All ongoing classes & monthly services at the Center have been suspended until further notice.
Upper Valley Rehabilitation is offering Tele-health
Tele-health or Tele-rehabilitation offers one on one physical or occupational therapy through an internet enabled device with a camera. These virtual visits with a licensed therapist are live video sessions so patients do not have to visit a clinic for treatment.
Call or email directly at 802-457-4213 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a virtual visit.
Tai Chi for Health & Balance from the Comfort of your Home!
Tai Chi Instructor, Anne Bower, has organized a schedule of online Tai Chi classes offered through Zoom, a FREE wireless screen sharing app. The following is a list of her classes. When you want to join a class just click on the blue link below and the Zoom system should guide you through what to do.
A few notes from Anne:
- FIRST, please turn up the speaker on your device, otherwise you may not be able to hear me.
- You do not need to download the Zoom app. before the meeting. But I will always “enter” the meeting about 15 minutes before our official start time and be ready to guide you through the joining process by telephone (my number is 802-457-2877).
- We’re all learning these online systems together so let’s be very understanding of each others’ abilities.
- I will try to send out reminders about these classes on a regular basis. In the meantime, check out all the tai chi goodies on YouTube, practice with DVDs if you have them at home, or practice the forms that you already know and don’t worry if you can’t remember everything! Be kind to yourself!
Fall Prevention Tai Chi Mondays 10-11 a.m. every Monday starting 3/30
Sun 73 forms Tai Chi Wednesdays 11-12 a.m. every Wed. starting 4/1
Yang 24 Forms Tai Chi Fridays 10-11 a.m. every Friday starting 4/3
Introduction to Tai Chi Saturdays 11-12 a.m. every Sat. starting 4/4
For more information, email Anne at email@example.com or visit her website at www.anniebower.com.
Strengthen and Stretch Class
A note from Liz:
Exercise is more important now more than ever to keep our immunity and bodies physically and mentally strong. Here are some tips from Strength and Stretch Class Exercise Instructor Liz Hatfield until online classes can be offered.
- Take walks
- Wall or counter push-ups
- Low impact jumping jacks
- Squats and leg extensions (kicks)
- And full body stretching… everyday!
Liz is offering online classes via Zoom. Contact her directly for instructions.
802-522-9273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Caregiver Support Group Update:
Ongoing, on the third Wednesday of each month, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
The Thompson Support Group Facilitators Carla Kamel and Anne Herz can be reached by calling 802-457-5414. Carla and Anne are also making regular check-in calls and if you wish to be included, please let them know.
Bone Builders Update
Bone Builders Instructor, Althea Derstein, is encouraging her students to keep exercising and to borrow weights from The Thompson Center during closure. Please call The Thompson staff who will be happy to put your requested weights outside on the front porch for pick-up.
Free Vision Screenings
Offered monthly, at the Good Neighbor Health Clinic, White River Junction
- Free eye screenings
- Referral to Professional Optometrists (as required)
- Free eye glasses (as required)
Please call the Good Neighbor Clinic to schedule an appointment at 802-295-1868
Public Benefits Assistance Help Now Available
at The Thompson
Offered by the Windsor County Community Health Clinic
9:00 – 2:00 pm, call for next date
- Medicare for new enrollees – Parts A, B and D
- Fuel assistance
- Social Security enrollment
- Medication affordability and grant opportunities
Wellness and Foot Care Clinics
With Carmen Sleeper, RN
Blood Pressure Screenings
Fourth Thursday of each month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Foot Care Clinic by appointment
1st Friday of the month, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
2nd Friday of the month, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
4th Thursday of the month, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Hand or Foot Reflexology
Experience Reflexology techniques to de-stress and promote a balanced, wholistic well-being. Loose clothing recommended. Call in advance to make your appointment.
Ongoing, Mondays, 10:15 am – noon
In this informal group, we encourage one another as we record stories that may otherwise be lost or forgotten. Each person has an opportunity to read aloud one to two pages each week often triggering group memories and lively discussion. No pressure… reading is optional!
VeggieVanGo is a mobile nutrition program of the Vermont Foodbank that provides FREE fresh produce for people facing hunger. So if you know of an individual, family or patient who might benefit from receiving a delivery of fresh, healthy veggies, you can help by sharing this information and encouraging them to pick up their FREE vegetables. And if you, or members of your family could benefit from the program, we hope you’ll come too! Visit Vermont Foodbank for more information.
ADVANCE DIRECTIVE CLINIC
2nd Monday of the month, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, by appointment
Would your loved ones know your wishes about medical care if you were unable to speak for yourself? There is a legal document called an Advance Directive that you can complete to give guidelines about your wishes and appoint someone to represent you if you are not able. We have arranged for a trained and caring volunteer to be at the Thompson Center every 2nd Monday from 1pm – 3pm. These volunteers will take the time to explain both the document and the simple process used to make your wishes known. The most important part of this process is talking to those you love about what matters most to you. You can call 457-3277 to schedule an appointment.
Get Your Medical Questions Answered by a Gifford Medical Center Health Care Provider
Do you have a medical question that you would like answered by a medical professional? Tune in to the Royalton Community Radio program, “On Call”, on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 -7:00 pm on FM channel 96.5. If there is a specific topic you would like to hear about, call Nikki Gewirz, P.A. at 802-763-2700 or email her at email@example.com.