Older Adults

older Vermont woman at tennis court

Information, resources and programs are available to help older Vermonters find services and support to live longer, healthier lives.

Information for You

Early detection of cancer in people without symptoms (also called screening) can help to find and treat cancer early, leading to better outcomes.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a serious health condition that affects over 37,000 Vermonters a year.

Vermont had 18 federally-declared disasters in the past 10 years, up over 50% from the preceding 10 years. Most of these disasters were a result of severe storms and flooding.

Once cancer is diagnosed, prompt and thorough medical treatment and complementary care are essential to prolonging a patient’s life, decreasing side effects and improving quality of life.

In Vermont, diabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 40,000 adults, and is one of the leading causes of death resulting from a chronic disease.

Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams may contain disease-causing microorganisms. Swimming in these waters may result in health effects such as minor skin rashes, sore throats, diarrhea, or more serious problems.

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