HealthSource Virtual Series

Throughout the year, the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center offers free educational programs, classes and workshops. These cover a range of topics relating to healthy lifestyles, safety and wellness. Registration is required for all events in the series.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, classes are being held virtually to keep people safe and to allow all interested community members to participate. Sessions will be recorded and posted once the series is complete.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions on how to access the event.

View Our Upcoming HealthSource Classes Below

Kids in the Kitchen Series - The Power of Yum: Lunch Wars (Virtual)

Presented by Alison Precourt, Registered Dietitian and Leah Pryor, Executive Chef, The University of Vermont Medical Center

Have family meals become boring? Do you need to add pizzazz to your cooking? Our Kids in the Kitchen series has gone virtual. Join us for some fun and interactive entertainment with our chef and dietitian duo while learning helpful nutrition tidbits. Classes will focus on healthy foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids and parents cooking together make for happier families.

Lunch Wars

In a galaxy, not so far away, lies the making of a meal… “school lunch.” Learn alternative and creative ways to build a better lunch. Discover how to balance flavors and create a tantalizing and delicious meal for home or to pack and go.

This event is virtual.  A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event. 

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers (Virtual)

Presented by Millie Richard, Age Well Caregiver Support Specialist

In this webinar, you will be introduced to the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program, an evidence based workshop taught around the world. It follows a train-the-trainer model developed by a non-profit through grants and research partnerships with universities and health centers. Powerful Tools is designed to help unpaid family caregivers maintain their own personal well-being while caring for a loved one. Throughout the hour, you’ll experience parts of the six-week Powerful Tools course. This class will provide you with:

  • A general understanding of the challenges family caregivers face
  • An understanding of why self-care and respite opportunities are vital for caregivers
  • Tools to identifying your own personal stress

This event is virtual and will be hosted with GoToMeeting. A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event.

Presenter Bio: Millie Richard has been Age Well’s Caregiver Support Specialist since 2017. She grew-up in a large extended family in Northern Vermont, seeing up close how much love and effort caregivers devote to keeping their loved ones at home. Whether dealing with normal aging, cognitive decline or a medical condition, caregivers face many hurdles and stressors while trying to make the best decisions for their families. Seeing the need for practical support for people choosing to age in place and the caregivers who support them, she reskilled in Human Services after a few years as a stay-at-home-mom and re-entered the work force, earning a professional certificate as an End-of-Life Doula from The Larner College of Medicine at UVM as a member of the inaugural class. Millie works to expand caregivers’ natural supports through the promotion of self-care, skill building, support groups, memory cafés and respite opportunities that help empower families and address the isolation so many of them experience.

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TXT U L8R (Virtual)

Presented by Abby Beerman, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services, UVM Medical Center

Distracted driving is a leading cause of preventable car crashes. Whether you recently got your permit or have been driving for decades, TXT U L8R will demonstrate the life-altering consequences of distracted driving and give you the tools to build better driving habits. This is a modified version of the in-person TXT U L8R presentation, and will include testimonies from a car crash survivor, medical staff, and Text Less Live More.

This event is virtual. A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event.

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Child Passenger Safety for Booster-Aged and Older Children (Virtual)

Presented by Maureen Johnson, CPST-I, CSP, Child Passenger Safety Specialist, Trauma Services, UVM Medical Center

Parents, grandparents and other caregivers of school-aged children may be asking themselves about the next car seat stage for the children in their care. When can a child move from a harnessed car seat to a belt-positioning booster? What are key points of booster seat safety? When can a child stop using a booster and just wear the vehicle seat belt? Join Maureen Johnson, CPST-I, CSP, for a webinar about the selection and use of booster seats and vehicle seat belts. Maureen is a Child Passenger Safety Specialist at the UVM Medical Center and works with parents and caregivers on car seat safety for children of all ages. Topics covered include:

  • Choosing and using a booster seat
  • Seat belts for older children

This event is virtual. A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event.

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Organic Lawn Care (Virtual)

Presented by Lisa Hoare, Garden Educator, VCH, UVM Medical Center

Learn easy tips and methods for creating and maintaining your yard without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The use of many commonly found conventional lawn care products is not only risky for your health, but also for the health of pets and wildlife, the surrounding environment and for essential pollinating insects and mammals. This year, start enjoying your lush, green yard with a little less work and much less worry!

This event is virtual. A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event.

