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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 Offers “Rush” Tickets for Concert at Brattleboro Music Center

Dummerston Cares is happy to work with the Brattleboro Music Center to boost opportunities for residents to enjoy performances by outstanding musicians.

We have discounted tickets that the BMC graciously agreed to let us sell as a donation to Dummerston Cares.  BMC is providing 10 tickets at a discounted price of $10 each.  Your $10 purchase becomes a $10 donation to DC.

WHEN:  Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:30 P.M.

WHO:   Pianist Jenny Lin & the Music of Philip Glass

From the Brattleboro Music Center:          

  • Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programing and charismatic stage presence. She is acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times.
  • Philip Glass has composed symphonies, operas, concertos for piano, violin, and timpani, plus soundtracks for films. He has collaborated with Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt, and Yo-Yo Ma, among many others.

 WHERE:  Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Ticket sales start on Monday, November 4, at Dummerston Town Hall.  Ten tickets at a cost of $10 each are available for pick-up at Town Hall on a first come, first served basis.

For questions or availability of tickets phone Laurie at 257-1496.

For more information on the concert, directions to the venue and parking, contact Brattleboro Music Center at (802) 257-4523 or visit

Book Review and Discussion Group

The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister is a moving book that invites us to cherish the blessings of aging and overcome its challenges. In other words, to age well and not just grow old. In 40 short passages she has written about the life issues that emerge with age, issues such as solitude, wisdom, sadness, outreach, forgiveness and loneliness. It is a compendium of wisdom for all who want to live a full, centered, and purposeful life in their aging years. 

You are invited to participate in a discussion group on the relevancy of some of the book’s passages for your own life and the lives of others. It will be held at the Dummerston Center Church for six sessions every otber Wedneday starting September 11 from 1:30 to 2:30. At each session we will read one passage from the book and reflect on its meaning for us. You will not need to have your own copy of the book but copies will be available to borrow or buy at a reduced price.  

The topic for the Oct. 9 discussion is Loneliness. Unlike the other meetings which are held at the Dummerston Center Church, this meeting will take place at the Dummerston Center Grange, downstairs, due to Apple Pie Festival preparations at the church The topic for the Oct. 23 discussion is Newness. All are invited to come to one or more of the discussions. The remaining two will be on Nov. 6 and 20, on topics yet to be decided. For more information contact Claire at 254-6098.

Kids and Screens

Dummerston Cares board member, Lesley Fishelman, has created a blog inspired by a program that she facilitated on children and digital media.  For more information on the affects of digital media on children and healthy alternatives, please visit her blog at

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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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