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Free help with enrolling in Medicare, drug plan

Free help with enrolling in Medicare, drug plan

Are you turning 65 this year and eligible for Medicare? Although Medicare pays for much, if not all, of the cost for covered health care services, a Medicare Supplement Insurance policy can help to pay for some of the remaining health care costs. Peg Lochner, an independent insurance agent, will be available each month to help you […]

'Dealing with Dementia' info session May 24

‘Dealing with Dementia’ info session May 24

  Community Cares Network of Chester/Andover is sponsoring a free informational evening titled  Dealing with Dementia. This will be held at American Legion Post 67, 635 VT Route 103, Chester from 6:30 to 8 p.m on Tuesday, May 24. Jennifer Chambers from Springfield Hospital and Jordon Cotto from Alzheimer’s Association: Vermont Chapter will be speaking. […]

Senior Solutions gets $20K grant to help seniors care for pets

Senior Solutions gets $20K grant to help seniors care for pets

Senior Solutions has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Meals on Wheels America and PetSmart Charities to expand its existing “Foxy Fund” to provide emergency veterinary care and pet food for Meals on Wheels recipients with pets. Senior Solutions was one of only 27 grants awarded nationally, and the only one in the northeast. “We […]

Cabin Fever Auction to benefit Grace Cottage

Cabin Fever Auction to benefit Grace Cottage

Picture yourself on a tropical vacation or on safari in South Africa! Or create a new view at home with some artwork or a local craft item. Or maybe you’re hankering for a dinner outing. Grace Cottage’s annual Cabin Fever Online Auction offers over 150 items donated by generous local businesses and individuals, with all […]

Expert to speak on racism's effect on environmental health

Expert to speak on racism’s effect on environmental health

The League of Women Voters of Vermont in partnership with Kellogg-Hubbard Library presents the second in its 2021-22 Lecture Series on Racism and Public Health. On Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, during his presentation, How Does Racism Effect Environmental Health, Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom will discuss the disparate impact of public policies governing land use, housing, occupational […]

Be the Match donor registry to be held Nov. 20

Be the Match donor registry to be held Nov. 20

Noah was born to a Londonderry couple on Feb. 26, 2017 after a routine pregnancy and delivery. At 3.5 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic bone disease called osteopetrosis – a condition that can be fatal if not treated with a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Thanks to Be The Match, […]

Grace Cottage offers LGBTQ+ affirming care

Grace Cottage offers LGBTQ+ affirming care

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage understands that it can be challenging in a rural area to access appropriate primary care that is specifically affirming of gender and sexuality. Grace Cottage’s Equity Committee has been considering these needs, and the Grace Cottage primary care clinic is now offering the following gender-affirming services: Affirming primary care for adults and […]

Grace Cottage recognized as 'age friendly' for initiatives to improve care for older adults

Grace Cottage recognized as ‘age friendly’ for initiatives to improve care for older adults

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has joined a nationwide initiative to improve health care specifically for older adults. In its letter congratulating Grace Cottage for its “Age-Friendly” certification, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement calls Grace Cottage “a leader in this rapidly growing movement committed to care of older adults.” Grace Cottage is among […]

Flu vaccine clinic, food drive at Grace Cottage

Flu vaccine clinic, food drive at Grace Cottage

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 802-365-4331; walk-ins will be taken as space allows. You do not need to be an established patient at Grace Cottage. Masks are required, and anyone under 18 years of […]

Senior Solutions offering two-day Tai Chi Level 1 training in Londonderry

Senior Solutions offering two-day Tai Chi Level 1 training in Londonderry

A two-day Tai Chi Level One Training, focusing on improving balance and preventing falls, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 5 at Neighborhood Connections in the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry. Senior Solutions will cover the full tuition of $300 as well as personal mileage for […]

CANCELLED: Grace Cottage resumes in-person classes

CANCELLED: Grace Cottage resumes in-person classes

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s Community Wellness classes have been cancelled after initially working toward resuming in September. The class lineup is as follows: Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group – 1st Thursday of every month, 11a.m.-noon, Heins Room 1, begins Sept. 2. Facilitated group focused on the challenges of caring for people with dementia/Alzheimer’s. Led […]

Grace Cottage Fair Aug. 7, auction Aug. 1-8

Grace Cottage Fair Aug. 7, auction Aug. 1-8

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital will hold its 2021 Hospital Fair Day as both a virtual and an in-person event this year. More than 200 unique items are available via the Online Auction, which opens for bidding on Sunday, Aug. 1 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 8 by clicking here. This year’s Fair Day […]

Grace Cottage 16th Tour de Grace bike rally Saturday

Grace Cottage 16th Tour de Grace bike rally Saturday

Come join the fun—sign up for Grace Cottage’s 16th Annual Tour de Grace bike rally, to be held Saturday, June 26, rain or shine. Start and end any time between 8 and 10 a.m., at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend. The event is a loop of approximately 17 miles on […]

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat Fundraiser The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in the community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. The Share Heat Fundraiser this year will be based on donations, with no in-person […]

Family Center collecting food, funds for Holiday Food Drive

Family Center collecting food, funds for Holiday Food Drive Offers several ways to participate and help feed local families

The Chester-Andover Family Center is working to provide more than 100 Food Shelf recipients with everything they need to prepare a scrumptious holiday meal. There are several ways you can participate in this Holiday Food Drive. From 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, the Chester-Andover Family Center will be at the Chester Helping Hands-Katsiroubous […]

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Dec. 17; <br>2021 Cavendish Community Calendars on sale

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Dec. 17;
2021 Cavendish Community Calendars on sale

Free veggies available through FoodBank VeggieVanGo Grace Cottage Hospital hosts the Vermont Foodbank’s  VeggieVanGo free food distribution program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the lower parking lot of Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School, 2042 VT-30, in Townshend. The purpose of the program is to […]

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Summer is in full swing with hot days, thunderstorms and lots of swimming. And with summer comes water quality testing for harmful bacteria. Sample bottles, thermometers, coolers, and paperwork in hand, Susan Brace and Frank Kelley headed out early Wednesday morning to collect samples. The goal of the water quality program is to monitor the […]

Stone table and benches complete Chester park

Stone table and benches complete Chester park

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In March 2018, Chester voters approved a bond for $25,000 to construct a “pocket park” at the end of School Street by the suspension bridge over the Middle Branch of the Williams River. The park was one of the first ideas that came out of the Village […]

Cavendish Library adds, extends services in response to COVID-19

Cavendish Library adds, extends services in response to COVID-19

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is adding and extending services to help reduce the spread of viruses during this extraordinary season of cold, flu and the coronavirus that causes an illness called COVID-19. According to Library Director Kata Welch, the library is sanitizing all items that come into and go out of the library, and […]

Deadline near for area health needs assessment

Deadline near for area health needs assessment

The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting a community health needs assessment and encourages participation by residents in all area communities. Deadline to complete the survey is July 9. The Needs Assessment will help determine the need for specific healthcare services throughout the region. The assessment process will be completed by Sept. 30 and the […]