MEDIA ADVISORY: Sanders to Hold Final Summer Celebration and Discussion Events for Vermont Seniors

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug 21 – So far this month, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has held five summer celebration and discussion events for Vermont seniors in Bennington, Rutland, Brattleboro, Barre, and Burlington. These events have brought together hundreds of older Vermonters from across the state to help build community, share updates from Washington, and speak with older Vermonters about the issues they are facing today. An annual tradition put on by Sanders’ Senate office before the pandemic, this month marks the first return of the senior events since the onset of COVID.

“As a result of COVID, it’s been a few years since we’ve been able to do senior events in Vermont. Well, we’re back,” said Sanders. “These events are an opportunity for seniors to come together to enjoy delicious free food, listen to great music, and connect with friends and neighbors. It has been great to talk to older Vermonters and hear from them about what they need from the federal government. I am looking forward to the final two celebrations in St. Johnsbury and Newport and I hope to see you all there.”

What: Summer Celebrations & Discussion with Older Vermonters
When: Throughout the month of August
Where: Various locations throughout the state

Previous Events:

  • Wednesday, August 9, 11:00 A.M. | Bennington
    Location: Upper Willow Park Pavilion, 472 East Road, Bennington, VT
  • Wednesday, August 9, 4:00 P.M.| Rutland
    Location: Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, VT
  • Thursday, August 10, 12:00 P.M.| Brattleboro
    Location: Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
  • Thursday, August 10, 4:00 P.M.| Barre
    Location: Barre Town Recreation Picnic Shelter, 46 Websterville Road, Barre, VT
  • Saturday, August 12, 11:00 A.M. | Burlington
    Location: Hilton Adirondack Ballroom, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, August 22, 12:00 P.M. | St. Johnsbury
    Location: St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Tuesday, August 22, 4:00 P.M. | Newport
    Location: Gateway Center, 84 Fyfe Drive, Newport, VT

General Public RSVP: As space is limited at each event, RSVPs are required to attend. Please RSVP by calling Sanders’ office at 802-862-0697 or 800-339-9834 (toll free).