CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, September
Talk About Books: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (via Zoom): 6:30 p.m. Zoom. Information: Call or email for Zoom link: 802-257-4603, www.guilfordfreelibraryvt.org.
Homelessness - The Big Picture (via Zoom and Facebook Live): Prof. Dennis Culhane speaks about large-scale forces contributing to homelessness in the US, including wealth inequality, housing unaffordability/shortages, historical, sociological factors. He'll summarize academic research about issues contributing to homelessness nationally. As the Dana and Andrew Stone Prof. of Social Policy at the School of Social Policy and Practice at The U. of PA, he's a nationally recognized social science researcher with primary expertise in homelessness and a leader in the integration of administrative data for research and directs Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, an initiative promoting development of integrated data systems by state/local governments for policy analysis and systems reform. He's an early innovator in the use of administrative data for research/policy analysis, mainly for populations and program impacts that are difficult to assess/track. His work has resulted in federal legislation requiring all cities/states to develop administrative data systems for tracking homeless services to receive HUD funding and been instrumental in a national shift in how cities address chronic and family homelessness. 7:30 p.m. Offered by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Free (Donations to Groundworks Collaborative are most welcome). Zoom. Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84621577999#success.
Advance Care Planning Information Meeting (via Zoom): Create a written healthcare plan (Advance Directive). Anyone over 18 years old should have one. It's how people care for one another. Do you have questions? We have answers: Where do I find the forms? Who should be named as my healthcare agent? Who do I give the completed form to? How do I talk with my family about my healthcare wishes if I am unable to speak for myself?. 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Zoom. To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Taking Steps Brattleboro at Brattleboro Area Hospice: Don Freeman: 802.257.0775 x 101, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Senior Center Tai Chi: Tai Chi is a powerful tool in healing and strengthening the body, mind, and spirit. Flowing movements improve balance, increase flexibility and joint mobility and reduce stress. Taught by Steve Green. 9-10 a.m. (Gibson Aiken dance floor). Physical distancing and face masks. Special needs/more info contact Sarah at 802-257-7570 or email@example.com. Drop-in: $5 ($7 non-Brattleboro residents). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Reservations required: 802-257-7570, www.brattleboro.org.
Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training (via Zoom): Join Tapestry and the Opioid Task Force for an online overdose prevention and Narcan training. Participants will learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose as well as how to administer Narcan. All are welcome. 10 - 11 a.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Email to join on Zoom: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Road Crossings (Webinar): Dive into the science and planning of wildlife road crossings. First, we'll look at the field science of road ecology and what we've learned from years of camera trapping along roads and inside/under bridges and culverts. We'll also look at the computer models in Vermont Conservation Design to understand these concepts in a landscape context. Lastly, we'll explore how Vermont towns are improving and planning for wildlife movement across local roads. Presenters are Jens Hilke and Andy Wood. 7-8 p.m. Offered by the VT Fish & Wildlife Dept. (Continues 10/28; 11/10: 10-11:00 a.m.; and 12/14: 3-4 p.m.). Free. Webinar. Information: www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-road-crossings-tickets-116496946503.