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As part of our ongoing commitment to our community, we offer a wide range of health and wellness related classes and screenings. Pre-registration is required. Please call (802) 524-1234 or email cfhw@nmcinc.org to pre-register or receive more information on the offerings. Programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Program Location Hours

Healthy Weight

NMC, Conference Room 3

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Presentor

Kay Tran, NMC Registered Dietitian

About Program

This is a weekly support group for those working on weight management.  It combines behavioral and nutritional strategies to increase physical activity and decrease calorie intake.  It will provide you with techniques to help you manage your eating behaviors. Come 15 minutes early for a weight check.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Just drop in!

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Presentor

Louise Doyle, CVAA certified trainer

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Northwestern Medical Center, Conference Room 1

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Presentor

Various

About Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by increasing physical activity, eating healthier, and losing a modest amount of weight.  This year-long offering is for persons who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or meet specific risk criteria for developing the disease. Participants receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates in a small group classroom setting.  Sixteen weekly one-hour sessions are followed by 8 monthly sessions.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call Heidi @ 782-5323

6 week preparation for you & your baby

Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Presentor

Franklin County Home Health staff

About Program

Event Charge

$105

How To Attend

Call 527-7531 to register

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Program Location Hours

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Presentor

Charlene Gless & Lynn Marie Villemaire

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Chronic Pain

St. Albans Primary Care

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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Presentor

Various

About Program

Are you or someone you know living with chronic pain? Then this Healthier Living Workshop is for you! Learn to feel better by learning how to deal with frustration, fatigue and pain, manage symptoms and medications.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 782-5323 or 524-1031 to register or email hmessier@nmcinc.org

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Louise Doyle, CVAA certified trainer

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Presentor

Charlene Gless & Lynn Marie Villemaire

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

Friday, September 5th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions

Cold Hollow Family Practice, Enosburg

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

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Presentor

various

About Program

Are you or someone you know living with a chronic condition? Then this Healthier Living Workshop is for you! Learn to feel better by learning how to deal with frustration, fatigue and pain, manage symptoms and medications.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 782-5323 or 524-1031 or email hmessier@nmcinc.org to register

Monday, September 8th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Healthy Weight

NMC, Conference Room 3

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

read more

Presentor

Kay Tran, NMC Registered Dietitian

About Program

This is a weekly support group for those working on weight management.  It combines behavioral and nutritional strategies to increase physical activity and decrease calorie intake.  It will provide you with techniques to help you manage your eating behaviors. Come 15 minutes early for a weight check.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Just drop in!

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Louise Doyle, CVAA certified trainer

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Northwestern Medical Center, Conference Room 1

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Various

About Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by increasing physical activity, eating healthier, and losing a modest amount of weight.  This year-long offering is for persons who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or meet specific risk criteria for developing the disease. Participants receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates in a small group classroom setting.  Sixteen weekly one-hour sessions are followed by 8 monthly sessions.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call Heidi @ 782-5323

Freshstart (tobacco cessation)

Richford Health Center

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Presentor

Chari Andersen, NMC Register Nurse and Tobacco Counselor

About Program

Join others for this 4-session series to help you successfully quit smoking. Sessions include: understanding why you have an addiction and how to quit; mastering the first few days, mastering obstacles; and staying quit and enjoying it forever. As a Vermont resident, you can get free patches, gum & lozenges.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call Chari @ 524-8480 to sign up.

Introduction to Tai Chi

NMC Cobblestone Building, Rehab Gym

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Presentor

Pat Cervini, NMC Physical Therapist

About Program

This introductory course is designed especially for those with joint pain, arthritis and balance issues or for anyone wanting an introduction to this ancient Chinese art.  Tai Chi is a slow gentle series of movements designed to enhance mental and physical well-being.   This course is led by a physical therapist who is a certified instructor.  

Event Charge

$5 per class

How To Attend

Call 524-1064 to register

6 week preparation for you & your baby

Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Franklin County Home Health staff

About Program

Event Charge

$105

How To Attend

Call 527-7531 to register

Birthing Refresher class

Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Presentor

Franklin County Home Health

About Program

Event Charge

$25

How To Attend

Call 527-7531 to register

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Charlene Gless & Lynn Marie Villemaire

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Chronic Pain

St. Albans Primary Care

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Various

About Program

Are you or someone you know living with chronic pain? Then this Healthier Living Workshop is for you! Learn to feel better by learning how to deal with frustration, fatigue and pain, manage symptoms and medications.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 782-5323 or 524-1031 to register or email hmessier@nmcinc.org

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Louise Doyle, CVAA certified trainer

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Charlene Gless & Lynn Marie Villemaire

About Program

This strength training course has been designed for those over the age of 50 to reduce the effects of osteoporosis, but participants of all ages are welcome. After age 40, we begin to lose a half pound of muscle mass each year. By age 65, an inactive person has lost as much as one third of their muscle mass leading to frailty and increased risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can rebuild lost muscle and strength, while increasing bone density. Through a series of simple chair based or standing weight bearing exercises, you will build bone and muscle strength. This is not an aerobics fitness program. Participant must have had a physical exam in the past year and will need their physician’s approval to participate.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to register

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