Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
Well, I have mixed feelings about the storm missing us. It was convenient for things we had planned, but snow is needed for those who depend on it to make a living and for our VT economy, as well. Maybe next time……
It was a fantastic meal for the Reach Out Luncheon last week thanks to Tyson Ladies Aid and Tyson Church volunteers. Sherry Thornburg from the Ottauquechee Health Foundation (802-457-4188) was our speaker and she provided considerable information about their programs that help to improve health care for the community and for individuals.
The Good Neighbor Grants have helped many local people with health needs, including but not limited to: medical equipment, mental health, pharmaceutical and dental concerns. All information is strictly confidential. There are financial criteria, but they also assist folks in finding other resources to see that their needs are met. It is obvious that caring for the people in their catchment area is important to them, so considerable effort goes into fundraising to make sure money is available.
In addition, Sherry keeps up-to-date on local resources and she mentioned the new FallScape program from the VT Dept of Health; that sounds wonderful and very similar to the Safe Steps program of years ago. Individuals can help to develop their own safety plans with someone who will come out and help to size up your home for risks and preventive measures. To learn more call 802-863-7227.
Have you heard about the Winter Fest at Mt Ascutney on 2/6, being sponsored by Ascutney Outdoors and The Trust for Public Land. It starts at 9:00 AM and there will various activities for all ages, including: fat-bikes, skis, snowshoes to demo, food and music by the Davis Brothers. Sounds like a great time! For more details go to www.mountascutneyourdoors.org
Also, please note the 2/15 President’s Day Event at the President Coolidge Historic Site that will feature a lecture by Rushad Thomas on the 1924 Presidential Campaign. Lastly, don’t forget the ongoing Wed evening speaker series the 5 Corners Pub and Brewhouse!