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Healthier Living Workshops

Healthier Living Workshops at Central Vermont Medical Center

Learn how our self-management workshops can help you take control of your health.

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For more information about any of these classes and to register, contact:

Paige Loeven
Self-Management Regional Coordinator

Tobacco Cessation Workshop

This free, four-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. All participants receive free patches and gum or lozenges (approximately $200 value). You are under no obligation to quit. You are welcome to bring a support person, friend, or family member.

Tobacco Cessation – Barre
 Wednesdays, starting Oct. 23, 5-6 pm
WHERE: Gifford Primary Care at Berlin, 2418 Airport Rd., Suite 1, Barre

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.

Emotional Wellness – Barre
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14-Saturday, Nov. 16, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
WHERE: Barre Civic Center, 20 Auditorium Hill, Barre

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 – Plainfield
WHEN: Tuesdays, starting Sep. 24, 4:30-5:30 pm
WHERE: The Health Center, 157 Town Ave., Plainfield

Diabetes Prevention – Berlin
WHEN: Tuesdays, starting Oct. 15, 5:15-6:15 pm
WHERE: CVMC Rehabilitation Therapy Center, 244 Granger Rd., Berlin

Healthier Living with Diabetes

Learn and have fun with others who have type 2 diabetes in this free, small group workshop designed to help you improve your eating habits, wellness routines and coping skills. People who complete the workshop say they see big improvements, like eating better, feeling less depressed, and having a better relationship with their health care team. We encourage you to bring a support person; they don't need to have diabetes to attend. Caregivers of people with type 2 diabetes can attend as well!

Healthier Living with Diabetes – Barre
 Wednesdays, starting Oct. 23, 4:30-7 pm
WHERE: New Apostolic Church, 181 Allen St., Barre

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.

Chronic Pain Management – Waterbury
 Fridays, starting Oct. 11, 9:30 am-12 pm
WHERE: Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 N. Main St., Waterbury

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.

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