Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
The mission of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living:
To make Vermont the best state in which to grow old or to live with a disability
~ with dignity, respect and independence.
Are you a Vermonter who is at least 62 years or a veteran of the US uniformed services?
Do you enjoy exploring Vermont's beautiful and diverse State Parks?
If so, you are eligible for a Green Mountain Passport. These cards provide reduced-rate admission to Vermont State Parks, Vermont Historic Sites and other fully State-sponsored events and are only available from your local town clerk. Its a great way to explore Vermont this summer. Call your town office ahead of time to verify their supply of Green Mountain Passport cards. Click HERE to learn more about the Green Mountain Passport card program.
Vermont Red Hat Queen's
DAIL Staff Deb Currier took her Mom to the Vermont Red Hat Queen's meeting in Chester, VT. What will YOU do to Get in the ACT?
According to a recently released report, as many as 22,000 older Vermonters faced the threat of hunger in 2013. One program in Newport, VT is doing something about it. “Cornucopia”, a program of Umbrella, prepares meals for seniors.
As their website says: “At Cornucopia, we’re growing social and economic justice for women while feeding our community elders fresh, nutritious meals and supporting local farms. Modeled after the successful FRESH Food initiative created by Vermont Works for Women, Cornucopia provides a supportive vocational training program for women in transition. Participants will receive instruction in basic culinary arts and hospitality, while cooking meals for community meal sites and other programs.”
Welcome from the Commissioner Monica Hutt
Welcome to the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living's web site. The Department is part of the Agency of Human Services and provides a variety of services to Vermonters who are over the age of 60 or who have a disability.
Within the Department, there are four divisions, each responsible for different areas of service:
In addition, since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Department has played a leading role in ensuring that the State of Vermont achieves compliance with the Act, providing technical assistance, training, and written materials to assist state government and private sector in understanding and meeting the goals of the law.
We look forward to continuing to serve you and welcome your comments and suggestions for the services we provide.
The individual will be at the core of all plans and services.
Individuals, families, providers and staff are treated with respect.
The individual's personal and economic independence will be promoted.
Individuals will have options for services and supports.
Individuals will direct their own lives.
- Living Well
The individual's services and supports will promote health and well-being.
- Contributing to the Community
Individuals are able to work, volunteer, and participate in local communities.
Individual needs will guide our actions.
- Effective and Efficient
Individuals' needs will be met in a timely and cost effective way.
Individuals will benefit from our partnerships with families, communities, providers, and other federal, state and local organizations.
Please use the Department's address and phone number listed below to contact us with any questions you may have.
Agency of Human Services
Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
280 State Drive
HC 2 South
Waterbury, VT 05671-2020