Meeting the Housing Needs of Vermont’s Elders

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According to projections, elderly Vermonters will make up
nearly a quarter of the state’s population by the year 2030. With the region’s
harsh winters and rural isolation in mind, senior advocates and some communities
are planning for the challenges that will only multiply as the population ages. With Nancy Eldridge of the nonprofit Cathedral
Square Corporation — one of the groups actively planning for the senior citizen
explosion — we talk about options and ideas now available or in the works,
from home-based services and home-sharing to senior housing and assisted
living. And Robert Crego, Executive Director of West River Valley Senior Housing, tells
how his community planned an award-winning residential complex for its elders.(Listen)

Also on the program, Rutland Herald business reporter Bruce
Edwards gives us an update on Vermont’s progress toward becoming an ‘E-state,’
where high-speed broadband Internet and other high-tech services are available
to everyone.(Listen)

And we celebrate the centennial of the much-loved book, Anne of Green Gables, at a tea in Essex. (Listen)

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