Chronic Disease Workshop in Randolph, March 9-April 13

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Chronic Disease Workshop in Randolph

Free six-week workshop starts Thursday March 9, 2017

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for anyone living with a chronic disease. Build the skills you need to manage your condition, share your experiences, and receive mutual support.

The program focuses on topics that come up when dealing with a chronic condition like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or heart disease:

• Problem solving and action planning

• Nutrition

• Exercise

• Medication use

• Emotions

• Talking with doctors

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop starts on, Thursday, March 9, and continues through Thursday,  April 13. Classes will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Joslyn House, (16 Maple Street, Randolph, VT). Free light breakfast included. To sign up, or for more information, call 802-728-7714.

Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, and Rochester 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. The hospital’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.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:30am