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About Mad River Seniors

The Mad River Seniors is a non-profit organization that has served the Vermont towns of Waitsfield, Fayston, Warren, and Moretown for 35 years. We are guided and supported by a Board of Directors, three part-time paid staff, and many, many local volunteers who are critical to our success.


Our mission is to enhance the lives of seniors in the Mad River Valley by providing meals, activities, and services that support their social, intellectual, and physical well-being. We prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels, serve two community meals each week, and provide educational and cultural activities and excursions for seniors in our area. We also administer and help finance the Free Wheelin’ service that provides free transportation for seniors.


Our Meals on Wheels program currently serves, on average, 200 meals per week. We deliver daily dietician-approved lunches to our clients five days a week, plus two frozen meals and milk for the weekend. Many of our clients are isolated socially and physically. For some, we are the only visitors of the day. Our volunteer drivers deliver much-needed sustenance and check on our clients' safety and well-being.

Through Meals on Wheels and our two community meals (Monday breakfasts and Tuesday luncheons), we provide nutritional meals, opportunities for social connections, and access to health and wellness resources for seniors in our community.


Meals delivered
in 2022


Clients served
in 2022


Community meals served
in 2022


In addition to donations from patrons and clients, Mad River Seniors receives financial support from the following organizations: 

  • Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVOCA)

  • The Towns of Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, and Moretown

  • Vermont Center for Independent Living

  •  Warren United Church

  • Mad River Valley Interfaith Council

  • Mad River Valley Rotary

  • MRV Community Fund

Every summer, we host a fun golf scramble at the iconic Woodchuck Golf Course in Waitsfield.


In early December, we invite everyone in the community to join us for a Holiday Cocktail Fundraising Party, where all our volunteers donate appetizers to enjoy along with signature holiday spirits.


In 2022, we launched our first online auction, which featured generous donations from dozens of local businesses and artists.

If you are interested in supporting Mad River Seniors, please mail us a check or donate here: 

Board of Directors
Gretchen Hernandez, Waitsfield, President
Joanne Fitzgerald, Fayson, Secretary
Bill Zekas, Moretown, Treasurer
Dave Goldstein, Fayston
Lisa Jenison, Waitsfield
Patty Pasley, Fayston
Sue Stoehr, Warren
Image by Aditya Vyas
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