Town of St. Albans, VT

Resources for Seniors

Seniors Returning to the Workforce
A 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report projected a 2.8% workforce participation increase for people over 75 by 2023. Seniors are continuing or returning to work for various reasons, including personal finances, enjoyment of what they do, and a desire to keep active.

For this reason, we created a guide that provides information for seniors looking to re-enter the workforce.  The resource includes instructions on how to use the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), resources for older veterans, and state-specific job boards and employment resources.

You can view it here:  At, we believe that building the perfect resume should be simple. 

Guide to Senior Living in Vermont
Senior Housing Net has a dedicated page that provides extremely well detailed information for families and senior citizens who are looking for senior living and care options that can help maintain their independence and quality of life in Vermont. This free resource provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available in Vermont and their website offers resources for every city and state across the country. 

You can read more about their work in Vermont here:

Medical Alert Systems
These are great resources that can help seniors and their families know the different assisted living options in our area.

Local Resources for Seniors
The St. Albans Area has a number of great resources for senior citizens.  To learn more about our local health care options please click here.  There are also a number of non-profits focused on seniors you can learn more about them by clicking on their links below:

Carepartners Adult Day Care, Inc
Franklin County Senior Center
Martha's Kitchen

Part-Time & Flexible Jobs for Seniors
Norvoresume is a career blog for seniors looking for part-time and flexible jobs.  Their guide explores the best jobs for seniors, divided by category.  Click on the link below for more information. 

Affordable Health Insurance
Provides accurate, easy-to-understand guides that help people in communities across the US make informed choices about health care coverage. Especially the elderly and those who face economic uncertainties.  The guides walk readers step by step through the multiple options provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance for people recently unemployed, including critical information like costs, and financial assistance.

You can view the guides here: 

Nursing Home Abuse:  Their mission is to be a complete resource center on abuse in nursing homes and to offer any help possible.  They have information on different types of abuse along with other resources which will be updated weekly.  Check out their website:  

Help with Making Health Decisions - works with their Medical Review Board, consisting of authorities in their medical and scientific field, to review cutting-edge medical research and developments. They provide people with trusted and reliable information to help them make informed health decisions.

They have partnered with many leading health organizations worldwide, such as the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, to provide communities with access to our medical guides. Their collection of approachable and actionable guides sheds light on important questions and helps individuals make informed health decisions.

You can check them out here: 

Mesothelioma Cancer Resource

Unfortunately, seniors make up the majority of those diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused from exposure to asbestos that takes 20-50 years to develop. Patient Advocates at the Pleural Mesothelioma Center have professional relationships with mesothelioma doctors and cancer treatment centers across the country. They can give you answers to questions about your treatment, insurance coverage and medical costs. Their expertise could help you live a longer life. Click on the link below for more information. 
Pleural Mesothelioma Center

Mesothelioma Hope 
Asbestos could be found in almost every U.S. Navy ship for much of the 20th century. As a result, Navy veterans are at risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma Hope can help veterans who became ill after being exposed to asbestos on Navy ships file for VA benefits and pursue additional forms of compensation.  Click on the link below for more information.

Mesothelioma Cancer Support is an advocacy and support group dedicated to providing all the latest in cancer research, treatment, and aid. Our team has worked diligently with health professionals to compile fact-checked and physician approved information regarding this disease and how it affects the body and how it can be treated. We are honored to provide elderly patients with comprehensive information covering everything up to specialized care, financial aid, assisted living, and much more.

We've had the wonderful honor and privilege of providing members of the cancer community with support for over 20 years. We also proudly sponsor The American Cancer Society, the MD Cancer Center, and the Make a Wish Foundation.

Medicaid Long Term Care in Vermont
Medicaid’s rules, benefits and name can all vary by state. In Vermont, Medicaid is also called Green Mountain Care. This article focuses on Vermont Medicaid Long Term Care for seniors, which will pay for care in a nursing home, a beneficiary’s home and other settings through the Choices for Care program or Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MABD). This is different from regular Medicaid, which is for financially limited people of all ages.  Click the link below to read the article.  

Comprehensive Guides to Memory Care & Assisted Living Facilities in Vermont
Below, please find some unique resources designed to support older adults in Vermont, whether they're experiencing Alzheimer's, Dementia symptoms, or seeing assisted living options.

Finding the right care facility can be an overwhelming process for families. Recognizing this, two comprehensive, user-friendly guides have been created to help caregivers and families in Vermont make informed decisions when choosing either a memory care or assisted living facility.

These guides offer objective, up-to-date information on facilities tailored to the needs of older adults with progressive cognitive disorders, as well as those requiring assisted living support. These communities, managed by skilled professionals, ensure a safe and nurturing environment for seniors in various stages of life.

Explore these invaluable resources here:

Safe Senior Driving:  A Complete Guide for Older Drivers Based on NHTSA Guidelines
To view this guide, please click on the link below
Safe Senior Driving  

Paying for Senior Care - Understanding your financial options for long term care.
An estimated half-million people were homeless in the United States from 2007 through 2020, and many of these individuals were seniors and veterans. Unfortunately, seniors who live on the street have little access to resources that can help them maintain their mental and physical health, and on top of that, many are living without the support of their loved ones.

There are several options when it comes to emergency housing. While some programs provide emergency cash to help those facing eviction or homelessness pay rent and utilities, others offer shelter to those who are already without a safe place to stay.  Click on the Emergency Housing Guide for more information.