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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 Workshop

Quitting smoking or smokeless tobacco is the #1 most important step you can take to live a longer and healthier life. For many tobacco users, support from others makes the difference in staying tobacco-free. This free, 4-week workshop can help you change your behavior and start a tobacco-free lifestyle. Special attention is given to developing a quitting strategy, including dealing with weight control and managing stress.

WHEN: Coming soon. For more information, contact Lisa at 802-225-5680 or Lisa.Champagne@cvmc.org.

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 designed 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. You are welcome to bring a support person, friend or family member.

WHEN: Coming soon. For more information, contact Lisa at 802-225-5680 or Lisa.Champagne@cvmc.org.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Are you carrying extra weight? This free program can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. A trained coach leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. You will also receive group support from others who share your goals and struggles. This program is designed for people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have the disease. Participants must have a BMI of 25 or greater to enroll.

Diabetes Prevention – Barre
WHEN: Wednesdays, starting Sept. 5, 4:30-5:30 PM
WHERE: Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St., Barre

Diabetes Prevention – CVMC
WHEN: Mondays, starting Sept. 10, 5:15-6:15 PM
WHERE: CVMC Conference Room 2, 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin

Diabetes Prevention – Montpelier
WHEN: Wednesdays, starting Oct. 17, 4-5 PM
WHERE: Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier

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: Coming soon. For more information, contact Lisa at 802-225-5680 or Lisa.Champagne@cvmc.org.

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: Coming soon. For more information, contact Lisa at 802-225-5680 or Lisa.Champagne@cvmc.org.

Chronic Disease Management Workshop

If you have a long-lasting (chronic) disease like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or heart disease, you're not alone. About half of all American adults have at least one chronic disease – and 1 in 4 have two or more. But here's the good news: there's a LOT you can do to help manage chronic disease and prevent related problems. This workshop can help you make choices to live healthier. Learn about problem solving and action planning, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and how to talk to your healthcare providers.

Chronic Disease Management – Montpelier
WHEN: Wednesdays, Aug. 22-Sept. 26, 1:30-4 PM
WHERE: Westview Meadows, 171 Westview Meadows Rd., Montpelier