Hub Presents Professional Advice on Coping with COVID 

From Counseling Associates and from Colby-Sawyer College

By Susan Chase

We’ve all been living with lots of uncertainty the last six months due to the COVID-19 virus and its effects on health, jobs, and connections to others. In an effort to offer support to area residents who may be struggling with feelings of anxiety and stress as a result, the Andover Community Hub will offer a series of discussions via Zoom that may help.

On Monday, October 5, from 7 to 8 PM, Molly Comrie of Counseling Associates in New London will talk about some of the contributing factors that may be making so many of us feel anxious and overwhelmed.  She’ll discuss how that anxiety may manifest itself, invite questions from participants, and offer coping strategies for managing stress and maintaining an even keel.

On two Sundays, November 1 and 8, from 6:30 to 7:15 PM, Amy Lyon will present “Coping With COVID — A Talk for Parents and Kids.”  A long-time elementary school teacher and current professor of education at Colby-Sawyer College, Amy has done extensive research on children and resilience.  In these two sessions, she’ll offer practical strategies for coping with stress and uncertainty and ways to grow strong and stay positive through this changing landscape.

Area residents who would like to join any of these sessions can contact The Hub at and request the Zoom link.  Brief instructions on downloading and using Zoom will be provided to any who may not be familiar with this increasingly popular internet conference tool.