March 4 2019

Council on Aging is March’s ‘Not Your Average Cause’


Enjoy a meal out and help support the Burlington Senior Center and all the people who use.


During the month of March, Not Your Average Joes is supporting the Burlington Council on Aging. Every Tuesday in March, Not Your Average Joes at the Wayside Common in Burlington will donate 15 percent of every dine in and/or take out meal (food only) to the Council on Aging. You can either present a flyer available at the Council on Aging at 61 Center Street, online here or you can let your server know you are with the Council on Aging dining in or picking up an order.


“The Council on Aging provides outreach to local residents with primary emergency needs such as fuel, food and prescriptions,” a notice from CoA Director Marge McDonald says. “Seniors continue to struggle with rising costs with little increase in their income each year. Usually what little increase they get in their social security is eaten up by increases in insurance and prescription costs. As the costs of heating their home through colder weather and just turning on their lights rises, the amount of discretionary income available for food and medicine goes down.”


The Council on Aging, McDonald said, works to address these issues. They also provide entertainment, performances and other activities for Burlington seniors.  


“We provide activities that give the seniors somewhere to go each day that provide  purpose with wellness and engagement activities and include a monthly dinner, movies, lectures, performances by singers, magicians and historical actors, a variety of exercise classes, card games including bridge and Mah Jong, a monthly memory café for those living with memory issues and their care partners and our big event of the year, a prom for the seniors complete with King, Queen and superlatives,” she said.


Although the Council on Aging is not a 501C3 they are able to accept unsolicited donations and do so with appreciation.


“Without the activities that the senior center provides many would sit at home alone with just the television for company,” McDonald said.


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