January 12 meeting spreads the news about homesharing
Homesharing — which helps elders stay in their own homes and youngers find affordable housing — is coming to the Upper Valley. HomeShare Vermont and The Thompson Center in Woodstock have joined forces to bring more Vermonters in the Upper Valley access to homesharing.
With this partnership, HomeShare Vermont’s coverage will expand into the majority of towns in Windsor County. A presentation to explain the homeshare process will take place at The Thompson Center, 99 Senior Lane, Woodstock, VT, on Friday, January 12 at 1 p.m. All are welcome and there is no admission fee.
HomeShare Vermont has over 40 years of experience, providing a comprehensive screening and matching service to people who have a home to share and others looking for a place to live. The Thompson Center helps older adults age well in rural communities by providing support and serving as a resource and advocate on issues related to aging. The programs and activities foster the physical, intellectual, and social well-being of the adult community to enhance dignity, self-worth, and independence.
“This partnership will open new doors to folks in our area and we can’t wait to make the connections with HomeShare Vermont,” Deanna Jones, executive director at The Thompson Senior Center, said.
“We are excited to work with the team at The Thompson Center,” HomeShare Vermont Executive Director Connor Timmons said. “We know the benefits of homesharing for older Vermonters, including companionship, help with chores, potential rental income and generally the ability to stay in their home longer when they become hosts. This new venture will help more Vermonters and create meaningful relationships between hosts and guests.”