Lenes appointed Age Well board of directors chair

Joan Lenes

Age Well, a nonprofit organization that serves Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties and is the largest Meals on Wheels provider in Vermont, appointed Shelburne resident Joan Lenes as their board chair.

Lenes is a former Shelburne state representative and a Meals on Wheels volunteer for over 30 years.

“I’d like to help Age Well be on the forefront of what our aging population needs and help them be a strong resource for the area,” Lenes said. “I really appreciate the Age Well community including staff, volunteers and clients. I’m grate-ful to be involved and be a part of helping our community age well.”

Lenes has been involved through the years with many causes including membership in the Charlotte/Shelburne Rota-ry Club, founder of Robin’s Nest Children’s Center and board chair of Emerge Vermont.

Outgoing Age Well chair Dr. Kim Halladay is returning to Michigan to be near family.

“Kim was tremendous on the board of directors,” said Lenes. “With his calm style, commitment and perseverance, we were so lucky to have had Kim’s leadership during the last couple of years.”

Oher Age Well appointments include Dr. Allan Ramsay who was appointed vice-chair to the board. Medical director at the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic, Ramsay brings over 40 years of community health and medical experience with a strong background in hospice, palliative care and geriatrics.

Susie Brooks of White and Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors and Meagan Buckley of Wake Robin were also ap-pointed to the Age Well Board of Directors.

Since 1974, Age Well has delivered over nine million meals, provided nutrition and care coordination services to over 50,000 people and responded to over 250,000 calls through their helpline. To learn more about their programs, visit www.agewellvt.org.

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