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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, January 26th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Chronic Disease

NMC, Conference Room 2

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 disease? 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

Pre-registration Required: Call 782-5323 or 524-1031 to register or email hmessier@nmcinc.org

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, 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

Introduction to Tai Chi

NMC, Exercise & Wellness Center

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Presentor

Pat Cervini, NMC Rehab 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

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Diabetes

NMC, Conference Room 1

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Presentor

various

About Program

Are you or someone you know living with diabetes? Then this Healthier Living Workshop is for you! Learn how to manage the issues that go along with your chronic disease.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Pre-registration Required: Call 524-1031 to register or email drobertson@nmcinc.org

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, St. Albans

3:00 pm

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Presentor

Charlene Gless and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified trainers

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, January 28th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, 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

Freshstart (tobacco cessation)

Four Winds Senior Housing, Elm St., St. Albans

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Presentor

Chari Andersen, NMC RN & Tobacco Cessation Specilast

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

To sign up for a session call Chari @ 524-8480.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, St. Albans

3:00 pm

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Presentor

Charlene Gless and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified trainers

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

Youth Mental First Aid Training

Barlow St. Community Center, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Presentor

Various

About Program

Mental health problems in youth are common.  In fact, half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns fourteen years old, and three quarters of mental health disorders begin before age twenty-four.  Unfortunately, less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need.

Would you know how to recognize the signs of a mental illness in a young person?  Would you know how to respond if you did?  What if there was something you could do to help youth in your community? 

Northwestern Counseling & Support Services (NCSS) is presenting Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) which is an 8 hour public education program that introduces adult participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents.  YMHFA builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is an interactive training using role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Event Charge

$50 for Franklin and Grand Isle County residents / $75 for non-residents

How To Attend

Contact Lance Metayer at (802) 582-8039 or Lance.Metayer@ncssinc.org or online at: https://www.stalbansrec.com/info/activities and click on Youth Mental Health First Aid. Fee covers training materials, light refreshments, and both four hour sessions. Participants must attend both four hour sessions to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Friday, January 30th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Breastfeeding Class

VT Dept. Of Health, 27 Federal St., St. Albans

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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Presentor

VT Dept of Health staff

About Program

You are invited to the Department of Health’s FREE Breastfeeding Prep class. Learn how your body makes milk, what to expect, tips for getting nursing off to a great start and who to call if you need support or help. Personalize your breastfeeding plan, line up your support, go over the basics, ask questions and get real-life answers.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-7970 to register

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Chronic Disease

NMC, Conference Room 2

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

read more

Presentor

various

About Program

Are you or someone you know living with a chronic disease? 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

Pre-registration Required: Call 782-5323 or 524-1031 to register or email hmessier@nmcinc.org

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, 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

Freshstart (tobacco cessation)

Islands in the Sun, Alburgh

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Chari Andersen, NMC RN

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 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

Please RSVP to 524-8479 to register.

Introduction to Tai Chi

NMC, Exercise & Wellness Center

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

read more

Presentor

Pat Cervini, NMC Rehab 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

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Program Location Hours

Healthier Living with Diabetes

NMC, Conference Room 1

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Presentor

various

About Program

Are you or someone you know living with diabetes? Then this Healthier Living Workshop is for you! Learn how to manage the issues that go along with your chronic disease.

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Pre-registration Required: Call 524-1031 to register or email drobertson@nmcinc.org

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, St. Albans

3:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Charlene Gless and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified trainers

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, February 4th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, 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, February 5th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Diabetes and You

Swanton School Apartments

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Presentor

Deb Roberston, NMC Diabetes Educator, RN

About Program

This self-management educational program is a five part, ten hour group education

program, plus telephone follow-up sessions for people with diabetes and their families.

The program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association.

Event Charge

Call 524-1031 for pricing info

How To Attend

Call 524-1031 to register

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest Senior Housing, St. Albans

3:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Charlene Gless and Lynn Marie Villemaire, CVAA certified trainers

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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