Vermont Business Magazine Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for people who have been living with chronic pain for more than 3 to 6 months. The program offers support and education, including techniques to deal with common problems (frustration, fatigue, isolation, or poor sleep); exercises to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance; and tips for talking with your family, friends, and health-care professionals about pain.
Chronic pain conditions include: musculoskeletal pain (neck, shoulder, back pain, etc.), fibromyalgia, postsurgical pain that lasts beyond 6 months, neuropathic pain, and post stroke pain. This workshop can also benefit people with persistent headache, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, or those who experience severe muscular pain from conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
The Chronic Pain Self-management Program workshop starts on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and will continue through Tuesday, November 7. Classes will meet once a week from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Randolph Senior Center, 6 Hale Street, Randolph Vermont. To register or for more information call 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. 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
Source: Gifford Health Care 9.8.2017