10/29/2021 - FALL TRAINING


10:00-11:30 am - Dr. Barbara Colombo


Cognitive Reserve and the Aging Population: 
What, Why & How

With Barbara Colombo, PhD

Live Zoom Webinar:  Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00-11:30 am

This presentation will introduce the audience to the concept of cognitive reserve. We will discuss why it is important (using examples derived from COVID patients), focus on different ways of assessing the cognitive reserve, and discuss ideas to
implement interventions to increase it.


Barbara Colombo, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Champlain College (USA), where she directs the Neuroscience lab. Her research interests are mainly focused on the neuro-psychological factors that are linked to healthy aging, the use on non-invasive brain stimulation to promote neurorehabilitation, as well as emotion regulation and well-being.


Sponsors Include:

Vermont Housing Managers Association
Vermont Housing Finance Agency

New England Resident Service Coordinators, Inc.

Admission is FREE for VRSC and VHMA members.

Questions? Email cassano@cathedralsquare.org or andrea@nerscinc.org


Quarterly Idea Share Virtual Meetings - Bring your resident ideas, resources and issues to the members for sharing and problem solving.  

Next Meeting:  November 2, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm via Zoom

Email andrea@nerscinc.org for details.


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VRSC is a membership organization of professionals from throughout the state.  Offered in the spring and fall, trainings include lunch and are open to the public for a small fee of $10.  VRSC and VHMA members can attend at no charge.   With attendance averaging around 50 people, the trainings cover topics that are not only relevant to Resident Service Coordinators, but other housing professionals, social workers, and community service providers.  These meetings are an excellent opportunity to network, build relationships, and learn best practices.  We rely on the support of our sponsors to help offset the costs of meeting location, professional fees and meals.  For information on the available sponsorship opportunities, please click here.  


VRSC meetings are held following the trainings and lunch.  Meetings generally last 1 hour and are open to members and prospective members.  Our Annual Meeting is held in the fall when we vote in new officers, approve a new budget, review annual materials, and discuss future trainings.

Meeting Minutes

Additional trainings are available through our partners.  Click here for more information.