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Our History

The State of Vermont designated the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA) as the Area Agency on Aging for Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties in northwestern Vermont. This designation means that CVAA carries out programs authorized by the Older Americans Act - federal legislation that calls for local organizations to take the lead in creating a coordinated system of services for older persons across the country. CVAA is one of five Area Agencies on Aging in Vermont.

Since 1974, CVAA has been providing nutrition and supportive services to seniors. We take our direction from the older people we serve. We do not charge for any services provided, but we do encourage people to contribute toward the cost of the service if they are able.

CVAA is governed by a Board of Directors, has 50 employees, and over 900 volunteers. For information on any service or benefit for seniors or family caregivers, we encourage people to call the Senior HelpLine (1-800-642-5119) and we can put them in touch with the appropriate local resource. The Senior HelpLine is a clearinghouse of information on senior services in the Champlain Valley.

  • CVAA has served over 9 Million meals since 1974 (3.6 million meals on wheels and 3.5 million community meals)
  • Over 50,000 people have received services from case management and nutrition
  • 250,000 calls to the senior helpline

Mission: CVAA educates, empowers, and supports seniors and their caregivers to live with independence and dignity.

Vision: CVAA is the leader in promoting independence, dignity, and choice for all seniors. We empower seniors and their caregivers to use their voices, find solutions, and obtain services that help them lead the lives they choose.

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