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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 and to register, contact:

Lisa Champagne
Self-Management Program Coordinator

Tobacco Cessation Workshops

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.

WHEN: 4-week class starts 1st Wednesday of every month (no class Nov. 2017, see below for special workshop)
WHERE: CVMC Conference Rooms 4 & 5 (located in the back of the cafeteria)

Great American Smoke Out Preparation Workshop

Every November, The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco, promotes awareness, and provides tools to help quit and stay quit. This free, 4-week workshop will help you get ready to quit and begin your tobacco-free life!

WHEN: Tuesdays, November 7 - November 28, 2017 from 5 to 6 pm
WHERE: CVMC Conference Room 3

Chronic Pain 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.

WHEN: Wednesdays, October 11 - November 15, 2017 from 2:30 to 5 pm
WHERE: Evergreen Place, 5308 Main Street, #1, Waitsfield

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.

WHEN: Wednesdays, October 25 - December 6, 2017 from 1 to 3:30 pm
WHERE: 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.

WHEN: Tuesdays, October 10 - November 14, 2017 from 4:30 to 7 pm
WHERE: Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin

WHEN: Thursdays, October 12 - November 16, 2017 from 1 to 3:30 pm
WHERE: Northfield Senior Center, 168 Wall St., Northfield

WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan

If you are struggling with a mental health problem—such as depression and anxiety—you are not alone. WRAP is a free program to help you get support, tips and advice from people who are also working toward emotional wellbeing. Who should attend: People with mental health challenges, who may also be dealing with physical health or substance abuse problems. Free 6-week workshop. You are welcome to bring a support person, friend or family member.

WHEN: Coming soon. Contact Lisa at 802-225-5680 or Lisa.Champagne@cvmc.org.