Healthsource Class Schedule

free 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.

Unless otherwise noted, please call 802-847-2278 for more information.


Healthsource Classes - Fall 2014

Register buttonIntroduction to Small-Batch Vegetable Fermentation

Some of the favorite pickles – kosher dills, sauerkraut, kimchi – rely on natural fermentation to develop flavor, keep vegetables from spoiling and add healthy probiotics to our diets. Working with small batches simplifies the process and guarantees success with every batch. Taste some fermented pickles and learn the tricks for making your pickles safely. There will be a book sale and signing after the talk.

By: Andrea Chesman, author of The Pickled Pantry, Recipes from the Root Cellar and Serving up the Harvest

WHEN: Wednesday September 3
TIME:
4:30-5:30pm
PLACE:
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus

For more information about Andrea Chesmand and cooking from the garden, please visit andreachesman.com


Register buttonLiving with Alzheimer's For The Late Stage Caregiver

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll learn from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s.

By: Jessie Cornell, MSW, Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

WHEN: Wednesday, September 10
TIME: 
6:00-8:00pm
PLACE: 
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonHow Palliative Care and Hospice Help You Live Better

Visiting Nurse Association professional staff will discuss the differences between palliative care and hospice and how both improve the quality of your life. Whether you are considering options, you have a loved one that may benefit or you just want to know more, your questions will be answered and the myths dispelled. Discussion includes choosing the right care for your needs, hearing about the differences, learning about the team that provides care and considering all of the settings where care may occur. Learn more to take control of serious illness.

By: Nancy Carlson, RN, BSN, and Tom Paquette, LICSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties

WHEN: Monday, September 15
TIME: 
6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: 
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonBalanced Movement For a Better Run

Whether you’re just starting out with a running program, or have thousands of miles logged, Dr. Wolsteholme will provide participants with some hands-on skills and strategies to prevent injury and keep you running your best. Come prepared for some movement! (Limit of 50 participants)

By: Jason Wolsteholme, DC, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer

WHEN: Thursday, September 18
TIME: 
5:30-7:00pm
PLACE: 
McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonTreating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With The Power of Food

Do you suffer from the roller coaster of upset stomach, bloating, cramping, gas, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea - or been told you have IBS? If so, learn how you can heal yourself with the power of food.

By: Emily Piazza, MS, RD, CD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

WHEN: Thursday, September 25
TIME: 
6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: 
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonEvening Yoga

Join us for a class that improves your strength, flexibility, balance and posture. We’ll warm up with energizing breath work and Qigong moves, followed by practicing the correct alignment of many of the most popular foundational yoga poses. You’ll finish in relaxing savasana to the meditative sounds of live Tibetan and Crystal singing bowls, allowing you to end your day in an inspired and unique way. (Limit of 22 participants)

By: Geri Ann Higgins, Certified Yoga Teacher, Fully Present

WHEN: Monday, September 29
TIME: 
6:15-7:30pm
PLACE: 
McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus


Register buttonThe Impact of Epilepsy on Families

The program will begin with a presentation by two parents who have a child who has epilepsy. A panel discussion will follow. The guests will include individuals living with epilepsy and parents of children and young adults. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

By: Audrey Butler, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont

WHEN: Thursday, October 2
TIME: 
6:30-8:00pm
PLACE: 
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus


Powerful Tools for Caregivers - To Register call 802-658-1900 x3903

Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. (Limit of 10 participants)

By: Wendy Bombard, RN, and Carrie Shamel, MSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties

WHEN: Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 30 and November 6, 13
TIME: 
6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: 
Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, Medical Center Campus
COST: A donation of $30 (cost of book) will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend. 


Women's Self Defense Program

The Safety Team’s Women’s Self Defense Program teaches simple, powerful and effective personal protection strategies that are easy to understand and remember. Participants learn how to recognize predatory behavior before it becomes a threat, to diffuse it verbally, if possible, and to apply effective physical self-defense techniques, if necessary. Taught for women by women. All fitness levels welcome! No prior experience required!

Level 1 – Learn practical, powerful and effective responses to common attacks.

Level 2 – Review and practice additional responses to potential attacks including stance work, strikes and evasive moves.

By: The Safety Team Inc.

WHEN: Level 1 - Monday, October 20, Level 2 - Monday October 27
TIME:
6:00-8:00pm
PLACE:
McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus
COST: $30 for each level


Register buttonMigraine Isn't Headache. What Is it?

This lecture will discuss what migraine actually is, what it isn’t and what approaches we take to manage the disorder.

By: Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22
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.

To register email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org.

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

WHEN: Tuesdays, September 9 through October 14
TIME:
9:15-11:45am
PLACE:
Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, VT

Healthier Living with Diabetes: A Free Series of Six Classes

WHEN: Mondays, September 22 through October 27
TIME: 
5:30-8:00pm (light meal provided)
PLACE: 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellness Center, Blue Mall Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT

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

WHEN: Wednesdays, September 24 through October 29
TIME: 
2:00-4:30pm
PLACE: 
Holy Cross Senior Housing, Colchester, VT


Resources and Screenings

Ready to Quit Using Tobacco?

Our tobacco cessation support groups combine group discussion, education and skills practice in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Four one-hour group sessions including free nicotine replacement therapy ($200 value). Call (802) 847-2278 for upcoming dates and locations.

Do You Need Help Navigating Vermont Health Connect

Vermont Health Connect is a new way for individuals and families to find health insurance plans that fit their needs and their budget. Open enrollment for 2015 health plans begins November 15, 2014. Contact the Health Assistance Program at Fletcher Allen at (802) 847-7249 if you need assistance with coverage renewal and enrollment.

Cholesterol Screenings - Register at 802-847-2278

DATE: Tuesday, September 23
TIME: 9:00am–1:00pm
PLACE: Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106, Burlington
COST: $21 per participant; $18 for people over 62.


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