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Published on January 13, 2015

Learn to Manage Chronic Illness with Free Healthier Living Workshop

Managing a chronic condition can be full of challenges. Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Healthier Living Workshops have helped many with Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Disease, Obesity, chronic pain and other issues overcome the challenges of chronic illness.

Healthier Living Workshops are free six-week sessions starting February 2 at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland that provide practical ways to handle chronic conditions. Additional classes will be held on February 9, 16, 23 and March 2 and 9. Classes are held 9 to 11:30 am and pre-registration is required. To register for this program or for more information, please visit or call 802.773.9888 ext. 22.

The six-week sessions help participants learn to set goals and break goals into small steps, week by week. All workshops cover nutrition, exercise, stress management, managing medicines, setting realistic goals, and planning for the future. After completing the workshops participants report having more energy, fewer symptoms, less disability, and improved communication with their family and health care providers. While the workshop does not take the place of existing programs or treatment plans, it is helpful in giving participants the skills needed to coordinate and manage their health.

Healthier Living Workshops are an initiative of the Community Health Department at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Rutland Regional provides free services and educational programming as a key support for the continuing health of our community. 

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.

Nationally Recognized Care

At Rutland Regional, our commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

RUTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701802.775.7111

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