Older Adults

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

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 COVID-19. Find guidance and resources to help.

A safe and effective vaccine is a critical tool to stopping the spread of COVID-19. There is much we can do now to prepare, and we are not starting from scratch in Vermont.

Getting a flu shot matters more this year than ever. When fewer people get sick with the flu, we can preserve medical resources in case there is a rise in COVID-19. Get information about the flu vaccine, where to get vaccinated, and information on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.

From trained medical professionals who respond daily, to citizen volunteers who step up during natural disasters, Vermonters like you make all the difference in our communities' health, safety and preparedness.

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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