Letter to the editor: Thanks to Rutland and Bennington County voters

Thanks to Rutland and Bennington County voters

It is with heartfelt appreciation that the members of the Board of Directors and the staff of the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging thank you for your continued funding of our work serving elders and their caretakers. Thanks to your financial assistance, we are able to provide such services as Meals on Wheels, transportation, counseling, and caregiver assistance to all seniors with the goal of helping them maintain maximum independence.

Last year over 200,000 meals were served to nearly 3,000 people in our region, and of those, over 142,000 meals were home delivered to 936 citizens living in one of the forty towns in our service area. While Meals on Wheels might be one of the better known services, our staff also helps individuals access many services and benefits including transportation and assistance with financial matters.

Your votes of support are just one more indication of the generosity and compassion of the citizens of Rutland and Bennington Counties for which we are very thankful.

Should you or someone you know benefit from any of our programs, please contact us at 1-800-642-5119 or at www.svcoa.org .

— David Ellenbrook, president of the Board of Directors, and Sandy Conrad, executive director of the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging


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