Past Webinar: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Stay Warm
Thursday, December 17, 2015 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm
The long Northern New England winters can be especially trying for seniors. As the temperatures drop, older adults are at an increased risk of injury and illness due to snow and ice and cold, dry air. Fuel costs can often put a strain on already limited financial resources. While there are government and nonprofit organizations that offer fuel assistance to low-income seniors during winter months, communities are coming up with their own innovative volunteer responses to help those in need.
Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott is a native Vermonter who grew up in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School and UVM. He was elected to the Vermont Senate in 2000, and represented Washington County for five terms, serving as Chair of the Institutions Committee and Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee. He was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010.
Phil is also active in a number of community service projects. The tire resale and recycling program that he founded in 2005 – “Wheels for Warmth” — has raised more than $253,000 for home heating fuel assistance programs. In the fall of 2011, Phil organized the removal and disposal of mobile homes destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene, at no cost to homeowners and without spending any taxpayer dollars.
Outside of the State House, Phil Scott is the co-owner of DuBois Construction in Middlesex, and he’s the only Lieutenant Governor in the country who’s also a stock car driver. He holds the record for the most career wins in the Late Model division at Thunder Road Speedbowl. He’s also an avid cyclist and regularly participates in bike challenges and fundraisers around Vermont.
After 36 years solo private practice of orthodontics, Frank Gould retired to Lyme, New Hampshire. He joined Those Guys, the men’s service organization in Lyme, and subsequently became its coordinator/contact person.
His avocations include hiking, fishing, skiing, singing barbershop harmony in chorus and quartet and a lifelong interest in antique cars.
Dr. Barclay Shepard
Dr. Barclay Shepard has extensive experience as a thoracic surgeon and medical director. Now retired and living in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Barclay is an active member of the community and helped establish the Boothbay Region Community Resources Council (BRCRC) as a 501(c)(3) Corporation. For the BRCRC, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Co-Chairman of the HR Committee, member of the Governance Committee, member of the Fuel Fund Committee, and member of the Woodchucks.
Barclay is also an active member of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor and enjoys singing in multiple choruses.