Classes/Programs Calendar

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There is no charge for all programs but  registration is required and space is limited.  Please contact the Community Health Team for more information or to register, 802-886-8946 or email


Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
Location: 100 River St Springfield, VT  The Great Hall
Time: Mondays at 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 help people suffering from arthritis. Regular Tai Chi practice improves concentration, leg strength, balance, coordination, joint pain and stress.

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: Tuesdays, January 7-28, 2020      Time: 10am – Noon
Location: Springfield Health Center 3rd Floor 100 River St. Springfield, VT

Session 2:  Wednesdays, February 5-26, 2020      Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Rockingham Health Center  Fireplace Room  1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, VT

Session 3: Tuesdays, March 10-31, 2020   Time: 2-4pm
Location: Springfield Health Center 3rd Floor 100 River St. Springfield, VT

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.

Healthier Living with Chronic Diseases

Space is limited-Please register ASAP
Location: Rockingham Free Public Library
65 Westminster St. Bellows Falls, VT
When: Tuesdays, February 18-March 24, 2020
Time: 5-7pm
If you are dealing with a long-lasting (chronic) disease-like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or heart disease – you are not alone. About half of all American adults have at least one chronic disease. The program focuses on topics that help manage your disease.

Move 2 Improve (M2I)
Location: Studio Momentum  71 Main Street  Springfield, VT
Days: Tuesdays and Fridays      Time: 11 am – 12 pm
M2I is a free, drop-in, low-impact group exercise program for those just starting out or just getting back into physical activity. Classes include stretching, muscle strengthening, low impact cardio and end with relaxation. Contact Pat Koenig at 885-2568 or email for details.

Tobacco Cessation Classes
Do you want to quit tobacco but nothing works? Join a FREE Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation class! Come talk about smoking, quitting, staying quit, and all the challenges in between, in a non-judgmental, friendly environment. Talk about Nicotine Replacement Treatment and what might be the best fit for you. Please call (802) 886-8946 or email

Session 1: Location: Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield, VT
Days: Wednesdays, January 15-February 5, 2020
Time: 5-6pm

Session 2: Location: Parks Place, 44 School Street  Ext. , Bellows Falls, VT
Days: Mondays, January 6-27, 2020
Time: 5-6pm

Cooking Matters
Location: The Whitcomb Building, 1 Mineral Street, Springfield, VT
Starting: January 30-March 12 (no class Feb. 20)
Time: 1-3pm
A hands-on cooking class that teaches how to shop smarter, read ingredient labels and use nutrition information to make healthier choices. Participants take home a bag of groceries after each class.

Managing Non-Hunger Eating
Location: Springfield Health Center, 100 River Street, Springfield, VT
When: Wednesday, January 29
Time: 5:30-7pm
Learn about the various triggers that cause us to eat when we are not physically hungry. Identify strategies for each type of trigger and create your own plan for reducing the frequency of the non-hunger eating you may engage in.

Healthier Living with Diabetes
Location: Huber Building, 80 Main Street, Springfield, VT
Starting: Feb. 17-March 23, 2020
Time: 1-3:30pm
Learn to manage sleep, healthy eating exercise, monitoring blood sugar and stress, sick days, and so much more.



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.

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