- Senior Issues and Feedback Sessions: COVE Board and staff members talk about state issues that impact the health, economic security and well-being of Vermont’s elders. Participants help shape COVE’s state advocacy priorities by sharing their own concerns.
- The Basics of State Government and How to Talk to Your Legislators: informs participants how to get their voices heard in state government. The workshop provides general and practical information about the workings of the legislature: how a bill becomes a law; how to find out what is going on in the legislature when it is in session; how to testify on a bill; how to communicate with legislators; how to advocate for your needs and interests; and who represents you in your district.
- COVE organizes Regional Legislative or Candidate Forums in partnership with local organizations, to offer elders the opportunity to discuss their concerns with their state legislators in an informal setting, or, in election years, learn where candidates stand on issues. COVE also shares information about current and upcoming state issues we have identified as priorities.
- Kinship Caregiving: How/where do I get support and assistance when I suddenly find myself raising my grandchildren because their parents cannot? Who can help me wade through that process? This workshop is led by grandparents who are raising/have raised their own grandchildren and who assist others through the Kinship Information Navigation Network.
All COVE programs are free educational programs for community sites that want to know more about what COVE does and how State Government can be impacted by older Vermonters. If you are interested in scheduling one of these programs, please contact Gini at: 802-229-4731 or by email: email@example.com