Windham Aging Listening Session – 12/13/23

Windham Aging will hold a listening session at the Winston Prouty Campus on Wednesday, December 13th at 4:30pm. The event will be held on the 4th floor of Holton Hall, 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro.

The focus area of discussion for this listening session is housing. The community is invited to attend and share their concerns and ideas about housing as relates to aging.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at this link:

Windham Aging is a collaboration of organizations who care about older Vermonters in Windham County. They are leaders and experts in healthcare and social determinants of health among those aged 60+. They work with the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) and the Vermont Department of Health to address the needs identified in Act 156 (Older Vermonters Act) as passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor in 2020.

Windham Aging’s process:

“Our collaborative began in the Summer of 2021. In the Fall of 2021, the Windham Regional Commission began to compile and analyze data in Windham County and Vermont about the situation of older vermonters now, and projecting where we’ll be in 10 and 20 years. Now that data is complete, and you can find the full report here.

The next phase of our project involves our whole community. We’ve discovered many, excellent strategies we could employ to navigate the next 10 and 20 years for great benefit for older Vermonters. But we know that we need to think carefully about what strategies to choose, given the complex landscape of laws, health and demographic projections, and our goals for older Vermonters.

Our plan is to hold community listening and planning sessions for all Windham community members in the beginning of 2023 where we can establish the benchmark goals we want to reach in Windham County. We plan to do this in conjunction with the State of Vermont’s Act 156 Master Plan for Aging, and in collaboration with the many, high-quality existing services for older Vermonters in Windham County

We hope you can join us in this process to make Windham County an exceptional place to grow older!”

Learn more about Windham Aging