SVCOA presents workshop for people new to Medicare

News Release — Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging Aug. 17, 2017 Contact: Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) Kheya Ganguly Development and Communications Coordinator Phone: 802.786.5990 Email: [email protected] Bennington, VT – SVCOA’s SHIP (Statewide Health Insurance Assistance Program) program will present a Medicare Workshop, taking place at the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, 160 Benmont […]



Centers for Living and Rehabilitation earns Medicare’s highest rating

News Release — Southwestern Vermont Health Care Aug. 14, 2017 Media Contact: Ashley Brenon Jowett Communications & Marketing Specialist Phone: 802.447.5019 [email protected] BENNINGTON, VT—August 14, 2017—Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Centers for Living and Rehabilitation (CLR), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Bennington, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and […]



UVM Study: Medicare Recipients Who Utilize Rehabilitation Services Report Major Functional Improvements

News Release — UVM May 4, 2017 Contact: Jon Reidel, [email protected], 802-656-8206 A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America’s 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That’s assuming Medicare – the nation’s largest federal health insurance program for seniors – survives […]









Free Medicare Bootcamp Classes to be Held in Windham and Windsor Counties

News Release — Senior Solutions March 1, 2017 Contact: Pati Kimball Senior Solutions SHIP coordinator [email protected] At this free class, Senior Solutions staff will provide unbiased information about the Medicare system. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and this session will help participants make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many […]






Welch Introduces Bill to Force Drug Corporation to Negotiate Medicare Prescription Drug Prices

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 4, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 President-elect Trump embraced drug price negotiation in campaign; Move would cut drug prices for seniors and save taxpayers billions WASHINGTON – In his first bill introduction in the new Congress, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today unveiled legislation that would […]