Whitingham seniors lead active lives. Information about activities and resources are available here.
Senior Solutions helps older Vermonters with Food & Fuel Benefits…and more
Senior Solutions is a trusted non-profit agency that has operated as the area’s Council on Aging since 1973. It does not charge any fees for helping area residents.
While we may be seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the economic challenges that have faced us all are ongoing – and for many older Vermonters, the challenges of paying for food, fuel, and medical bills are very real. And yet, 60% of older Vermonters who are eligible for assistance such as 3SquaresVT do not participate!
3SquaresVT is a nutrition program that helps you put healthy food on your table. A family of two with a monthly gross income of $2,659 or less, or a single senior with an income of $1,969, may be eligible to receive funds for food, as either cash in the bank or on a card that works just like a debit card.
A new program, “3SquaresVT in a SNAP,” makes it even easier! If everyone in your household is at least 60 years old or receiving disability benefits, and no one is earning income from employment, you can apply with a simpler application and you can keep your benefits for three years with no additional paperwork.
You may qualify even if you have money in the bank, own your own home, or are employed. 3SquaresVT and Fuel Assistance can both be applied for in a single application. Fuel Assistance helps with winter home heating bills by making a payment directly to your fuel provider on your behalf, and may be used regardless of how you heat your home: fuel oil, propane, electricity, and even wood heating. Applications are accepted throughout the summer for final decisions in the fall.
Simply call the Senior HelpLine at 802-885-2669 to start the process for either program.
Senior Solutions can help you find other programs you may be eligible for, such as Medicare Savings Programs, Prescription Drug Assistance, Meals on Wheels, and others, and will help you through every step of the applications.
Senior Meals are served in the Whitingham Municipal Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. The September menu is attached below.
Many events including Senior Meals the bi-weekly community meal, Bone Builders, ping-pong and Bingo happen regularly.
Many resources are available to seniors, see links to more information below.
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