University of Vermont

College of Medicine

The Center on Aging

Events, Seminars, Courses

Class Leader Training for Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Dates:  December 3 and 4, 2015

Time:    8:00 am - 4:30 pm (both days)

Location:  Rutland, Vermont:  The Meadows at East Mountain, 157 Heritage Hill Place


Flyer and Registration Information


Agency Commitment Form


Trainees will learn skill-building activities to:

  • Conduct the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program with a trained co-leader.

  • Use the Class Leader Tips Manual, Leader Scripts and The Caregiver Helpbook.

  • Use five self-efficacy enhancing strategies:  skill mastery through making an action plan; solution-seeking; modeling; reinterpretation of beliefs/thoughts; and persuasion.

  • Apply successfully the following training techniques:  leader presentation; discussion; brainstorming; modeling/practice; feedback and solution-seeking; and dramatization.

End-of-life Planning and Care:  Where to Begin?

Free Community discussion presented by: 

   UVM College of Medicine - Family Medicine Interest Group

   Hosted by Richmond Rescue


When:  Monday, December 7, 2015

Where:  Richmond Rescue, 216 Railroad St., Richmond, Vermont

When:   6:15 pm - 7:45 pm


Space is Limited, please RSVP by emailing or calling:,  (802) 434-2395


Learn more about:

  • Identifying personal goals in end-of-life planning
  • Advance Directives
  • Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs)
  • Clinician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (COLSTs)


View a flier about the event

Communicate, Connect & Collaborate Across Communities: The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging

Want to learn more about community-based initiatives and best practices that help older adults thrive across Northern New England? Want to connect with others who care about issues facing older adults?

Join a diversity of organizations and individuals working to facilitate cross-state conversations and to cultivate new and innovative practices to help us age with health and dignity. It’s called the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, or TSLCA.

Learn more at and sign up to become a member (it’s open to everyone in VT, NH and ME).

TSLCA hosts forums, monthly webinars, and a tri-state conference. There is no doubt that our Vermont communities face significant challenges in the face of our rapidly aging demographics. Our friends in New Hampshire and Maine are facing these same challenges and seeking similar solutions. So let's all communicate, connect, and collaborate as much as we can. Check out the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging today.

Save the Date: 2016 Gerontology Symposia

March 14, 2016 - Burlington Hilton, Burlington, Vermont

May 20, 2016 - Franklin Center at The Howe, Rutland, Vermont



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