September 24 9am-1pm On the Lyme Common

2022 Participant Information

Learn more about how they are supporting our health & well-being

802 Tango, 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! No partner necessary.

Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapters, The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The New Hampshire and Massachusetts Chapter provides education and support to New Hampshire families facing dementia and advances critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. Services are available at no cost and include a 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900), the website with wide ranging information and education resources, online and face-to-face support groups, one-on -one assistance in finding helpful community programs and planning and education programs.

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

Bayada Hospice, a non-profit organization that has been providing Home Health and Hospice services throughout Vermont and NH for over 12 years. We provide bereavement support to anyone in need in our communities as well as community education on topics related to aging, advance care planning, and end of life related issues.

BE Fit Physical Therapy LLC, is a sports and orthopedic outpatient practice serving the Upper Valley. We are involved with individuals of all ages helping to promote injury care, recover, health and wellness and education on injury prevention. We have many rehab items that can benefit a wide range of individuals and rehab activities. We addition we provided services for custom orthotics, dry needling and taping procedures for various injuries. 

Caldwell Law, is an estate planning law firm that focuses on individuals and families to ensure they have the best plan in place for the utmost peace of mind

The Center for Northern Woodlands Education, is an environmental education nonprofit, publishes Northern Woodlands magazine and The Outside Story syndicated weekly ecology essay series, as well as numerous digital and special publications. We promote forest stewardship, including stewardship of the over 80% of northeastern forests that are privately owned, which are critical to the wellbeing of both wildlife and people.

ConnectShareCare, Discover Your Community. Join us at, a moderated, secure, online network supported by local community members/organizations in Vermont and New Hampshire, patients, care partners, and health care teams created to: Connect — care partners across New Hampshire and Vermont who are supporting adults with a serious illness and/or have experienced the loss of a loved one. Share — find and contribute trusted information and emotional support. Care — help create a community of caring as you connect with peers who have been care partners or experienced loss. *This is a research project led by Eugene Nelson DSc, MPH at Dartmouth College. For more information about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Dartmouth Hitchcock IRB at (603) 650-1846 or

Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton 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

Dartmouth Skiway, Mission: to be the heart and soul of skiing for Dartmouth College and the Upper Valley community.

ElliptiGO of New Hampshire, ElliptiGO allows people experience the benefits of running outdoors without the impact. In 2010, we launched the world’s first elliptical bike – a new category of cycling and fitness. Since then, our small and dedicated team has delivered more than 35,000 ElliptiGOs to customers around the world. We’re proud to offer our Longstride and Stand Up Bicycles, and will continue to innovate and positively impact our customer’s lives.

The First Congregational Church in Thetford, will host a Ukrainian-themed Arts and Crafts Tent. Our supplies were donated by La Salette Shrine of Enfield after their Ukrainian Festival this past June. The crafts include painting clay hearts in blue and yellow, creating your own blue and yellow silicone bead elastic bracelets, and coloring Pysanky Ukrainian egg pictures on paper. We are asking for donations for participation in the art projects. The donations will be sent directly to women in Ukraine who are distributing it where it is needed – directly to individuals, to shelters for internally displaced people, for food in occupied territories, and for transportation for Internally Displaced Refugees.

Good Neighbor Health Clinic, promotes the health of people in the Greater Upper Valley who are in need and do not have the means to pay, by providing free medical and dental care, mentoring aspiring health care professionals, and advocating for improved access to dental and health care.

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, is a private nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to support the health and well being of our communities’ older citizens. The Council’s programs enable elderly individuals to remain independent in their own homes and communities for as  long as possible. The Council operates eight senior centers in Plymouth, Littleton, Canaan, Lebanon, Bristol, Orford, Haverhill and Lincoln; and sponsors the Grafton County ServiceLink Resource Center and RSVP’s Volunteer Center. Through the centers, ServiceLink and RSVP, older adults and their families take part in a range of community-based long-term services including home delivered meals, community dining programs, transportation, outreach and counseling, chore/home repair services,  recreational and educational programs, and volunteer opportunities.

Hand to Heart Project, is an Upper Valley-based program that provides free, in-home massage and compassionate touch to people with cancer and their caregivers/care partners.

Headrest, founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization with a mission to assist those affected by substance use disorder, experiencing a crisis, or in need of support by providing effective programs and treatments. We also offer support to the family members, friends, neighbors and employers of our clients.

