Madeleine Kunin to address CVAA Volunteer Recognition and annual meeting
Madeleine Kunin will be the keynote speaker at CVAA's Volunteer Recognition & Annual Meeting Oct 30 from 3:30-5p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. She will address "Building a Coalition Between Our Children and Our Elders: Intergenerational Policies that Work." Kunin was the first female governor of Vermont and the first woman to serve three terms as governor in the United States. She served as Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland under President Clinton. Kunin is the author of 3 books, most recently the "New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family." There will be a book signing following the annual meeting.
Each year CVAA recognizes its staff, volunteers and community partners. Over 1000 CVAA volunteers each year help seniors remain at home. Volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels, provide companionship, deliver groceries, build ramps, and shovel snow to name just a few. For many isolated, homebound seniors the only person they see during the day is their CVAA volunteer. According to Bev Hill,CVAA Volunteer Coordinator, "There are 30,000 seniors in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties. With 50 staff members, it would be impossible for CVAA to serve the needs of seniors in our area without the help of volunteers. We couldn't do all that we do if volunteers weren't doing all that they do to help seniors in the community maintain their independence and dignity."
The CVAA Annual Meeting explores issues effecting seniors and their caregivers here in the Champlain Valley. CVAA will recognize individuals and community partners who have embraced the CVAA mission of providing education, support and services to seniors and their caregivers. Join CVAA in recognizing its dedicated volunteers and committed community partners who work to make sure that seniors in the Champlain Valley have the hightest quality of life possible.
The CVAA Volunteer Recognition & Annual Meeting is free and open to the public but you must RSVP by Thursday, Oct 25. To RSVP call 865-0360.
CVAA is a non-profit organization that empowers seniors to live well. CVAA works with seniors and caregivers, offering guidance and providing the support and services they need, when they need them. With the help of community partners and volunteers, CVAA serves over 10,000 seniors. Established in 1974, CVAA is known as the resource for seniors in the Champlain Valley (Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties). For more information call 1-800-642-5119 or click on cvaa.org.