SVMC Hosts Cancer Survivors Cooking Party

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BENNINGTON, Mass. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to host online cancer survivors cooking party.

SVMC has invited its experts—Registered Dietitian Kristin Irace; Medical Oncologist Charlene Ives; Executive Chef Laura LaCroix; and Radiation Oncologist Matthew Vernon—to show cancer survivors and their families how to increase the enjoyment of healthy meals. Participants can cook along with Chef Laura from home!

The event is called A Cancer Survivors’ Cooking Party. It is free and open to all. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, via Zoom online meeting software. Registrants will receive the ingredient list and amounts, so they can prepare in advance and cook throughout the presentation, if they like.

Register and obtain recipes at svhealthcare.org/Classes-Events.


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SVMC To Hold Online COVID-19 Information Session

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), and Bennington's office of the Vermont Department of Health will appear in a digital information session regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
 
The event is made possible with cooperation from CAT-TV and the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Members of the public are invited to view and ask questions during the live broadcast at www.facebook.com/CATTVbennington/. The program will also air on CAT-TV's public channel 1075.
 
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