News and Notes:
Covid vaccination and guidance updates
If you haven’t yet, go to vaccines.nh.gov and register to be vaccinated. You may also call 211. You will be sent a link and instructions to schedule your appointment. There are many site options. At the end of May, state sites will be phased out, and vaccinations will be moving to private locations (pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, etc.) We encourage you to get signed up and take advantage of the vaccination-specific locations, while they’re available.
Today, Governor Sununu announced the replacement of the state’s “Safer at Home 2.o” business operations guidance with the CDC’s Universal Best Practices, recommendations for all individuals, businesses, and organizations. The governor and his team strongly encourage vaccination as soon as possible, as well as the use of masks and safe distancing, with the virus spread still at dangerous levels.
Margaret Caudill-Slosberg (“EOC Lyme” on the Listserv) continues to keep us informed as guidance and conditions evolve. Watch for her posts. Call 603-795-0603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need any help getting – or getting to – your vaccination appointment.
It’s a big month for special celebrations!
Older Americans Month 2021 – “Communities of Strength”. Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. Click here to read about the nationwide initiative here. CommunityCare of Lyme is excited that the theme speaks to the heart of our work, and we are celebrating by sharing uplifting stories and special opportunities each week. Please click here for this week’s post, highlighting the running community. Please enjoy! Also, there’s a lot to support our “communities of strength” in the Lyme Events Calendar. Do you have an inspiring story of community you’d like to share? Please email email@example.com.
ALSO National Physical Fitness & Sports Month AND Get Caught Reading Month! CommunityCare of Lyme is connecting these dots by posting a book-inspired sport or a sport that inspired a book each week! This week we highlight a Harry Potter inspired sport, popular on college campuses with national and international competitions. If you guessed Quidditch, you guessed correctly! You can read this week’s post here. Please enjoy! If you have any suggestions for books inspired by sports, or sports inspired by books, Shelby would love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly health and well-being tips, resources, and recipes …
Monday’s Menu. Click here to read this week’s recipe, White Bean and Lemon Soup, from Anna Pippin, MSHN. Anna says, “This warm and nourishing vegetarian bean soup is loaded with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamin A, calcium, and iron! The hint of lemon and a touch of creaminess from the parmesan cheese makes this soup extra delicious!” Click here to see all the Monday’s Menu recipes.
Wellness Wednesday. Click here for this week’s post, “A 5-10 minute Refresh/Reset Retreat”, by Jill Gray, Remedy Yoga at DeLeon Day Spa Wellness Center. See all the Wellness Wednesday posts at cclyme.org/wellness-wednesdays.
If you have a wellness tip or healthful recipe you would like to share, please contact email@example.com.
Happy Feet Clinic
Now three Thursdays a month at Lyme Congregational Church. Appointments are required. Home visits are also available. Susan Hanna Rose, RN, provides expert therapeutic foot care. Contact Debbie Whitaker firstname.lastname@example.org , 802-727-0284 for more information or to schedule an appointment. All are welcome!
Lyme scholarship applications
College students from Lyme, or students having close ties to the Lyme community, may apply for Lyme scholarships for undergraduate study by requesting an application from Bill Murphy at email@example.com or 795-2287, or 40 Preston Road. A common application is used by The Lyme Foundation’s William and Justine Griffith Fund, The Lyme Utility Club, The Nichols Family Scholarship Fund, The LCC Women’s Fellowship, The Alice B. Thayer Scholarship Fund, The Al Pomeroy Scholarship Fund and The Lyme Educational Assistance Fund. The deadline for submitting applications is May 25, 2021, and interviews will be held on June 21, 22, and 23 with grants being made shortly thereafter. Last year the committee was able to award over $36,000.
Lyme Gardeners – ready for you!
Lyme Gardeners is a very informal group of people from Lyme and surrounding communities who share an interest in gardens, gardening, and plants in general. The primary activity is Pardon My Garden (PMG), visiting each other’s gardens most Tuesdays, usually between 1-7:30pm, from May through September. There are also occasional field trips and potluck suppers, and the Lyme Gardener listserv is very active. Click here for details about how to join the listserv for access to full calendar information and updates. You may email Anne Baird (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Those Guys tent rentals – Lyme residents have priority through May 20th
Those Guys will once again be renting their tents for this coming outdoor season. As always, funds raised through this effort are distributed to community organizations. This post includes all the details. You might click the link and bookmark it for future reference.
We are here. Every day. 603-795-0603 or email@example.com.
Reach out when you or someone you care about needs a hand. If you could use information, help, a listening ear or ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or help@CCLyme.org. You’ll reach a friendly voice, a little (or a lot of) help, and creative, safe ways to be involved.
We partner with organizations and generous volunteers to connect you with just the right resources and opportunities to get involved, in Lyme and in nearby communities: Vaccination support. Trusted “handy” helpers for small jobs (reasonable rates or at no cost). Volunteers for deliveries, errands, technology support, and more. Food. Jenks Fund help with special “little things” to ease your mind or lift the spirits. You name it. And you can join in, in so many ways.
Things are opening up! You can find events and fun activities to enjoy, following Covid-safe protocols. Check out the Lyme Events Calendar, the Valley News Calendar, or the Aging Resource Center for ideas. There are lots of free and by-donation food and meals options every week.
This coming week, don’t miss:
- Tuesday (5/11) at 10:30am: Our Hour Zoom Gathering – “May Flowers and Mothers” is the theme. Bring your stories, ideas, memories, poems, appreciation or share a flower you have found. We always have a great time! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-727-0284.
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