Sarah Gentry Tischler has been elected to the Board of Directors of Age Well — the Agency on Aging for Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties in Vermont (previously known as CVAA).
As the leading experts and advocates for the aging population of Northwestern Vermont, Age Well carries out programs authorized by the Older Americans Act — federal legislation that calls for local organizations to take the lead in creating a coordinated system of services for older persons across the country.
Committed to helping individuals age well, regardless of financial status, the organization works to reduce barriers by providing access to healthy meals, in-home care, and community resources.
“As the pace of life continues to accelerate, the need to preserve and enhance meaningful and positive connections among all generations, but especially for our seniors, is critical,” says Tischler.
More than 40,000 older Vermonters age 60+ live alone, in or near poverty and more than 20,000 are threatened by hunger every day. In addition, the number of seniors in Vermont will grow exponentially in the coming years.
“Serving on the Board of Age Well offers a unique opportunity to help raise up the quality of life for ‘those who raised us,’ and I am pleased to be able to apply my professional and non-profit experience in supporting this work, all at an exciting and transformative time for the organization,” adds Tischler.