Senior Solutions receive grant to combat elder abuse


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Older adults in Windsor County will be better protected against abuse thanks to a $395,000 federal grant awarded to the region’s largest social service provider for older adults. Senior Solutions (Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont) the … Continued

Just a few days left to sign up for 2018 health coverage

REGION – State officials marked the end of the first month of open enrollment by thanking Vermonters for acting promptly ahead of this year’s deadline and reminding those who still need coverage to be sure to log in to … Continued

Drug Take Back Day helps rid communities of unwanted medications

REGION – On Oct. 28, 2017, Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with local and state police, again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, resulting in 541 pounds of disposed medications collected throughout Windsor County for incineration. … Continued

Run, walk, or trot in the Thanksgiving Day 5k race


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center will host its 5th annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and Walk on Nov. 23. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome and children under the age of 12 … Continued

Area retailers honored by MAPP as partners in public health


WINDSOR COUNTY, Vt. – With a mission to inspire community action that promotes health and positive environments for youth, Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP) recently recognized area retailers for passing the Vermont Department of Liquor control tobacco compliance checks. Retailers … Continued

Springfield Hospital receives bequests


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Hospital has recently received two bequests totaling almost $200,000. James and Eleanor Krieger of Chester, Vt. established a charitable remainder trust in which Springfield Hospital had an interest. Dr. Krieger passed away in 2012 and Mrs. … Continued

Valley Health Connections assists with healthcare enrollment


LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Rose Ann McCarthy from Valley Health Connections will be at Neighborhood Connections for three Wednesdays from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. to register Vermont residents for 2018 healthcare, Medicare, and Supplemental Plans. She will be taking appointments on … Continued

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