Type 1 Diabetes Family Retreat Fundraiser

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Type 1 Diabetes Family Retreat Fundraiser

June 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018

T1D Retreat

Join the T1D Financial Relief Foundation at Good Commons for  Type 1 Diabetes Retreat (T1D) for adults, children and families.  This retreat is a fundraising event for the T1D Financial Relief Foundation that was formed  to provide financial assistance to T1D’s who have medical expenses, (whether insurable or uninsurable) that they can not meet.

The diabetes retreat weekend will include daily workshops on everything from living an active lifestyle as a T1D, to nutrition, current medical research and innovations.  Jody Filonovich of Dogworks Service Dogs will be in residence with a Diabetic Alert Dog to talk about how these working dogs can dramatically improve your life as a T1D.  Dr. Sushela Chaidarun, of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Endocrinology Unit and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College will give a presentation on current innovations in treatments and exciting new research.

A health coach and nutritionist will speak about how to keep a positive attitude towards your health, while handling your disease on a day-to-day basis.  A cooking class in the open kitchen will highlight this presentation.  An optional yoga hike with Miss Amanda Anderson of Inner Lift Yoga and meditation sessions for stress relief will round out and are included in your stay.  We have also arranged a special showing of the T1D Documentary “The Face of T1D” which was produced in 2016 by Mount Mansfield Media in collaboration with White River Toyota in Vermont and features several families and adults with T1D.   Massage therapy will be offered at additional cost.

Hiking, delicious locally-sourced and organic healthy food, a good dose of laughter and other fun will round out your 3-night stay.  Adults, children and families are welcome – think of this as a mini-T1D camp for your whole family, not just the T1D in your life.  Check in begins at 4pm on Thursday, and check out is after brunch on Sunday.  But you may come for just a portion of the weekend if you can’t be here for the entire time.

Good Commons is a Health & Wellness Retreat Center located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains – in the tiny village of Plymouth.  A comfortable and homey facility, with world class chefs serving family style meals, Good Commons is considered by many to be their “home-away-from-home.”  All facilities are shared and communal.  People come to Good Commons to get away from the stress of their daily lives, and reconnect with their “Self” and their families.  During your down time between workshops, go hike our numerous local trails, take a soak in the hot tub, gather around the fire pit for some laughs, or pop over to Plymouth Artisan Cheese (one of the nation’s oldest cheese factories) or Camp Plymouth State Park for a dip in the lake or a paddle in a kayak.

For more information on the accommodations or if you are interested in attending on a day pass please contact Mary, the retreat organizer, at the email address listed below.  A minimum per-person donation of $600 is requested to attend the full retreat.  For a family rate (1 or more parents with 1 or more children under 18) please email the retreat organizer directly.  Your donation will provide you with accommodations for three nights, all meals and snacks, all classes and workshops including optional yoga and meditation sessions, and some off-site touring activities.  The chef staff at Good Commons can honor all dietary restrictions and food allergies.

Day rates are available for locals who do not need overnight accommodations, and shorter 1 or 2-night stays are possible, but reservations are required.

All deposits towards this Type 1 Diabetes Retreat are non-refundable.  Any deposit and money received is considered a donation to the T1D Financial Relief Foundation – a fully registered public benefit 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation incorporated in the state of Vermont.  Your donations to this diabetes retreat and to the T1D Financial Relief Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent as allowed by law.

To reserve your space(s) on this retreat, please make your room type choice and pay your deposit below.  All final payments are due 21 days prior to check in – on June 1, 2018.  Please email us at t1dfrf@gmail.com with questions.

Select Your Retreat Lodging


2nd Floor:
Room 1:  2 Twin Beds
Room 2:  2 Twin Beds
Room 3:  1 Deluxe Double Bed & 1 Deluxe Twin Bed
Room 4:  1 Deluxe Double Bed
Room 5:  1 Deluxe Double Bed & 1 Twin Bed
Room 6:  1 King Bed & 1 Twin Bed

3rd Floor:
Shared Loft:  1 Double Bed & 8 Twin Beds

NOTE:  Each bedroom on 2nd floor shares a bathroom with one other bedroom.  The deluxe rooms (3 & 4) share a bath with a steam shower – the other two baths on that floor are standard showers.  The loft has two standard baths in it also.  All beds have memory foam mattress and are quite comfortable.  When you sign up for the retreat, please email us at t1dfrf@gmail.com to let us know which bedroom you prefer.  If you do not have a roommate, we will assign a roommate of the same sex to you if it becomes necessary.

Also – if you would like to make a donation to the foundation without attending the retreat, please click the yellow “Donate” button below to be taken to our Paypal page.

Mary Camilleri

Mary Camilleri

Booking Manager at Good Commons
Mary Camilleri is an avid snowboarder/skier, hiker, mountain biker and animal lover. She moved to Vermont in 2007 to reconnect with nature after spending 15 years working in the greater New York City area in the classical music and veterinary hospital industries. In addition to her work as Booking Manager for Good Commons, Mary is a ski industry professional who is fortunate to work for Peak Performance - a world-renowned alpine race ski shop in Killington, VT. As a life-long advocate for the environment, Mary is both proud and fortunate to now be able to call the beautiful state of Vermont her home.
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