What a Day!!

We learn and shared about food as love ❤️, life planning, parish and community nursing, emergency preparedness, mental health support and resources, Reiki and yoga practices, end-of-life services, volunteer opportunities, safe gathering, and more!

We participated in classes for all ages (yoga, stress-relief practices, tango and salsa dancing, and more), wellness checks, e-bike or ElliptiGO trial rides, chair massages, peer support, drawing, a putting challenge, warm conversations, and lots of other healthy activities.

We enjoyed music hosted by Mark Sunderwirth, and including the talents of Jim Beaulieu, Matt Brown, Stacie Deiner, Dan Freihofer, James Graham, Grace Tecca. Big, big thanks to Jim’s Twin State Sound Design!

We received free home test kits for Covid-19 and learned the latest information on the new boosters, free flu clinics and more.

We contributed to fundraisers, found healthy products and special treasures, and enjoyed some lovely food at the Fair and around the Common.

Thanks to ALL Who Participated!

More detailed gratitude coming very soon.

Did you take photos during the Fair?

We’d love for you to share them! Please email to Shelby@cclyme.org.

 


Scheduled Activities

Chances to try something new, or help show how it’s done.

9:00am in the Congregational Church
Embodied Meditation with Kate Gamble of Open Door Integrative Wellness
: Through a brief meditation and gentle movement practice using breath and relaxed movements, we discovered the inherent ease and grace that is found as we listen to our body and breath. 

9:30am in the Congregational Church
Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga with Aleah of Open Door Integrative Wellness:
Each student learned and practiced a series of postures, adapted and modified according to individual circumstances, with a focus on breath and internal awareness, in this introductory guided Ashtanga yoga practice.

10:00am on the Lyme Common
Awesome Flow Yoga/Cardio Fusion with Make Me Awesome: a fusion of uplifting and centering yoga with cardio, core strengthening and sculpting. The game participants had fun and worked up a sweat!

11:00am in the Congregational Church
Argentine Tango Flash-Lesson and Demo with 802 Tango: A beginner-friendly flash-lesson and demo in Argentine Tango, an easy-access but endlessly subtle partner dance based on connection. Eva Zimet & Keysi Móntas have been dancing tango for many years and Eva teaches in White River Junction’s Open Door Studio if you’re inclined to explore further! So much fun!

11:30am on the Lyme Common
Putt for Dough (and by “dough” we mean tickets) sponsored by Maker Golf:
Be a Maker … Putt Less! Experienced and (many) future golfers had a little fun putting for prize tickets with the new putter designed by son of Lyme Chris Tecca and produced by his company Maker Golf. 

12:00pm in the Congregational Church
Breath, Body Work and Sound Healing with Mountain Girl Yoga: Breath and bodywork, followed by , sound healing. Cassie stated, “As an educator, I am passionate about helping people to live a holistic healthy lifestyle through yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), sound healing, and nutrition and diet, which form a balanced connection between mind, body and spirit.”

12:30pm in the Congregational Church
Intro to Salsa Dancing with Maylena:
Many enjoyed this fun Latin dance form and explored the magic of Salsa dancing! We learned the first steps, connected to the music and stepped away from all the worries through dancing. Definitely brought big smiles 😊!


2022 Participant List

Supporting Health & Well-being in So Many Different Ways!

Alzheimer’s Association of NH/VT
Leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

AVA Gallery and Art Center
Community space for exhibitions, artist studios, and educational programs, at the Fair with art for kids.

Bayada Hospice
Providing home health and hospice services throughout VT and NH.

BE Fit Physical Therapy, LLC
Sports and orthopedic outpatient practice serving the Upper Valley. 

Caldwell Law
Estate planning, elder law & advance care planning, including the dementia directive.

The Center for Northern Woodlands Education
An environmental education nonprofit that publishes numerous digital and special publications, including
Northern Woodlands.

ConnectShareCare
An online network that provides a community for care partners supporting adults with a serious illness and/or who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth Cancer Center is one of the nation’s premier facilities for cancer treatment and research.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – Medical Reserve Corps of the Upper Valley
Group of Medical and non-medical volunteers dedicated to improving the health and safety of their communities.

Dartmouth Skiway
The heart and soul of skiing for Dartmouth College and the Upper Valley.

ElliptiGO of New Hampshire
Allows people experience the benefits of running outdoors without the impact with the world’s first elliptical bike.

Farmer’s Body

The First Congregational Church of Thetford
Raising money for Ukraine with a Ukrainian-themed arts and crafts tent.

Good Neighbor Health Clinic
Providing free medical and dental care to those in need and advocating for improved access to dental and health care.

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council – Orford Senior Center
Programs/services to support the health and well being of our older citizens. 

Hand to Heart Project
Provides free, in-home massage and compassionate touch to people with cancer and their caregivers/care partners.

Headrest
Provides effective programs and treatments to assist those affected by substance use disorder, experiencing a crisis, or in need of support.

HIV/HCV Resource Center
Supports people whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to live fully and with dignity.

Integrity Yoga
Therapeutic bodywork to empower your health care, teaching you the neuroscience of posture, pain and peak performance.

Johnson Audiology
Clinic in Hanover, NH, provides hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings and repairs, hearing protection, and wax removal.

Lake Morey Resort
An 18-hole golf course, ice skating during the winter, and fun runs in the spring

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice and Dartmouth Health Heart and Vascular Center
Partnering to provide blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings.

Live Free & Oil
Empowers people to simplify essential oil use with easy hacks, learning opportunities, and guidance.

Lyme Conservation Commission
Managing the town’s conservation lands and volunteers supporting conservation efforts.

