SVCOA launches shopping service for older Vermonters

RUTLAND, Vt. – Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging has launched a new grocery and supply shopping service to support older Vermonters in Bennington and Rutland counties during the COVID-19 issue. “We’re excited to make this critical service available to older … Continued

Volunteer Rescue Squad seeking cloth face mask donations

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is asking for the public’s help in making cloth face masks that will extend the useful life our current supply of N-95 masks during the COVID-19 outbreak. The supply of N-95 masks … Continued

Drug Take-Back Day canceled for April 25, 2020

REGION – Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the spring 2020 Prescription Drug Take Back Day, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25, has been canceled. However, there are still opportunities to return unwanted or expired medications. Medication return boxes are … Continued

Managing stress associated with the coronavirus

Twin State Psychological Services offers these stress management tips.

REGION – New reports about COVID-19 are becoming more widespread and can be stressful to deal with. Here are some tips to help you manage stress, put news reports in perspective, and maintain a positive outlook. Keep things in perspective … Continued

COVID-19 and HIPAA at Grace Cottage

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – In light of the recent pandemic of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has received inquiries about patients that have been tested for coronavirus within our community. While it is understandable that people want … Continued

Springfield Medical Care Systems response to COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Here at Springfield Medical Care Systems, we know it is a very stressful time for everyone. To protect our patients, our healthcare workers, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are doing a lot of things differently. … Continued

Drug, alcohol treatment and recovery services are a call away

Health Department launches VTHelplink referral resource.

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Health has launched VTHelplink, a new, single source clearinghouse for Vermonters to receive free, confidential, and personalized information and referrals to substance-use prevention, treatment, and recovery services throughout the state. “The global pandemic … Continued

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