December 2021 Newsletter

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New Site Director

Note from Michelle: We found a great, new director to fill my shoes!!! No worries, everyone: I’ll be wearing my slippers!!!!! She is quite the perfect woman to continue our programs and be available to all of you. She has a few ideas herself to keep our community Young at Heart!!! Her name is Carrie – here she is!

Note from Carrie: Hello, I wanted to quickly introduce myself. My name’s Carrie LaFond-Hurlburt and I am very pleased to be stepping into the director position. I am looking forward to meeting more of our community, continuing the current projects that are in the works, and hopefully adding some more. I’m excited to be a part of the YAH community. Please stop in and say hello!

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

May 13-23, 2022

There is trip insurance that is available. Pay the insurance company directly via internet. Alternative is to send us a check for insurance made out to Travel Insured International. These forms have been mailed to you.

Busses are full – waitlist only!

Final payment will be due March 6, 2022.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Sponsored by SASH (Support and Services at Home)

Board Meeting

Monday, December 20th, 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: Carrie LaFond-Hurlburt
Cook: Diane Ferguson

Holidays are Here Again!

Please join us Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1-3 for our Christmas Celebration! There will be a bonfire, hot cocoa, homemade cookies, caroling and music, and great company! This is a stay in your car event if you choose, or you can warm up at the bonfire!


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.

Flu Shot Clinic

December 8th/9th , 2021 (date TBD) – please call to confirm date and bring your insurance card.

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

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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