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Free health literacy programming at Stockton Springs Community Library

Event organizer: Meg Haskell
Event Date & Time: January 27, 2019 1:00 pm until January 29, 2019 2:00 pm
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STOCKTON SPRINGS — Stockton Springs Community Library will host two free “Access Wellness” group training sessions from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6 Station Street.  These sessions are aimed at helping individuals find current, reliable and easy-to-understand information about health and wellness. Led by a trained facilitator, participants will explore sources of trustworthy health information on the Internet and in the library’s own expanding collection, as well as materials available through interlibrary loan.

Pre-registration is required, by phone at 207-567-4147 or in person at the library.  

In addition, the Access Wellness program, funded by a health literacy grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will offer confidential, one-on-one help sessions, highlighted health displays and ongoing programming reflecting the needs and interests of the community.

Topics may include:

  • healthy diet and exercise
  • chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease
  • substance misuse and addiction
  • clinical trials and other research opportunities
  • drug interactions
  • healthy aging
  • reproductive health
  • disaster preparedness
  • vaccine safety
  • other suggested topics

Health information can be complicated and hard to understand. Our knowledgeable staff will help you identify trustworthy sources of information and improve your health literacy.