June 2021 Newsletter

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Happy Father’s Day!!!!!

It’s “hugs and feet up” time. Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers everywhere. Young at Heart wishes the very best to you all, the best hugs, the best rest, best children, best love and hugs. Have a wonderful day, and a WONDERFUL MONTH!!

Reopening Goals

As we navigate through the recommendations and requirements from the Gov. of VT and the Dep’t of Health and DAIL and COA, we have made a few decisions. Congregant, inside dining, will commence on TUESDAY, JULY 6. Reservations will be required, and safe procedures will be followed.
This is OUR GOAL. Goals are subject to change based on any new rules that may come into play.

Games & Lunch

Starting Tuesday, June 1, we are going to have games and lunch outdoors, every Tuesday-Friday at 11:00 weather permitting. CALL (802)287-9200 TO ORDER and pick up your lunch (suggested donations of $3.50 for those over 60) or bring your own. Bring your own chair as well. Enjoy the outdoors and friendships!!! Our goal is to continue to socialize safely.

Everyone Eats

Everyone Eats will continue at St. Raphael’s Church on Main St. in Poultney – Wednesdays at 5pm through the end of June. Mach’s Market is the provider for free dinners. Come and enjoy delicious food. This is a State run program. ALL are welcome.

Summer Day Trips

We are considering a few days trips this summer. Our goal is to watch the regulations from the Department of Health and Council on Aging. Some considerations are the “Spirit of Ethan Allen” summer day cruise and the Saratoga Casinos. Stay tuned. If you are interested, please call the office at (802)287-9200 so we can have an idea of how many might be interested.

Foot Clinic – June 4

Sponsored by the visiting nurses.
• Toenails $10
• Fingernails $5

Please call (802)287-9200 for an appointment.


3SquaresVT in a SNAP offers Vermonters 60 or older and/or disabled an easier way to receive and keep 3SquaresVT food benefits.
This program is for households where everyone is
• at least 60-years-old or receiving disability benefits
• not earning income from a job or self-employment
Households that qualify will be able to
• apply using a simpler, shorter application
• keep their benefit for three years without needing to do an annual review

3Squares in a SNAP is a demonstration project authorized by the Federal Nutrition Service of the USDA. The goal is to increase the participation of older and disabled Vermonters in the state’s federal nutrition assistance program: 3SquaresVT. It does this by streamlining the application and recertification process. To learn more, call the HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119 or visit https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT

Path to Health and Wellness

Young at Heart is applying for grants to create a “fitness garden” in the space adjacent to our building. It will have a walking path, an exercise pad with a pavilion of sorts, for starters! Come in and visit us and view the rendering that is on display! You can also check out the plans on our webpage.


We are grateful to each and every volunteer at YAH. Thank you all very much. You are the glue that holds us all together. Please consider volunteering, as we open we need more kitchen helpers and gardeners. A handyperson would be nice, too.

Meals on Wheels

Essential Meals on Wheels preparation and delivery will continue as always, unless school is cancelled. The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging is the administrator of the Meals on Wheels program in Rutland County. Our center provides home cooked nutritious meals including protein, vegetables, milk/juice, bread, and fruit. The visit by the volunteer driver is just as important as the healthy meal.
In order to SIGN UP for Meals on Wheels you must call the SVCOA at 1-800-642-5119 or (802)786-5990. The program depends on participant contributions to help support it. There is a SUGGESTED donation of $3.50 for home delivered and/or pick up meals at the senior center. Under 60 years of age, pick up available for $5.00.

A person is eligible if they are:
• 60 years of age or older
• Handicapped or disabled and living in a housing facility where a meal program is operated
• Non-senior volunteer performing essential duties for the operations of the meal program
• OR the spouse of an eligible recipient regardless of age.

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