Healthsource Class Schedule

free community health classes

Throughout the year, Community Health Improvement at Fletcher Allen presents educational programs offering healthy lifestyle classes, multi-week workshops and screenings. The majority of classes are FREE.

Pre-registration is required. Please note class location and directions are provided upon registration. FREE parking is available onsite for all classes. Class sizes may be limited.

For more information, call 802-847-2278.


Healthsource Classes - 2014

A Place at the TableRegister button

This lecture will include a showing of a new documentary, A Place at the Table, which exposes the problem of food insecurity in America. The film weaves together the stories of low-income Americans who struggle to put healthy food on the table, despite the fact that they have jobs, with the voices of hunger and nutrition experts. Hunger Free Vermont will introduce the film and speak about hunger in Vermont and what is needed here to improve nutrition and food access.

By: Marissa Parisi, MS, Executive Director for Hunger Free Vermont; Dorigen Keeney, MS RD, Program Director for Hunger Free Vermont

DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
TIME: 6:00-8:00pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonWhat's New In Weight Loss

Join our Bariatric Dietitian to learn about some of the latest weight loss theories and practices.

By: Ellen Evans, MS, RDN, CD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

DATE: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Healthier Living Workshops

These highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.

Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: A Free Series of Six Classes

DATE: Wednesday, April 23, through May 28, 2014
TIME: 1:00-3:30pm
PLACE: Whitney Hill Homestead Community Room, Williston

Healthier Living with Diabetes: A Free Series of Six Classes

DATE: Tuesday, April 29, through June 3, 2014
TIME: 1:00-3:30pm
PLACE: Williston Fire Department Conference Room, Williston


Register buttonOrganic Gardening 101

Interested in growing your own food, but don’t know where to start? This beginner’s gardening workshop covers the basics of growing your own fresh organic vegetables at home or in a community garden. 

By: Jess Hyman, Vermont Community Garden Network

DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonChange The Mind and You Can Change the Brain: Psychological Approach to Pain Management and Its Influcence on Brain Function and Structure

Learn about how coping skills training can help pain control and improve quality of life. You will also learn how this psychological 11 week intervention changes brain’s function and structure.

By: JMagdalena R. Naylor, MD, PhD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

DATE: Thursday, May 1, 2014
TIME: 6:00-8:00pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonAARP Smart Driver™ Course

Take this 4.5 hour course to refresh your driving skills and learn the new rules of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. $20 per person, $15 for AARP members.

By: Baird Morgan, AARP

DATE: Saturday, May 10, 2014
TIME: 9:00am-2:00pm (with time for lunch)
PLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonWeight Gain and Menopause. Is It Inevitable?

Most women are familiar with the weight gain associated with menopause. In this informative session, we’ll explore why weight gain and menopause seem to go hand in hand and how you can use food and activity to help boost metabolism to avoid or reduce the extra pounds.

By: Emily Piazza, RD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

DATE: Monday, May 12, 2014
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonThe Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, this program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and the resources available.

By: Jessie Cornell, MSW, Alzheimer’s

DATE: Thursday, May 15, 2014
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonSkin Deep: Aging, Sunlight and Weather. How to Make the Best of the Inevitable

Learn about the elements that affect our skin – the things we can’t change, the things we can change and some pointers to help along the way. Free samples of sunscreen and lotions!

By: Debra Roseman, PA-C, Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care

DATE: Monday, May 19, 2014
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonCurious About Yoga

Everybody knows by now that exercise is good for you. Yoga is an option that has some connotations of mysticism, religion, and complex contortions. However, there is yoga that is right for everybody, and this class might introduce you to exercise principles that you really need to grasp. Loose fitting clothes recommended. Class limit 20.

By: Maggie Holt, PT, CEEAA, Fletcher Allen Health Care

DATE: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus


Health Screenings

Blood Pressure Screenings

DATE: Third Tuesday of every month
TIME: 10:00am-noon 
PLACE: Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106, Burlington
COST: FREE
REGISTER: Call (802) 847-2278

Cholesterol Screenings

DATE: Thursday, October 24
TIME: 9:00am–3:00pm
PLACE: Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106, Burlington
COST: $21 per participant; $18 for people over 62.


Past Classes

  • Cheese and Culture - by Paul Kidstedt, Professor of Food Science in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont
  • Food Diversity, Human Health and Climate Change - by Gary Nabhan, W.K. Kellog Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona 
  • Rebuilding the Food Shelf - By Philip Ackerman-Leist, Green Mountain College
  • Climate Change and Vermont - By Alan Betts, Ph.D., Atmospheric Research
  • The Science of Taste  


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