Mind & Body

Mind & Body

Mind & Body

Medicare Information Session

On Wednesday, August 3, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Stephanie Ball of the Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will be at the Cambridge Public Library to conduct an informational session on Medicare  She will also cover other services that the ADRC offers, including caregiver support, case management services, health insurance counseling and information, in-home services, legal services, lifeline emergency response, outreach and transportation services. Those interested in attending are asked to register for the event by calling 518-677-2443. Space is limited. The Library is located at 21 West Main Street in Cambridge, N.Y.

Healthier Living Workshop

Exercise Your Mind. READ! Adult Summer Reading Programs continue at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 5, at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street. Meet Kathy Dockum, regional coordinator for Vermont Blueprint for Health, who will introduce the healthier living workshops offered locally through Southwestern Vermont Health Care. Call 802-442-9051 or visit benningtonfreelibrary.org to learn more.

Bereavement Support

SudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the Bennington Free Library. The group is for those who are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other.  No registration is required and it is free. For more information, call 802-441-5562 or send an email to sudsspirit.vt@gmail.com.

Learn ASL

Missy Boothroyd, a deaf independence peer advocate counselor will give a free presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington at 108 School Street. come hear about the Deaf Rights Movement and learn the basics of American Sign Language. For more information or to register, contact Lynn Mazza at 802-442-1876 or lmazza@vcil.org.

Learn About Lyme Disease

Pat Smith of the Lyme Disease Association (LDA), will discuss the tick-borne infection with a Q & A session to follow, on Saturday, August 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Manchester Community Library. The program is sponsored and hosted by the Rotary Club of Manchester. Smith is in her 19th year as president of the volunteer-run, national non-profit. LDA is dedicated to Lyme disease education, prevention, research funding and patient support. Smith is a member of Columbia University’s Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center advisory committee, where she has led the effort to raise funds for research. She has organized many continuing medical education accredited Lyme scientific conferences for doctors and researchers and has spoken at hundreds of public, school, business and government events. The event is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue in Manchester Center. For more information, call 802-430-1608 or email showardmvtrotary@gmaill.com.

Community Health Clinics

Monday, August 1, Pittsford, Village Manor, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, Wallingford, Wallingford House, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 4, Rutland, Parker House, 10 a.m.; Rutland, Bardwell House, 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, Poultney, Young at Heart Senior Center, 9:30 a.m.; West Rutland, Ira Town Hall, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, August 11, Castleton, Castleton Meadows, 12:30 p.m. Friday, Augst 12, West Rupert, Rupert Firehouse, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 25, Fair Haven, Appletree Apartments, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, Rutland, Godnick Adult Center, 12:30 p.m. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. For more information, call 802-775-1536. RAVNAH also offers Cholesterol Screenings for $30 every month; clinics held at the Rutland Office are the first Wednesday. Call 802-775-0568 for an appointment. Clinics held at the Dorset Office are the third Wednesday. Call 802-362-1200 for an appointment. RAVNAH’s Travel Health Clinic is the region’s resource for comprehensive and safe travel health services including vaccines and individualized disease prevention plans to international travelers. Call Cathleen at 802-770-1536 or email gohealth@ravnah.org. RAVNAH is starting a free monthly bereavement group in July. with Chaplain Andrew Carlson facilitating. For dates and locations, contact Andrew at 802-770-1613.

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