Social Services

The listings below represent some of the Social Services that are available to Monkton Senior Citizens and their Families. This information was compiled by Katrieva Tebo, as a project for one of her classes at Mt. Abraham Union High School.

If you know of an organization that should be added to this list, please send us an email!

Addison County Hospice Volunteer Services

Addison County Transit Resources

Champlain Valley Agency on Aging

Community Health Services/Open Door Clinic

Elderly Services and Project Independence

Professional Nurses Service

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Rutland and Addison Counties/Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program

Vergennes Residential Care

Vermont 2-1-1


Addison County Hospice Volunteer Services

Hospice Volunteer Services’ (HVS) primary commitment is to provide the support of trained hospice volunteers to people with terminal illnesses and their families. Hospice volunteers offer both practical and emotional support tailored to the individual needs of each patient and family. Most of these services are provided in the home setting, but we also provide care in nursing homes, community care homes, and the hospital. In addition, bereavement support services are offered to all residents of Addison County, whether or not a loved one received hospice care. We offer a variety of programs to assist people who are grieving, such as regular grief support groups, consultation, one-to-one volunteer outreach, special supportive and educational events, and the Phoenix Group (a monthly pot-luck gathering of widowed people for the purpose of social and community connection). HVS has a commitment to serve as a resource and leader in providing education and support throughout Addison County around issues of end-of-life care, death, and bereavement. We offer a variety of educational opportunities, national teleconferences, and publications, as well as being a resource to area schools, agencies and churches.

We are pleased to be of service and are grateful for your support.

For more information contact:

Patricia Dunn – Executive Director
pdunn@hospicevs.org
Hospice Volunteer Services
PO Box 772
Middlebury VT 05753
Phone: 802-388-4111

Addison County Transit Resources

Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) has been the public transportation provider for the Addison County region since 1992. We serve all residents and visitors of the county through many diverse transportation services.

ACTR serves the general public via an extensive shuttle bus system, and has many programs that focus on specialized populations including elders, persons with disabilities and low-income families and individuals. In addition, ACTR partners with many area organizations and businesses to provide transportation for special public events.

For more information visit their website at: http://www.actr-vt.org/

Champlain Valley Agency on Aging

Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, Inc. (CVAA), is a private, non-profit, United Way organization that supports the efforts of people 60 and older in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties to remain active, healthy, financially secure, and in control of their own lives.

For more Information contact:

Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, Inc.
PO Box 158
Winooski, VT 05404-0158
Phone: 802-865-0360
E-mail: info@cvaa.org or visit their website http://www.cvaa.org/

Their website provides a Community Resource Guide of agencies, programs and services for older adults in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The Guide is compiled and maintained by the Senior Help line staff and is updated on a regular basis.

 

Community Health Services/Open Door Clinic

The Open Door Clinic of Addison, located in Middlebury, Vermont, provides a wide range of medical services for their patients. All patients must be previously qualified and visits to the clinic must be by appointment.

For more information call 802-388-0137.

Elderly Services and Project Independence

Elderly Services is a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting high quality of life for elders, and to supporting elders in their efforts to live in their own homes despite frailty, chronic illness or disability. This includes:

  • Project Independence Adult Day Care Center
  • Eldercare Counseling
  • Eldercare Information & Consultation for Family Members
  • Geriatric Needs Evaluation
  • Geriatric Mental Health Counseling
  • Long Distance Care giving support — out-of-state resources
  • ESI College Lifelong Learning Program — interesting classes on a variety of subjects to keep your mind sharp.
  • Family Caregiver Support Groups — meets every 2nd Wednesday, at 7 p.m., and every 3rd Friday, at 12 noon. All are welcome!
  • Monthly Seminar and Lunch Club
  • Aging Education Programs

Project Independence provides daytime care for frail elders and respite and peace of mind for their families. Open 12 hours a day, Monday through Friday, 7 hours Saturdays, care includes nursing, transportation, delicious hot meals, therapeutic activities, entertainment and social work in a safe and caring environment.

For more information contact:

Elderly Services, Inc./Project Independence
P.O. Box 581
Middlebury, VT 05753
Call 802-388-3983 or e-mail them at mail@elderlyservices.org
Visit their website at www.elderlyservices.org

Professional Nurses Service

Professional Nurses Service provides home health care to all ages statewide as well as supplemental staffing to Vermont schools, hospitals and businesses. “ProNurses” employs Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs), physical therapists (PTs) and unlicensed caregivers. Both home visits and continuous hours of care are available, 24/7, 365 days a year. Medicare and Medicaid certified, all major insurances are accepted as well as private pay clients. Vaccination and wellness services are also available to businesses and schools. Lastly, ProNurses offers education for individuals interested in becoming Vermont licensed as a nursing assistant.

For more information contact:

Phone: 1-800-446-8773 or 802-655-7111
Or you can visit their website at www.pronurses.com

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Rutland and Addison Counties/Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program

RSVP and The Volunteer Center is an “Invitation to Serve” program for people of all ages who want to meet community needs through meaningful use of their skills, talents, interests and knowledge in volunteer service to nonprofit organizations. RSVP/VC involves individuals in service that matches their personal interests and makes use of their varied life and professional experiences. RSVP/VC enables people to contribute to their communities and feel good about themselves through the rewarding experience of volunteering. Additionally, RSVP has implemented programs called “Signature Programs” to address pressing community needs like osteoporosis and child literacy issues.

For more information on RSVP in the Addison County area contact:

RSVP Addison
282 Boardman Street
Middlebury, Vt. 05753
Phone: 802-388-7044
E-mail: rsvpaddison@volunteersinvt.org
visit their website at http://www.volunteersinvt.org

The Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program will match your talents and interests to the needs of our children – right here in Rutland, Bennington and Addison Counties. You can help by giving anywhere from 15 to 40 hours a week. Together we can build a stronger generation of children and a better community, for ourselves and our neighbors. Through your gifts of time and talent, you can share something very special…yourself.

For more information contact:

Green Mountain Foster Grandparent Program
282 Boardman Street
Middlebury, Vt. 05753
Phone: 802-388-7044
Or e-mail them at: fgp@volunteersinvt.org

Vergennes Residential Care

Vergennes Residential Care Home is a Level III care home on the city green in Vergennes. We offer an 18 bed facility with private and semi-private rooms, all within walking distance to local shops, churches and activities. Vergennes Residential Care Home provides home cooked meals, personal linen and laundry service, assistance with personal care, medication and transportation. The location is particularly well suited to participation in the many community activities offered on the green. An RN is available and on call.

For more information contact:

Barbara or Tim at 802-877-3562.

Vermont 2-1-1

Vermont 2-1-1 is a confidential, statewide, health and human services information and referral service. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of all people in Vermont, through a statewide information and referral system for streamlined access to community resources. Trained information and referral specialists offer personalized assistance by telephone; help solve problems; and provide information and referrals to government and local programs, community-based organizations, and support groups — 24 hours/7 days. Language translation services are available.

Just dial 2-1-1 (a local call from anywhere in Vermont) for personal assistance, information, and referrals to community resources throughout Vermont.

For more information contact:

MaryEllen Mendl, Program Director
maryellen@unitedwaycc.org

Sharon Tierra, Operations Manager
sharon@unitedwaycc.org

Vermont 2-1-1
United Ways of Vermont
95 Saint Paul Street, Suite 210
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: 802-864-7541

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