August 2021 Newsletter

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

7 days – 6 nights, October 17-23, 2021
$849 per person, double occupancy

Package includes:
– Overnight lodging to and from Myrtle Beach
– 4 nights lodging in Myrtle Beach
-6 breakfasts
-4 dinners
-2 fabulous shows
-Special guided tour of the historic area of Charleston, Barefoot Landing, and more!!!

This trip needs a minimum of 35 people. Deposit of $25 by August 13, 2021 holds your spot. Cancellation of trip is Aug 17, if we don’t have minimum passengers. We are only 1/2 full at the moment.

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Monday August 30, 2021 at 5:00pm

We have the greatest group of volunteers who worked our Meals on Wheels program right through the last year!! Now, it’s our turn to celebrate their dedication and expertise. The kitchen staff, dining room servers, Meals on Wheels Drivers, handyfolk, Thrift Store workers, delivery folks, gardeners, etc. COME, LET US SHOW YOU OUR GRATITUDE! FUN TIMES!

Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands & Black Hills of South Dakota

11 days, 10 nights, $1025 per person, double occupancy
$75 deposit per person due by August 25, 2021

If you have not paid your deposit, please do so soon. To hold your spot, please mail or bring in your deposit. We have a waiting list and would like to take 2 buses. Final payment will be due March 6, 2022.

There is also trip insurance available. Pay the insurance company directly. We can mail this form to you, or you can come in and pick one up. Thanks!

Board Meeting – August 16th, 10:00am

Board of Directors:
President – Jonas Rosenthal
Vice President – Val Broughton
Secretary – Mary Preseau
Treasurer – Suzy Kasuba

Trustees: John Thomas, Geri Woodruff, Pat Beatty, Maureen Capman, Shiela Nichols

Site Director: Michelle McCarron
Cook: Diane Ferguson

Basket Raffle – October 2, 2021

We are planning a basket raffle to be held at the Modern Woodmen in Wells. If you would like to donate a basket, please feel free to drop one off at YAHSC.

Foot Clinic – August 6, 2021

9:15am-11:30am. Please call (802)287-9200 to make an appointment.

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


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

Blood Pressure Clinic

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11am FREE. Please call YAHSC at (802)287-9200 for more details.

Saratoga Casino Day Trip

Monday, September 13, 2021 – Saratoga Casino and lunch at Ginny Rae’s diner. $40 includes catered lunch and bus ride.

– Leaving YAHSC at 9am
– Travel on Premier Coach to Saratoga Casino
– Leaving Casino at 1:00pm, stopping for lunch at Ginny Rae’s in Hudson Falls
– Leaving Ginny Rae’s at approximately 2:45pm
– Arriving back at YAHSC by 3:30pm

We need 30 people minimum to make this trip happen!!! Travel will be on Premier Coach. Please make your reservation with payment by August 25, 2021. Call YAHSC at (802)287-9200.


TOWS – Trail Outside Walking Society
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 2:30pm, weather permitting.

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

Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00am-7:40am.

Card Playing
Wednesdays at 1:00pm. Please call (802)287-9200 if interested.

Outdoor games every day, bring your friends!! Ladder ball, bean bag, bocci ball. We have lots of fun!

Volunteers Needed

YAHSC is in need of 2 volunteers for serving lunch from 10:30am-1pm on Fridays and kitchen help Tuesdays from 8:30am-11:30am. Also, assistance is needed every day from 10am-1pm.

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 2-3 hours a week, please step forward and join the force!

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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