October 2021 Newsletter

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

May 13-23, 2022

11 days, 10 nights, $1025 per person, double occupancy
All down payment checks will be deposited the week of October 12th.

If you have not received an insurance form, please call YAHSC and Michelle will mail you one or she can have one ready for you to come and pick up. If you would like the insurance, you must pay the insurance company directly; these payments should be made within 14 days after the deposit is made. During the month of October, we will be sending out information regarding insurance, signing waivers, setting up roommates, etc.

Final payment will be due March 6, 2022.

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Our volunteer appreciation picnic was a grand success! There is not enough room on a page to fill all the happy faces of the people that keep YAHSC going. Music by Hermit Hollow String Band was beyond fun!! Beth Sterns, outreach Rep from Senator Sanders’ office came to share some great aspects of the future.

New faces were in the garden cooking and serving so the volunteers that make the center run could relax and enjoy the day. The food was delicious, provided by Emily and Mike Lightfoot. Cake was scrumptious, baked by Rebecca Worthington. Neighbors and friends came to be part of the spirit of volunteerism!!

Anyone willing to join us for a fun-filled party next year, come on in and sign up to have fun every week!! We still need drivers, kitchen assistants, servers, gardeners, handypeople, and office helpers!! THANK YOU to every one of our volunteers. Young at Heart can’t survive without YOU!!!

Basket Raffle

Saturday, October 2nd, at 11:00am

Come to the basket raffle held at the Modern Woodmen in Wells!!! This is a fundraiser for Young at Heart Senior Center.

Bidding starts at 11:00am and the drawing is at 1:00pm.

Board Meeting

Monday, October 18th, 2021 at 10:00am.
All are welcome to attend! There will be a vote for new board members. As always in October, there are several positions that become available. Please call if you are interested.

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

Path to Fitness and Wellness

On September 8th, 2021, the VCDBG approved the project of “Path to Fitness and Wellness” at YAHSC. The purpose of this is to increase/expand opportunities for fitness and health programs outside of the senior center facility, but still located on the property. The project proposes to purchase and install an outdoor walking track, (5′ wide x 350′ in length) and an outdoor 20 x 30 pavilion to expand the health and welfare programs once served inside the Center building.

This is a reimbursement grant, so as the project develops and continues we will be reimbursed a total of $83,478. Thank you to Jonas Rosenthal, Sarah Pelkey, Paul Donaldson, the Selectboard members, and the town of Poultney for supporting YAHSC in this exciting endeavor!

Foot Clinic

Friday, October 1st, 2021 from 9:-11:15
PLEASE CALL (802)287-9200 to make an appointment.

This event is 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 https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT

Bag Sale at the Thrift Store

October 1-9, 2021 Tues-Fri 9:00am-2:00pm

Bag of Clothing – $3
Books, treasures, dishes, frames, blankets…half price!

The grand finale to our bag sale will be on Saturday, October 9th as part of the Poultney Town Wide Yard Sale! We will be open from 8am-1pm on this date.

Memory Light Tree

The Memory Light Tree is a Christmas Tradition in Poultney founded by Phyllis MacMurtry. It was started as a way to remember deceased loved ones at Christmas, especially when it was difficult to get to the cemetery to put wreathes or decorations on their graves. It is a wonderful way to help the Poultney Food Shelf and Women’s Club Tree of Giving at a time when they need help the most.

The Memory Light Tree is located in front of the town hall and is lit by Santa when he comes to town the first Saturday in December. The names of those people to be remembered are published in the Free Press before Christmas. Young at Heart is honored to be the sponsor of such a wonderful tradition.

Sign up books will be at: the Original Vermont Store, East Poultney General Store, Young at Heart Senior Center, Marcie’s Hair Salon, the Poultney Public Library, and the Tree of Giving from November 1st through December 4th. The donation is $1 per name.

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.

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!

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