Links and Resources
The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. Simply dial 2-1-1 – a local call from anywhere in Vermont. The Vermont 2-1-1 contact center is available 24/7 On the web at: https://vermont211.org/
Age Well provides the aging population of Northwestern Vermont with assistance with community resources and advocacy. Call the toll-free Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 or visit us online at www.agewellvt.org.
Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
The Adult Services Division(ASD)is responsible for the management oversight of a full array of long-term services and supports for older Vermonters and adults with physical disabilities. Call 1-800-241-0304 or visit https://ddsd.vermont.gov/ for more information.
Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging Helpline
The VT Association of Area Agencies on Aging Helpline provides information and assistance to Vermonters age 60 and older. Visit www.vermont4a.org or call1800-642-5119
ADULT DAY PROGRAMS
University of Vermont Home Health and Hospice
Formerly the Visiting Nurse Association, has sites are located at 1110 Prim Road in Colchester, call 802-860-4458; 412 Farrell Street in South Burlington 802-862-6610, & 25 Pinecrest Drive in Essex Junction (802-878-7885). Main Office (802-860-4407) Specialized Memory Care is available at the South Burlington and Essex Junction locations. Transportation is available through C.I.D.E.R. https://www.uvmhomehealth.org/
Care Partners Adult Day Center
Our adult day center located at 640 Franklin Park West in Saint Albans provides adults with Alzheimer's or physical impairments a warm, stimulating and home-like place to spend the day. Visit our website at https://www.carepartnersvt.org/ or call 802-527-0548 Transportation is available through C.I.D.E.R.
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES FOR MEDICAL DECISION MAKING
Vermont Ethics Network
The Vermont Ethics Network can provide information and forms regarding choices relating to medical care and preparing an advance directive. Call 802-828-2909 or visit https://vtethicsnetwork.org/
7-1-1 Vermont Relay
Vermont Relay is a free service that enables people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind or those with a Speech Disability to place and receive phone calls. Call 711 or visit the website at www.vermontrelay.com
AARP Driver Safety Program
Learn defensive driving techniques and possibly get an insurance discount. Visit the website at www.aarp.org/auto/driver-safety/locations for more information. Phone numbers available on the website.
Citizens Assistance Registry for Emergencies (CARE)
CARE is a tool designed to assist Vermont responders to potentially provide special assistance in the event of a wide-scale emergency. https://e911.vermont.gov/care Or call the C.I.D.E.R. office at 802-372-6425 and to receive a form.
Northwest Family Foods
Northwest Family Foods, one of CVOEO's two food services programs in Grand Isle, is managed by Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action. Located at 5 Lemnah Drive, Saint Albans, Monday through Friday from 12-2 and at Saint Josephs Church in Isle La Motte the last two Tuesdays of each month at 10:30. Call 802-527-7392, email email@example.com or visit the website at www.cvoeo.org/get-help/northwest-family-foods for additional information.
Champlain Islands Food Shelf
The Champlain Islands Food Shelf was established in 2002 for all Grand Isle County residents to alleviate food insecurity. Located at the Grand Isle United Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 pm and the first Saturday of each month from 9 to 11am visit www.champlainislandsfoodshelf.org or call (802) 318-4704 for more information
Islands In the Sun Senior Center
The food shelf is located at the Senior Center on Main Street in Alburgh the last two Tuesdays of the month and Saturdays at 11 am month. For more information, call (802) 999-5862.
Town Clerks Office Parking Lot - South Hero
Available to anyone who has not picked up food at the Grand Isle food shelf that week. Saturdays, 9am to 11am at 333 US Route 2, South Hero (802) 372-4962
Saint Amadeus Church
The food shelf is located at 75 Main Street, Alburgh and is open Wednesdays & Fridays at 9am. For additional information call (802)796-3481
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
A partnership between Northwest Family Foods and C.I.D.E.R. provides Grand Isle County residents with a monthly delivery of non-perishable staples like canned vegetables, cereal, rice and pasta. Delivery is the 4th Friday of the month. Call C.I.D.E.R. at 802-372 for more information.
Vermont Food Bank
The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. To see what programs are available to Grand Isle County seniors, please call 800-585-2265 or visit the website at VTfoodbank.org
3SquaresVT is an important resource for people to obtain healthy, affordable foods. 3SquaresVT, also known as SNAP, EBT and food stamps helps income-eligible people buy the food they need. Benefits are generally provided on a debit card (EBT) and are accepted at most grocery stores and many farmer’s markets. Vermont now offers a simplified application process for adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and without earned income. It’s called 3SquaresVT in a SNAP. The pdf of the paper application can be found at https://dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/ESD/Forms/200-299/202-3SNP.pdf You can find the general online application for 3SquaresVT at https://my.vermont.gov/ You can reach the 3SquaresVT team by email at 3SVT@vtfoodbank.org or phone at 802-477-4136
C.I.D.E.R. Home Delivered Senior Meals
CIDER will deliver hot, home-style lunches to Grand Isle County residents every Monday and Thursday. Additional frozen meals can be delivered upon request, up to 2 meals on Monday and 3 meals on Thursday. Meals are low or no salt and sugar, and most dietary needs can be accommodated. A $3 per meal donation is requested. Deliveries will be made between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. If you will not be home during the delivery time frame, please call C.I.D.E.R. to let us know. If you would still like a meal delivered in your absence, you may leave a cooler, large enough to hold your meals, outside. Please call C.I.D.E.R. at 802-372-6425 to join the program.
