VERGENNES UNION HIGH School seniors, shown along with a volunteer on Green Street
during a walk-a-thon to Middlebury this past Wednesday morning, raised more than $100 per
class member to donate to WomenSafe for its transitional housing project.
Independent photo/Steve James
VERGENNES — The annual walk for charity made by Vergennes Union High School seniors this past Wednesday netted $7,400 — and counting — toward the Class of 2020’s nonprofit of choice, WomenSafe.
About 50 of the 73 members of the class walked on Wednesday morning from the school to the Middlebury town green (nearly 13 miles via Green Street and Morgan Horse Farm Road), accompanied by faculty advisers and three WomenSafe representatives.
There they celebrated exceeding the class goal of raising $100 per senior for WomenSafe’s new transitional housing project. The class was still collecting...
A SERIES OF online videos called “Stay Savvy Vermont” portrays scenarios in which scammers try to trick seniors out of their money and give practical advice for how to avoid such schemes.
WATERBURY — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) have been rolling out a series of videos designed to increase awareness among older Vermonters of potential scams. The series, called “Stay Savvy Vermont,” is a web series created with the talents of the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) and Senior Medicare Patrol Savvy Seniors acting troupe; it is produced with the generous support of ORCA Media.
Just this month they rolled out the sixth episode in the series, one called “Perfect Fit.” It addresses online dating...