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Classes and Events

Find one of the many classes and workshops offered by CVMC or in community that promote good nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle choices for adults, children and families.

May 2017

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Thursday

Movement for Parkinson’s

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Offered for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, this class engages participants’ minds and bodies through many styles of dance, while exploring stretching, muscle strengthening, postural stability and rhythm. The class is offered in a relaxed social environment that emphasizes enjoyment, fun and creativity, with an eye towards connecting with the community. No dance experience required.

Taught by Sara McMahon, MA, a professional movement performer and educator trained in the Dance for PD® method.

Location:
Montpelier Senior Activity Center
May
25
Thursday

Gentle Yoga for Beginners

3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Designed for beginners over 50 years of age, this class introduces students to a variety of yogic practices including physical postures (asana), breath work (pranayama) and meditation.

Participants should bring a yoga mat and be able to move comfortably from the floor to standing.

Instructor Monica DiGiovanni began her yoga and meditation path over 30 years ago. Her practices are based in Kripalu Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Hatha Yoga, mindfulness meditation techniques, and Buddhist practice and philosophy.

Sponsored by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center.

Location:
Central Vermont Medical Center
May
25
Thursday

Affordable Acupuncture

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Integrative Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the practice of Kerry Jenni LAc., is offering $10 acupuncture treatments at Montpelier Integrative Family Health.

Location:
Integrative Family Medicine - Montpelier
May
26
Friday

Vermont FoodBank VeggieVanGo Mobile Food Pantry

9:00 am to 11:00 am

The Vermont Foodbank VeggieVanGo mobile food pantry will be at CVMC bringing families in need access to fresh vegetables. Learn more.

Location:
Central Vermont Medical Center
May
27
Saturday

Parkinson’s Mime & Circus

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

This class (formerly the Parkinson’s Pantomime Project) is for people with Parkinson's disease—and other movement disorders—and their caregivers and family. We will learn basic mime technique as a method for coping with movement limitations through visualization, articulation of gesture, and creative use of imagery and space. Circus games such as juggling and playing with balancing feathers, help foster manual dexterity, postural awareness and ease of movement in daily activities.

No theater experience required.

Location:
Montpelier Senior Activity Center
May
29
Monday

Bereavement Support – Monday Group

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Bereavement Support Group is free and open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support.

Location:
Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice
May
30
Tuesday

Tobacco Cessation Workshop – Montpelier

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Learn how to change your behavior and start a tobacco-free lifestyle with our FREE 4-week workshops, in partnership with Vermont Quit Partners.

Location:
Integrative Family Medicine - Montpelier
May
31
Wednesday

Chronic Pain Management Workshop

4:45 pm to 7:15 pm

A self-management workshop to help you learn ways to reduce pain, deal with related issues like having trouble sleeping, and more.

Location:
Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy Center
June
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Thursday

How to Breastfeed Prenatal Class

8:00 am to 9:30 am

This class is an introduction to breastfeeding for expecting moms and partners. Register at your OB appointment or call 802-371-4415.

Location:
Central Vermont Medical Center
June
25
Thursday

Movement for Parkinson’s

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Offered for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, this class engages participants’ minds and bodies through many styles of dance, while exploring stretching, muscle strengthening, postural stability and rhythm. The class is offered in a relaxed social environment that emphasizes enjoyment, fun and creativity, with an eye towards connecting with the community. No dance experience required.

Taught by Sara McMahon, MA, a professional movement performer and educator trained in the Dance for PD® method.

Location:
Montpelier Senior Activity Center

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