U.S. Paralympics Norid Skiing Coaches' Clinic & Open House
Location: Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT
DATES: Friday-Saturday, October 15-16, 2021
Both events are free. Please register for the Friday Coaches' Clinic. You do not need to register for the Open House.
Funding home modifications for seniors is an ongoing struggle. This past spring, through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a Notice of Funding Availability was opened and targeted towards non-profit agencies to assist older low-income homeowners to age in place. Grant applicants were strongly encouraged to incorporate the services of Occupational Therapists into the application. We are excited to report that Cathedral Square in Burlington was one of 32 nonprofit organizations from across the country awarded the grant and will be soon offering these services to age and income eligible residents in the more rural towns in Chittenden County. This is very exciting news and the OT community in Vermont looks forward to supporting our colleagues at Cathedral Square and they start these services.
To learn more, please contact Molly Dugan at Cathedral Square at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaves Should Fall, Not People!
Sherry Pidgeon, OTR and Ela Dupont, OTR, who are certified Aging in Place Specialists, were featured on the WCAX television program Across the Fence on September 8th at 12:10. They offered useful information about Home Modifications to prevent falls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuKW2y_Bbxo
To learn more about Vermont Falls Prevention Awareness Week, please use the following links:
Falls Free Vermont Coalition on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/FallsFreeVT/
National Coalition on Aging: https://www.ncoa.org/
Sherry Pidgeon, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM
Home Mobility VT
Ela Dupont, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM
Email: email@example.com or call 802-373-3144