Mind & Body
On Tuesday, August 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Bennington-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present ‘Being A Caregiver and Caring for Oneself: a Delicate Balance’ at Manchester Community Library. This program, the second in CCM’s 2016 SpeakSooner community education series, builds upon earlier programs that help to improve communication between patients, loved ones and healthcare providers. It is free and open to the public. There will be time for questions. CCM’s SpeakSooner initiative is committed to getting patients living with serious illness, their loved ones and healthcare providers on the same page through timely, open and honest conversations about risks and benefits of treatment options, quality-of-life considerations and supportive care needs, respectful of a person’s values and goals. Space is limited; RSVP at speaksoonermanchester.rsvpify.com or 802-442-5800. Visit the website at speaksooner.org to learn more.
Savvy Spending Workshop
BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont’s Economic and Workforce Development Program is presenting a free financial literacy workshop on Wednesday, August 24. It is open to anyone who wants to find out how to review their credit report, set goals and take the steps to reach their goals. The workshop will be held at the BROC office in Rutland at 45 Union Street. To register in advance, contact Shelley Faris at 802-665-1742 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to register in advance, contact Shelley Faris at 802-665-1742 or email@example.com.
Support Group Offered for Addictive Food Behavior
Grace Cottage is offering a free support group, Overcoming Addictive Food Behavior, starting Wednesday, August 24, and meeting for 12 weeks. The course will follow the program offered in the ‘Love Hunger Weight-Loss Workbook’ by Drs. Frank Minirth, Paul Meier, Robert Hemfelt and Sharon Sneed, which has helped countless people develop lifelong lifestyle changes for lasting weight loss and better health. The group will be facilitated by behavioral health specialist, Caroline Chase and health coach Liz Harrison. It will meet weekly, August 24 to November 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. Class size is limited; call 365-3715, extension 5, to sign up. A $5.50 workbook fee is due prior to the first class.
Peace and Calm in Chaos
Challenges in life can be gateways to learn, grow and gain a new perspective on life. Rutland Regional Medical Center’s class, ‘Peace and Calm in Chaos: Your Journey – Discover Your Inspiring Story’ will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Rutland Regional Medical Center in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center on 160 Allen Street, Rutland. The cost for the class is $10;pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 30. To register, visit rrmc.org or call 802-772-2400.