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Ottauquechee Health holds annual meeting

On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Ottauquechee Health Foundation held its Annual Membership Meeting at Billings Farm and Museum. At the event, the Foundation shared its accomplishments and goals and recognized select community partners for their outstanding service and support of OHF’s mission.

For almost 24 years, OHF has provided close to $4 million to support individuals and families in meeting their health and wellness needs. OHF’s Good Neighbor grants help people with limited financial resources receive health and wellness care they may not otherwise receive.

This includes access to hearing aids, dentures, eyeglasses, physical therapy, counseling, and co-pays, which are not covered by insurance. Over the past few years, the number of people served by the Good Neighbor Grant and Homecare Grant programs has grown significantly.

The Foundation also works with other organizations to foster health and wellness through education and programs focused on prevention and early intervention.

In an effort to widen the awareness of the OHF mission, foundation staff visited the communities it serves, participated in multiple conversations about how to better serve those in need, contributed to the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) work-group with Mt. Ascutney Hospital, and implemented the district-wide Windsor Central Wellness Initiative to help support the social-emotional welfare of area children.

OHF also continues to build awareness around pressing issues-including the state of the nation’s health care, the challenges of aging in place, and the overall health of OHF’s neighbors and communities.

There is no other organization in the region doing what OHF does. The foundation is grateful and honored to devote itself to this cause, day in and day out, and is also consistently impressed with the dedication of its donors, board, committee members, and volunteers who put OHF front and center as a resource for the region.

As a prominent and successful advocate for health, OHF is well-positioned to continue to support the communities it serves as well as nurture positive, lasting change in 2020 and beyond. To learn more about OHF and the services it provides, visit its website,

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