Classes/Programs Calendar

Lara Peck Writing on a Board

There is no charge for all programs but registration is REQUIRED and space is limited.  For more information please email CHT@SPRINGFIELDMED.ORG or call 802-886-8946.


Tai Chi for Fall Prevention  No registration required!
Location:           The Great Hall, 100 River St, Springfield, VT
Time:                  Mondays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tai Chi is a gentle, slow-moving series of controlled movements that, when practiced consistently have been clinically shown to lower the risk of falling and to help people suffering from arthritis.  Regular Tai Chi practice also improves concentration, leg strength, balance, coordination, joint pain and stress.

Move 2 Improve (M2I)
Location: Studio Momentum 71 Main St. Springfield, VT
When: Tuesdays and Fridays
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm                                            

M2I is a free, drop-in, low-impact group exercise program for those just starting out or just getting back into physical activity.  Each class includes stretching, muscle strengthening, low impact cardio to end with relaxation.   For more information please contact Pat Koenig at 885-2568 or email .


Nicotine Quit Groups
Session ONE
Location: Springfield Health Center 100 River St. Springfield, VT
Starting: June 1st –June 22,2020
Time:  5:00 pm- 6:00 pm

 Session TWO
Location: Parks Place 44 School St Ext. Bellows Falls, VT
Starting: Mondays May 4th– 25th
Time: 5:00 pm -6:00 pm

Please call (802) 886-8946 or email


Learning to Live Well with Diabetes (& Prediabetes)
Please join us for our next session if you have been diagnosed with Diabetes or Prediabetes
Support is here to help you learn to manage this chronic condition!

Session 1:

Location: Springfield Health Center 3rd FL
                     100 River St. Springfield, VT

Starting: Tuesdays April 7th – April 24th 2020
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Session 2:

Location: Springfield Health Center 3rd FL
                    100 River St. Springfield, VT

Starting:  Tuesdays May 5th – June 2nd 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Session 3:

Location: Springfield Health Center 3rd FL
                    100 River St. Springfield, VT

Starting: Tuesdays June 9th – June 30th 2020
Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Program description: This 4-week series, led by a Certified Diabetes Educator offers an opportunity to gain knowledge and support for individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes who to want to learn all about the best strategies to manage it successfully. This program also serves as a great “refresher” for those who have been previously diagnosed, and may benefit from a review. The class will cover all of the comprehensive areas of  Diabetes Education, including: “What is diabetes/pre-diabetes?”, Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring blood sugar, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping. As well as Introduction to the use of goal setting and action planning. This program will be led by a Certified Diabetes Educator and offers time for questions, answers and discussion! Join us for this exciting program!


Cooking Matters

Location: Huber Building 80 Main St. Springfield, VT
Starting: May 7th– June 17th 2020 ( no class May 14th)
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As part of No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters is a hands-on cooking class that teaching participants how to shop smarter, read ingredient labels and use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals.  It also empowers families and helps with the self-sufficient skills such as proper knife techniques, cutting up a whole chicken, how to stretch healthy food budgets and much more.

Participants take home a bag of groceries after each class so they can practice the recipes taught that day. For more information about the program, please visit   Register today for the next session!  Space is Limited!


Diabetes Management (Space is limited please register at MYHEALTHYVT.ORG ASAP)
Location: Windsor Resource Center 1 Railroad, Windsor, VT
Dates: Thursday March 26th –April 30th, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

This is a 6 week fun small group workshop for people with type 2 diabetes or for caregivers of people with type 2 diabetes. The workshop is led by specially trained professionals–at least one of whom has diabetes.


Prevent T2 (Space is limited please register at MYHEALTHYVT.ORG ASAP)
National Diabetes Prevention Program (CDC)

Location:  Springfield Health Center   100 River St. Springfield, VT
Starts: Weekly May 4th – August 24th 2020

Then every other week for 2 months Starting: February 3rd

Ending with 6 monthly sessions: (the first Friday of the month

 Time: 5:30 pm -6:30 pm

It’s important to take steps to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Currently 86 million Americans have prediabetes and many are unaware they even have it. You have a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are overweight
  • Don’t get enough exercise
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
  • Are over age 40 (risk continues to increase as we get older)

The good news is there’s a lot you can do to help prevent diabetes.*

Please call for more information to see if you qualify.


Chronic Pain Management (Space is limited please register at MYHEALTHYVT.ORG ASAP)

Location:  Dummerston’s Cares – please call for address
Starting: Fridays May 22nd – June 26th 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

This educational workshop is for people living with chronic pain for more than 3 to 6 months. Chronic pain conditions can include, but are not limited to: musculoskeletal pain (neck, shoulder, back pain, etc.), fibromyalgia, postsurgical pain that lasts beyond 6 months, neuropathic pain, and post-stroke pain, asthma, COPD, persistent headache, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, or those who experience severe muscular pain from conditions such as multiple sclerosis, etc. This program provides interaction by focusing on how to manage pain by communicating with your health care provider, eating healthy, decision making, dealing with difficult emotions and much more, so you can live a satisfying, fulfilling life.


