University of Vermont

College of Medicine

The Center on Aging

Events, Seminars, Courses

Save the Date! The 2015 Gerontology Symposia will take place on:


March 10, 2015 (Tuesday)

Hilton Hotel

Burlington, Vermont


May 29, 2015 (Friday)

Franklin Conference Center at the Howe Center (new venue!)

Rutland, Vermont


Dr. William Pendlebury will deliver the keynote address entitled:

The Public Health Impact of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Challenges and Opportunities


Registration opens in January 2015. To be notified when registration opens, email


Interesting in exhibiting? Contact Janet Nunziata at or phone her at (802) 656-4220.


"Caring and Sharing Series" - Hosted by The Arbors at Shelburne
687 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT  (802) 985-8600

Hosted by Allyson Sweeney, The Arbors at Shelburne

Co-Hosted by Diane Way, Armistead Caregiver Serivces


A Gift for the Caregiver

Wednesday, December 17th

9:30 - 11:00 am


Click here to view a flier


Plan Ahead - Free Online Course

Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies


January 12 - February 15, 2015


Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin of The Johns Hopkins University, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders in this 5-week course.


Click here for more information and to register.


Free Educational Programs on Dementia Offered Statewide - March through May 2015

The Alzheimer's Asosciation of Vermont has announced a series of FREE educational programs for the public.


Each session takes place statewide at each of the VIT (Vermont Interactive Television) sites:


     Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Middlebury,

     Newport, Randolph Center, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Junction, Williston


Click here for the list of classes with dates. (See back of flier for class descriptions.)


Our next program, Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9 am to Noon. Please reserve a seat at least 5 days prior to the scheduled program. To make a reservation, or to speak with a staff member, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.


Memory Cafés in Vermont

Queen City Memory Café    

Thayer House Garden Commons Room

1197 North Avenue, Burlington, VT  05408

3rd Saturday, monthly

10 am - 12 noon


Next Café:    Saturday, December 20, 2014

                      Flier with more information



Montpelier Memory Café 

2nd Saturday, monthly

10 - 11:30 am

Montpelier Senior Activity Center


Information:  Liz Dodd at (802) 229-9630 or


North Country Memory Café    

3rd Wednesday, monthly

10 am - 12 noon

St. Albans Free Library

11 Maiden Lane, St. Albans, VT  05478   Phone: (802) 524-1507


People with Alzheimer’s and dementia, along with their families, can come together for a unique blend of socialization and peer-to-peer support. Refreshments served. (Hosted by St Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center).


The Valley Cafe    

Valley Terrace, Assisted Living

2820 Christian Street, White River Junction, VT  05001

2 pm - 3:30 pm


Information:  Mick Byer at


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