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Helping Hands for Our Neighbors

Mission Statement

The mission of Dummerston Cares is to strengthen the Dummerston Community through support of all residents with health and other wellness needs, through services, programs and resources of its own and those of related local, regional and state organizations and agencies.

Cares for Dummerston Cares means compassionate, thoughtful and kind attention to another through action in support of those with health and related wellness needs. Cares is providing “helping hands for our neighbors”.



Dummerston Cares and Dummerston Conservation Commission are co-sponsoring a weekly series of easy “Wednesday Walks” and more vigorous “Saturday Hikes” begining on the mornings of April 10 and 13 respectively, and continuing weekly through mid-June. Each hike and walk will be led by an experienced guide, who may be prepared to provide nature and/or historical commentary along the way.

Wednesday Walks will take up to an hour, on easy terrain; and in case of rain will be rescheduled for Friday of the same week. Saturday Hikes are longer, 90 minutes to 2 hours, on moderate, sometimes steeper terrain, and will be family-friendly, for working adults and school-aged young people (no rain dates).

Participants are requested to bring their own water, and to dress appropriately for the prevalent weather conditions. Sturdy footwear is especially important, also insect repellent and, perhaps, sunscreen. A walking stick or poles are optional.


May 1 – Dutton Pines State Park, US Rt 5 (just north from Motor Vehicles office or south from KOA Campground and Walker Farmstand)

May 8 – Newfane Town Forest gentle loop, 269 Depot Road, Newfane (from East-West Road Covered Bridge, go 2 miles north on Route 30; turn left onto Williamsville Road; then go 1.5 miles.  Parking area, on the left at Newfane Town Garage)

May 15 – West River Trail (Rice Farm Road trailhead, 0.9 miles south from West River Iron Bridge, or 1.8 miles north from Black Mountain Road

May 22 – Black Mountain, new trail (Park at West River trailhead on Rice Farm Road, as described above)

May 29 – Scott Farm to SIT loop (Park at Scott Farm Market, Kipling Rd; 0.9 miles south from Middle Road or 0.9 miles north from SIT Campus)

June 5 – Camp Arden gentle loop, 707 Camp Arden Road (1.3 miles north from East-West Road Covered Bridge)


May 4  – Prospect Hill; meet at Town Office parking lot, Middle Rd, and walk together 0.4 miles to trailhead on Park Laughton Rd

May 11 – Normandeau woodland; meet at Paul’s residence on Tucker Reed Road

May 18 – Newfane Town Forest longer loop (See directions for May 8 above)

May 25 – to be announced

June 1 – Lynn Levine’s Nature Trail loop, Partridge Road (from East-West Rd, 3rd driveway on the left)

Gentle Yoga Class

led by Judith Carpenter PA, a registered yoga teacher.

This is an 8 week program and, like all Dummerston Cares programs, is free to Dummerston residents and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students who want to learn or refresh restorative yoga techniques. Equipment will be available for loan for those who do not have their own.

Tuesdays beginning
April 9, 2019
9:00am to 10:00am
Dummerston Center Church (downstairs)

Sign up is required since there are a limited number of spaces

Register online or leave a message
on our helpline at 802-257-5800

Tai Chi

led by John Hury, an experienced Tai Chi teacher with an interest in the relationship between Tai Chi practice and health.

This is an 10 week program and, like all Dummerston Cares programs, is free to Dummerston residents and is appropriate for beginning as well as Tai Ch practitioners who would like to approach their practice with a “beginners mind”.

Mondays beginning
March 11, 2019
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Dummerston Grange Hall

Sign up is required since there are a limited number of spaces

Register online or leave a message
on our helpline at 802-257-5800

Programs and Resources

Upcoming Events

Tue 28

Gentle Yoga Series

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dummerston VT
United States
Jun 04

*AARP Fraud Watch Programs – Identity Theft

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dummerston VT
United States


Thanks for the prompt and wonderful service to my neighbor with (delivery) of a hospital bed and wheel chair. She and her husband are very grateful. Cares will have a great fan in them.


Thanks for all of your help in moving some furniture out of my garage. Now I can put my car in the garage this winter. It really helps when you can’t do some things for yourself any more.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the warm winter clothing for my daughter. The jacket was absolutely beautiful and you would have like to see the smile on her face when she tried everything on :). Thank you.  

"Keeping Dummerston Kids Warm" Recipient Family

Thank goodness for your (medical equipment loan) program. We are so grateful for the assistance. Having to purchase these things knowing that we would need them  only temporarily would have been a big financial burden. We appreciate your help

Medical Equipment Loan Recipient

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