July 2021 Newsletter

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On-Site Dining

Young at Heart is reopening the Dining Room for On-Site lunch starting JULY 6th, 2021 at NOON. Suggested donation is $3.50 for those 60 and over, $5 for those under 60. We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. PLEASE MAKE A RESERVATION.

Please call ahead so we can plan accordingly: (802)287-9200.

If you are fully vaccinated, there is no need to wear a mask. If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you please wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others. We are on the honor system.

Picnic Lunch Outside

THURSDAY, JULY 22nd 2021
Bring a chair! You can bring your own lunch or pre-order ours!

Farmer’s Market

Fridays at noon, we will have a farmer’s market! Come get a selection of locally grown food!

The Vermonters Feeding Vermonters grant is sponsoring YAHSC buying produce, meat, dairy, and eggs from local farmers again this year.

Float for 4th of July Parade

Young at Heart will have a float in the 4th of July parade. Anyone interested in decorating and/or joining in the parade, please contact us at YAHSC. We will be decorating a float on Saturday, July 3rd from 1pm-5pm. Please feel free to come and help!!!

Board of Directors Meeting

July 19, 2021 – Because public social gatherings have been deemed safe again, all are welcome to attend!

President – Jonas Rosenthal
Vice President – Val Broughton
Secretary – Mary Preseau
Treasurer – Suzy Kasuba
Trustees: John Thomas, Pat Beatty, Gerry Woodruff, Maureen Capman, Shiela Nichols
Cook: Diane Ferguson
Site Director: Michelle McCarron

Trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sunday, October 17- Saturday, October 23rd 2021

This trip will be a total of 7 days and 6 nights. The price is $849 (double occupancy) and includes 2 shows.

A deposit with reservations required by August 13, 2021. Final payment is due by September 10, 2021. We need a minimum of 30 people in order to make the trip happen.

More details to come!

Trip to South Dakota

Friday, May 13-Monday, May 23, 2022

The South Dakota trip is BACK!!!
This trip will be a total of 11 days and 10 nights. The price is $1025 for double occupancy, with an additional $359 for single occupancy.

A deposit of $75 is due with signed reservation. Final payment is due by March 6, 2022. We need a minimum of 30 people to make the trip happen.

Day Trip to Burlington, VT

Monday July 26, 2021

• Leave YAHSC at 8:00am
• Spirit of Ethan Allen Lunch Cruise: 11:30am-1:30pm
• Leave Williston by 3:30pm
We will have time to walk, shop, and enjoy the lake front beforehand. We will be stopping at the Christmas Shop in the afternoon.

The cost is $40. Payment with reservation is due by Friday, July 16, 2021. We need a minimum of 30 people to make the trip happen.

Basket Raffle

We are planning a basket raffle for October 2, 2021. It will be held at Modern Woodmen in Wells, VT. If you would like to donate a basket, please feel free to drop one off at YAHSC.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Tuesday, July 13 2021 at 11:00am. Please call YAHSC at (802)287-9200 for more details.

Blood Drive

Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 9am-2pm. Please call the American Red Cross for an appointment: 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code PoultneyYAHSC

Slate Valley Scramble – Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Slate Valley Trails is requesting senior VOLUNTEERS for their “Slate Valley Scramble” Trail Run race and fundraiser. Volunteers need to register online through Run Reg for them to keep track of personnel and for you to get a free t-shirt. The deadline for online registration is August 11, 2021. Please call Silvia Cassano for assistance: (802)673-6990

The positions they need assistance with are:
• Registration/Bib Pickup
• T-shirt sales
• Refreshment table (keep clean and organized while handing out drinks)
• Parking/line organization


Trail Outside Walking Society (TOWS)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:30pm, weather permitting

Bone Builders
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-10:30am

Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00am-7:40am. Please call if interested: (802)287-9200

Outdoor Games
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Bring your friends! Ladder ball, bean bag, bocci ball. We have lots of fun!

Thrift Store Reopening

The YAHSC Thrift Store will reopen on Tuesday, July 6th. Regular hours will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-12pm.

Foot Clinic – July 2

•Toenails $10
• Fingernails $5

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


A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS! YAHSC could not exist without each and every one of you!! If anyone is interested in volunteering for 2-3 hours a week, please step forward and join the force!


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

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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