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Let's build community resilience together!

SHEI Executive Director,

Carol Conforti-Adams, works closely with KCN as a project coordinator.

She is able to help spread resiliency and wellness resources across multiple communities by networking through SHEI and

KCN projects and programs.

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Kearsarge Community Network (KCN) was developed with support from a UNH Extension initiative. Our goal is to bring together local partners from nonprofit organizations, civic groups, towns, schools, and businesses in the Kearsarge area. We collaborate on activities, programs, and events that cultivate resiliency and wellness skills. KCN meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

 

For more information, contact Carol, our KCN coordinator,

at (603) 938-2562 or confortiadams@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY TRAINING

With the support from the UNH Extension team, we provide virtual training programs for the community. Programs include: Mental Health First Aid, Living Well with Chronic Pain, Health/Wellness, and so much more! Training programs are free and open to all. Contact Alyssa Lemmermann, UNH Extension Teacher, at alyssa.lemmermann@unh.edu.

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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

We bring the community together for events,
such as: apple and potato gleaning for local food pantries, Stone Soup lunches, and inter-generational health and wellness activities. Promoting neighbors connecting with neighbors!

Potato gleaning event

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

KCN-Workforce Development is facilitating a mentoring and community service program, providing hands-on learning projects for youth. KCN and partners work to build relationships by providing positive role models that demonstrate life and work skills as youth and adults work together.

For more information about Kearsarge Community Network

contact Carol, KCN Coordinator, at (603) 938-2562 or confortiadams@mail.com

Supported by the UNH Extension: Building Community Resilience project, along with support from the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grants.

 

KCN Events & Programs This Fall 2022

UNH Extension Fall 2022 training topics include:

  • Taking Charge of Your Health

  • Living with Chronic Pain

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid

  • Chronic Disease and Self-Management

  • New Leader Training Program Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training

  • Walk with Ease

  • What You Say and How You Say It - Motivational Interviewing

FEED Kearsarge FALL GLEANING projects are gearing up. If you know of any apple trees ready to be picked or anyone who has excess produce in their gardens...

 

Please contact our Gleaning Coordinator, Andy Jeffrey at

andy@proactivegrowth.com  

UNH-KCN Fall 2022 Community Programs

September 10th

11 am in Wilmot | Kathy Lowe - From Perspective to Resilience: Music and Book Reading

September 14th

6pm at Bradford Library | A Taste of Poetry

September 24th

Bradford Celebration Day!

1 pm | Kathy Lowe - From Perspective to Resilience

2 pm | Yoga Stress Reduction for All Ages

October at KRSD

Percy Hill will present a variety of team-building and teaming initiatives that are designed to support communication, cooperation, kindness, respect, and building relationships. School children presentation to all 4th and 5th grades, plus Staff and PTOs.

November 9th at KRSD

Staff and Parent Workshop | Peg Dawson presentation on Executive Function: Focusing the Brain. KCN will possibly coordinate meal and childcare.