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At Grace Cottage, Good Food is Good Medicine

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Staff With Local Produce

By Denise Choleva, CDM-CFPP, Grace Cottage Dietary Director

You hear the phrase a lot these days: “Food is medicine,” and it makes a lot of sense. We know there are plenty of foods that can make us sick because they have too much sugar, artificial ingredients, or fat. So the opposite has to be true too, that food can help make us well.

Healthy food in a healthcare setting makes good sense, for patients as well as for employees and community visitors. That’s why I signed the “Healthy Food in Healthcare” pledge in 2012, and that’s why I’ve been so committed to using the freshest, locally produced food here ever since.

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Giving Tuesday November 2016

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Giving Tuesday

On November 29, 2016, please join a community of friends and neighbors who are contributing to our new Emergency Department Safe Room — for the benefit of patients under extreme duress and the staff that serves them.

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2016 Healthy Aging Conference: Staging a Graceful Exit

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Grace Cottage Healthy Aging - Staging a Graceful Exit - 2016

This lecture by Dr. Robert Backus was presented as part of the first annual Grace Cottage Healthy Aging Conference on November 15 – 16, 2016 at the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT.

This lecture was presented as part of the first annual Grace Cottage Healthy Aging Conference on November 15 – 16, 2016 at the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT.

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2016 Healthy Aging Conference: Reducing Your Risk of Falls

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Grace Cottage Healthy Aging - Reducing Risk of Falls - 2016

This lecture by Ruth Fleming, with assistance from Diane Bousquet, was presented as part of the first annual Grace Cottage Healthy Aging Conference on November 15 – 16, 2016 at the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT.

This lecture was presented as part of the first annual Grace Cottage Healthy Aging Conference on November 15 – 16, 2016 at the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT.

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2016 Healthy Aging Conference: Feeling Good Never Grows Old

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Grace Cottage Healthy Aging Feeling Good Never Grows Old 2016

Take Charge of your own health, your security, and perhaps even your longevity at the Healthy Aging Conference, presented by Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital with this Keynote Address entitled “Feeling Good Never Grows Old!” by Dr. Jesper Brickley. This lecture was presented as part of the first annual Grace Cottage Healthy Aging Conference […]

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2016 Healthy Aging Conference: The Psychology of Aging Well

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Grace Cottage Healthy Aging - Psychology of Aging Well - 2016

Take Charge of your own health, your security, and perhaps even your longevity at the Healthy Aging Conference, presented by Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital with this talk entitled “The Psychology of Aging Well and Positive Thinking” by psychologist Michael Gigante, Ph.D.

This lecture was presented as part of the first annual Grace Cottage Healthy Aging Conference on November 15 – 16, 2016 at the Grafton Inn in Grafton, VT.

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Older Patients Urged to Get Flu Vaccine

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As of November 13th, 799 out of 1759 Grace Cottage patients aged 65 and older, or 45%, have received a flu shot. That’s not a bad percentage, in fact it’s respectable, but we wish it was even higher. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age and older get […]

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Living Well Through the Ages

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By Dr. Jesper Brickley, Grace Cottage Family Health

Fall is a time to reflect on transitions in life. In the words of Albert Camus, “autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” It is a time of transition and reflection. The measure of time bears little importance compared to what fills the time being measured. We pass through time like rays of light through crisp autumn trees. We are enriched by the process of aging and reflect that which we absorb and find meaning in.

Grace Cottage’s Healthy Aging Conference, to be held Nov. 15-16 in Grafton, Vermont, will give us time to reflect on these ideas and to share a wealth of information about how to celebrate the accumulation of years and to age healthfully.

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Grace Cottage Adds Lymphedema Therapy

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By Abigail Abbott, Grace Cottage Physical Therapist

The bad news first, and then the good news: most women dealing with breast cancer are so focused on getting rid of the cancer, thinking if they achieve that, it will be the end of the experience. Lymphedema is probably the furthest thing from their minds. But there’s a high probability they’ll have to deal with this disease, as high as 50-50, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The good news is that specially trained physical therapists can make this experience much less traumatic. And further good news: help is nearby! Grace Cottage now has two physical therapists certified to provide this therapy, Cindy Kenyon and me.

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