Vermont Health Connect: Time for Open Enrollment 10/28/2014

Open Enrollment for Vermont Health Connect runs November 15th 2014 to February 15, 2015. Deborah Pereria, Lead Navigator Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and Donna Sutton Fay, Navigator, Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund provide information on what to expect this year, and how to enroll for coverage.  For more info:
Vermont Health Connect 1-855-899-9600

Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security Education Fund  1-866-482-4723

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England  1-866-476-1321

Vermont Workers' Center: Accessibility 10/24/2014

Host Stauch Blaise speaks with Nate Besio, Peer Councilor with Vermont Council on Independent Living.

Preservation Burlington: October is Cemetery Month 10/23/2014

Host Ron Wanamaker speaks with Liisa Reimann, Architectural Historian, on the burial places, histories and occupants of some of the areas cemeteries.  Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington

Wards 4 & 7 NPA Legislative Candidates Forum: District 6-1 & 6-2 10/22/2014

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 4 & 7 meet the third Tuesday of the month. Meeting place: Robert E. Miller Community Center 130 Gosse Court.

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6th Annual Roots of Prevention Award Ceremony 10/22/2014

Burlington’s substance abuse prevention coalition, the Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community,  6th annual “Roots of Prevention” award celebration.  This celebration continues to be an inspirational annual event that recognizes outstanding individuals and programs who support prevention and health and wellness in Burlington. With the help of generous sponsors it is open to anyone who wants to attend at no charge.  

Keynote speaker, filmmaker and director Bess O’Brien, will share her experiences filming The Hungry Heart about the prescription drug crisis in VT and the other films produced by Kingdom County Productions, which she co-founded with her husband Jay Craven.  Guest speaker, Mary Alice McKenzie, will share insight from her work as the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington about their expanding mission to meet the needs of the increasingly high risk population they serve.
The following four awards will be presented to very deserving Burlington recipients.  
DG Weaver Award: Beth Evans & Suzy King, English Language Learner Teachers from the Burlington School District 
Youth & Families Award: Flynn Center Youth Program
Outstanding Individual Award: Scott LaMothe, RunVermont Junior Youth Relay Program Volunteer  
Outstanding Program Award: University of Vermont Living Well Center
The Burlington Partnership for a  Healthy Community believes that one of the best ways to achieve positive outcomes for our community is to bring the community together to address our own problems and enhance our strengths.  The President and CEO of Burlington Labs (the presenting sponsor for this event), Michael Casarico, has this to say about the award celebration, “My philosophy of life is to think globally and act locally, and that’s what Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community does. All of BPHC’s projects are about increasing the quality of life for people and Burlington Labs supports those who help people grow and live healthier. We want to reward the commitment of this year’s Roots of Prevention award recipients by showing our support at the ceremony because they help make Burlington a safer and healthier community every day.” 

Visiting Nurses Association: Madison-Deane Initiative featuring Stephen Kiernan 10/15/2014

Visiting Nurses Association: Madison-Deane Initiative featuring Stephen Kiernan, Vermont Journalist, Novelist, National Speaker and Author of "Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life From the Medical System."

The Madison-Deane Initiative (MDI) is the education arm of the VNA End-of-Life Care services. It was created in 1997 to educate the general public and medical professionals about quality care at the end of life. MDI advocates for the strengthening and coordination of quality end-of-life care through education and communication between related organizations. MDI provides educational programs to the community, answering questions on topics related to quality care at the end of life.

Special Steering Committee NPA 10/14/2014

Special Steering Committee NPA regarding the Renovation and Expansion of COTS.

Wide Version of David Breaux - Compassion Tour 2014 10/10/2014

Sylvan Zeitlyn interviews David Breaux while he is in Burlington, VT, about his trip through the US asking people about their understanding of compassion.  

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David Breaux - Compassion Tour 2014 10/10/2014

Sylvan Zeitlyn interviews David Breaux while he is in Burlington, VT, about his trip through the US asking people about their understanding of compassion.  

Families on the Edge: Too Little or Too Much? 10/09/2014

The purpose of this program is to share stories and ideas about success in
meeting life’s challenges with an eye on the family. Host Mercy Burton Russell is a clinical social worker and
consultant trained in the application of Bowen Family Systems Theory to challenges
that face individuals, families and organizations. As Faculty Chair of the Vermont
Center for Family Studies, Mercy's guest is Kathleen B. Kerr, from the Bowen Theory Academy

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