January 23

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Staying Healthy Throughout Life Wellness Programs for Students and Seniors

Staying Healthy Throughout Life Wellness Programs for Students and Seniors

by Julia Barstow Addressing health and wellness is important throughout life. Through classes and programs, the Central Vermont High School Initiative, Sterling College and the Montpelier Senior Activity Center are focusing on the health and wellness of the people they serve. The Central Vermont High School Initiative The Central Vermont High School Initiative (CVHSI) is […]

The Bottom Line of Wellness at Work

The Bottom Line of Wellness at Work

by Amy Brooks Thornton A healthy employee makes a healthy business. Businesses save about two dollars for every one dollar invested in wellness programs, says the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) in its paper “Demystifyng ROI: What You Can Expect from Workplace Wellness Programs.” And that’s very conservative. The Society for Human Resource Management cites […]

Getting a Grip on Health Care Costs: An Interview with Vermont Health Access Chief Mark Larson

by Nat Frothingham and Jerry Carter  Nat Frothingham and Jerry Carter of The Bridge recently interviewed Mark Larson, the top public official at the Department of Vermont Health Access, the state agency that’s responsible for the rollout of the state-based health insurance marketplace under the federal Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. In a wide-ranging question-and-answer […]

Collaborative Law Process: A New Paradigm for Divorcing Parents

Collaborative Law Process: A New Paradigm for Divorcing Parents

by Joyce Kahn In this health and wellness issue of The Bridge, Joyce Kahn interviewed Julia Gresser and Richard Witte, mental health professionals practicing in Montpelier, about the effects of divorce on children and how the collaborative law process can enhance positive outcomes. Joyce Kahn: What is the collaborative law process? Julia Gresser: It is […]

Heard On The Street

Local Nonprofit Seeks Applications from Potential Grant Recipients The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation is currently requesting letters of interest from potential grant recipients for the 2014–2015 school year. The foundation is committed to providing people with access to workforce and postsecondary education. Organizations that cater to low-income students, first-generation college students, adult learners […]

The Vermont Option

Funding Single-Payer Health Care by Jerry Carter Vermonters are currently spending nearly $5 billion a year on health care. That is estimated to rise to $10 billion by 2019 if the state fails to make any reforms to the current system, according to the November 2011 special legislative report “Cost of Vermont’s Health Care System: […]

City Council Meeting: January 23, 2014

by Ivan Shadis   A spate of public hearings were heard in the first half of January as City Council and organizations before them rushed in preparation of the ballot which will be voted on at the Annual City Meeting to be held Tuesday, March 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the City […]

Hands-On Gardener January 23, 2014

by Miriam Hansen January is the month for ordering seeds, and this year is no exception. I’ve been ordering from catalogs as long as I’ve been gardening—about 35 years. The catalogs have changed from Gurney’s and Stoke’s to Fedco and Johnny’s, but the basic process has remained the same. Go through my seed box and […]

Tech Check: Newer Is Not Always Better

by Jeremy Lesniak   As I write this, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is getting ready to kick off in Las Vegas. As a tech fan, this is always an exciting time of year, and a busy one for those of us who write about technology. However, as a consultant to those who see tech […]