HIV/HCV Resource Center, is an AIDS service organization based in Lebanon, NH, works to support people whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to live fully and with dignity, while halting the spread of these diseases through education, information and understanding. Founded 34 years ago to provide support for people who were dying from AIDS-related illnesses, our agency now offers medical case management services to 68 low-income individuals living with HIV. In addition, we offer HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) antibody testing and prevention programs, including syringe exchange and counseling. All our services are free of charge and available to residents of Windsor and Orange counties in Vermont, and Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire.

Integrity Yoga, Jackson Penfield-Cyr, owner, serves our community by offering therapeutic bodywork that integrates scientific principles of neurobiology with yogic philosophy, serving to invite you into a whole new relationship with your body and mind.

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

Lake Morey Resort, We have a 4.5 mile ice skating trail and offer skate rentals during the winter months; we are also hosting a 5-mile race and 1-mile kids’ fun run this coming spring; and have an 18-hole golf course that is a favorite of locals and travelers alike, and is home to the Vermont Open.

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice and Dartmouth Health Heart and Vascular Center, are partnering to provide free blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings for people 18 or older. Finger-stick only and results in less than 10 minutes.

Live Free & Oil, “I empower people to look at natural plant based options for physical and emotional wellness and teach people the benefits of swapping out common household items for low-tox options. Simplifying essential oil use with easy hacks, learning opportunities, and guidance demonstrates the powerful choices every home deserves”- Katlin Simula

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

The Lyme Food Pantry, supplies 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, We maintain over 75 miles of trails in the Upper Valley open for winter sports ( cross country sking, hiking, dog sledding, and snowmobiling).

Make Me Awesome transforms lives and empowers busy people to take control of their wellness and time. “You CAN be your most Awesome self, with simple yet effective lifestyle & fitness tools. We make it easy to adopt and maintain healthy habits while having fun, therefore creating a sustainable, Awesome Lifestyle. Our services include: Fun workouts, Empowering yoga classes, Centering and grounding meditations, Delicious and nutritious recipes, Simple yet powerful lifestyle tips, Intimate & INSPIRING coaching, Motivating challenges, Life-transforming workshops, A team who cares about you succeeding.” – Natalie Jones

Maker Golf was founded by Chris Tecca, who grew up in Lyme and now lives in Los Angeles. He’s a gearhead who loves golf, and after trying lots of putters that didn’t quite satisfy, researched materials and took to a CAD program, designed a special putter, and created a company around it. Well-being is about trusting your instincts and finding your path – getting out there and having fun and also striving for something better. When you can trust your instincts on a putting green, you putt less. And that’s a lot more fun. Chris hopes you’ll enjoy taking a few putts with the Maker F1 putter and looks forward to your feedback. Make it a great day!

Monarch Family Medicine, LLC is a  privately owned and operated family medicine practice. Says Dr. Ginny Alvord, “My practice is a ‘hybrid’ direct primary care practice. I do accept Medicare insurance (not Medicare Advantage) but all other patients pay a monthly membership fee. The membership fee covers all of the services that I can provide within the practice with a few exceptions. In this model of care, the  patient has a predictable cost for their primary care.  This removes the barrier of additional cost for preventive visits or when you are sick. These practices keep the number of patients cared for by each physician low in order to be able to keep reasonable access for patients. Any questions? Visit for more information.”

Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga, Aleah teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga at Open Door in White River Junction. In the Ashtanga yoga tradition, each student learns and practices a series of postures, adapted and modified according to individual circumstances, with a focus on breath and internal awareness. No experience is necessary to begin. The only prerequisites are sincerity and curiosity (a sense of humor helps too). In this demo class as part of the Lyme Health and Wellness Fair, we will experience an introductory guided Ashtanga yoga practice. Come try it out for yourself!

NAMI New Hampshire, is a 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. Free services are available statewide for individuals, families, and communities. For more information, visit the website at

Open Door Integrative Wellness, is the premiere wellness hub in the Upper Valley for wellness services and movement studies. We offer Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Nutrition Counseling, Massage,Personal Training and a huge variety of classes and workshops. Instructor Kate Gamble is the founder of Open Door Integrative Wellness in White River Junction. She is a physical therapist, dancer, meditator,and somatic practitioner. Her somatic training includes training in the Feldenkrais Method, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body Mind Centering, Alexander Technique and Axis Syllabus. She completed a certificate in Somatics at Moving on Center in Berkeley, CA in 2019. She trained with the Mark Morris Dance Company/Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth (Osher at Dartmouth), is a volunteer, non-credit continuing education program. Our mission is to provide lifelong educational opportunities, both in-person and virtually. We principally serve adult residents of the greater Upper Valley.

