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Heating Oil
100 Gallons Delivered & No Extra Fees
“ Quick , friendly , old-fashioned service ”
Miles Lumber Company , Inc . of Arlington , VT
Celebrating 96 Years of Service

BROMLEY MANOR A Senior Living Community

“ I have made so many New friends ! It has widened my social circle and my horizons . A very enriching change .”
Marilyn ( I ’ m a real person !!)
Since 1927
New Customers Always Welcome
Heating System Upgrades
Servicing Southwestern Vermont & Neighboring New York Towns
• Fixed Price Programs with 400 Gallon Minimum .
• Prepay Discounts and Budget Pay Programs .
• Heat Pumps , Mini Splits and Whole House .
• Heating Oil Customers have 24 / 7 Access to Our Certified , Licensed , & Insured Service Technicians .
• We also do minor plumbing work . Leaking faucet , heating system upgrades , heat pumps ? We can help !
178 Chittenden Drive , Arlington , VT 05250

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Our new independent apartments are available . Come take a look ! They ’ re beautiful !
Offering Assisted , Independent , Memory Care , Short Stays Independent Apartment - $ 4,500 / month Assisted Living starts at $ 5,000 / month Memory Care - $ 9,000 / month
Visit anytime 2595 Depot Street , Manchester Center To schedule your private tour , call 802-367-3988 or email info @ bromleymanor . org bromleymanor . org

SENIOR Report

‘ Les Miserables ’ with the Northshire Seniors
The Northshire Seniors will be traveling to Proctors Theater in Schenectady , NY on March 21 to see Les Miserables at the 1:30pm matinee . The bus is paid for by the organization so the cost per ticket is $ 66.20 including fees . You are encouraged to bring a snack , but we will stop for dinner on our way home after the show . Tickets are available to area seniors ( ages 55 & above ) by contacting Linda at 802-779-1314 . Checks should be made out to Northshire Seniors , but mailed to Linda O ’ Leary at 65 Songbird Meadows in Dorset , VT 05251 . We are excited to offer this experience to all seniors in the broader Northshire area .
Showing the Love to Seniors This February
February is a time of relationships , love , and chocolate . While the world revolves around these sentiments this time of year , there ’ s a population of people who don ’ t feel the love and instead suffer loneliness each day ; many in this group are seniors . For many seniors , their supposed golden lives are fraught with loneliness : mobility decreases , loved ones pass away , and illness increases , each event building toward an isolated lifestyle . Seniors are not a one-size-fits-all demographic , but here are tips in the acronym for EASE- suggested by John T . Cacioppo , Ph . D . through AARP . org to provide a starting point for easing loneliness .
E is for Extend Yourself . Start small : Volunteer at a shelter or a hospice , tutor children , or help with a kids ’ sports team . You may feel the positive sensations that can reinforce your desire to change while building your confidence .
A is for Action Plan . The simple realization that we are not passive victims — that we can change our situation by changing our thoughts , expectations , and behaviors toward others — can have a surprisingly empowering effect .
S is for Selection . The solution to loneliness is not the quantity of your relationships but their quality . Try to sense which prospective relationships are promising and which would be climbing the wrong tree . For people who tend to be quiet , for example , selecting someone comfortable with silent companionship is a good idea .
E is for Expect the Best . We have more control over our thoughts and behavior patterns than we think . This warmth and goodwill on one person ’ s part will likely elicit warmth and goodwill from others — that ’ s the power of reciprocity .
If you or someone you know is struggling with loneliness and need support , please visit athomeseniors . net or call At Home Senior Care at 802-768-8565 for more information .
ALWAYS COMMITTED TO A JOB WELL DONE !
Proprietor : Bill Pronovost II
12 Month 0 % Financing Available
147 Bonnet Street ( Route 30 ), Manchester Center , VT Sales & Service . 362-3706
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