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Helping Hands for Our Neighbors

Mission Statement

The mission of Dummerston Cares is to strengthen the Dummerston Community through support of all residents with health and other wellness needs, through services, programs and resources of its own and those of related local, regional and state organizations and agencies.

Cares for Dummerston Cares means compassionate, thoughtful and kind attention to another through action in support of those with health and related wellness needs. Cares is providing “helping hands for our neighbors”.

Activities

Traditional Wu Style T’ai Chi Beginner Level

taught by John Hury.   
 
This class is an hour and a half long.  It requires some physical stamina and has a number of  forms or movements.  With practice, it can help improve balance and energy. The class may continue beyond the 10 sessions if there is interest. 

This is an 10 week program and, like all Dummerston Cares programs, is free to Dummerston residents although contributions are welcome.  Non-residents who accompany a resident can participate for $25 for each course.    

Mondays beginning
September 9, 2019, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Dummerston Grange Hall

Sign up is required since there are a limited number of spaces.  Register here or leave a message
on our helpline at 802-257-5800

“15 Form T’ai Chi”

taught by Lesley Fishelman MD

This course is for members of  the community who would like something simpler and less taxing than longer form T’ai Chi . The class is an hour long and can be done from a seated if necessary. It has 15 forms or steps.  It has been well accepted by people of varying abilities and levels of physical stamina.  This is an 8 week program and like all Dummerston Cares programs, is free to Dummerston residents although contributions are welcome.  Non-residents who accompany a resident can participate for $25 for each course. 

Mondays beginning
September 9, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: Dummerston Grange Hall

Sign up is required since there are a limited number of spaces.  Register here or leave a message on our helpline at 802-257-5800.

Book Review and Discussion Group

The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister is a moving book that invites us to cherish the blessings of aging and overcome its challenges. In other words, to age well and not just grow old. In 40 short passages she has written about the life issues that emerge with age, issues such as solitude, wisdom, sadness, outreach, forgiveness and loneliness. It is a compendium of wisdom for all who want to live a full, centered, and purposeful life in their aging years. 

You are invited to participate in a discussion group on the relevancy of some of the book’s passages for your own life and the lives of others. It will be held at the Dummerston Center Church for six sessions every otber Wedneday starting September 11 from 1:30 to 2:30. At each session we will read one passage from the book and reflect on its meaning for us. You will not need to have your own copy of the book but copies will be available to borrow or buy at a reduced price.  

The topic for the Oct. 9 discussion is Loneliness. Unlike the other meetings which are held at the Dummerston Center Church, this meeting will take place at the Dummerston Center Grange, downstairs, due to Apple Pie Festival preparations at the church The topic for the Oct. 23 discussion is Newness. All are invited to come to one or more of the discussions. The remaining two will be on Nov. 6 and 20, on topics yet to be decided. For more information contact Claire at 254-6098.

Kids and Screens

Dummerston Cares board member, Lesley Fishelman, has created a blog inspired by a program that she facilitated on children and digital media.  For more information on the affects of digital media on children and healthy alternatives, please visit her blog at kidsnscreens.net.

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October 2019

Tai Chi – 15 Form

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Dummerston Center Grange Hall, 1008 East West Drive
Dummerston, 05301 United States
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with Lesley Fishelman

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Tai Chi – Beginner Traditional Wu Style

October 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 11, 2019

Dummerston Center Grange Hall, 1008 East West Drive
Dummerston, 05301 United States
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with John Hury

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Book Review and Discussion Group

October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 14 days that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until November 20, 2019

Dummerston Center Church, 1535 Middle Road
Dummerston, VT 05301 United States
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The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister is a moving book that invites us to cherish the blessings of aging and overcome its challenges. In other words, to age well and not just grow old. In 40 short passages she has written about the life issues that emerge with age, issues such as solitude, wisdom, sadness, outreach, forgiveness and loneliness. It is a compendium of wisdom for all who want to live a full, centered, and purposeful life in…

Find out more »

Tai Chi – 15 Form

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Dummerston Center Grange Hall, 1008 East West Drive
Dummerston, 05301 United States
+ Google Map

with Lesley Fishelman

Find out more »

Tai Chi – Beginner Traditional Wu Style

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 11, 2019

Dummerston Center Grange Hall, 1008 East West Drive
Dummerston, 05301 United States
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with John Hury

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Testimonials

Thanks for the prompt and wonderful service to my neighbor with (delivery) of a hospital bed and wheel chair. She and her husband are very grateful. Cares will have a great fan in them.

JW

Thanks for all of your help in moving some furniture out of my garage. Now I can put my car in the garage this winter. It really helps when you can’t do some things for yourself any more.

TD

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the warm winter clothing for my daughter. The jacket was absolutely beautiful and you would have like to see the smile on her face when she tried everything on :). Thank you.  

"Keeping Dummerston Kids Warm" Recipient Family

Thank goodness for your (medical equipment loan) program. We are so grateful for the assistance. Having to purchase these things knowing that we would need them  only temporarily would have been a big financial burden. We appreciate your help

Medical Equipment Loan Recipient

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