The Lyme Food Pantry
Fresh food, non-perishable items, and more for all who may need us.

Lyme Parish Nurses, a program of Lyme Congregational Church Health Ministry
Support healthy minds, bodies, and spirits across the community.

Lyme Pinnacle Snowmobile Club
Maintains over 75 miles of trails in the Upper Valley open for winter sports.

Make Me Awesome
Transforms lives & empowers busy people to take control of their wellness/time.

Maker Golf

Margaret Pratt Community
Offering assisted living and memory care in Bradford, VT

Monarch Family Medicine, LLC
A privately owned and operated family medicine practice.

Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga
Teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga at Open Door in White River Junction.

NAMI New Hampshire
Grassroots organization working to improve the quality of life for all by providing support, education, and advocacy for people affected by mental illness and suicide.

Open Door Integrative Wellness
Provides wellness services and movement studies to the Upper Valley.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth
Trivia contests throughout the event to win free Osher at Dartmouth courses.

Paphanh Sithavady
Offers her delicious home-made Thai food.

Pearl Dimick Fund of the Lyme Foundation
provides small grants to individuals who experience unanticipated financial challenges.

Pinnacle Cohousing/Pinnacle Project, LLC
Provides a sustainable way to live in community/ helping to address loneliness.

Radiant Reiki
A Japanese form of energy healing, a type of alternative medicine that encourages emotional or physical healing.

Sue Ringer Treasures and White Elephants

Those Guys of Lyme
An informal group of people who gather monthly for breakfast, fellowship, and building community relationships.

Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC)
Delivers a diverse range of high quality fitness and aquatic programs for EVERYONE.

Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning
Provides a variety of public services that relate to our community’s health and wellness.

Upper Valley LGBTQ+ Health Clinic at Good Neighbor Health Clinic
A safe and welcoming space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to come as they are and have their health needs met.

Upper Valley Regional Public Health Network, in Partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Improves the health of Upper Valley residents through shared public health initiatives and services within a network of community stakeholders.

Upper Valley Running Club
A volunteer led athletic club that supports a healthy, active lifestyle.

The Utility Club of Lyme
Offers casserole and garden ephemera for sale to benefit the Lyme Community.

VegiCare and SouperCare, programs of Lyme Congregational Church Health Ministry
Volunteers sharing food as love, love as action.

Vermont Bike & Brew
Offers Electric Bicycles as an alternative to car travel and to make cycling in Vermont and New Hampshire accessible to most fitness levels.

Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT & NH (VNH)
Provides in home support to patients through home health, hospice, long term care and maternal/child services. 

Vital Communities
Works with people, organizations, and communities to create equitable solutions to challenges in the Upper Valley region.

Waypoint Family Resource Center
Provides services to help families overcome challenges, reach their goals, and be their best.

We R H.O.P.E. Inc
Youth mental health support and coaching through school-based anxiety coaching services.

Welcome Fund
Provides assistance to lift assist individuals and families into a position where they can help each other, their families and their communities.

West Central Behavioral Health,
The nonprofit community mental health care provider for the Upper Valley and Sullivan County, NH.

WISE
Mobilizes the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, and education.

Click HERE to learn more about this year’s participants!

Prizes

Earn tickets as you explore the resources and activities

Please learn about the generous contributors, all of whom support our health & well-being!

Alicia J. Willette, DDS: Electric tooth brush and Cocofloss

Caldwell Law: Dinner for 2 at Ariana’s in Lyme

The Chakra Oracle: Astrology reading with Luna

Co-Op Food Stores: Gift Card

Dartmouth Skiway: Season pass; private lesson

Easy To Be You, LLC: Free session of your choice, up to 70 minutes

The Fourth Place: One monthly pass, three sets of stickers with a day pass.

Green Mountain Hypnosis: One live stress relief hypnosis session and 2 hypnosis audio programs

Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth (The HOP): 2 tickets to Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet performance (10/19)

Integrity Yoga: 2 Sessions of Therapeutic Bodywork (2-3 hours per session)

Kim Meredith: Hand-made earrings; Natural leaf shaped trinket bowl.

Lake Morey Resort: Registration for our Spring Icebreaker 5-mile race; Free ice skate rental

Live Free & Oil: Stress Away therapeutic oil.

Make Me Awesome: 1-year of Awesome Lifestyle on-demand fitness & wellness on the Make Me Awesome app

Mascoma Bank: Camping chair; picnic basket

Open Door Integrative Wellness: 4 gift cards! 90 min massage; 60 min massage; athletic medicine session;$50 class credit

Lyme Parish Nurses: Life Planner

Pinnacle Cohousing/Pinnacle Project, LLC: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner for 4 at Loch Lyme Lodge

Radiant Reiki: Free session

Red Clover Bikes: Gift Card

Upper Valley Aquatics Center: Family Fun Pack 4 day passes (2 adult, 2 child)

Upper Valley Fish and Game: Club Membership

Upper Valley Fun: A notebook and notepad set

Upper Valley Music Center: Enrollment in a Music Together Class (birth-age 5)

Vermont Bike & Brew: Gift Card

Whaleback Ski Area: Day Passes

White River Family Eye Care: Gift Card


Thank you to all who are participating this year!

Lyme Conservation Commission


Click below to view the 2021 Lyme Health & Wellness Fair photo album

Use the little arrows to the right and left of the box to look through the photos.

Please send us additional pictures of the event to add to this album! Email them to communitycarelyme@gmail.com or upload your photos directly, here.



 Here are some photos from the first Lyme Health & Wellness Fair on September 28, 2019.