals
Save Medical Costs
Bird Watching Outing
Church Listings
10
NEW Neighbor Meals
Getting close to 100!
11
Islands’ Antique Show 12

The CIDER Press May 2018

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Highlights: May 17th Excursion to Ziemke Glassblowing
Studio & Cabot Cheese Farmer’s Store;
May 10 luncheon celebrating Elizabeth Andrews 104th Birthday

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CIDER News 1
May Trips & Events 2
Over the Past Few Weeks 3
Mother’s Dictionary
Quit Smoking Tip
CIDER Meetings
4
Flashlight Program:
Touch, Caring & Cancer
Workshop
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
May Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
Medicare Scam Alert
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
A Night of Comedy
& Music
Church Listings
10
Volunteer Profile
Our Meals Volunteers
11
Interested In Bird
Watching?
12

The CIDER Press April 2018

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Highlights: April 12th Excursion to
Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Ctr.

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CIDER News 1
April Trips & Events 2
Saint Patrick’s Day at
“The Neighbors”
3
Senior Town Meeting
CIDER Meetings
4
Flashlight Program:
Don’t Try These
Remedies at Home
New Quit Smoking Prgm.
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
April Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Function and Fun
Housing Project Update
Church & Food Shelf
Listings
10
Volunteer Profile
Fund Raiser Cancelled
11
Celebrate our 25th Year 12

The CIDER Press March 2018

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Highlights: March 16 St. Patrick’s Day lunch
& March 24 benefit comedy
(“The Logger”, “The Fiddler”)

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CIDER News 1
March Trips & Events 2
February Love Your
Neighbors and more
3
Lesser Known
Murphy’s Laws

CIDER Meetings

4
Flashlight Program: Early
Signs of Parkinson’s
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
March Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW

Looking for Clothing

8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Advice from the CDC
about Smokeless Tobacco
Church Listings
10
The Logger and The
Fiddler
11
2018 Annual Fund Drive 12

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

The CIDER Organization is a large part of the community in the Champlain Islands.  We rely on our volunteers to assist the older adults and the disabled who need rides to medical, dental and other essential appointments.  In addition we have many volunteers who contribute their time helping at our meal site, “The Neighbors”, five days a week.  On Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the lunches at the Congregational Church in South Hero and daily for preparation of the meals for the Meals On Wheels Program.  CIDER also has a lending closet for adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs, commodes and shower benches.  Another area where we use volunteers is for our Ramp Program.  This is more of a seasonal program where our volunteers build wheelchair ramps when requested and deemed possible.

The lifeline of this organization is our volunteers.  Without them countless people in our community would not be able to make it to medical, dental or other essential appointments, receive warm meals and interaction from community members and the independence to leave their home safely.

And of course we also have our monthly folding of the Newsletter where a group of people get together at the CIDER Office to help assemble the Newsletter for mailing to people in the Island as well as to former Islanders who have moved away.

 

 

We can use your help from a few hours a month up to more regular volunteering driving clients to appointments.  If you only have occasional time to help, we are always looking for substitutes to answer our call on an as needed basis.

At this time our biggest need is to increase our volunteer driver roster.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Drivers to take clients to medical appointments.  Reimbursement for mileage is available at the rate of 54.5 cents per mile. (Calculated from when you leave your home and return to your home.  Please inquire.

Substitutes for the Meals on Wheels Program: drivers/deliveries: deliver meals to clients.  We have two routes that are Monday through Friday in South Hero and Grand Isle.  We have one route in the Alburgh that delivers on Tuesday and Thursdays.  We are always looking for people to add to our sub list to cover our regular drivers when they are out.

Meal Site help:  Assist the ladies at the meal site on Monday through Friday, prepping and preparing meals for both the Meals on Wheels Program and at the Meal Site on MW & F, when meals are served.

Accessibility Projects:  AKA wheelchair ramp builders.  No experience required.  Assist our crew to build ramps and/or stairs to help clients to stay in their homes.

Newsletter Folders:  Once a month we gather to fold and mail our newsletter the CIDER Press.  We meet at the CIDER Office for a morning of fun, laughter and a little work.  In addition we have a few annual mailings when we are looking for help as well, on an as needed basis.  We would love to add your name to our list.

For any of these opportunities please call CIDER.  A Substitution List is as important as our regular volunteers, to help us when for a variety of reasons we need coverage.

Please give us a call at 372-6425 to start YOUR volunteer experience.  We can always find an opportunity for you, on a regular basis or as an on-call basis.  We never say NO to anyone who would like to fill an hour a month to several hours a week! 

The CIDER Press February 2018

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Highlights: Strategic Plan and Call for Volunteers

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CIDER News 1
February Trips & Events 2
January with Your
Neighbors
3
Double Your Chances of
Quitting Smoking
CIDER Meetings
4
CIDER Board & Our
Strategic Plan
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
February Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
RUSTY DEWEES
Coming March 24th
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Valentines’ Day Humor
Therapy Chicken
Church Listings
10
VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED!
11
2018 Annual Fund Drive 12

Excursion

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

On January 11th ther is an excursion planned to Richmond.

Time 11:30 to 5:00.

Limited seating. Call CIDER Office.

The CIDER Press January 2018

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Highlights: January 18 lunch at Rozzi’s Tavern

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CIDER News 1
January Trips & Events 2
Happy Holidays at
CIDER
3
Vermont Declares
Independence from
Britain (& NY)!
CIDER Meetings
4
Blizzard Bags
Winter Safety Reminders
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
January Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Some Humor
Quit Smoking Workshops
Church Listings
10
Our 2017 Holiday
Luncheon at
The Neighbors
11
Save These Dates! 12

The CIDER Press November 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Highlights: Nov. 16 trip to Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and Nov. 30 Shop-a-ganza

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CIDER News 1
November Trips & Events 2
October CIDER Pictures 3
Thanksgiving Quotes
What’s the deal with
E Cigarettes?
CIDER Meetings
4
CIDER’s 25th Annual
Membership Meeting
Avoiding Falls
5
CIDER Calendar 6-7
October Menu for “The
Neighbors” and MOW
8
CIDER’fieds
Recipe
9
Healthy Roots & CIDER
Church Listings
10
Volunteer Profile:
Dori Fairbanks
11
Thanksgiving Humor 12