Wellness Connection

Wellness Connection Coalition

The coalition focus is on the health of the Lake Sunapee Region. At regular meetings, representatives from each organization share the wellness initiatives in their sector. The sectors represented are from schools, municipal government, recreation departments, faith community, community businesses, community members, and community resources. They support and communicate initiatives in other organizations and collaborate on community-wide initiatives.

Wellness Connection Employer Network

A subgroup of the Wellness Connection, the network focuses on Employee Workplace Wellness. Employers share best practices, ideas and collaborate on local initiative or healthy employer competition.

For more information about either group or other ways you can get involved with The Wellness Connection, please contact Catherine Bardier, MS, Director of Wellness and Community Health at 603-526-5093 or e-mail wellnessconnection@newlondonhospital.org.

Support the Wellness Connection

Continued sustainability of The Wellness Connection’s programs and initiatives are made possible through generous donors, grants and sponsorships. Please join us as we strive to make our communities healthier and better places for all of us to live, work and play!

The most immediate way to support The Wellness Connection is through a donation. Make your gift today with an online donation HERE, or by sending a check made payable to New London Hospital – The Wellness Connection:

The Wellness Connection
New London Hospital
273 County Rd.
New London, NH 03257

All of our donors are inspired to give for a variety of reasons and we are grateful for their support. Meet one donor whose passion for wellness led her to be an advocate and supporter of The Wellness Connection.

Group Fitness

Group Yoga

Due to recent system upgrade projects meetings, the yoga class locations are subject to change within New London Hospital and Newport Health Center.

Yoga with Katie Weathers – New London (Clough Community Room)

Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 PM   $10.00 per class

Yoga with Megan – New London (Rehab Space)

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 PM    $10.00 per class

Yoga with Pam Colanero at NHC (Community Room)

Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 PM   $10 per class

Advance Care Planning

Honoring Care Decisions is a program to promote and improve advance care planning at New London Hospital and in our communities.

Working with our patients, their families and our communities, we will build a system to support meaningful conversations about what matters most in life for a time when patients are unable to speak for themselves.

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of planning ahead for medical care in the event you are unable to communicate your wishes to your family and healthcare providers. It is for all adults at all stages of health and involves the following:

  • Choosing a health care agent / Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPOAH) to speak on your behalf if you are unable to speak for yourself
  • Sharing your values and wishes for future care with your health care agent / DPOAH, your family and health care providers
  • Recording these wishes in an advance directive (a legal document in which you record your health care agent and wishes for future health care)

What is an ACP conversation?

A FREE advance care planning conversation provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Reflect on your goals, values and beliefs for future care
  • Understand possible health care situations and decisions
  • Choose and prepare your health care agent / DPOAH to make health care decisions that reflect your goals, values and beliefs
  • Document these goals in an advance directive
  • Have the document notarized and scanned into your medical record

How do I attend an ACP conversation?

The Honoring Care Decisions program provides free individual and group advance care planning conversations with a trained advance care planning facilitator. Please contact Honoring Care Decisions at 603-526-5093 to register for an advance care planning conversation.

Support Groups

AA Community Meeting

New London Hospital, Weber Conference Room

Fridays, 7:00-10:00 PM


Diabetes Support Group

Newport Health Center, Community Room

Held on the 1st Tuesday of every month

12:00-1:00 PM

Bring your questions and concerns about diet, medications, foot care and more.

RSVPs appreciated by calling 603-526-4077

Contact Us

Catherine Bardier, MS

Vice President, Wellness and Population Health



Megan Loomis

Activities and Class Coordinator



Taralyn Bielaski

Coordinator Wellness and Population Health