Dartmouth-Hitchcock Wraps Up its “Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19” Virtual Roundtable Series With Focus on Seniors

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) premiered the final segment of the second installment of the “Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19” virtual roundtable series.

The segment, “The Silver Lining: What’s Next For Seniors,” focuses on senior citizens as they and their loved ones receive the COVID-19 vaccine and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and states loosen COVID restrictions. The panelists discuss how seniors have adapted to stay engaged with friends, family, and support groups, plans to resume in-person programs and activities, and address mental health struggles seniors faced because of the pandemic.

Panelists include:

  • Johanna Beliveau, DNP, MBA, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer at Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)
  • Bernie Seifert, LICSW, Director of Adult Services, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Hampshire
  • Lori Fortini, MEd, Program Leader, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging


About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-HH provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-HH system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.