On Sunday, Jun. 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Lyme Land Trust (LLT) will offer a “Summer Solstice Forest Bathing” excursion in the Pleasant Valley Preserve. “Forest bathing” is a practice that invites people to engage with nature and take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. Activities will include a group mandala created in honor of the longest day of the year. Registration is required. The cost is $32 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15. For more information, contact Regan Stacey at email@example.com. To register, go here.
The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will hold a free vaccine clinic on Monday, Feb. 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center. The clinic will offer residents a choice of a regular flu shot (not a high dose) or a Covid vaccine shot or both. The vaccines are available to anyone over the age of 18, with no cost requirement. The vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out. The clinic is offering walk-up service only; no reservations will be taken. Residents who want to receive the Covid vaccine should bring their Covid vaccination card with them.
On Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center, the center will offer a free training session in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which will be led by two local emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Colleen Atkinson and Doug LoPresti. The training session will explain how to recognize when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest and how to use this type of defibrillator. The EMTs will also demonstrate how to use hands-only CPR integrated with the use of an AED while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The program is free and open to the public. To register for the free event, please call the senior center at 860-434-4127.