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November 14th, 2018

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Saving money can feel impossible at times. To support Vermonters with their savings goals, Vermont Saves was launched. This tool can help each person in their quest to save money. Visit Vermontsaves.org to participate and “pledge” your financial goal. Each week an email is sent to you containing expert advice and tips on how to reach your goal. Ano...

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Please Join Us for Our Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

To the Editor, It was at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 100 years ago in 1918 that World War I, “the war to end all wars,” ended. It is with honor that we as a nation stand together every year on November 11th to recognize the women and men who fought for freedom and for what they believe in; you and me. President Wilson proclaimed...

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Sharing Your Care

This month we’re taking a more in depth look at some of the services you may want / need to utilize as a cognitive Illness progresses. To begin with, focus on establishing any services needed for daily care. If you or your loved one is hospitalized, a social worker will be assigned to help you prepare for next steps whether it’s being released to g...

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1918 Spanish Flu… The Almost Forgotten Flu

October, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the deadliest flu epidemic in history – the Spanish Flu. It killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide and infected about 1/3 of the planet’s population. According to Dr. Kristin Watkins, a Colorado historian of infectious diseases, “I’ve only come across a small plaque at Creighton University in...

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Capstone Corner

The first Selling Club craft sale held in the Conference Room at Capstone Community Action in Barre in September. Capstone Community Action recently started a new project for local craftspeople, called the Selling Club. Local craftspeople from the area came together to show off their crafts and sell some, too. The artists included: Linda Hebert wit...

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AARP Scam Alert 

Are You Oversharing? It seems that everyone overshares on social media sites these days. But sharers beware! Scammers have become increasingly smart and sneaky, using information people share online to find targets for their next scams. For example, if you share photos and status updates about your vacation out of the country, scammers may use this...

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Capstone Corner

After one year of saving up to $1,000 for education, homeownership or starting a micro business Capstone Community Action’s Individual Development Account (IDA) program will match your money and double your savings! The state sponsored IDA program helps Vermonters save and earn money for goals that help to develop their assets. After completing a s...

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Volunteers Needed for Vermont River Cleanups in September

We all see the tires, plastic bottles, and other assorted trashs in our rivers and along our river banks. While collecting trash out of a river may not sound like the most fun way to spend a few hours, hundreds of Vermonters find it rewarding to annually participate in river cleanups to maintain the beauty our state is known for. This September, jo...

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Pick Apples for a Cause this Hunger Action Month

September is National Hunger Action Month, and here in Vermont local apple orchards are teaming up with the Vermont Foodbank to give Vermonters a fun way to take action. In partnership with sponsors, Target and Front Porch Forum, and 18 local apple orchards, the Vermont Foodbank is mobilizing groups and individuals throughout the state to pick appl...

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Sharing Your Care

Caregiving is an emotional journey for the caregiver and the person receiving the care. Throughout the journey, it is easy to become so involved in the physical caregiving that we don’t make time to acknowledge and work through the emotions. Often times a caregiver can experience a wide range of emotions in a very short time span. The person being...

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