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Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Hospice: Taking Steps Brattleboro (TSB) - Give the Gift of Love (via Zoom online): Join us for a Zoom Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive Question and Answer Information session. Ask questions about completing or updating an Advance Directive for healthcare including where do I find the forms, which form is right for me, who should be named as an healthcare agent, who do I give the completed form to, and how do I talk with my family about my healthcare wishes if I am unable to speak for myself? Importantly, anyone over 18 years old should have a completed Advance Directive. Has COVID-19 pandemic got you thinking about your wishes for medical treatment? Completing an Advance Directive for medical care is an important self-care planning task. Now is the time to address any barrier to completing your Advance Directive. TSB trained volunteers are available to assist you in completing your Advance Directive. This meeting is an opportunity to take the first step in giving your family a gift of love. 10 - 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, June 24. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice. Information: 802-257-0775 x 101, don.freeman@brattleborohospice.org, www.brattleborohospice.org.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Women's Freedom Center (WFP) "Violence Against Women" - A Feminist Study Group (Online): Intimate partner violence is a significant health and social issue affecting 1 in 4 women in the U.S. and costing over $8.23 billion annually for medical treatment, mental health services, lost productivity from paid work. The work of the WFC illustrates that VT is no exception. WFC offers this study group to deepen our understanding of gender violence within our society and the courageous resistance to the subordination of women. Readings will include the Combahee River Collective, Angela Davis, Gillian Walker, bell hooks, Andrea Smith, Mariame Kaba, and more. 6-7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. Readings sent out week before. Space is limited. Feminists of all gender identities welcome. Research into rural areas (such as VT) shows survivors tend to experience more severe violence and worsened psychological/physical health due to increased firearms, lack of transportation, less healthcare care access, geographical isolation, lack of anonymity that often marks close-knit rural communities, leading to less reporting. Through Wednesday, August 26. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: Info/Sign-up: advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net.

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