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Kids in the Kitchen Series - The Power of Yum: Friday Night under the Lights (Virtual)

Presented by Alison Precourt, Registered Dietitian and Leah Pryor, Executive Chef, The University of Vermont Medical Center

Have family meals become boring? Do you need to add pizzazz to your cooking? Our Kids in the Kitchen series has gone virtual. Join us for some fun and interactive entertainment with our chef and dietitian duo while learning helpful nutrition tidbits. Classes will focus on healthy foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids and parents cooking together make for happier families.

Friday Night under the Lights

Like game night, make one dinner an entire family event. Connect with your kids and learn how to prepare a healthy dinner. This class will showcase a meal that takes a bit longer but is sure to bring family members closer together. Start a new tradition by making a meal and good memories.

This event is virtual. A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event. 

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Safe & Secure- Safety is a Choice, Prevention is Key (Virtual)

Presented by Abby Beerman, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services, UVM Medical Center

May is National Trauma Awareness Month! Did you know unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States? Unintentional does not mean unavoidable. Join our webinar to learn how COVID-19 has impacted injury trends and what you can do to keep you and your family safe.

This event is virtual. A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event.

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Life After Trauma: Celebrating Survivors (Virtual)

Presented by Trauma Survivors Network

A night to celebrate the recovery process and the lives of those who have survived trauma as well as their family, friends, and care providers who supported them the entire way. Hosted by the University of Vermont Medical Center Trauma Survivor Network.

Read the event flyer.

For More Information

Contact traumasurvivors [at] UVMHealth.org or by calling (802) 847-2291

To Join the Trauma Survivors Network

Visit UVMHealth.org/TSN and click on the "Become a Member" link.

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Traveling Safely with Your New Baby - October 28th, 2020

Maureen Johnson, CPST-I, CSP, Child Passenger Safety Specialist, Trauma Services, UVM Medical Center

When it comes to choosing and using a car seat for a newborn, parents and other family members often have questions. What is the best car seat for our new baby? How do I install it? How snug should the harness be? What about these cute accessories?

During this webinar, Maureen Johnson, CPST-I, CSP, discussed the selection, installation and use of car seats for infants. Maureen is a Child Passenger Safety Specialist at the UVM Medical Center and helps over 300 parents and caregivers a year prepare to transport their new baby safely.

Topics covered included:

  • Choosing a car seat for your new baby
  • Installing your new baby’s car seat
  • Using your new baby’s car seat

View Event Recording


No Crystal Ball: Advance Care Planning in Uncertain Times - December 8th, 2020

Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, HEC-C Executive Director & Clinical Ethicist, Vermont Ethics Network & Clinical Ethicist, UVM Medical Center, and Sally Bliss, RN, MSB, HEC-C Clinical Ethicist, UVM Medical Center, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UVM Larner College

We hope you will join us for a discussion about advance care planning and the importance of taking proactive steps to ensure that the care and treatment you desire aligns with the care and treatment that you receive. In addition, this presentation will also address advance planning considerations in the context of COVID-19. We look forward to an engaging and information discussion.

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Telehealth and What it Means For You - December 9th, 2020

Sarah R. Kessler, MBA, Senior Telehealth Program Strategist, UVM Health Network

As health care delivery changes, you are likely seeing telehealth being offered and encouraged more and more. As our network works on enhancing the telehealth experience, join us for presentations on our telehealth offerings and what they mean for you in terms of access to your providers, communication with your care team and MyChart features. We will review how having a MyChart account allows you to review lab and test results on your own, update insurance and other personal information, communicate with your providers and check on appointments.

Topics covered included:

  • Digital Health and what we are doing
  • MyChart and digital health
  • An in-depth look into E-Visits

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Gardening for Health - December 14th, 2020

Lisa Hoare, Garden Educator; Michael Latreille, MD, UVM Medical Center; Michelle Gates, Executive Director, Vermont Community Garden Network

In this program, piloted in August and September 2020 and funded by the UVM Medical Center Foundation, we aimed to engage patients with metabolic syndrome – including patients who have diabetes, pre-diabetes or high blood pressure, or who are overweight – in habits that improve health. Our primary focus was teaching participants how to grow delicious fresh vegetables with introductory gardening education.

In this presentation, we’ll give an overview of program content, share findings from data collected and review some anticipated changes for our next program, scheduled for June and July 2021. Whether you’re interested in participating in the next Gardening for Health Program or you think it might be a good fit for patients you work with, we encourage you to join us to learn how gardening can improve patient and community health.

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