SVCOA now open to public walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2022

Media Contact: Chris Adams, 802-236-1560

SVCOA now open to public walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Agency offices open to public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

RUTLAND, Vt. – Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) today announced that it has reinstituted public walk-in hours at both its Rutland and Bennington offices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“SVCOA is pleased to once again open our office doors to public walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,” said Rosemary Greene, interim Executive Director with SVCOA. “For over two years now, SVCOA has continually adjusted its agency operations to keep clients, staff, volunteers and community partners safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while ensuring continuity of high quality service delivery. While public access to our offices in both Rutland and Bennington had previously been limited and by appointment only, we’re thrilled to now offer greater public access and be open to public walk-ins two days a week.”

SVCOA’s offices, located at 143 Maple Street in Rutland, and 160 Benmont Avenue – Suite 90 in Bennington, will be open on the aforementioned days and times each week in order to facilitate in-person support and service coordination for current or prospective clients of SVCOA.

Any individuals presenting at either SVCOA office will be required to have, and wear, a mask at all times while inside the offices. Pre-scheduled appointments with SVCOA staff are preferred, but not required.

“While we’ve been able to successfully carry out our work in support of older Vermonters throughout the pandemic using alternative communication methods and technologies, SVCOA understands and values the importance of in-person service availability and delivery,” said Greene. “Although our in-person support hours will remain limited to two days per week for the foreseeable future, we’re excited to be open to the public and looking forward to reconnecting in person with individuals who may need our services, as well as our community partners.”

To make an appointment to meet with an SVCOA staff member regarding any SVCOA programs or services, please call the SVCOA HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119. To contact the Rutland office directly, please call 802-786-5990. To contact the Bennington office directly, please call 802-442-5436.


Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging’s mission is to empower Vermonters to age with dignity, independence and quality of life. With offices in Rutland and Bennington, SVCOA offers a wide range of supports, services and programs for older Vermonters, caregivers and volunteers across Rutland and Bennington counties.

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