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GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes practice basic tai chi forms to improve strength and balance. The pace is smooth, slow and can be done while seated if necessary. Instructor Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Wednesdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Ongoing Beginners; 10:30-11:15 a.m. Beginners. Proof of vaccination and masks are required. No charge (donations welcome). Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. off Rte. 5. Information: Questions? Leah: 802-579-1350,

Advance Care Planning -- Taking Steps Brattleboro - Program of Brattleboro Area Hospice (weekly via Zoom): Advance Care Planning ensures that your loved ones and health professionals know what you want in a medical emergency when you are unable to speak for yourself. It's a process of creating a written health care plan (advance directive) that tells others what you would want if you couldn’t tell them yourself. Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family and others. It also involves choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. 10-11 a.m. You can also find out if adding a COVID-19 or Dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed Advance Directive. Free. Zoom. Info/Zoom link: Ruth Nangeroni, Advance Care Planning Program Coord., 802-257-0775 x 101,

Community building

Public Forum on the Right to Housing & Healthcare (via Zoom): Every day, thousands of poor/low-wealth people in VT are unable to get healthcare or struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Despite this reality, VT's leaders are rolling back the pandemic-era programs that enabled people to weather the storm. State officials have allowed the eviction/foreclosure moratorium to expire, plan to end the motel voucher program on 3/1, are preparing to kick thousands off Medicaid once the federal public health emergency is lifted on 4/16. As hospitals/clinics serving rural/low-income communities struggle to stay open, VT's leaders continue to funnel public resources into UVM Health Network — a private hospital company that under the arcane terms of OneCare's contract recently billed the state $15 million for care it didn't provide in 2020. Our public officials have a moral obligation to ensure everyone has the housing and healthcare needed — but unless we organize into a powerful political force, they'll continue to put the interests of the biggest landlords/shareholders/ investors first. 6 p.m. Sign petition,, and join us today to demand VT's leaders move forward together on human rights, and not one step back!. Free. Zoom. Information: Register here for link:



March 2022