Classes/Programs Calendar

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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 cht@springfieldmed.org. Additional wellness programs can also be found at www.myhealthyvt.org

Classes/Programs

Tobacco Cessation Classes 
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 sdoyle@springfieldmed.org.

Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield VT
Session 1 – Tuesdays, Feb 1-March 12
5 pm – 6 pm
Session 2 – Thursdays, Feb 2 – March 2
11 am – 12 noon

Parks Place,44 School Street, Bellows Falls, VT
Session 1 – Mondays Feb 18 – March 11
11 am – noon

Session 2 – Mondays Fe 18 – March 11
5 pm – 6 pm

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
100 River Street,Springfield, VT
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 info@myreccenter.org .

Plant Protein Power!
Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield, VT
Wednesday, March 27th
5:30-7:00pm
Many people attempting to follow plant based diets such as a Mediterranean Diet or Vegetarian Diet may worry about getting enough protein without meat. Plant proteins to the rescue! Plants are a good source of protein, but it may take time to learn how to use and prepare plant based proteins such as beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu, tempeh, etc. In this class, we will discuss how much protein we need, how to obtain that from plants, the benefits of plant based eating for reducing your risk of chronic disease, and look at different ways to incorporate plant based proteins into your meals and snacks.


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 Specialsts will come to your location. Please contact Sarah Doyle at sdoyle@springfieldmed.org 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.


VeggieVanGo

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 underinsured 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


SMCS SUPPORT GROUPS

Breast Cancer Support Group

Meets monthly. Call to confirm date and time. All are invited to attend. Contact Nancy Thibodeau, RN, BSN, Breast Care Coordinator, Springfield Hospital at 802-885-7584.


Breastfeeding Support Group

Complementing our inpatient breastfeeding support services, we offer a free monthly support group for new mothers. This group provides a place to come with questions and concerns and meet other mothers and babies. The group meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, noon – 2 pm at Springfield Hospital. Free – no registration required. For more information, call Erin at 802-885-7511.


Pulmonary Puffers Support Group

This support group, facilitated by Mary Anne Riley, RRT, TTS, meets regularly at Springfield Hospital. For info, call 802-885-7421.


COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregivers’ Support Group

This group meets the third Wednesday of every month, at Springfield Hospital Level D Conference Room, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter. Please call 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/Vermont.


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 dianalynnslade@hotmail.com.


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
802-886-8946
802-886-8909 fax