Pinnacle Cohousing/Pinnacle Project, LLC, Loneliness can increase the risk of dementia, depression, and high blood pressure, and is strongly linked to earlier mortality and morbidity. Cohousing provides a sustainable way to live in community/ helping to address loneliness. More than 1 in 3 Americans over age 45 report they are lonely and among low-income groups more than 1 in 2. We support the development of mixed income clustered cohousing neighborhoods.”-Liz Cole

Radiant Reiki, Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, a type of alternative medicine. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing

Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC), with modern fitness equipment, exceptional personal trainers, two pristine pools, plus friendly and engaging staff ready to assist you. UVAC is a state of the art facility that offers free fitness classes for members, both water aerobics and land-based, vacation camps for kids, lifeguard certification courses, swim lessons and competitive aquatic options for kids and adults. UVAC is a bright accessible building, with striking views of the Green Mountains, making it a great place for the whole family to have fun while making lasting memories. Visit today as a guest or a member!

Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning is working on a variety of public services and how they relate to our community’s health and wellness. “At this event we would like to emphasize the opportunities and challenges facing our region’s housing stock. Specifically related to the Keys to the Valley initiative and a Regional Housing Needs Assessment that will be entering the public comment phase around the time of this fair.”

Upper Valley LGBTQ+ Health Clinic, established in 2021 as a program of Good Neighbor Health Clinic, is 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, is a volunteer led athletic club that supports a healthy active lifestyle primarily through running. We create a non-competitive space within the club for runners to train together and socialize with other runners in the community. All ages, all paces, and all people are welcome to come run with us! 

The Utility Club of Lyme, will have casseroles and garden ephemera for sale to benefit the Community including: Garden ornaments, tools, all gently used. Some seeds, tubers, corms, iris for fall planting. Take a break from making dinner. A variety of delicious frozen casseroles (13″ x 8″).

VegiCare/SouperCare programs of Lyme Congregational Church Health Ministry, Vegicare is a seasonal summer program of the Lyme Congregational Church Health Ministry, where local gardeners donate veggies at the horsesheds next to the church. Volunteers then distribute the veggies to older adults who otherwise might not have access to fresh foods. SouperCare is a grassroots effort that started years ago to provide soup for neighbors – sometimes people who are sick, recovering from surgery, or who have experienced the death of a loved one. Every week community members make and deliver soup to those who need a boost to their spirits.

Vermont Bike & Brew, offers Electric Bicycles – a great alternative to driving your car and a resource to make cycling in Vermont and New Hampshire accessible to most fitness levels.

Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT & NH (VNH), provides in home supports to patients through Home Health, Hospice, Long Term Care and Maternal Child services. 

Vital Communities, serves the 69-township region of the Upper Valley, working with people, organizations, and communities to create equitable solutions to our region’s challenges.

Waypoint Family Resource Center, Waypoint provides an array of services to help families overcome challenges, reach their goals, and be their best selves.  Includes parent education and support groups, services for children with medical conditions, mental health counseling,  Kinship Navigation, multiple social and wellness groups, and child advocacy. 

We R H.O.P.E. Inc, We R H.O.P.E. focuses on youth mental health support and coaching through our school-based anxiety coaching services which allow us to provide daily individualized coaching sessions to kids that need support. Our school-based anxiety coaching services focus on normalizing anxiety within the school community and providing students with skills and tools to manage their anxiety and challenges. We use the BhWorks program to streamline mental health care, care coordination, and outcomes reporting greatly increasing the understanding of individuals mental health. We also offer private affordable coaching services for individuals of any age to help support their mental health.

Welcome Fund, Provides direct, immediate help to lift displaced individuals and families into a position where they can help each other, their families and their communities, across the Upper Valley. The fund currently supports Afghan evacuees in Hanover, NH and White River Junction, VT.

West Central Behavioral Health, is the nonprofit community mental health care provider for the Upper Valley and Sullivan County, NH, offering access to advanced counseling, treatment, and support for people of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. West Central has offices in Claremont, Lebanon, and Newport, NH.

WISE, leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.

Thank you to all who are participating this year!

Lyme Conservation Commission