Rutland Regional Medical Center promotes a healthy community through our numerous Community Education programs and events. Community Education offerings are provided year-round, throughout the greater Rutland area, at low- or no-cost to anyone who wishes to participate.
Program and event topics span a full range of subjects for people of all ages and at all stages of life – from disease prevention to breastfeeding to safe driving for seniors – all designed to promote active, healthy lifestyles or prevent injury. Current and past programs have focused on stress reduction, heart health, vision and eye health, caregiver coping strategies, diseases and disorders, nutrition and exercise, babysitting skills, children’s safety, tobacco cessation and more.
A Sampling of Our Current Programs:
- Healthy Living Workshops. This workshop is designed to help individuals self-manage their chronic disease, work effectively with their health care provider, and feel more in control of their health. It is appropriate for people with Diabetes, chronic heart failure, COPD and other chronic conditions.
- Commit to Quit. This free smoking cessation program provides participants with education, support and tobacco replacement such as nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.
- Safe Sitter. This babysitting course is designed for 11-13 year olds and includes lessons on safety, handling emergencies, basic childcare skills and growth & development.
- Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop. This workshop is designed to teach tools for managing chronic pain, including coping skills, working with providers, lifestyle and activity changes and asking for support from others.
- Diabetes Self Management Workshop. A free, 6-week program designed to help participants living with diabetes gain confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active, fulfilling lives.
- Eat Well – Feel Great. A nutrition program designed to help you create a plan for lifetime eating and lifestyle changes. Includes learning new shopping strategies and how to prepare healthy food.
A wide variety of information, education, support and services is available through support groups and organizations within the Rutland community. The staff in the Community Education and Social Work Departments is available to help you learn about and access those resources appropriate for your needs.