Older Adults

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

Information for You

Use the "Ask the Chat Bot" feature to find answers to your questions about COVID-19, and see responses to what other Vermonters are asking.

COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a virus not previously seen in humans. COVID-19 is highly contagious. People with COVID-19 who don't have any symptoms can spread the virus to other people. Learn how to protect yourself and others, and what to do if you are sick.

Group living settings like apartment complexes, senior housing or long-term care facilities should follow strategies to detect and prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like the new coronavirus. Find guidance and resources to help.

Get information about the flu vaccine, where to get vaccinated, and information on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.

Heat can cause serious illness. On very hot days, sometimes your body temperature can get dangerously high. This makes you at greater risk for serious heat illnesses.

A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) is a written order by the patient’s clinician directing health care providers not to attempt resuscitation. Clinician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (COLST) is a clinician’s order or orders for treatment. This may include limitations on treatment or medical interventions. It may also include a DNR order.

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