Bennington Community N ews

June 2020
Here comes summer!
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Greetings!

Things are slowly getting back to... normal?

As businesses start reopening, emotions are a bit raw and sometimes overwhelming. People have different ways of dealing with our current situation. I ask everyone to remember that some people are better than others at dealing with stress. Cut people some slack.

Here are some things to remember:

The Bennington Select Board voted to make face coverings (mask or face shield) MANDATORY for staff and patrons while in all businesses within the Town of Bennington beginning May 28th. This order is in effect until further notice. To see the Emergency Order, click here.

The July 4th fireworks at Willow Park have been cancelled due to uncertainty with social requirements. To see the statement from the town manager, click here.

To access the Governor's (COVID-19 related) Executive Order and subsequent amendments, click here.

Be smart, stay safe, and wash your hands often!

WE ARE VERMONT STRONG.

-Carrie
Shannon Barsott i , Community Development Director
Carrie Fabricius , Senior Center Director
Kayla Becker , YMCA Branch Manager at the Bennington Recreation Center
Bennington Rec Center News

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS,
THE RECREATION CENTER IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

Updates will be posted on :
  • facebook pages for Bennington Recreation Center, Town of Bennington, and Berkshire Family YMCA
  • the town website (www.benningtonvt.org)
  • the Y website (www.bfymca.org)

For a comprehensive list of
COVID-19 resources, CLICK HERE .


´╗┐SUMMER DAY CAMP

If you are interested in Summer Camp, and would like more information on what plans are for this summer, contact Kayla Becker kbecker@bfymca.org .

If you are interested in working as a camp staff member this summer, email Taylor Haynes or call (802)442-1053.
BFYMCA and BPD help to distribute food at a Vermont Foodbank "Veggie Van Go" event.

Follow our Facebook page ( Bennington Rec Center ) for virtual videos, workout tips, recreation ideas, and more. For all ages and abilities! If anyone would like additional resources, please email Kayla Becker kbecker@bfymca.org - she is happy to assist!

LINKS FOR STAYING ACTIVE

ONLINE workouts for kids :


https://comealiveoutside.com/5x5/ - a 5-week outdoor challenge for kids

https://4-h.org/ - great activities and learning resources


ONLINE workouts for adults :
https://vitalityfl.com/ - great for seniors or beginners


https://ymca360.org/ - online Y classes
Bennington Senior Center News
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS,
THE SENIOR CENTER IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

Updates will be posted on :
  • Town of Bennington facebook page
  • the town website (www.benningtonvt.org)
  • the outgoing message on the Senior Center phone @ (802)442-1052
  • the main entry door of the Senior Center at 124 Pleasant Street

For a comprehensive list of
COVID-19 resources, CLICK HERE .
FOOD RESOURCES
If you need help with your food supply, there are places you can contact for help.

For an updated list of food resources, CLICK HERE.
Community
For a comprehensive list of
COVID-19 resources, CLICK HERE .
LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP?

Bennington County Mutual Aid is an organization connecting volunteers with those in need. Find out more at https://sites.google.com/view/benningtoncountymutualaid
Since we're spending more time at home, it the perfect time to fill out your 2020 Census information!
DEALING WITH ANXIETY, STRESS, AND BEHAVIORS
Community Events
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Due to the Governor's "Stay at Home" order, events are a no-go right now.´╗┐

In the spirit of social distancing, remember to keep at least six feet between yourself and others when at the grocery store or pharmacy, or when walking outside.
Bennington Senior Center
802 442-1052

Bennington Rec Center
802 442-1053