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Community Partners & Resources

We are delighted to be surrounded and supported by strong, caring and professional governmental and  community resources that serve our residents and families.  We're happy to help you navigate your care journey as we consider whether Riverbend is right for you. 

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These resources are available right in our town, with in a few miles or even a few steps.

Chelsea Health Center

A community clinic of Gifford Medical Center located just down Main Street from Riverbend, with doctors and nursing staff who can oversee and provide care for our residents and other community members.

Chelsea Senior Center

"The Chelsea Area Senior Center supports elders and family caregivers in leading healthy, independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their homes and our community.  We support independence, self-choice and security for all elders through a variety of programs and services."  They offer community dinners, card parties and other events.

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Central Vermont & the Upper Valley

Our local region includes central Vermont and the Upper Valley towns of eastern Vermont and western New Hampshire.

Central Vermont Council on Aging

Support and information for seniors, family, caregivers and others around aging and senior wellness, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Gifford Medical Center

One of the area hospitals closest to Riverbend, Gifford is a small, rural community center offering area services including the Chelsea Health Center and Adult Day program.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

One area hospital used by some residents of Riverbend, DHMC is located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, and is connected with Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine.

Central Vermont Medical Center

CVMC is a member of the University of Vermont Health Network located in Berlin, Vermont, offering services to Riverbend residents and other community members.

Tri-Valley Transit

"The public Shuttle Bus System sustainably connects passengers to employment and shopping centers.  The Dial-a-Ride System provides vulnerable residents, such as seniors and people with disabilities who can’t access the buses, access to comprehensive transportation alternatives."

Clara Martin Center

"Clara Martin Center is a community based, non-profit organization that provides acute and long-term behavioral health care services. We strive to be consumer-sensitive, cost-effective, and outcome based."  Many additional community resources are listed on their website.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Vermont & New Hampshire

Part of the Dartmouth Health Network, VNH staff members provide in-home care including rehabilitation, palliative and hospice.

Bayada Hospice & Home Health

"We specialize in holistic end of life care and strive to understand and support each family's unique needs and goals. BAYADA Hospice's interdisciplinary team provides in-home hospice services that promote and support comfort, dignity, and quality of life. Home can be wherever a patient lives - including assisted living facilities and nursing homes."

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These resources are available through the state of Vermont.

Vermont Department of Health

State of Vermont information and health care guidelines on COVID-19 and other health and wellness concerns.

Department of Vermont Health Access

Information about Vermont Medicaid programs, including Long-Term Care Medicaid.

Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living

Their Mission: Make Vermont the best state in which to grow old or to live with a disability - with dignity, respect and independence.


This resource is available from the United States government.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

United States government information on health care guidelines on COVID-19 and other issues.

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