University of Vermont

College of Medicine

The Center on Aging

Events, Seminars, Courses

First Anual New Directions in Aging and Disabilities Conference: Person and Family-Centered Care


This day-long conference on Wednesday, April 15th will explore existing and new directions in aging and disability services based on the evolving person-centered, participant-directed model of care. Speakers will outline current projects on national, state, and local levels with an emphasis on implications for Vermont.  Workshops will explore a diversity of person and family-centered practices and applications. 


To learn more and register for this special event, please visit the conference website and registration site.  The conference is open to professionals, family members, and interested individuals. The registration fee is $25. UVM students and faculty are invited free of charge (on the registration form, use your email address and enter the following, case sensitive, discount code:  UVMaffiliate).  Six (6) social work CEUs are available. 


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The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care - Workshops for Family & Professional Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia


Workshops in Newport, VT during April, May and June


Click here for more information:  Best Friends Flyer


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This is a specially designed class for family caregivers where the focus in on taking care of the caregiver! Come learn how to lower stress, communicate effectively with others, problem-solve, set goals, reduce guilt, anger and depression.  In short, learn how to take better care of yourself!



Montpelier Senior Activity Center

Thursdays, April 16 - May 21

2 - 3:30 pm

To register, call Barb Asen at (802) 476-2681.

View a flyer



Cambridge Regional Health Center

272 N. Main St., Cambridge, VT

Fridays, May 1 - June 12
2:00 - 4:00 pm
View a flyer


Call Christine Melicharek at (802) 888-1393 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 list of classes with dates. (See back of flier for class descriptions.)


Please reserve a seat at least 5 days prior to the program. To make a reservation, or to speak with a staff member, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

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