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June 20th, 2019

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Project Independence Presents: Sharing Your Care: The Power of Social Engagement

As a caregiver, your goal is to provide the best care possible for your loved one. Utilizing Adult Day services as part of your caregiving plan supports this goal. The following article was written by Shelly Ehrman, RN, Outreach and Caregiver Support Specialist. Project Independence (PI) is Vermont’s first adult day center, established in 1975 and...

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A Note from Capstone

As the coordinator for the tax program at Capstone Community Action, I have been receiving many calls and inquiries concerning the “Government Shutdown.” The most current information I can supply to our community is a quote from the IRS Website: “Due to the current budget situation, all IRS offices are closed. We will resume normal operations as so...

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Capstone Corner

Follow These Tips to Protect Data When Shopping Online Cybercriminals want to turn stolen data into quick cash. They do this by draining financial accounts, charging credit cards, creating new credit accounts or even using stolen identities to file a fraudulent tax return for a refund. Here are steps taxpayers can follow to help protect their accou...

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Project Independent Presents: Sharing Your Care

This month in our series on cognitive illnesses we’re focusing on caregiving tips for enjoying the Holidays. Being the main caregiver for a loved one, regardless of what illness he/she may have, is one of the most stressful and physically & emotionally tasking jobs anyone can have! Combine that with all the stress, work, excitement and heighten...

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AARP: Package Delivery Scams

Thieves send fake e-mails from delivery services about a package being held pending delivery. The e-mail directs you to click on a link that asks for your credit card or other personal information. Closely review the e-mail – check the sender information, look for misspellings, and hover over the link with your mouse to see if it is really taking y...

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Capstone Corner

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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