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Cathedral Square's Richmond Terrace Senior Living Receives Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Cathedral Square's Richmond Terrace Senior Living has received Enterprise Green Communities Certification, demonstrating the organization's commitment to high-performance, healthy homes for low-income seniors.

Less than one percent of U.S. housing is wheel chair accessible

Few housing units in the U.S. are accessible for people with disabilities and even fewer are both affordable and accessible, according to a recent comprehensive study from HUD.   About a third of housing in the U.S.

Remodeling key to addressing mismatch between aging population and inaccessible housing

The average aging baby boomer plans to “age in place” which will create new levels of demand for remodeling of the currently inaccessible homes they live in, confirms a recent report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. 

Vermont Community Development Association 2015 Spring Conference

Please join the Vermont Community Development Association (VCDA) for its Spring Conference on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Lyons Den in Randolf, Vermont from 9:00am-3:00pm. The theme of the conference is age-friendly communities - possibilities, challenges, and social & economic benefits:

First annual report on SASH evaluation released

Health and Human ServicesCheck out this new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program was launched in 2013 and has connected residents with community based health services.

Building inclusive and vibrant communities

CommunityTwo Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission and the statewide Fair Housing Project of CVOEO offer a presentation and group discussion about building inclusive and economically vibrant communities.

Why are seniors less likely to move than younger households?  

Senior MobilityElderly baby boomers may be less likely to move to new "senior" housing in the numbers many expect, recent research from Harvard’s Join

New website for Vermont’s SASH program goes live

sashA new website devoted exclusively to the SASH (Support and Services at Home) Program is now on line, thanks to Cathedral Square. 

Smart financing promotes smart energy use in Vermont

energy moneyResidential energy efficiency projects are underway around the state as a result of $6.5 million allocated last year by the Vermont legislature to create lending opportunities that encourage smart energy use.   State Treasurer Beth Pearce

Twelve new assisted living units open in Townshend

The West River Valley senior housing complex Townshend opened a newly-constructed wing of the assisted living building for twelve additional Vermont households.  These new apartments offer the flexibility of independent living with a

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