Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce

Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce

Information For Seniors

Administration on Aging  – The federal focal point and advocacy agency for older persons and their concerns.

Eldercare Locator  – National toll-free directory assistance for elder services in every community in the United States.

First Gov for Seniors  – Rich source of information and links, maintained by the Social Security Administration.

Nursing Home Compare – Evaluations for every state.

Hospital Compare – Information about how well hospitals across the country care for people with certain conditions.

Vermont Long Term Care Options – Information on Long Term Care, including lists of nursing homes and residential care homes.

Screen Door – Helps Vermonters find out about services that might be available to them.

Benefits Check Up  – Free screening offered by the National Council on Aging for federal and state programs. Available to people fifty-five and older.

Health Concerns

State Health Insurance Assistance Program  – Answers questions about Medicare and other State health insurance programs for elders and adults with disabilities.

Medicare – Website of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
State health insurance programs for elders and adults with disabilities.

Vermont Food Stamp Program – A complete description of the Food Stamp Program and how to apply.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs – Reports and information to guide consumers and doctors in making more cost-effective prescription drug choices.


Alzheimer’s Association  – This is the site for the Vermont/New Hampshire chapter.

The Equal Exchange TimeBank (EET)

Vermont Center for Independent Living – Citizens with disabilities working together for dignity, independence, and civil rights.

Vermont’s Free Legal Help Website – Legal information, free legal help and links to Vermont court.

State & Federal Government Offices


Social Security Administration – Administers the federal retirement, survivors and disability insurance programs, as well as the supplemental security income (SSI) for the aged, blind and disabled.

Vermont Adult Protective Services – Program within the Division of Licensing and Protection that investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Vermont Division of Advocacy and Independent Living – State agency that helps elders and adults with disabilities live as independently as possible in the community. Includes a Guide to Services.

Economic Services Division of the Vermont Department for Children and Families –      formerly known as PATH, the Division administers State and federal programs, such as Medicaid, food stamps and fuel assistance to assist eligible Vermonters in need.

Fuel Assistance in Vermont – detailed information about the Home Heating Fuel Assistance Program.

Veterans Administration Medical and Regional Office Center – veterans and their families from Vermont, New Hampshire and Canada.

Vermont 2-1-1, a program of United Ways of Vermont, is a health and human services information and referral program serving the state of Vermont.
Dial the three-digit number 2-1-1
Vermont 2-1-1 Community Information Specialists provide the human touch, help solve problems, and link callers throughout Vermont with government programs, community-based organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Partial list of community services we can help you find:

Child Care Resource and Referral
Computer Classes
Consumer Services
Discrimination Assistance
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
Employment Services
Food Shelves
GED Instruction
Health Support Services
Homeless Prevention Services
Housing Programs
Independent Living Services
Legal Services
Mother and Baby Care
Medical Transportation
Mental Health Care and Counseling
Senior Information
Smoking Cessation Programs
Support Groups
Substance Abuse Treatment
Tenant Rights Services
Utility Assistance
Youth and Family Services
Veteran Benefits Advocacy
(not limited to United Way funded agencies)
To find out about possible eligibility for Vermont Agency of Human Services programs for you and your family, visit is an easy-to-remember number to call for confidential, streamlined access to community resources for everyday needs and difficult times. Please call. We’re here to help.