Volunteering has many benefits

volunterring

REGION – As of 2016, Vermont stood at number eight in rank for top volunteering states in the US. Volunteering has been linked to lowered stress level, feeling healthier and an improved mood according to a national survey commissioned by … Continued

Tai chi in southern Vermont

tai chi

REGION – Radiating warmth, Djemila Cavanaugh said, “My first tai chi class focused on the middle of the foot and how to be centered. I thought, ‘This is what I need.’” Despite need, Cavanaugh dropped out of class. Tai chi … Continued

Local residents meet with Sen. Sanders and Sen. Leahy

  BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Representatives from Windham County’s community coalitions traveled to Washington, D.C. in early February to collaborate with 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) … Continued

Dr. David Lord resumes private practice in Chester

clinical psychologist

CHESTER, Vt. – Dr. David Lord, clinical psychologist, has opened a practice at the Henry Office Building, 116 Main Street, Chester.   Recently retired from his position as staff psychologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Dr. … Continued

HCRS staff receives intentional peer support trainings

SPRINGFIELD, Vt.- Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second-largest non-profit community mental health agency, is training its Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services staff in Intentional Peer Support. This highly desired and well-respected training was developed by psychiatric survivor … Continued

SMCS pronounces Children’s Dental Health Project a success

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  REGION – The collaborative efforts of Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS), the Rural Oral Health Access (ROHA) committee, and the Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund (Holt Fund), are helping children across the region to receive dental … Continued

OLLI program: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs

OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Dr. Sandra Steingard, will present the next OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program, “Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs,” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic … Continued

Wholistic Wellness Center turns 15

wholistic wellness

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Wholistic Wellness Center is celebrating 15 years in Springfield. Back in 2002, a group of like-minded healthcare practitioners got together to discuss working under the same roof. Although a few of the names and faces have … Continued

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