￼￼News Release — Central Vermont Council on Aging
Sept. 30, 2014
Barre, VT (September 30, 2014) – Central Vermont Council on Aging is proud to announce that Dr. Marvin Malek and Peter Harris have joined the CVCOA Board of Directors.
Dr. Malek is a physician on the hospital care team at Central Vermont Hospital, and has years of experience working with the health and medical issues that affect the lives of many seniors. He recognizes however that the circumstances in place prior to hospital admission as well as problems that arise afterwards are rarely addressed by intensive medical care. Rather, individuals often don’t have the personal and social supports to comfortably enjoy the level of independence they should have.
Having attended medical school in Syracuse, NY, Dr. Malek then completed his residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He moved to Vermont 14 years ago, attracted by the spectacular mountains, the uncompromising weather, and the rugged independence of Vermonters.
Dr. Malek joins the leadership of CVCOA, in his words,” hoping to make what contribution I can to ensure that all the various professionals and social supports are in place to facilitate the comfort, dignity, and independence of our community-based organizations that serve seniors in their homes.”
Peter Harris is an artist, based in Montpelier with an active studio located in Barre. He holds a degree in art history and has been successful in practicing studio arts, first as a potter and then moving into sculpture and printmaking. Peter has had public artworks displayed throughout Vermont and has taught in many settings, including high schools, universities, and the Vermont prison system.
In addition to his new role on the CVCOA board, Peter has also served on the Advisory Board of the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. He is inspired toward service, recognizing that he has benefitted from the help that he has received from others, saying, “I find satisfaction in being able to extend assistance to others.”