Age Well Meals On Wheels
Chilled lunches home delivered on Monday through Friday with additional meals available upon request. $5 per meal donation requested. Please call Age Well at 800-642-5119 for more information.
Age Well Restaurant Ticket Program
Age Well has contracted with several restaurants in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties - including Wally's Place in South Hero - to offer a nutritious meal to people age 60 and over at participating restaurants. Individuals 60 years of age or older register and then donate $5 for a ticket and dine at one of the restaurants with their family or friends on their own time. Visit the website at https://www.agewellvt.org/services/food-meal-delivery/community-meals/#faqs or call 802-662-5200 for additional information
CCTV Camera World
Information about home security cameras and and helpful links about keeping seniors safe. https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/home-security-keeping-seniors-safe.html
Hands at Home
Hands At Home Care Services brings high-quality, non-medical home care to adults, seniors and elderly people in locations across Vermont. Skilled, reliable, and compassionate caretakers provide private, personal care that helps people stay happy and comfortable in their own homes. Call 802-496-2600 or visit www.handsathomecs.com for more information.
Red Cross Free Smoke Detector
Visit the website https://www.redcross.org/local/me-nh-vt/about-us/our-work/home-fire-campaign/smoke-alarm-request-nh-vt.html to apply for installation of a free smoke detector in your home and for helpful hints on fire safety and home preparedness.
Lifeline Medical Alert System
Lifeline Cares is a personal and digital care experience that helps people give each other the time, attention, and care they need at every stage of the aging journey. Lifeline Cares brings together your Lifeline medical alert service with innovative tools designed to surround seniors with the right response, care, and services at the right time. For more information call 855-681-5351 or visit the website at www.lifeline.com
University of Vermont Home Health & Hospice
Hospice is a patient-centered philosophy of care that includes expert medical treatment, pain and symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support specific centered around the wishes and needs of your or your family member. Call (802) 658-1900 or visit the website https://www.uvmhomehealth.org/hospice-care/ for more information.
Bayada Hospice provides social, medical, and spiritual care to improve the quality of a patients life, and to product support and grief counseling to friends and family members Call (802) 448-1610 or visit www.bayada.com for more information.
GRAND ISLE COUNTY LIBRARIES
Alburgh Public Library
128 Main Street-Alburgh www.alburghpl.org 802-796-6077
Grand Isle Free Library
10 Hyde Rd-Grand Isle www.grandislefreelibrary.org/ 802-372-4797
Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday noon - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Isle La Motte Public Free Library
2238 Main St-Isle La Motte 802-928-4113
North Hero Public Library
3195 US Route 2-North Hero https://northherolibrary.org/ 802-372-5458
28 Community Lane-South Herowww.southherolibrary.org 802-372-6209
Monday 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 3 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
Friday 10 am to 2 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
MEDICARE AND INSURANCE COUNSELING
The official US Government website to answer questions and help navigate Medicare concerns including supplemental insurance, drug plans and finding provider care. Visit www.Medicare.gov or call 1-800-633-4227
MedicaidPlanningAssistance.org is a free service provided by the American Council on Aging. Their mission is to connect families that require Medicaid with the most appropriate and affordable resource to guide them through the complicated Medicaid application process to obtain long term care. Please visit www.Medicaidplanningassistance.org
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Age Well’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers free and confidential health insurance counseling. Call 800-642-5119 or visit the website at State Health Insurance Program & Medicare for more information.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Call 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org for additional information.
Memory care facilities provide those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia with care that is tailored to their unique needs. MemoryCare.com will provide information about covering the cost of memory care in Vermont, financial assistance options for paying for memory care, free memory care resources in the state, and a directory of memory care facilities in Vermont. Please visit https://www.memorycare.com/memory-care-in-vermont/ for more information.
Adult Protective Services
The official Vermont government website of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Vermont’s Adult Protective Services (APS) program is the primary unit of state government responsible for investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults. Please visit the website at www.dlp.vermont.gov/aps for information
The Islander Newspaper
The Islander provides news, events, classified advertising, promotion and marketing of the Lake Champlain Islands, published weekly on Tuesdays, and circulated in South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Isle La Motte, Alburgh, Milton, Georgia, Colchester and Swanton in Vermont. Free copies are available at the C.I.D.E.R. office. Visit the website at https://www.theislandernewspaper.com/ or call 802-372-5600 for more information.
Seven Days is an independent, weekly newspaper covering Vermont news, politics, food, arts and culture. New issues are published each Wednesday. Free copies are available at the C.I.D.E.R. office. The Seven Days website includes breaking news reports, videos, up-to-date event listings, job postings and personals, as well as content from current and past print issues and special publications. Call 802-864-5684 during regular business hours or visit the website at www.sevendaysvt.com
Green Mountain Transit
Green Mountain Transit is the regional public transportation provider serving Franklin & Grand Isle Counties. GMT contracts with C.I.D.E.R. to provide transportation for Grand Isle County older adults, persons with disabilities, and Medicaid recipients deemed transportation eligible . Please note that all Medicaid rides provided by C.I.D.E.R. must be pre-authorized by calling GMT at least 48 hours in advance. Call 802-527-2181 or visit the website https://ridegmt.com/ for more information.
Vermont Agency of Transportation Go! Vermont
Information about public transportation, ridesharing, vanpools, and more. https://www.connectingcommuters.org
United Way of Northwest Vermont Volunteer Connection
A variety of volunteer opportunities throughout northwestern Vermont https://unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com/
Volunteer opportunities serving seniors in northwest Vermont https://www.agewellvt.org/giving-back/volunteer