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Healthier Living Workshops

Healthier Living Workshops at Central Vermont Medical Center

Learn about how our self-management workshops can help you, and/or a support person better manage your health.

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Everyone, even YOU, can feel better with our FREE Healthier Living Workshops.

For more information about any of these classes or to register, contact:

Lisa Champagne
Self Management Program Coordinator

Tobacco Cessation Workshop

Do you want to quit tobacco use (cigarettes, chew, cigars, pipe, etc.) but need help?

For many tobacco users, support from others makes the difference in staying tobacco-free. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, including dealing with weight control and managing stress. These workshops will offer ways to change your behavior and help you start a tobacco free lifestyle. Nicotine Patches, Lozenges or Gum available for your quit date.

DATE: 4 week class starting the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (dates subject to change)
LOCATION: Central Vermont Medical Center

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop

For those coping with chronic pain and want to feel more in control. Learn how to improve your problem solving and coping skills, gentle movement exercise, how to work with your healthcare providers, healthy eating, how to balance activity and rest.

DATE: Fridays, February 17 to March 24 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am
LOCATION: North Barre Manor, 455 North Main Street, Barre

Chronic Disease Management Workshop

If you are dealing with a long-lasting (chronic) disease–like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease–you are not alone. This workshop provides support to help people living with chronic diseases manage and improved their health. Learn about problem solving and action planning, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, how to talk to your healthcare providers and more.

DATE: Wednesdays, March 29 -  May 3, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
LOCATION: Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street, Barre

Diabetes Management Workshop

A small group workshop for people with type 2 diabetes. Learn and meet others who have diabetes in this 6-week self-care, skill-building workshop. The workshop is led by specially trained leaders, at least one who has diabetes. Those who attend this program improve their blood sugars, learn healthy eating, appropriate use of medications, wellness routines and coping skills.

DATE: April 5 - May 10, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street, Barre

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Are you an adult, who is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Let us help you adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by increasing physical activity, eating healthier, and losing a modest amount of weight. This year-long program is for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or meet specific risk criteria for developing the disease.

DATE: Tuesdays, February 24 - June 6, 2017 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm (periodic check-in through January 2018)
LOCATION: Central Vermont Medical Center

DATE: Tuesdays, April 11 - August 1, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (periodic check-in through March 2018)
LOCATION: Montpelier Senior Center

WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan

For someone struggling with substance abuse problems, mental health difficulties, or who may also be dealing with physical health. Develop a wellness “toolbox” and a daily maintenance plan. Identify triggers and early warning signs. Write a crisis action plan and a post-crisis action plan. Call for future class.

LOCATION: People's Health and Wellness Clinic, 553 N. Main Street #5, Barre