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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.

March 2017

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March
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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
March
23
Thursday

Grief and Loss Groups for Children

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Grief and Loss Support Groups for Children are sponsored by Washington County Mental Health Services.

The next scheduled group is for children ages 8-12 and will meet for six weeks beginning Friday, February 23.

Location:
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS) WCMHS
March
23
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
March
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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
March
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Friday

Vermont FoodBank Veggie VanGo Mobile Food Pantry

9:00 am to 11:00 am

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

Location:
Central Vermont Medical Center
March
25
Saturday

Parkinson’s Mime & Circus

10:00 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
March
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Monday

NAMI Vermont Family Support Group

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

NAMI Vermont Family Support Group meetings are free, monthly 90-minute support groups where family and friends of individuals with a mental illness can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom and coping strategies. Participants are encouraged to share actively in the work of the group. 

All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members.

Location:
Central Vermont Medical Center
March
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Tuesday

How to Breastfeed Prenatal Class

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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
March
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Wednesday

Chronic Disease Management Workshop

9:00 am to 11:30 am

A six-week self-management program to help you learn how to make choices to live healthier with chronic disease and lower your risk of related health problems.

Location:
Barre Area Senior Center
March
29
Wednesday

Bereavement Support Group

10:00 am to 11:30 am

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

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