January 2022 Newsletter

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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.

Buses are full – waitlist only!

Final payment will be due March 6, 2022.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Sponsored by SASH (Support and Services at Home)

Board Meeting – Elections

Monday, January 17th, 2021 at 10:00am. All are welcome to attend!

The election of officers and directors of Young at Heart Senior Center will take place at the board meeting. If you are interested in running for a position on the board, please contact Suzy Kasuba, Jonas Rosenthal, or Carri LaFond-Hurlburt at the center ASAP.

Annually, all four officer positions are re-appointed and two at large members. Nominations can be made from the floor.

REMEMBER: This is YOUR Young at Heart, and everyone is eligible to vote, so COME ONE, COME ALL!!! Please take part.

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

Vermont’s Everyone Eats

Vermont’s Everyone Eats program that addresses food insecurity by providing a weekly meal to residents through the state has been extended until April 1, 2022.

Those who regularly pick up meals from their local VEE hub can call 211 or check with the VEE website, at vteveryoneeats.org online, the local hub’s website or the local hub’s Facebook page.


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

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.

Blood Drive – Canceled

Due to staffing, our January Blood Drive has been canceled. The next Blood Drive is Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 9:30am-2:00pm.

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

Volunteers Needed

We’re looking for a few volunteers in all aspects of Young at Heart Senior Center. We are open Tuesdays through Fridays. We can always use help in the kitchen. Duties could include helping with food prep, washing dishes, restocking supplies, organizing, and cleaning.

The Dining Room could also use a few substitutes to help serve meals from 10:30am to 1:00pm.

We need additional Meals on Wheels drivers for both In-Town and Out of Town substitutes. We especially need at least 1 driver willing to deliver weekly on Thursdays to our In-Town recipients. Meal deliveries take about 1 to 1.5 hours to deliver and are approximately a 12-mile route (In-Town) and a 29-mile loop (Out of Town). Please call if interested – (802)287-9200.

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