EMBRACING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

RiseVT is a community collaborative to embrace healthier lifestyles, improve the quality of life and lower healthcare costs where we live, work, learn, and play.

 

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JOIN US

1. Start Here

You’ve chosen to embrace a healthy lifestyle? That’s really great! Let us guide you through how to become a RiseVT member.

2. Take the Pledge

It all starts here: “I pledge to become a Rise Vermonter and learn about simple lifestyle changes I can make that I know will give me lasting benefits to my health and well-being.

3. Keep Score, Win Big

Grab a scorecard and follow the instructions. You can start your rise in several ways:

  1. Do activities on your scorecard.
  2. Participate in RiseVT events.
  3. Follow us on social media.
  4. Submit for a chance to win!

LET’S #RISEVT TOGETHER

and celebrate by posting, pinning, or tweeting our success!

WHO’S ALREADY RISING?

PEOPLE

BUSINESSES

SCHOOLS

COMMUNITIES

THE RISE BLOG

Prevention key to beating flu

The nation is in the midst of what is proving to be the worst flu epidemic in years with deaths hitting 4,000 per week in late January. The flu, more properly called influenza, is caused by a virus and impacts the respiratory system – the nose, throat and...

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Make Valentine’s Day loving and healthy

Traditionally Valentine’s Day means wine and chocolate, while both may be good for you in moderation, why not start a new tradition this year? For families with young children, hold a dance party right in your living room. Aren’t sure of the moves, try...

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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Makes: 12 bars Nutrition Facts: www.foodhero.org  Ingredients Crust and topping: 1⁄2 cup flour 1⁄4 cup brown sugar 1 cup quick oats 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine 2 Tablespoons applesauce 1...

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MEET THE RISE TEAM

Denise Smith

Denise Smith

RiseVT Program Manager

Denise Smith is the Program Manager for RiseVT. She is an active mom of 3 young children and loves being outside, especially in the winter! Skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking are among her favorite activities. Denise is also a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor and still slips away for a class when time allows.

Rachel Narkewicz

Rachel Narkewicz

RiseVT Promotions Specialist

As a fourth generation Vermonter Rachel has an ingrained dedication to Vermont and its people. She is extremely passionate about health and wellness, and strives to help others in the pursuit towards a healthy balance of the two. When she’s not working you can find her SUPing, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Brian Clukey

Brian Clukey

RiseVT Health Coach

As the RiseVT Health Coach, Brian works with schools, businesses and communities to build healthy habits with community members. He’s passionate about community wellness and spends much of his free time snowboarding and enjoying the outdoors.

Jessica Frost

Jessica Frost

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Jessica Frost is the RiseVT advocate for St. Albans. She loves fresh air, movement and travel. You may know her from the many yoga classes she has taught throughout Franklin County from seniors to tots. You will often find her with her husband and three girls doing some of her favorite family outdoor activities: skiing, paddleboarding, gardening and biking.

Betsy Fournier

Betsy Fournier

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Betsy was born and raised in Swanton, and played soccer on the same recreation fields where she served as board chairperson for nine years. Betsy will strive to make Swanton a more vibrant, healthier place where our community will continue to live, work and play.

Moretti

Moretti

RiseVT Wellness Specialist

Moretti is an energetic, compassionate and inspiring individual who enjoys being outside, gardening and recreating. Moretti’s passion to help others achieve their best self is amazing.

Stacy Carpenter

Stacy Carpenter

Public Health Nurse

Stacy is a Public Health Nurse with the Saint Albans District Office at the Vermont Department of Health providing technical assistance and best practice approaches to improve the health and wellness of our community.

Renee Creller

Renee Creller

Alburgh Health Advocate

Renee is an Alburgh resident passionate about community wellness. She is a go-getter ready to make change and help Alburgh become a RiseVT Community.

Amy Brewer

Amy Brewer

Health Educator

Amy is the Coordinator for the Franklin Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition and supports the implementation of Safe Routes to School initiatives. When she is not working on policy, system and environmental changes that increase the health of our community, you can often find her biking alongside her husband and two daughters.