Announcing the launch of our latest video, which promotes the Smoke-Free Zone at the Rockingham Public Library.
Learn about the impact of the Smoke-Free Zone at the Rockingham Free Public Library. In this edition, Celina Houlne and Sam Maskell are interviewed by Greater Falls Connections’ Scott Sharland. To get your very own Smoke-Free Zone sign, contact Greater Falls Connections at scott (at) greaterfallsconnections.org or call us at 802-463-9927 x213.
Thanks to all the following businesses, schools, and public places that participated:
Greater Falls Pharmacy
Rockingham Medical Group and Squeaky Sneakers
Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU)
Rockingham Parks and Recreation
Thanks to FACT TV and Alex Stradling for filming this video. Thanks to Eileen Katchen for the great photography work. Video edited by Scott Sharland and Dominic Farinoli.
Smoking Quit Classes Are Coming to Bellows Falls. Just in time for those New Year’s resolutions, Greater Falls Connections (GFC) and Springfield Medical Care Systems are partnering to provide tobacco cessation classes in Bellows Falls. The program consists of 4 weekly one-hour sessions, which will cover a variety of topics related to quitting smoking. Participants will learn about:
How to beat the addiction to nicotine
Skills for coping with cravings
Medication and effective approaches to quitting
Participants will also receive:
Counseling to build problem-solving skills
Moral support from a VT Quit Partner
Access to nicotine replacement therapy
The classes will run in January at Parks Place in Bellows Falls, with date and time to be determined. Pre-registration is required. In order to register, contact Scott Sharland at 802-463-9927 ext. 213 or send an email to scott AT greaterfallsconnections.org. Please select a valid form
June Coalition Gathering
Thursday, June 19. 4:00-5:30pm
44 School St.
Join Team GFC for our monthly coalition gathering, now on a new day/time: every 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 4pm.
This month, GFC will introduce the Ready By 21 group and share how community members can play a role in building community by supporting youth from birth to 21.
Ready By 21 is a diverse group of community members and organizations identifying ways to support families and improve systems in order to change the odds for children and youth. The goal is to have all young people ready by 21 for college, work and life. To find out more about the Ready By 21 model, click here.
We will also have some updates from our April 24 Community Forum follow-up, events and activities for the summer (including Park-a-Palooza III) and our annual July BBQ.
LYL Karaoke Party
Thursday, December 19. 8:00pm-11:00pm Donovan’s
65 Rockingham St.
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Have you LYL’d? Having a brew or two ain’t a bad thing if you’re 21+, but drinking yourself stupid makes for a bummer night. Join GFC staff as we break it down while singing really bad power ballads. PLUS, we’ll be giving away free gear including hats, koozies and…for the grand prize winners…you’re very own Alcohoot Smartphone Breathalyzer.