SASH

What is SASH?

SASH stands for Support And Services at Home. SASH is a wellness program proven to increase health outcomes and reduce health care spending. SASH coordinates the resources of social service agencies, community health providers, and nonprofit housing organizations to support Vermonters who choose to live independently at home. Individualized, on-site support is provided by a Wellness Nurse and a trained SASH Care Coordinator.   

SASH serves seniors and individuals with special needs who receive Medicare support and who live in congregate housing – or the surrounding community. Today, SASH touches the lives of approximately 5,000 people across the state of Vermont.

The SASH Flash is a bi-monthly newsletter of information, and calendar of events and activities of interest to seniors.  Click here to view or download the most recent SASH Flash. Activites are open to SASH participants and guests.  If you are interested in attending programs or becoming a SASH participant, please call Dede Tracy at the SASH Office. 

 

 

 

Benefits to SASH Participants

Improves quality of life

Comprehensive health and wellness assessment

Individualized healthy living plan

Money savings through preventative health care

Check-ins

Health Coaching

 

 

Access to a wellness nurse

Planning for successful transitions

A trusted guide to navigate long-term care 

An informed team to help in a crisis

Access to prevention and wellness programs

Support Self Management of Medication

 

SASH in Randolph

RACDC hosts SASH in our area. RACDC partnered with SASH to bring services to seniors in Randolph in 2012. Our SASH Coordinator, Dede Tracy, and Wellness Nurse Catherine Clark are the core team. They confer regularly with SASH partners at Visiting Nurse & Hospice, Gifford Medical Center, the Council on Aging, and the Clara Martin Center.  Please click the button below if you are interested or know of a friend or family member who can benefit through SASH. Our SASH coordinator, Dede Tracy, will contact you!

SASH brings special programs such as trips and social events, like dances and movie nights, classes and workshops on everything from computer security to grief and loss; and recreation, like forest walking groups and Tai Chi classes. SASH truly helps give seniors the tools to make better choices and live happier healthier lives, and we couldn’t be prouder of our SASH team and partners.

 
 

 

 

 

Bone Builders

 

 

 

Trip to Ayers Brook Farm

 

"This program gives me food for thought, and makes me excited to do more. I love to be busy!"

-SASH participant

 

Move to Music

 

"I'm really inspired by the work you [SASH Coordinator, Dede Tracy] do in SASH. I'm so impressed and want to help you in it."

"I hope I can take some of this positive energy and give it to the world in my own way." 

-Randolph Union High School students thoughts on SASH