Susan G. Komen for the Cure Funding Supports SVHC Wellness Programs


Contact: Eileen Druckenmiller
(802) 447-5558
BENNINGTON— Grant funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation is supporting several Wellness Connection programs at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) in the coming months. The foundation has been a great supporter of SVHC’s innovative approach to wellness and this year is no exception.
            There will be a Whole Grains Class on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center’s (SVRCC) Library at 140 Hospital Dr. in Bennington. In this workshop, participants will learn how to tell the difference between whole grains and processed grains, as well as delicious and simple ways to prepare them. Of course, there will be samples to taste! Call (802) 447-1836 for more information.
            A workshop for women with cancer titled Intimacy and Cancer will be offered on two Tuesdays, Sept. 15 and 22, from 6 to7:30 p.m., also at the SVRCC Library at 140 Hospital Dr. There is no mistaking the fact that cancer changes a woman’s life. This two-part workshop explores feelings of intimacy and how to stay close to those you love after a diagnosis of cancer. Details: call (802) 447-1836.
            Two encore presentations by the Wellness Connection are also supported by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Gentle Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors is on the fall schedule for Wednesdays from Sept. 2 to Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 to Dec. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Room C on the second floor of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) in Bennington.
            On Thursdays, from Sept. 3 to Oct. 22, and Oct. 29 to Dec. 17 from 4:55 to 6 p.m., the same class is offered at SVMC’s Northshire Campus in Manchester. Cancer survivor, nurse, and yoga instructor Alice McGovern will show you how to nourish yourself while experiencing the peace that yoga can provide. No prior experience is necessary, but you should bring a yoga mat. Call (802) 442-6676 for more details on either class.
            An encore presentation of Stillpoint’s Women Moving through Breast Cancer Program will be held on Thursdays from Sept. 14 to Oct. 19 at 2 to 4 p.m. This program offers a loving, gentle and empowering way to move forward with your life with cancer. It will be held in the SVRRC Library at 140 Hospital Dr. You can call (802) 447-1836 for details.
            All of the above classes are presented free of charge, but advance registration is required. Sign up at or call the number listed after each class description for more information.
            The Wellness Connection is a community outreach service of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) that offers an ongoing schedule of health forums, classes, and screenings. SVHC is a community-based, not-for-profit charitable organization that exists solely for the benefit of the communities it serves.

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