Non-emergency resources and items of interest pertaining to aging and/or disabilities:
The ADA was first signed into law in 1990 to create greater equality for those with disabilities. It makes discrimination based on disabilities illegal, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations. Both physical and intellectual disabilities are covered, and the disability does not need to be severe nor permanent.
Passed in 1965 to create social services for older persons, and is now a strong force for nutrition services to older Americans.
Vermont 2-1-1 is a free online or phone service, with information and resources to for your health and wellbeing. Its free, confidential and available 24/7.
ATP is Vermont's federal Assistive Technology Act Program which helps people of all ages find accessible solutions at home, work and in the community.
VermontABLE is savings program for individuals with disabilities. It makes federal tax-free savings accounts available to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing and transportation.
Senior HelpLine: 1-800-642-5119
The Senior HelpLine is a toll-free information and assistance resource for people 60 and older. Staffed by knowledgeable professionals from Vermont's Area Agencies on Aging, the staff on the Senior HelpLine can answer questions and help identify resources to assist people to age successfully.
Five non-profit, Vermont agencies organized in geographic territories, coordinate and support a wide array of home and community based services, including home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, employment services, senior centers, adult day care and a long-term care ombudsman program.
A free service for Vermonters connecting people who are deaf, deafblind, hard-of-hearing, or have speech disabilities with users of conventional telephones.