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2016-2017 season—a 32% increase from the year before.
We are grateful for the strength of these partnerships
and the dedication to collaboration.”

Coalition members are developing new wellness
programs for 2017 including a Practice Safe Skin
campaign on sun safety. In partnership with the Town
of New London and NLH, the Wellness Connection
applied for and was awarded sunscreen dispensers
from the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

“The Town of New London is excited to partner with       include a new one-mile Hospital Community Trail loop
the hospital in accepting two sunscreen dispensers       on the NLH campus, and wellness education workshops
that will be installed on town property for use by       including a Healthy Aging Conference. “It’s incredible
the public,” says Kim Hallquist, New London town         the number of programs that have launched due to the
administrator. “It is our hope that citizens will        collaborative efforts of the coalition,” says Catherine.
protect their skin by applying the free sunscreen        “We are continually looking for and encouraging new
while enjoying the many outside summer activities        partners to join so we can keep expanding the active
available in New London.”                                living, healthy eating programs in our region.”

The Practice Safe Skin campaign is just one of the
many 2017 initiatives the coalition has planned. Others

If you are interested in joining the Wellness Connection Coalition, or if you would like additional information, visit or contact us today at

Save the Date

Get Moving, Stay Moving: Healthy Aging Conference

                       Featuring Keynote Presenter
                       Jack Kirk, MD
                       New London Hospital

                       June 6, 2017
                       8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                       Colby-Sawyer College

Don’t miss out on this free informative and interactive conference,
packed with two fun exercise tracks Get Moving and Stay Moving.
Attendees can select the track they want to join and then work with
and learn from local professional trainers.

GET MOVING                    STAY MOVING
Matter of Balance             Tai Chi
Bone Builders                 Resistance Band Training
Walking in Place / Beginners  Race or Precision Walking
Light Line Dancing            Zumba

This event is brought to you by Wellness Connection Coalition
Partners: Chapin Senior Center Council on Aging, Dartmouth-
Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partners for
Community Wellness and New London Hospital.

Registration is required. Contact the Wellness Connection at

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