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Complete Your Advance Directive This Spring!

The start of April doesn’t just signal the beginning of spring, it is also the launch of our Advance Directive Initiative. During this time we’ll be promoting the importance of advance directives, answering questions about why they are important for young adults to set up, and helping community members complete them.

What is an Advance Directive? Essentially it’s a written document that lays out your decisions regarding future medical treatment in the event that you’re in a situation where you can no longer make them for yourself. You’ll appoint a health care proxy to be able to speak on your behalf.

Who Should Complete an Advance Directive?

Most people think they don’t need any kind of documentation for this until they get older. However, it is recommended that everyone over the age of 18 completes an advance directive. When parents can no longer make medical decisions for you, it’s important to be able to have a say in your medical treatment and appoint a designated person to make these decisions. You never know when a medical event could occur that leaves you unable to communicate your wishes.

How Can You Complete Yours?

Throughout the month of April, Franklin County Rehab and The Villa Rehab will be holding events as part of the Advance Directive Initiative. Be sure to check one out. They’ll walk you through the necessary steps outlined below:

  1. Obtain necessary Advance Directive form

  2. Appoint your trustworthy agent and confirm with them- they can be a family member, friend or spouse

  3. Complete the form and have two non-related people as witnesses

  4. Complete the registry form to send in with your Advance Directive – You are now registered and this can be accessed online at any time!

Upcoming Events:

  • Franklin County Rehab- On April 13th, Marie Walton will be handing out informative pamphlets and the necessary forms needed to complete your advance directive.

  • The Villa Rehab- On April 13th Tina Pelletier and Ronda Parizo will be handing out informative pamphlets and answering any questions community members may have.

  • For more information, visit:
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Join Us For An LNA Training Class: Open House – Monday, October 24th


For more information on job opportunities, please visit our Careers Page or join our Talent Network. Joining our Talent Network will enhance your job search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected with you at Franklin County Rehab, The Villa Rehab, and Holiday House Residential Care Facility.

If you’d like to attend to our LNA Training Class – Open House, please RSVP on our Facebook event page.

We hope to see you!

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Join Us For The Walk To End Alzheimer’s: September 18th at Shelburne Museum!

Did you know that in the United States, someone develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds, and more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease? One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia consider recruiting your friends and family & join us for the upcoming the Walk To End Alzheimer’s, taking place at Shelburne Museum on Sunday, September 18th. The Franklin County Rehab staff has put together a team to help raise awareness and fundraising dollars. Please consider joining our team!

Information on the Walk To End Alzheimer’s: 

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions!

When you participate in a Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!

Interested in joining our team? See below for details. We hope to see you on the 18th!

*Please note the correction – This event is held at the Shelburne Museum, not Shelburne Farms as stated on the image below.

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Join Us For A Tea Party Kickoff Event: Advance Directive Competition

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We are participating in a friendly competition on Thursday, April 7th, with area providers to see who can get the highest percentage of staff to complete their Advance Directives during the month of April.

This tea party will be our kick-off event. Information will be provided regarding the importance of everyone having an advance directive in place. The paperwork will also be available to be completed. Please join us at 7:30am, 1:30pm or 3pm.

We need your help in order to win this challenge! Please see Marie Walton if you have any questions. You can contact Marie by email at: Or by phone, call (802) 752-1600.

Don’t forget, National Decision Day is 4/16/16.

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Join Us For The 1st Annual ‘Gala To Remember’ on Saturday, April 2, 2016!

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it kills more than breast & prostate cancer combined. Sadly, more than 5 million American’s are living with Alzheimer’s and every 67 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops the disease.

If you know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, and want to build awareness, support your community and advocate for those affected by the disease, please join us for a ‘Gala To Remember’ hosted by the Franklin County Dementia Care Coalition. The FCDCC “has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for and supporting the families in Franklin County that are facing a diagnosis of Dementia, are caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Dementia or know someone with Dementia.”

The first annual ‘Gala To Remember’ event is taking place on Saturday, April 2nd from 5pm-10pm, at the Knights of Columbus. Tickets for the event are $25 and all the proceeds raised from the event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter.

The event will begin at 5pm with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 6pm. The dinner will be catered by Chef Susan LeClair of Santini Catering. Throughout the evening, there will be dancing, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Some of the items for the silent auction include:

*Restaurant Gift Certificates
*Homemade Craft Items
*Art Work
*An Original Painting from Local Artist Jon Young
*And More!

We are proud to announce that we are a platinum sponsor to this exciting event and the sponsorship is shared between all three of our facilities, including Franklin County Rehab, Holiday House Residential Care Facility and The Villa Rehab Center.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Marie Walton at: All members of the Franklin County Dementia Care Coalition have access to tickets as well.

We truly hope you can make it to this exciting event! If you would like additional information regarding the Gala To Remember, please visit FCDCC’s Facebook page.

We hope to see you!

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Join Us At The 50+ Baby Boomers Expo this Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center

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Vermont Maturity Magazine is preparing for their 21st annual Vermont 50-Plus & Baby Boomer EXPO, happening this Saturday, January 30th at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in So. Burlington from 9am-4pm.

The EXPO is open to all ages and offers more than 90 exhibitors and an exciting roster of informative seminars and workshops, dance party with DJ Charlie Rice, Musical Revue by the Lyric Theatre Company Singers, demos, live entertainment and more!

We are happy to announce that we will have a booth at this year’s event and as an added bonus, all three of our companies including Franklin County Rehab, The Villa Rehab Center and the Holiday House Residential Care Home will be present on Saturday. We hope that you will stop by our booth if you have any questions about our services or want to learn more about our communities.

All three of our facilities provide exceptional, quality care for Vermonters, for over 50 years. Our assisted living communities have been newly renovated and we provide outstanding care 24 hours a day.

Recently, the Holiday House Residential Care Facility had its annual survey and was found deficiency free which is a big deal by licensing and protection. We are so proud of our dedicated team at Holiday House for their hard work, professionalism and care to getting a deficiency free award from the state of Vermont.

To view the full EXPO guide for scheduling, general information, workshops and seminars, please click here.

We hope to see you this Saturday!

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Join Us This Week For Some Holiday Cheer!

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just eight days away! We don’t know about you, but all of us here at Franklin County Rehab are hoping for a white Christmas, so bring on the snow Santa! We truly love this time of year, and look forward to celebrating with our residents and their family members to make their holiday as memorable as possible.

We are excited to share with you that we have some upcoming Christmas fun happenings here and you’re invited! We have the following performances scheduled:

  • Christmas Fun & Music by Sergio on Friday, December 18th at 2pm
  • Franklin County Fantastics “Celebrating Christmas” Concert on Saturday, December 19th at 2:15pm, featuring  solos by several of our resident singers!

We also want to give special thanks to our wonderful volunteers that make this annual event possible: Rod and Marianne Sanborn, Jeanne Begnoche, and Bob Bessette and his family! Thank you for your time and all you do!

All of us here at Franklin County Rehab want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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August Birthday Party at Franklin County

All of our residents and guests with August birthdays, along with the rest of us, got together to celebrate with live music, cake, and even some dancing! We had a live performance from Corey Gotfried, who sang a lot of tunes that we could sing along to. We had a blast and wanted to share some photos from the day with you.

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