Vermont Business Magazine Community Bank NA recently presented a $2,000 donation to Ethan Allen Residence to support its two community programs, Community Meal Program and Ethan Allen Resident Intergenerational Farmers Market. Both programs focus on combatting ageism, promotion of intergenerational engagement, and improving the lives of elders in and around Chittenden County.
Photo (left to right): Community Bank N.A. North Ave. Branch Manager Darcy Allard, Ethan Allen Residence Development Manager Cameron Segal and Community Bank N.A. Branch Assistant Heather Lafayette
“We’re extremely proud to support the Ethan Allen Residence and its community programs,” Community Bank N.A. North Ave. Branch Manager Darcy Allard said. “Ethan Allen Residence offers compassionate and innovative programs for seniors in our community. They truly focus on keeping seniors connected to the community in an active and engaging way.”
Ethan Allen Residence’s Community Meal Program is designed to feed the elderly in the Burlington area via congregate meals at senior centers. Community Bank’s donation will help the organization redesign its kitchen and add necessary equipment to increase its meal production to four meals a day for residents.
Ethan Allen Resident Intergenerational Farmers Market will be Vermont’s first official intergenerational farmers market stand at the Old North End Farmers Market in Burlington. Ethan Allen Residence has created a pilot program with the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington to bring together the community’s oldest and youngest generations to engage in gardening, harvesting, food packaging and community engagement. The program will launch in May 2019.
Source: Winooski, Vt. — Community Bank N.A. 4.15.2019