May 24, 2017

Older Americans Month: age out loud

By Janet Hunt

Special to the Observer

May is Older Americans Month — a time of reflection as much as it is a time of projection. When I have conversation with an older person, I hear beautiful life stories. We find that we have things in common. We are more alike than we are different, of course.

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Vermont 2-1-1 referrals available by text

Vermont 2-1-1, a program of the United Ways of Vermont which connects Vermonter’s to health and human services, has added texting capability to its 2-1-1 information service, making it easier for residents to find and access basic needs assistance. 2-1-1 texting service allows people to receive referrals via text so they don’t use valuable phone minutes and helps free up 2-1-1 staff to answer more in-depth phone calls. [Read more…]

Nifty gadgets that can help seniors with hearing loss

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help. [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

Kid-approved treat

A few years ago, I created a “Family F [Read more…]

Hub Happenings

HUB PT360Debbie Eastman photo

Debbie Eastman

Becky Street

Becky Street

Heather Chernyshov

Heather Chernyshov

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New business solves storage and organization problems

Observer courtesy photo Tailored Living, opening in Williston in June, focuses on closet, home, garage and office organization.

Observer courtesy photo
Tailored Living, opening in Williston in June, focuses on closet, home, garage and office organization.

First Tailored Living to open in Vermont

By Stephanie Choate

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Meditative trail opens in Williston

Williston Observer courtesy photo The new Cedar Brook Meditative Trail meanders in loops throughout the Cedar Brook property on Route 2A.

Williston Observer courtesy photo
The new Cedar Brook Meditative Trail meanders in loops throughout the Cedar Brook property on Route 2A.

Teaming up with a CVU senior and inspired by the Japanese healing arts, a Williston psychologist and her mental health group are about to offer a unique new service to their patients and families.

At a May 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony for patients, families and friends, Lisa Angstman, Ph.D. and her colleagues at the Cedar Brook mental health practice will formally inaugurate the Cedar Brook Meditative Trail. “Our new nature trail is not just another walk in the woods,” said Dr. Angstman. “It’s been eight months in the making.” [Read more…]

Vermont Day School partners with Seventh Generation on design challenge

Williston Observer contributed photo Children from Vermont Day School were challenged by Seventh Generation, a company that created sustainable products, to create their own products.

Williston Observer contributed photo
Children from Vermont Day School were challenged by Seventh Generation, a company that created sustainable products, to create their own products.

By Sage Bagnato

Special to the Observer

Every spring, Vermont Day School collaborates with a local business to create a real-world, design thinking challenge for their students. Recently, the school teamed up with Seventh Generation, a mission-focused company that creates sustainable products for families and homes. To initiate the project, students visited the Seventh Generation headquarters in Burlington, where they toured the facility, learned about the company’s mission and observed green chemistry experiments in action. [Read more…]

Town Band seeking musicians

The Williston Town Band is seeking new members for its 2017 summer concert series. [Read more…]

From the Statehouse

By Rep. Jessica Brumsted

When this is published, all members of the General Assembly will be back in the State House for an eighteenth week, because time ran out on our work and we were not able to adjourn on Saturday as planned. [Read more…]