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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, April 27th, 2015
Program Location Hours

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

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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 Lynne Maire 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, April 29th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Cholesterol class

NMC Cobblestone Cardiac Rehab room

8:30 am to 9:00 am

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Presentor

Kay Tran, NMC Registered Dietitian

About Program

The dietitian discusses foods and eating habits that may help to manage your cholesterol levels.  It will include practical suggestions for overcoming the barriers to eating in a heart healthy way.   Topics will include saturated and unsaturated fats, fiber, portion sizes and other American Heart Association guidelines. 

Event Charge

Free

How To Attend

Call 524-1234 to sign up

Healthier Living with Chronic Pain

Northwestern Medical Center

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, and improve strength and flexibility.

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, 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, April 30th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Diabetes and You

Richford Health Center

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Presentor

Deb Robertson, NMC RD, Certified Diabetes Educator

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

How To Attend

Call 524-1031 or email drobertson@nmcinc.org to register

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Charlene Gless and Lynne Maire 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

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Program Location Hours

Saturday Childbirth Education Workshop

Franklin County Home Health Agency

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Presentor

FCHHA staff

About Program

Join other expectant parents in a day-long Saturday Workshop to prepare for the birth and care of your baby. You will learn about labor, birth, medications in labor, and relaxation and breathing techniques. You can also enroll in an optional breastfeeding class held on the Monday evening following your workshop.

Event Charge

$90

How To Attend

Call 527-7531 to register

Saturday Childbirth Education Workshop

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

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Presentor

FCHHA

About Program

Join other expectant parents in a day-long Saturday Workshop to prepare for the birth and care of your baby. You will learn about labor, birth, medications in labor, and relaxation and breathing techniques. You can also enroll in an optional breastfeeding class held on the Monday evening following your workshop.

Event Charge

$90.00

How To Attend

Call 527-7531 to register

Monday, May 4th, 2015
Program Location Hours

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

Beginner Pilates

Cambridge Health Center

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Presentor

Ashley Picoraro, NMC Physical Therapist

About Program

Bring a yoga mat and water and wear clothes you can move in!

Event Charge

$5.00 for first class, $40 for 6 week series following

How To Attend

Call 524-1227

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Freshstart (tobacco cessation classes)

Georgia Library

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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Presentor

Chari Andersen, NMC RN & tobacco cessation coordinator

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 at 524-8480 to sign up

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Charlene Gless and Lynne Maire 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, May 6th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Diabetes and You

NMC Franklin Room

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Presentor

Deb Robertson, NMC RN, certified Diabetes Educator

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

How To Attend

Call Deb @ 524-1031 or email drobertson@nmcinc.org to register

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, May 7th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Diabetes and You

Richford Health Center

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Deb Robertson, NMC RD, Certified Diabetes Educator

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

How To Attend

Call 524-1031 or email drobertson@nmcinc.org to register

Living Strong in Vermont

Hawk's Nest, St. Albans

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

read more

Presentor

Charlene Gless and Lynne Maire 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

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Program Location Hours

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

Beginner Pilates

Cambridge Health Center

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

read more

Presentor

Ashley Picoraro, NMC Physical Therapist

About Program

Bring a yoga mat and water and wear clothes you can move in!

Event Charge

$5.00 for first class, $40 for 6 week series following

How To Attend

Call 524-1227

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Program Location Hours

Freshstart (tobacco cessation classes)

Georgia Library

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

read more

Presentor

Chari Andersen, NMC RN & tobacco cessation coordinator

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 at 524-8480 to sign up

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