Classes/Programs Calendar

Lara Peck Writing on a Board

There is no charge for all programs but space is limited and registration is required unless noted otherwise in the listing below. Please note specific class information for details and, unless indicated otherwise, please contact the Community Health Team for more information or to register, please call 802-886-8946 or email Additional wellness programs can also be found at


Tobacco Cessation Classes 

Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield VT
Wednesdays, September 4th – 25th
5 – 6 pm

Parks Place, 44 School Street, Bellows Falls, VT
Mondays, September 9th-30th
5 pm – 6 pm

Join a free Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation class! Join us to discuss quitting, staying quit and all the challenges in between. Find out if Nicotine Replacement Treatment is right for you. Call 802-886-8946 or email


Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
Springfield Health Center
100 River Street,Springfield, VT
Beginning September 16, 2019
Mondays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Let the ancient art of Tai Chi help you lower your risk of falls and increase your mobility. No registration required.


Move to Improve (M2I)
Studio Momentum, 71 Main Street, Springfield, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 am – noon am
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 and relaxation. For more information, please call Pat Koenig at 885-2568 or email .

Learning to Live Well with Diabetes and 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!
Springfield Health Center
100 River Street, Springfield, VT
Tuesdays, September 3rd – 24th
This 4-week series is led by a Certified Diabetes Educator and offers knowledge and support for individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to learn best strategies. This program is also a great refresher for those previously diagnosed who may benefit from a review. The class covers: What is Diabetes; Healthy Eating; Being Active; Monitoring Blood Sugar; Taking Medication; Problem Solving; Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping. During class, you will learn the benefits of goal setting and action planning, and there will be time for questions, answers and discussion.


Wellness, Recovery & Action Plan (WRAP)
Springfield Hospital,
25 Ridgewood Road
Springfield, VT

Saturdays, September 21st – October 26th, 9 am – 1 pm
Create positive change and increase your enjoyment of life. Learn to effectively manage a variety of situations, including sadness, substance misuse, panic attacks, diabetes, arthritis, or weight loss. Increase your health and well-being by developing your personalized action plan. Light refreshments are provided.


Microwave Cookery
Springfield Family Center, 365 Summer Street, Springfield, VT
Thursdays, ongoing, 1 pm – 2 pm
This is a hands-on class where you will learn about various cooking equipment and utensils for microwave cooking, and power and time settings to get a healthy meal made quickly. This is perfect for those with limited time and space. Recipes are included. Registration is required by calling 802-885-3646.


CHIP Lifestyle Medicine Program
The Complete Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a lifestyle medicine program designed to prevent, arrest, and reverse chronic disease. During the past 30 years, CHIP has impacted the lives of over 80,000 participants. More than 30 peer-reviewed scientific studies have been published showing the effects of the CHIP program, including decreased blood pressure, reduced body fat and stress levels, and positive changes in energy, mood, digestion, and sleep. CHIP is a patient-centered program offered through the Department of Lifestyle Medicine at Springfield and Ludlow Health Centers. For more information, please call Laura Jensen at 802-886-8928.

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


Caregivers’ Support Group

This group meets the third Wednesday of every month, at Springfield Hospital Level D Conference Room, 1 – 2:30 pm. Facilitated by Janet Beauchain from Springfield Area Adult Day Service. For more information, please call 802-885-9881 or 1-800-272-3900.

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.

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