At the Hospitals for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

  • Reed

  • Harrington

  • Gillespie

  • Frates

  • Fisher

Published: 1/25/2020 10:45:49 PM
Modified: 1/25/2020 10:45:36 PM
Woodstock senior center to host cooking workshop

WOODSTOCK — The Thompson Senior Center will host a heart-healthy meals workshop at 1 p.m. Monday.

Led by the Thompson center’s chef Ryan Martin and Chelsey Canavan, senior coordinator for community health at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the workshop will include a hands-on cooking activity aimed at teaching participants how to prepare a low-sodium meal at home. The workshop also will cover general recommendations for a heart-healthy diet, ideas for how to avoid excess sodium, and tips on label reading and food shopping.

Participants can expect to go home with ingredients and a few recipes. Call 802-457-3277 to RSVP.

Disability etiquette course to take place in White River Junction

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A February workshop seeks to help participants respectfully communicate and interact with people who have disabilities.

The “Disability Etiquette” course will be facilitated by the Vermont Center for Independent Living, which is a Montpelier-based nonprofit organization directed and staffed by individuals with disabilities that works to promote the dignity, independence and civil rights of Vermonters with disabilities.

The course will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Upper Valley Turning Point, 200 Olcott Drive in White River Junction. Call 802-295-5206 or email for more information.

New psychiatrist joins the West Central Behavioral Health team

LEBANON — West Central Behavioral Health welcomed a new member of its clinical team in a recent newsletter.

Dr. Jeffrey Reed received his medical training at the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He trained as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Mental Health.

In addition to working with clients at the Lebanon-based WCBH, Reed teaches medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and residents at DMHC.

Reed, who comes to the Upper Valley from Rockport, Maine, has a passion for treating adults with psychotic illnesses, seeing clients living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder, and anxiety and panic disorders, according to the newsletter.

APD Lifecare announces four new trustees

LEBANON — Alice Peck Day Lifecare has named four new members to its board.

APD Lifecare — which includes independent and assisted living facilities on APD’s Lebanon campus: the Woodlands and Harvest Hill — named Listen Community Services Executive Director Kyle Fisher, Mascoma Bank Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending Norm Frates Jr., Upper Valley Haven Director of Development and Communications Laura Gillespie and Harvest Hill resident Mary Harrington to its board.

Other members of APD Lifecare’s board include Happy Griffiths; Lifecare Executive Director Cindy Jerome; Sara Kobylenski; Good Neighbor Health Clinics Executive Director Dana Michalovic; APD Memorial Hospital CEO Sue Mooney; Henry Nachman; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Vice President of System Integration and Shared Services Mary Oseid; Dartmouth College Associate Vice President for Planning, Design & Construction John Scherding; and the Rev. Stephen Silver.

Vermont Health Department offers free radon test kits

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Health Department is offering free test kits for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that can increase the risk of developing lung cancer.

One in 7 Vermont homes has high levels of radon, according to a news release from the department. Radon enters homes from the surrounding soil and bedrock.

“Testing is the only way to know whether your home has too much radon,” Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine said in a news release.

Vermonters can request test kits by sending a name, mailing address, physical address and phone number to or by calling 1-800-439-8550. More information is available at

— Compiled by Nora Doyle-Burr

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