Self-management program supports Nov. 16 Great American Smokeout participants
RANDOLPH – Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health will offer a free, four-week Vermont Quit Partners Smoking Cessation workshop for people who want to stop smoking or using chewing tobacco.
Quitting can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. Offered in partnership with the Vt. Department of Health, this self-management program meets once a week and gives people the motivation and support they need during the quitting process. Participants are eligible for eight weeks of free nicotine replacement patches, gum, or lozenge.
The workshops will start on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gifford Conference Center, 44 South Main Street, Randolph, VT. For more information or to sign up call Megan at 802-728-7714
Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department; inpatient and rehabilitation units; many surgical services; accredited cancer program; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to the traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Thehospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.