On the 21st of December, PI celebrated Christmas with a fun filled day of music, great food and of course a visit from Santa. Christine Litchfield led everyone in caroling, followed by Santa who presented each participant with a XMAS gift from PI (large bath sheet with PI’s logo and a PI tote bag). Santa was assisted by PI’s two elf volunteers from the Work Based Learning Program at the Central VT Career Center. A special luncheon of prime rib, prepared by Chef Ed from Gifford Medical Center, was enjoyed by all. The afternoon activities included BINGO, quiet reflections with Shelly and music from one of our favorite folk singers, Paula Gills.
As most everyone in Central Vermont knows, Project Independence (PI) lost the roof at 81 N. Main St. on Saturday, July 8, 2017. We are pleased to say that no one was injured and repairs are underway.
Thanks to the support of the community, PI resumed providing services at a temporary location (131 So Main Street, Barre) at 7:00 AM Monday, July 17,2017. This is the site of the Barre Senior Center whose Board and Staff have graciously allowed PI to use the space for the next few weeks.
PI is open normal hours on Monday though Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We continue providing quality services to our participants and families as we did in our own building, with a few exceptions: no showers or laundry.
We still serve a delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack along with providing a wide range of activities, entertainment and medical oversight.
PI can still reached by calling the 802-476-3630 number; please leave a message if no one is available to answer your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible.