HealthSource Fall 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

Check back regularly, as new classes and updates will be added.

Traveling Safely with Your New Baby

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?

Join Maureen Johnson, CPST-I, CSP for a webinar for expectant parents, grandparents and other loved ones on 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 include:

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

Thursday, October 22, Noon - 1:00 pm

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Telehealth and What it Means For You

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 include:

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

Wednesday, October 28, 6 – 7 pm
Thursday, November 19, 12 – 1 pm
Wednesday, December 9, 6 – 7 pm

Register 10/28 Register 11/19 Register 12/9


Home Safety: Fall Prevention

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

Trips, slips and falls around the home can lead to minor bruises or serious traumatic injuries. Join us for a room-by-room tour of a home to discuss features that can lead to falls, and ways to remove and reduce these risks in your home. No matter your age, designing your living space with fall prevention in mind can keep you, your family and visitors safer. General fall prevention tips will be covered as well.

Tuesday, November 3, 12 – 1 pm

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Grandparent Refresher Course: Fall Edition

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

Fall and winter weather bring a whole host of new activities to partake in with your grandchildren. From playing in the snow to cooking together, this webinar will review best practices for keeping you and your grandchildren safe. Additionally, while this holiday season may mean socially distanced family visits or celebrations, tips and ideas will be shared to hopefully inspire you this autumn.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 , 12 – 1 PM

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Understanding the Process and Decisions Related to Medicare

Sharon O’Neill, State Health Insurance Program Coordinator, Age Well

This class will help you to make informed decisions by understanding your options, protect you against Medicare fraud and provide information about where to find additional help.

Session topics Include:

  • What is the State Health Insurance Program, and what are Medicare and Social Security?
  • A discussion about drug plan options and how to avoid penalties
  • Understanding Medicare Supplemental plans vs. Medicare Advantage plans

We will share state and federal financial help, information on when and how to apply for benefits, resources to help you protect yourself against Medicare fraud and ways to make decisions by understanding your options.

Monday, November 9, 12 – 1:30 PM

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Car Seat Safety for Toddlers and Young Children

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

As a child grows, parents, grandparents, and other caregivers may be asking themselves about the next car seat stage for the children in their care. If you started with an infant (rear-facing only) seat, is it time for a larger seat? How do you install it? When can a child move from rear-facing to forward-facing?

Join Maureen Johnson, CPST-I, CSP for a webinar for parents, grandparents and other loved ones on the selection, installation and use of car seats for toddlers, preschoolers, and early school-aged children. 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 a car seat for your toddler or young child
  • Installing your car seat

Harnessing and protecting your child in the car

Monday, November 12, Noon – 1 PM

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Gardening for Health

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 6 – 7 pm

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No Crystal Ball: Advance Care Planning in Uncertain Times

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 of Medicine

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.

Thursday, November 19, 6 – 7 pm

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TXT U L8R

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.

Wednesday, December 2, 6 – 7 pm

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Child Passenger Safety for Booster-Aged and Older Children

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 for parents, grandparents and other loved ones on 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

THURSDAY, December 3, Noon – 1 pm

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Hoarding and Clutter

Erin Roelke, Director of Care and Service Coordination, Age Well; Millie Richard, Volunteer Peer Advocate, Chittenden County Hoarding Task Force and Buried in Treasures Workshop Facilitator, Age Well

When excess belongings limit a person’s ability to use their home, it can have profound impacts on safety, health, relationships, wellbeing, daily functioning and housing security. Hoarding Disorder is a behavioral pattern characterized by difficulty discarding and sometimes excessive acquisition of items that leads to clutter, distress and impairment in functioning. Clutter can be overwhelming, but there is help available.

This class will help you:

  • Identify excessive saving and acquiring behaviors
  • Understand the impacts of hoarding and clutter
  • Identify risk reduction techniques
  • Navigate resources for assistance

Monday, December 7, 6 – 7 pm

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