News from Westminster Cares

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – The Westminster Cares Board of Directors met Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in person and via WebEx with Vice President Pete Harrison presiding. The following attended in person: Pete Harrison, Pat Goodell, and director Donna Dawson. Those attending via WebEx were Miriam Lanata, Regina Borden, Cindy Moses, Don Dawson, and Lori Larue. Doug Oftedahl and Kathy Elliot were unable to attend.

Programs & Services Provided in November

Meals-on-Wheels: One recipient ended meals in November due to dietary restrictions. WC volunteers delivered meals five days a week to 23 different people. One new client is expected to start on Dec. 1. Those in need of weekend meals received two frozen meals each Friday.

Transportation Program: One ride was given in November. Several ride requests are pending for December.

Healthy Aging Programs: Both of our strong living exercise classes, (Karen W. and Ronnie F.; instructors), are happening two times per week on Zoom. Gentle yoga and Tai Chi classes are also being offered online as well. We are discussing having a new, in-person Tai Chi class at the institute in January.

Assistance and Referrals: Volunteers picked up prescriptions at a local pharmacy and delivered them twice in November.

Friendly Visiting: Friendly phone check-ins are happening via the director and our community Nurse.

Medical Equipment: In November we loaned out four pieces of equipment and accepted six returned pieces of equipment.

Community Nurse Program: In November our nurse completed one in-person home visit and consulted with seven additional clients by phone for a total of 14 contacts.

Westminster Cares is extremely grateful for the Annual Appeal donations received to date. Every gift contributes to serving older adults and adults with disabilities in our community.

Memorial and Honorary Donations Received through Dec. 15:

In honor of Sharon Boccelli for all she does for the community

In honor of Victor Gero from Tammy Gero

In honor of Lori Larue from Susan Harlow

In honor of our grandchildren from Kandace & Spaulding Bisbee

In honor of Bill Smidutz from Jim Kamel

In honor of Karen Walter & Karen Blanchard from Louise Anderson

In honor of the Westminster Cares Board from Beth Shrader

In memory of Hank & Phyllis Anderson from Jill Kimber

In memory of Bob & Jean Ashcroft from Ann Ashcroft

In memory of Lloyd E. Church from Carol Church

In memory of Joanne Cordano from Don Cordano

In memory of departed friends & family Peter & Judy Harrison

In memory of family members from Frank & Shirley Aiken

In memory of Stanley Farrar from Nancy & Leonard Farrar

In memory of Almon Flagg from Ken Flagg

In memory of Gilbert Gay from Douglas Sherwin & Yvette Durell

In memory of Theresa & Reg Hodgkins from Russ & Barb Hodgkins

In memory of Albert Hunker, Jr. from Marcia Hunker

In memory of Pat & Walter Jennison from Linda Jennison & Janet Manzolillo

In memory of Laura Leonard from Nancy Dalzell

In memory of Ernie & Phyl Norman from Scott & Wanda West

In memory of Germaine Palmer from Nancy & Leonard Farrar

In memory of Alfred Pucci, my Dad, from Norma Pucci

In memory of Jim Scully from Arlene Scully

In memory of Harold & Alice Shattuck from Barb Greenough

In memory of Rose Stoodley from John T & Suzanne Stoodley

In memory of Fran & Sam Streeter from Phil & Jane Savoy

In memory of Harry and Elsie Weiser from Bill Smidutz

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