November 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 you will be mailed one or we 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.

Foot Clinic

Friday, November 5th, 2021 from 9:15am-11:15am
PLEASE CALL (802)287-9200 to make an appointment.

This event is sponsored by the RCVNA (Rutland County Visiting Nurses Association).
Toenails: $10
Fingernails: $5

Board Meeting

Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 10:00am. All are welcome to attend!

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

Trustees: John Thomas, Geri Woodruff, Shiela Nichols

Site Director: Michelle McCarron
Cook: Diane Ferguson

Blood Pressure Clinic

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Sponsored by SASH (Support and Services at Home)

Blood Drive

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 from 9:30am-2:00pm

Please make an appointment with the American Red Cross by calling 1(800)733-2767 or visiting and using the sponsor code PoultneyYAHSC.

Everyone Eats

The program has been extended! It will take place Wednesdays at 5pm and is first come, first serve. Located at the Revive Church in the back of the Green Mountain Campus.


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

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.

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.

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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