Laura Carotenuto

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Concerned About an Elderly Relative?

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Elderly Services Inc. invites you to an informational open house featuring eldercare consultations (local and long-distance), information on caregiving, answers to questions about aging, and tours for prospective participants. Drop by anytime on Tuesday, January 10, between 3 and 5 p.m. or Wednesday, January 18, between 10 a.m. and noon. Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elderly Services, 112 Exchange Street, Middlebury.

Come alone or bring your elderly relative with you. Call Ellen for more information: 388-3983.

Tropical Storm Irene Recovery Assistance

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The registration deadline for disaster assistance for individuals and families impacted by Tropical Storm Irene is October 31, 2011. This may include housing repair grants or temporary rental assistance, as well as reimbursement for personal property losses.

Register online at or visit for more information.

Still Need Your Flu Shot?

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If you were unable to attend the flu vaccination open clinic on campus, there are more opportunities! Marble Works Pharmacy will be administering flu shots at their Middlebury location on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call 388-3784 or email Or visit them on the web at:


Financial Assistance Services from Your Employee and Family Assistance Program

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The Wellness Corporation understands that everyone has financial questions at one time or another. That is why our EFAP services provide quality financial information, and it’s as easy as one phone call. Their financial planners are eager to help you manage your money, and do not try to sell products or suggest funds or stocks. They are simply available to ease financial stress.


Services include:

  • Tax information
  • Estate planning
  • Retirement planning
  • College funding information
  • Financial health check-ups & investment options

With one phone call, you can be on the fast track to financial wellness.

To speak with your EFAP call 24/7: 1-800-828-6025 or visit their website for more resources:

Mid-Year Performance Evaluations for Staff Members

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Annual written performance evaluations are conducted for staff members between January 1 and March 31 of each year as part of the College’s ongoing performance feedback process. Also part of this process, informal performance evaluation meetings are conducted at six-month intervals between the annual written performance evaluations. For most staff, informal evaluation meetings occur between July and September.

The annual evaluation process is designed to give employees and supervisors an opportunity to evaluate work accomplishments and performance during the review period and establish goals and objectives for the future. The informal evaluation provides a valuable opportunity for mid-year feedback, review of the progress in meeting goals, and plans for any necessary adjustments.

Supervisors should be making plans to meet with their staff members to conduct performance discussions if not already completed. Staff and supervisors should contact Human Resources with any questions or concerns about the performance evaluation process.

Recovery Assistance for Those Affected by Hurricane Irene

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled helpful information on federal and state resources available to help Vermont business owners and employees recover from the recent floods: or

Assistance programs include:

  • Disaster unemployment
  • Renters and homeowners grants
  • Housing hotline
  • Legal services
  • Low-interest loans
  • National Flood Insurance Program

To apply for disaster assistance, visit or call 800.621.FEMA (800.621.3362).

Flu Vaccination Clinic for Faculty and Staff

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The Human Resources office is pleased to once again offer on-site flu vaccinations for employees of Middlebury College. An open clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 12, from 8-11 a.m. in Mitchell Green Lounge. Pre-registration is not required. Given that there are ample supplies of the vaccine this year, we do not anticipate long wait times.

The cost will be $25 per vaccination, payable by check only to “Middlebury College”. Cash, debit cards and/or credit cards will not be accepted. Receipts will be provided should one wish to submit the expense to one’s insurance for partial reimbursement. Please complete a consent form ( in advance and bring it with you on October 12.

The clinic will be staffed by Marble Works Pharmacy. See the information statement ( for details from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the vaccine. Please contact your primary care physician with any questions regarding your ability to receive a vaccine.