WESTMINSTER -- The Westminster Cares, Inc. Board of Directors met Jan. 8 at the Westminster Firehouse with President Pete Harrison presiding. The following board members were present: Heidi Anderson, Don Dawson, Kathy Elliot, Susan Harlow, Miriam Lanata, Sally Ryea and Director Donna Dawson. Westminster Cares creates opportunities for seniors and disabled adults to live with independence and dignity in the community.

Services provided included: Meals on Wheels, 21 different volunteers delivered meals throughout the month to 16 people on a daily basis. In addition seven people receive frozen meals on Fridays for the weekend.

During December, four different volunteers provided rides for two different people for a total of 40 miles driven.

During December, the community nurse made eight visits to six different homes in Westminster for a total of 5.25 hours.

Meetings attended by staff in December included: bookkeeper, Gazette, grant writing, home visits, committees.

Programs during the December included: One Secrets of Healthy Aging session, three yoga classes, 18 Strength Training classes and three Artist in Each of Us classes.

A new volunteer is now making friendly visits.

Anyone interested in learning more about Westminster Cares, volunteering to deliver meals on wheels or driving neighbors to doctor appointments, working on a committee, making a contribution or attending a workshop may contact Donna Dawson at 802-722-3607 or by e-mail at