Emotional Wellness (WRAP) (Space is limited please register at MYHEALTHYVT.ORG ASAP)

Location: Springfield Hospital 25 Ridgewood Dr. Springfield, VT

Level D Conference Room

Starts: Saturdays April 18th– May 23rd
Time: 9:00am -1:00pm   

Creative positive change and increase your enjoyment of life.  Learn to effectively manage a variety of situations, including sadness, substance abuse, panic attacks, diabetes, and arthritis or weight loss.  Increase your health and wellbeing by developing your own personalized action plan.


Weight & Wellness Workshop

Location: Springfield Health Center 3rd FL
                     100 River St. Springfield, VT

Starts: Wednesday May 6th – June 3rd 2020
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

This 5 week program helps adults looking to lose weight or maintain weight they’ve lost, in a healthy way, with the assistance of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and the support of other program participants with similar goals.

Topics addressed in this 5–class series are:

  • physical activity
  • appetite regulation
  • emotional eating
  • combating food cravings
  • meal planning
  • behavior modification tools

Each class will last approximately 1 ½ hours and include an educational component as well as an opportunity for participants to share ideas and report on progress or stumbling blocks.

Did You Know?

Your Business Can Host Smoking Cessation Classes for Your Employees!

If there is a group of five or more interested in quitting tobacco, our Tobacco Treatment Specialists will come to your location. Please contact Sarah Doyle at or call 802-886-8946.

Transportation is Available!

Assistance is available, free of charge, through our Health Transit service for medical and wellness-related needs. This includes our wellness education programs. Call us if you need transportation assistance.


Every second Friday of the month, from 10 – 11 am, the Vermont Foodbank comes to Springfield Hospital (building located on the hill to the left of the hospital entrance). VeggieVanGo provides fresh produce, perishable products and shelf-stable food for Vermonters in need of food assistance — at no cost.

Financial Assistance

Springfield Medical Care Systems provides care to all, and offers a sliding fee scale to all income-eligible uninsured or under-insured patients based on annual household income. For more information, call 802-886-8959, extension 1506, or 802-885-1616 for a personal consultation.

Health Access Line

If you need assistance locating a physician or healthcare service, please call our Health Access Line. This is a free service, and we will be pleased to help you locate the services you need. 802-885-7604


Turning Point Meetings & Groups

7 Morgan Street, Springfield, VT

HCRS – Recovery Group, 9:30 – 11 am
Cross Ways Christian Fellowship, 6-7 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) How it Works Big Book, 7:30 – 8 :30 pm

Slice of Spirituality Group with Pastor Malcolm, 12 – 1 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) The Visions Group 12-1 pm
Making Recovery Easier (Bi-Weekly) 5:30-7 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) speaker meeting 7-8 pm

Spiritual Recovery Group, 7-8 pm
Narcotics Anonymous “Returning to Recovery” 5-6:30 pm

FAR (Family Addiction and Recovery) 6-7 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Saturday Night Live Group
7-8 pm

Twin State Depression Support Group

Recovery is Real! All are Welcome!
Phone 802-795-0098
Martin Memorial Hall
5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT
3rd Wednesday each month, 6:30 pm
Turning Point
7 Morgan Street, Springfield, VT
4th Wednesday each month, 6:30 pm
Alice Peck Day, Lebanon, NH
2nd Tuesday each month, 6:30 pm
Claremont Community Center, Claremont, NH
2nd Thursday each month, 6:30 pm
NAMI Vermont
600 Blair Park Rd., Ste.301
Williston, VT 05495
Contact: 800-639-6480

Mental Health Peer Support Group

Hosted by VT Psychiatric Survivors, this group meets at the First Congregational Church, 77 Main Street, Springfield, VT, every Thursday, from 2 – 3:30 pm. The group’s goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for people to give and receive support around mental health issues. The group is free and open to the public. Please contact Diana Slade, 157 Park Street, Springfield, VT, or call 802-289-1982. Email

NAMI Connection – Springfield, VT

This free weekly support group is a peer recovery support group for adults living with mental health challenges. The Springfield group meets at HCRS, 390 River Street, Springfield, VT, every Monday 1:30 – 3:00 pm. For more information: 802-639-6480.

Overeaters Anonymous – Bellows Falls, VT

A 12-step recovery program for people striving to overcome obesity, compulsive overeating, binge eating, bulimia or anorexia. Monday nights, 7 – 8 pm, Parks Place, 44 School Street Ext., Bellows Falls, VT. Contact Celeste, 802-376-3507.

Grief Support Group-Springfield, VT

Facilitated by Heidi Smith.
Springfield Congregational Church
Every Tuesday from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH

Sarah Doyle
Regional Self-Management Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Community Health Team
Springfield Medical Care Systems
100 River Street, Springfield, VT
802-886-8909 fax