Governor Proclaims SASH Day in Vermont
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of SASH, which has been improving Vermonters' health, enhancing their quality of life, and saving health care costs, Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued a proclamation declaring November 12, 2021, Support and Services at Home (SASH) Day. The proclamation reads as follows:
State of Vermont Executive Department Proclamation
Whereas SASH (Support and Services at Home) was created in 2011 to provide a system for coordinating health care and support services for older Vermonters and those with disabilities; and
Whereas SASH works to provide older Vermonters and those with disabilities the autonomy and structure of support needed to remain at home throughout their lives; and
Whereas SASH relies on regional partnerships with the area agencies on aging, home health agencies, community mental health agencies, community health teams, primary care practices, hospitals, and others to provide a comprehensive system for the delivery of individualized and population-based support and programs at home; and
Whereas partnerships and funding from the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, OneCare Vermont, the Green Mountain Care Board, and the Vermont Department of Health have been essential to SASH's success and expansion, having currently served over 10,600 participants throughout Vermont; and
Whereas this year, SASH celebrates its 10th anniversary, commemorating its ongoing legacy of serving vulnerable Vermonters with compassion and care.
Therefore, I, Philip B. Scott, Governor, hereby proclaim November 12, 2021, as
SUPPORT AND SERVICES AT HOME (SASH) DAY in Vermont.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Vermont on this 27th day of October, A.D. 2021.