The Wellness Connection: A Healthy Lake Sunapee Region is our community-wide health initiative that aims to bring people together to create a culture of wellness. This work was founded by New London Hospital in 2013 and is dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Casting for Recovery
New London Hospital is proud to partner with Casting for Recovery (CfR) a non-profit organization offering support and educational 3-day retreats for women with breast cancer will hold a weekend retreat at the Barbara C. Harris Center June 7-9, 2019 in Greenfield, N.H. This all expenses paid retreat is open to women of all ages and in all stage of breast cancer treatment and recovery, and is offered at no cost to participants. The CfR retreat combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Apply online today at https://castingforrecovery.org/. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019.
All classes are held in the Clough Community Room at New London Hospital, New London, NH or in the Community Room at Newport Health Center, Newport, NH.
Pound with Cindy Gidley – New London
Tuesdays 4:30-5:00 PM
$25.00 for 5 week session
Next session starting in February
Yoga with Pam Colanero – Newport
Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 PM
$10.00 per class
Yoga with Meghan MacLean – New London
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM
$10.00 per class
Yoga with Katie Weathers – New London
Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 PM
$10.00 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.
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
Bring your questions and concerns about diet, medications, foot care and more.
RSVPs appreciated by calling 603-526-4077