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'Forks over Knives' showings on Tuesdays at Grace Cottage

‘Forks over Knives’ showings on Tuesdays at Grace Cottage

The documentary Forks Over Knives, which examines the theory that most if not all chronic diseases that afflict Americans today can be controlled or even reversed by changes in diet, will be shown Tuesday afternoons, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Holt Conference Room at Grace Cottage Hospital’s Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. […]

3SquaresVT boosts food purchasing power for senior citizens

3SquaresVT boosts food purchasing power for senior citizens

Many senior citizens are cutting back on their food budgets as expenses rise, but good nutrition is a key factor in lifelong health. To encourage healthy eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the 3SquaresVT program to help eligible Vermonters buy nutritious food. The benefits come on an EBT card that looks like a debit […]

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Medical System’s Community Health Team has announced its free education offerings for 2016’s spring and summer months. There is no charge for any of the programs but space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Community Health Team for more information or to register, 802-886-8946 or email cht@springfieldmed.org. Classes meet at Springfield Health Center, […]

Foodbank Mobile Pantry to drop off in Springfield

Foodbank Mobile Pantry to drop off in Springfield

On the second Friday of every month, the Vermont Foodbank “Veggie VanGo” Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Springfield Hospital Meeting House, on the hill opposite the hospital on Ridgewood Road, to distribute food for those who need it. Its next visit is from 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 8. The Foodbank […]

Springfield Hospital receives grant for Child Birth Center

Springfield Hospital receives grant for Child Birth Center

Springfield Hospital has received $25,000 from the Charles R. Wood Foundation to replace ultrasound equipment in its Child Birth Center. The center is one of the few remaining birthing options in the region.  The center is comprised of two labor and delivery rooms and three post-partum rooms. Ultrasound equipment plays an important role in the […]

Music at Grounded; end of life documentary, music offered; Ludlow church serves old-fashioned dinner; and free wellness classes

Music at Grounded; end of life documentary, music offered; Ludlow church serves old-fashioned dinner; and free wellness classes

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Oct. 30: Epic Season coming to Grounded4Life Epic Season, an […]

Learn about myofascial release for pain control

On Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m., at the Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections, 5700 Vermont-100 in Londonderry, Kami Golembeski (OTR/L), from Green Mountain Myofascial Release in Manchester, will detail how this hands-on procedure may possibly help you handle your chronic pain. Myofascial release is a whole body, manual approach to healing addressing restrictions within the […]

Health & well-being: Flu shots offered in Chester; expert to assess your Medicare coverage; and learn about Alzheimer’s

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Health & Well-Being briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Oct. 19: Flu shot clinic at Chester Senior Citizen’s […]

Free health classes through December; end of life symposium tackles medical considerations; and health tips at Meeting Place

Springfield Medical Care Systems offer the following free health and wellness classes October through December. The classes meet at Springfield Health Center, 100 River St., Springfield, unless otherwise noted. Classes include: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions is Chronic Disease Self-Management Thursdays, Oct. 1–Nov. 5, from 9:30 a.m.–noon. Lunch provided. The Fireplace Room, Rockingham Medical Group, […]