The Readers Write

Shelburne deserves thanks for support
On behalf of the Lake Champlain Waldorf School, thank you Shelburne community for supporting our Rummage Sale last Saturday.
And, what a weekend it was!
These last few days of summer were beautiful and eventful for our town: the incredible weather and many community events (Shelburne Museum’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Shelburne Farms’ 36th Annual Harvest Festival, and another fabulous Farmers’ Market) really showed off our New England town at its best—community and scenic beauty.
Here at school, we enjoyed greeting both old and new friends as a steady stream of shoppers perused six rooms of pre-loved items. Through the generosity of donors and the hard work of the volunteers who sorted and organized the donated items, we were able to raise more than $10,000 for our school, which is a not-for-profit.
The annual Rummage Sale Bliss is an important fundraiser for the Lake Champlain Waldorf School and we are grateful for the support of our fine community.
Thank you.
Lisa Espenshade, Director of Development, Shelburne

Familiarize yourself with SASH
At Wright House in the newly constructed Harrington Village, we are proud to join the Town of Shelburne, where a commitment to smart growth and community collaboration is evident. In last week’s issue of the Shelburne News, Sept. 18, the coverage of the Grand Opening of Wright House emphasized the role of “partnership at every level (and) partnerships with service agencies like the VNA and the Area Agency on Aging.
We would like to provide further detail on the services discussed at the opening ceremony and in the article, proudly announcing the Support and Services at Home (SASH) program to the Greater Shelburne community, using the Wright House as a hub site for health and wellness programming.
SASH is a statewide program designed to empower you and your loved ones to age in place with dignity, safety, and support regardless of residential setting through a caring partnership of two SASH coordinators and a wellness nurse, along with community partners including the Visiting Nurse Association, the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, the Howard Center, and your local Community Health Team through your primary care office.
Participation in SASH is a free and voluntary opportunity available not only to residents of Wright House, but to residents living in Shelburne and the surrounding areas. To learn more, please pay us a visit at 75 Harrington Avenue, or give us a call at 985-0610. We would love to discuss how enrolling in SASH can help you stay healthy at home in your golden years.
Mary Crowley and Pamela Beidler, SASH Coordinators, Shelburne