20TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER A BIG SUCCESS!

20th-anniversary-crowdOver 125 people turned out at Barre’s Canadian Club on Friday, August 15, to help celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

Rusty Dewees, Master of Ceremonies, did a masterful job keeping the evening flowing and injecting bits of comedy throughout.

Kitty Langlois, one of the founders, spoke about the challenges of trying to access affordable health care and then working to open the Clinic.

Dr. Mark Yorra, founder and Medical Director for our entire history spoke of the Clinic through the years, and added a bit of love and humor with an a capella rendition of “The People’s Moan and Groan Emporium” to the tune of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Volunteers, board, and staff members were all recognized, and several of the founders were in attendance and posed to recreate a photo from 20 years ago.

Patricia Meriam and Gary Eckhart donated beautiful pieces of art for the raffle, joined by wonderful prizes from Jail Branch Greenhouse, Gaze an Graze Farm, and Burton Snowboards.

Thank you to all who attended and helped make this a wonderful celebration!

Left to right:  PHWC Executive Director Peter Youngbaer, Master of  Ceremonies Rusty Dewees, Central Vermont Medical Center Board President  Greg Voorheis, and Medical Director Dr. Mark Yorra Left to right: PHWC Executive Director Peter Youngbaer, Master of
Ceremonies Rusty Dewees, Central Vermont Medical Center Board President
Greg Voorheis, and Medical Director Dr. Mark Yorra

 

Some of the original founders, left to right Dr. Susan LaBarthe,  Kitty Langlois, Dr. Mark Yorra, and holistic practitioner Faeterri Silver

Some of the original founders, left to right Dr. Susan LaBarthe, Kitty Langlois, Dr. Mark Yorra, and holistic practitioner Faeterri Silver

 

For 20 years, the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic has provided primary health care and wellness education for uninsured and underinsured central Vermont residents who cannot otherwise afford these services.  All of Washington County, plus Orange, Washington, and Williamstown in Orange County is our primary service area, but we saw patients from 49 Vermont towns in 2013, and there is no geographic limitation to using our services.

We are a free clinic.  We charge nothing for our services, but ask for donations.  A small paid staff supports over 100 volunteers who give freely of their services.  Doctors, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health providers, body workers, and other specialist and complementary practitioners offer a wide array of treatment options.  Our new oral health program provide dental hygiene consultation and a small network of volunteer dentists is available for referrals.

Coming Soon!  On site dental hygiene services!

While many people are taking advantage of the new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, not everyone is eligible; not everyone can afford it; and not everything is covered.  That’s why we’re here.  Call us if you need us; donate or volunteer, if you’d like to help.

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The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic mission is to provide primary health care and wellness education to the uninsured and underinsured community members of Central Vermont who cannot otherwise afford these services.