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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.

Wednesday, October 1st, 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

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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

Thursday, October 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 and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified instructors

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, October 3rd, 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, October 6th, 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

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

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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

Look Good, Feel Better

Northwestern Medical Center, Conference Room #1.

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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Presentor

Carol Lumbra, Beautician, Rail City Salon and Bonnie Rainville, Beautician, Elite Body Boutique

About Program

This program is a free interactive demonstration for women who are experiencing appearance related side effects due to treatment.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call Christina Latson @ 524-8479 to register.

Look Good Feel Better

NMC, Conference room 1

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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Presentor

Featuring: Carol Lumbra, Beautician, Rail City Salon and Bonnie Rainville, Beautician, Elite Body Boutique

About Program

For women with cancer who are experiencing appearance related side effects due to treatment.

 Join us to learn how to look good and feel better about the skin and hair changes that cancer treatment can cause.

Free workshops led by trained, volunteer cosmetologists

• Get help with cosmetics, skin care, and head covering options

A free interactive demonstration

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call @ 524-8479 to register.

Tuesday, October 7th, 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 and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified instructors

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

Mental Health First Aid

NCSS Main Office, Main Conference Rook

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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Presentor

NCSS staff

About Program

Members of the community can learn more about mental health disorders by attending one of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) classes presented by Northwestern Counseling & Support Services. The MHFA Program will help you to recognize the signs of a person in need. 

Introduction and Overview to Mental Health First Aid

Have you ever thought about becoming a Mental Health First Aider? Come learn about how this program will change the way you look at individuals who are dealing with mental health struggles such as depression and anxiety disorders.

Depression       

The word depression is used in many different ways.  We all may have a short-term depressed mood, but we cope and soon recover without treatment.  But a major depressive disorder lasts for at least two weeks and affects a person’s ability to work, to carry out usual daily activities, and to have satisfying personal relationships.

Anxiety Disorders        

Everyone experiences anxiety at some time – anxiety can be quite useful in helping a person to avoid dangerous situations and motivate the solving of everyday problems.  Anxiety can vary in severity from mild uneasiness to a terrifying panic attack.  You’ll learn the different types and symptoms of how an anxiety disorder differs from normal anxiety.

Psychosis

Psychosis is a general term used to describe a mental health problem in which a person has lost some contact with reality, resulting in severe disturbances in thinking, emotion, and behavior.  Psychosis can severely disrupt a person’s relationships, work, and usual activities.  Although less common than other mental disorders there are numerous disorders in which a person can experience psychosis.

Substance Use Disorders

Different substances affect the brain in different ways.  People use substances because of these effects, which include increasing feelings of pleasure or decreasing feelings of distress.  Substance use disorders include abuse of alcohol or other drugs which leads to work, school, home, health, or legal problems or dependence on alcohol or other drugs. 

Children Disorders

Childhood is a time of rapid changes of physical and emotional development.  This can also be a very stressful time while building relationships, self esteem and a sense of identity.  Learn the signs to look for in children who struggle with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. 

Event Charge

$100 for series, $50 for FRanklin and Grand Isle residents

How To Attend

Pre-registration Required: For more information or to register contact Joe Halko at 393-6414 or jhalko@ncssinc.org

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Birth and Beyond

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

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Presentor

Franklin County Home Health

About Program

Event Charge

$90

How To Attend

Call 527-7531 to register

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, October 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 and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified instructors

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, October 10th, 2014
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions

Cold Hollow Family Practice, Enosburg

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

read more

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, October 13th, 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

Tuesday, October 14th, 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 and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified instructors

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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