FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Age Well Announces New Middlebury office
Colchester, VT – January 4, 2022, Age Well, the leading experts on aging in Northwestern Vermont is excited to announce they have moved into a new office located at 39 Court St., Middlebury, VT. The new office space is the workspace for five Age Well staff members. Additional employees are based out of their satellite offices in Colchester and St. Albans, Vermont.
“We are thrilled to have a beautiful, new space to better serve older Vermonters in Middlebury and throughout Addison County,” commented Jane Catton, Age Well’s CEO. “This move represents another significant milestone for our growing nonprofit. As Vermont is the third oldest state in the country, the need for our services is growing and so must our staff. The purchase of this new office space better accommodates our growing team, our planned future programs, and the needs of our clients. In addition, it was a prudent financial choice.”
Demand for services is continually increasing throughout the pandemic. In 2021, Age Well served 11,332 individuals. Over 270,000 Meals on Wheels were delivered and over 22,250 Congregate Meals were served. Despite an increase in need the Meals on Wheels program continued to serve clients seamlessly.
Age Well’s most recent data showed that 59% of new Meals on Wheels clients scored at the highest risk for food insecurity and all 1,200 clients receiving meals scored a six or higher on the Nutrition Risk Assessment a national tool for measuring malnutrition risk. Their Helpline has seen a steady increase in call volume from clients, family members, and community members seeking information and assistance.
ABOUT AGE WELL
Age Well is a nonprofit organization that has served Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties since 1974 as a member of Vermont’s Area Agencies on Aging. Age Well provides services and support to allow Older Adults to stay independent, and remain healthy at home, where they want to be. Age Well integrates community resources, health services, and wellness programs to enhance and improve quality of life.
Age Well reduces barriers by providing access to healthy meals, care, and community resources. Delivered by staff members and over 1,000+ volunteers, services are designed to meet the diverse needs of clients, their families, and caregivers. Age Well does not charge for services provided, but relies on donations and encourages clients to contribute if they can do so.
Age Well is the largest Meals on Wheels provider in Vermont with a mission is to provide the support and guidance that inspires our community to embrace aging with confidence.
Since 1974, Age Well has delivered over 9 million meals, provided nutrition and care coordination services to over 50,000 people, and responded to over 250,000 calls through the Helpline. To learn more about their programs, visit www.agewellvt.org
Tracey Shamberger, Director of Public Relations & Business Development
Phone: 802-662-5271 email: [email protected]
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