Since its founding in 1981, COVE has been a strong and consistent voice in public policy decision-making – a voice that advocates for the dignity, security and well-being of older Vermonters.
COVE is a private, non-profit organization, which has represented the older citizens of Vermont for more than 35 years. We advocate for, and educate about programs that enhance well-being and encourage “successful aging”. We represent your grass roots opinions on many issues, which are then taken to the state legislature. For this reason, a membership with COVE helps us to stay in touch with you.
In the past, COVE completed work on a Mental Health grant by providing community education throughout Vermont on Substance Abuse, Dementia, Depression and Medication Mismanagement. COVE also completed work to improve long-term care by addressing the training and support needs of direct care workers (licensed nursing assistants and personal care aides). We developed and then handed-off the Reach Service Exchange program to the Onion River Exchange program to continue providing time bank exchanges with Central Vermont residents.
Today, COVE continues to work toward the reduction of Medicare errors and waste through the Senior Medicare Patrol project (SMP). Most recently, COVE acquired funding to develop the Building Bridges for Seniors program through which we can educate and provide resources to those who have been financially exploited.
If you support COVE’s work, our mission and desire to learn more about us, scroll down to learn about various membership options available. While each option contains specific benefits, all COVE members are entitled to monthly Legislative Updates and will be invited to participate in COVE events such as Legislative Breakfasts and Forums. We hope you will join us in working for the dignity, security and well being of older Vermonters.
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