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2014 Spring wellness classes announced!

Community Wellness Classes & Learning Opportunities for the entire family

Community Wellness Education Program

Community Wellness Lectures are held at the Community Education & Conference Center, located on the hospital campus. Registration is required and can be made by calling (603) 332-3100 ext. 8202 or online

Living Well: COPD
April 9, 2014 at 6pm
A panel discussion featuring a pulmonologist, a physical therapist assistant and a patient living with COPD. Learn how to Live Well with chronic lung disease.

Living Well: Anxiety and Depression
May 5, 2014 at 6pm
A panel discussion featuring a psychiatrist, a social worker and a patient sharing tips on how to Live Well with anxiety and/or depression.

Healthy Living Classes

Better Choices, Better Health
Two class dates to choose:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8pm
Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9:30am - Noon

A six-week interactive program for people, and/or their caregivers, with chronic health challenges.
  • Learn tools to manage stress, pain and fatigue, such as relaxation and distraction techniques;
  • Set weekly manageable goals;
  • Learn better nutrition and exercise options;
  • Improve your ability to communicate with your health care team and family about your health.

If you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, depression or anxiety, Better Choices, Better Health can help you get back in charge of your life! The cost is $30 per person/$45 per couple (includes workbook and CD). Registration is required and can be made by calling (603) 332-3100 ext. 8610.

Exercise and Tai Chi for Arthritis
Class begins Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9am at the Community Education & Conference Center.

This eight-week class alternates between exercises designed specifically for arthritic joints and the gentle movements of Tai Chi. This class is for people who are new to an exercise program or Tai Chi.
The cost for the eight week program is $20. Registration is required, and can be made by calling (603) 332-3100 ext. 4211.

SafeSitter® Babysitting Class

SafeSitter babysitting classes train girls and boys, ages 11 to 13 years, to be confident babysitters. Students will learn how to manage emergencies through hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis.

2014 SafeSitter Class Dates:
June 25 from 8:30am-3:30pm
July 16 from 8:30am-3:30pm
August 14 from 8:30am-3:30pm

The cost is $45. To download registration form, visit the SafeSitter page. To register, call (603) 335-8140.

Freedom from Smoking®
Call for class dates
The American Lung Association's evidence-based smoking cessation program includes eight sessions presented in seven weeks. Participants will receive information and learn about the following topics:

  • Coping strategies
  • Building and maintaining motivation
  • Avoiding weight gain
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Preventing relapse
  • Managing stress
  • Handling social situations
  • Building a new self-image
  • Preparing for Quit day (Week 4)
The cost is $45 per person/$60 per couple (includes a workbook and relaxation exercise CD). To register, call (603) 332-3100 ext. 8610.

Special Offering

Community Screening: A Place at the Table
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6pm
A thought provoking documentary examining the "economic, social and cultural" implications of hunger in America. Learn why so many people struggle with food insecurity, and how a lack of healthy and affordable food options affects population health (84 minutes). Discussion to follow screening. Bring a canned food item to be entered into a drawing for A Place at the Table companion book!

Registration is required and can be made by calling (603) 330-7999 or by visiting the online Calendar. Event held at the Community Education & Conference Center, located on the hospital campus.

Sign up today!

Release Date: February 14 2014

Author: Michelle Landry

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