Public Health Council — Upcoming Events

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Upcoming PHC Partner Meetings in 2020

[During the COVID-19 Pandemic, please be aware that meetings may be virtual. Check back here for updates.]

Friday, August 21, 2020                                            Friday, October 16, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.                                                       9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, September 18, 2020                                     Friday, November 20, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.                                                      9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


PHC Partner Meeting

June 19, 2020, 9 to 10 am
Via WebEx [Details to follow.]

Agenda Pending


2020 Schedule for Aging in Community Quarterly Forums

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley sponsors regular gatherings for Aging in Community volunteer groups, Community and Parish Nurses, and other people supporting older adults in our communities. Meeting dates and times for 2020 are below. Locations and agendas will be added as they become available.

March 25, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm — CANCELLED, will try to reschedule
Accessing Dementia Friendly Communities Through Understanding, with Melissa Grenier, LCSW, CDP, Regional Manager, State of NH, Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
This presentation will provide an overview of the communication, behavioral, and physical changes that occur over the course of a person’s journey with memory loss.  A better understanding of the evolving needs of a people with memory loss will allow us to discuss and strategize how to adapt our communities to meet those needs. Dementia Friendly communities allow people with memory loss to thrive and remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. Melissa and Alice Ely will engage participants in a discussion of how our volunteer-based groups and supporting organizations can help build more dementia-friendly communities throughout the Upper Valley.

June 17, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon

September 15, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Dwinell Room, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon

November 11, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Location TBD



PHC Partner Meeting

May 15, 2020, 9 to 10 am
Via WebEx

Meeting Notes May 15 2020


[Updated] Virtual Dan & Whit’s Wine Tasting Benefits the Public Health Council

The Wine Tasting event planned for April 15th at the Norwich Inn has been cancelled due to COVID-19. But we have a great back-up plan…

Between April 3 and April 15th, when you order wine from Dan & Whit’s using the order form link below, the Public Health Council will receive $2/bottle.

How it works:

  • Review the Wine List attached to identify wines you want to order.
  • Complete the order form at https://forms.gle/LBci5iTSwFPJTdRRA
  • Dan & Whit’s will contact you when your order is available for pick-up.
  • You will pay for the order when you pick it up.

Thanks so much for supporting the Public Health Council.


Upper Valley Town Welfare Officer Symposium

The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley sponsors biannual gathering for Town Welfare Officers, Town Service Officers, Neighbor Helping Neighbor programs, and other providing critical support to residents of our communities. Meeting dates and times for 2020 are below. Locations and agendas will be added as they become available.

[Cancelled due to Covid-19] May 6, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Kilton Public Library, West Lebanon

November 11, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Location TBD [Joint meeting with Aging in Community Quarterly Forum]


PHC Partner Meeting

March 20, 2020, 9 to 11 am
Via WebEx

Meeting Notes


Upper Valley Advocacy Training: Advocating for Our Upper Valley Public Health Priorities
Wednesday, March 4, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Kilton Library, West Lebanon, NH

Learn how to effectively advocate for public health issues in NH and VT! This training will provide an overview of how a bill becomes a law (in both states!) and when and how to get involved in that process. We’ll cover best practices for engaging with legislators, how and why to bring a personal story into your advocacy message, and practical advocacy skills like testifying at a public hearing, calling your legislator, and writing a Letter to the Editor. Leave feeling more empowered to take action on the issues you care about and make change in your state!

Facilitators:
Pedro Altagracia, Community Engagement Coordinator, New Futures, New Hampshire
Helen LaBun, Vermont Public Policy Director, Bi-State Primary Care Association


PHC Partner Meeting

January 17, 2020, 9 to 11 am
Dwinell Room, Harvest Hill at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon.

Agenda includes: Presentation of the Upper Valley Community Health Improvement Plan, 2019 to 2022


PHC Annual Meeting

November 15, 2019, 8:30 to 11 am
Auditorium, Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon.

Keynote Address
Changing the Conversation Around Aging: Telling a New Story
Kelly Laflamme, NH Endowment for Health, and Jennifer Rabalais, UNH’s Center on Aging and Community Living and Institute on Disability

Negative attitudes about aging are bad for our health. So bad, in fact, the World Health Organization has launched a global campaign to end ageism. Here in the US and NH, the Reframing Aging Initiative is working to advance a new story about aging that recognizes the challenges and opportunities that increasing longevity poses to our communities.

Representatives from the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging will share the research and tools developed by experts at the FrameWorks Institute that you can use to advance a new narrative about aging that is better for our health.

To register to attend this meeting, which is open to the public: REGISTER.