Staying cool in quarantine

While social distancing best practices may limit some of the ways you might typically cool down when it’s warm, there are still many ways you can keep your cool.  Older Vermonters and people with disabilities and chronic conditions are at greater risk for serious heat-related illnesses, and even death when the statewide average temperature reaches 87 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter. Keep reading for tips to stay cool during hot weather:  •  Drink up. Drink plenty of liquids, such as water or fruit or vegetable … (read more)

Seniors are zooming their way to fitness

MIDDLEBURY — Sometimes a chair is just a chair, but right now for many elderly clients at Project Independence a chair can be much more. In fact, after the senior center shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a chair might be a home gym, a dance … (read more)

Gov. Scott orders Vermonters to “Stay Home”

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday further tightened restrictions on Vermonters by ordering them to restrict and minimize activities outside the home. The Vermont governor late today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of i … (read more)

Health officials: Vermont in early stage of hepatitis outbreak

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health on Thursday, Jan. 16, reported a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A, joining 30 other states including New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, said the outbreak here is in the earl … (read more)