Elijah Capron joins NEK Council on Aging as options counselor

Elijah Capron

Elijah Capron, former health officer for the town of Derby, has joined the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging as an options counselor in the organization's Newport office. He succeeds Lynne White, who is transitioning to serve as a council case manager for the Newport area.

Options counselors support clients by evaluating needs and providing person-centered and lifestyle options that inform, encourage, inspire and support older and disabled adults. In his role as Derby health officer, Capron managed and responded to public health concerns and rental property inspections.

“Elijah brings a spirited enthusiasm for helping explore resources and advocacy to ensure that those he encounters are able to meet their goals,” said NEKCOA Executive Director Meg Burmeister. “We are delighted to have him join our team.”