September 2021 Newsletter

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Basket Raffle

Saturday, October 2nd, at 11:00am

This is a fundraiser for Young at Heart Senior Center being held at the Modern Woodmen in Wells. If you are interested in making a basket, please make sure finished baskets are dropped off at the Young at Heart Senior Center during the month of September.

If anyone has baskets that they are not using, please bring them in as we can have others pick them up to create their donations. Thank you for your help!

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2pm

Come on over and cool off with some ice cream! There will be music provided by Backyard Brass and Harry.

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

May 13-23, 2022

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 as it is now considered late. 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. You must pay the insurance company directly. We can mail this form to you, or you can come in and pick one up. During the month of October, we will be sending out information regarding insurance, signing waivers, setting up roommates, etc.

Board Meeting

Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 10:00am.
All are welcome to attend!

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

Blood Drive

Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Please make an appointment with the American Red Cross by calling 1(800)733-2767 or visit their website at If you are having trouble locating the event on their website, you may use the sponsor code PoultneyYAHSC in the search box.

Foot Clinic

Friday, September 3rd, 2021 from 9:15-11:30
PLEASE CALL (802)287-9200 to make an appointment.

This event is sponsored by RAVNA.
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 Drive

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Come get your blood pressure checked for free!
Sponsored by Support and Services at Home (SASH).

Poultney Higher Education Scholarships

The Poultney High School Class of 1971 is inviting ALL students of school programs in Poultney – as well as family, friends, and the community – to join them in giving back to the Poultney region. They have started a GoFundMe to help future graduating seniors or students in PHS programs pursuing higher learning in any 2 year, 4 year, or trade school.

Please check it out by clicking here.

Chili Cook Off

Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Registration/Check in begins at 8:00am. There is no cost to register a team of cookers.

The Poultney Rotary Club is thrilled to announce the 31th Annual Chili Cook Off in downtown Poultney! They will be offering $1,000 in cash prizes for contestants as well as a silent auction, music, and more! Please visit for more information and to submit your team roster.


Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 11:15am
This is a discussion and demonstration session. Please call (802)287-9200 if interested.

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!

Music Therapy

Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 11:30am

What IS Music Therapy, you ask? It is clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Nick Defeo, MS, MT-BC, is our music therapist.

From the emotional response elicited from hearing a favorite song to the social opportunity involved in joining a drum circle or the physical activity of singing and playing instruments, music provides a unique and holistic multisensory experience. Please call YAHSC at (802)287-9200 for more information or to make a reservation to join in on the fun on September 10th!

Volunteers Needed

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! New volunteers are ALWAYS appreciated. If anyone is considering it, we would love to have you join!

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.

Thrift Store

Donation Hours: 8:00am-2:00pm
Shopping Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm

Thanks to more volunteers coming to help us, our Thrift Store is now open! Anyone may donate.


Friday Markets

Fridays at 11:00am

Vermonters feeding Vermonters is back again this year! Produce, meat, and dairy from local farmers is available to our seniors. This is a grant from the Vermont Foodbank. Come and have some fresh food to take home!

We also encourage you to make a reservation and stay for lunch!

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