Healthy Conversations Wellness Forums

Please join us for Healthy Conversations Wellness Forums, a monthly series named in honor of Bruce P. King’s leadership and passion for community wellness.

Recovery Friendly Communities, Tuesday, September 21

To recognize National Recovery Month, please join us for a virtual conversation, in conjunction with the COMPASS Coalition of the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee region, about:

  • Navigating substance misuse
  • Recovery journey
  • Recovery support
  • Stigma and language
  • A hopeful message

About our speaker

Ryan Fowler is the Harm Reduction Coordinator for the HIV/HCV Resource Center in Lebanon, NH. He is a former injection drug user and credits being alive and his clean bill of health to harm reduction and evidence-based treatment. 

Access the live session on September 21 at 12:00 pm:

For questions, please email or call 603-526-5083.

Past events

Thursday, June 17, 2021

"Kearsarge Food Hub: A Story of Health and Connection Through Local Food"

Featured speaker: Hanna Flanders, Cofounder and Director of Community Engagement at Kearsarge Food Hub

Watch "Kearsarge Food Hub: A Story of Health and Connection Through Local Food"

Monday, April 12, 2021

“Summertime Safety”

Featured speaker: Matthew Kilroe, OMS-III, EMT-B

Watch “Summertime Safety”

Friday, February 26, 2021

“Cook Smart for a Healthy Heart”

Featured speaker: Birgit Humpert

Watch “Cook Smart for a Healthy Heart”

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

“COVID-19 and Kids: Information and Guidance for Parents and Caregivers”

Featured speakers: Sarah Lester, MD, and Rebecca Lozman-Oxman, DNP, APRN, MPH

Watch “COVID-19 and Kids: Information and Guidance for Parents and Caregivers”

Thursday, December 17, 2020

“Letting Myself off the Hook”

Featured speakers: Renee Davis, MA, LCMHC, MLADC, Director of Substance Use Services, Counseling Associates of New London, PLLC; Jacqui Baker, CPS, Community Partnership Coordinator, Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; Michelle Wagner, Community Educator and Peer Services Coordinator, NAMI New Hampshire

Friday, November 20, 2020

“Healthy Holiday Recipes”

Featured speaker: Birgit Humpert

Monday, October 26, 2020

“Medicare Basics for 2020”

Featured speakers: Sullivan County ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center

Thursday, September 29, 2020

“Well-Come to Retirement: Thriving in Your Third Act”

Featured speaker: Patricia Peters Martin, PhD

Thursday, February 13, 2020

“Eating Smart for a Healthy Heart”

Featured speaker: Elke Melody, RD, LD

Thursday, January 23, 2020

“Palliative Care: Improving the quality of living for people with serious illness”

Featured speakers: Lori Richer, MD, Medical Director for Palliative Care at New London Hospital (NLH) and Medical Director Hospice and Palliative Care with Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice and Katie Ippolito, RN, BSN, CCM, Director of Care Management.


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