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•Bhutanese refugees have been living in Vermont since 2008. They constitute a vulnerable population due to lack of language skills, increased health care requirements and lack of access to transportation.

The Champlain Senior Center (CSC) provides services and a community space for Bhutanese refugee elders (older than 55 years).

We aimed to determine the necessity for the CSC in the elders’ wellbeing and to demonstrate that services are crucial to ensure this New American elderly population’s needs are being met.


Jeanne Hutchins, MA, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Bonnie Campono, MEd, Champlain Senior Center


Champlain Senior Center


Access to Health Services, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions, Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Nutrition and Weight Status, Heart Disease and Stroke, Immunization and Infectious Diseases, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Physical Activity, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Social Determinants of Health

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Evaluating Services for Bhutanese Elders at the Champlain Senior Center