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Older Vermonters Act

Act 156, the Older Vermonters Act, passed the Vermont legislature in September 2020 and was signed by Governor Phil Scott in October 2020. This Act creates a set of principles for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services, supports and protections for older Vermonters, expands the scope of the State Plan on Aging, requires an annual legislative report on Adult Protective Services, calls on Vermont to create an Action Plan for Aging Well to build an age-friendly state, and creates a self-neglect working group. This act was informed by the recommendations provided by the Older Vermonters Act Working Group.

Older Vermonters Act Principles


Statewide Listening Sessions to Help Create the Vermont Action Plan for Aging Well

We want to hear from Vermonters about what living and aging in Vermont is like for you. We will discuss and answer questions about what works, what doesn’t, and what you wish to have to make Vermont the best state for growing older. All sessions are open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

November 1st 10 am-12 pm in Burlington at the Heineberg Community Senior Center

November 9th 1-3 pm in Rutland at the Godnick Adult Center

November 10th 1-3 pm at the St. Johnsbury Community Hub

November 15th 1-3 pm at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center

November 16th 1-3 pm at the Brattleboro Senior Center

November 17th 6-7:30 pm Online        

Please contact Kerstin Hanson with questions or requests for accommodations at: Kerstin.hanson@vermont.gov.


Associated Committees and Working Groups

Vermont Action Plan for Aging Well Advisory Committee

2022 Agendas, Meeting Materials, and Meeting Minutes

2021 Agendas, Meeting Materials, and Meeting Minutes