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Older Vermonters, family caregivers encouraged to take survey to help develop plan on aging

The Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) and Vermont’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are conducting surveys to better understand the needs of older Vermonters and family caregivers and the services and resources available to them.

According to a news release, what is learned from the surveys will help DAIL develop Vermont’s next state Plan on Aging and will help each AAA develop their regional plan. These plans are guiding documents that will outline their efforts to ensure all Vermonters can age well with dignity.

If you live in Vermont and are age 60 or older, please take a few minutes to complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Vermontage60. If you are a family caregiver of any age, caring for a Vermonter age 60 or older, you are invited to take the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTfamilyCG.

If you would prefer a hard copy of either survey, contact Flint Springs Associates at 802-482-5100, and they will mail you a survey with a return addressed and stamped envelope. All survey participants have the option to be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 23, 2020.

For more information about the Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living, visit dail.vermont.gov or www.facebook.com/DAILVT.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #583 (Wednesday, October 14, 2020).

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