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At Catholic Medical Center, we believe in improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We take a proactive approach to wellness by offering a variety of community classes, events, screenings, tours, and support groups. You can use the search function to search by keyword, or select a category from the drop down menu to view available classes.

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A Mother’s Journey: A Group for Growing Moms & Babies

For more information or to register, please call 603.626.2626
Next Session: Thu, Dec 20

This class is free

This weekly program provides support for new moms as they begin or continue on their parenting journey.

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A Strong Core & More

Please call to register: 603.626.2626
Next Session: Tue, Feb 19 - Tue, May 7

$90.00

Maintaining core muscle strength helps to stabilize, protect, and move the spine.

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AARP Smart Driver Program

Please call to register: 603.626.2626
Next Session: Mon, Jan 14

$20.00

AARP’s program teaches drivers how to boost safety awareness, increase confidence and minimize crash risk. Persons of any age may attend.

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Back on Track—Strategies for a Healthier 2019

FREE, registration required, call 603.626.2626
Next Class: Thu, Jan 24

This class is free

Time to make a solid plan for those New Year’s resolutions! Getting started for most of us is sometimes the greatest challenge. Discussion will include how to begin a safe exercise plan that fits your current lifestyle and conditioning, organizing the kitchen to promote healthier food choices and incorporating stress management strategies.
 

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Barre

Please call to register: 603.626.2626
Next Session: Thu, Feb 21 - Thu, May 9

$90.00

This total body conditioning class is a fusion of yoga, Pilates, and strength training, with a focus on overall body and core strength, flexibility, balance, and stability. It’s easy on the joints, helps develop muscle definition, and improves mobility. Use of disks, core balls, tubing and weights will be incorporated into the class. No experience needed! Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor with ease throughout the class.

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Becoming a Big Sister or Big Brother

Next Session: Sun, Jan 6

$10.00

This class prepares children, ages two to six to become new big siblings. They will receive a warm welcome to The Mom’s Place including a tour especially for them. Siblings-to-be will learn what to expect at the hospital and at home, make a hand print and take home a keepsake certificate. Children are welcome to bring a doll or stuffed animal to join them.
 

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BeWell Cancer Survivorship Education and Support Series

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Next Class: Wed, Jan 9

This class is free

The cancer experience is a process of stages that link together from diagnosis, treatment decisions, completing treatment, recovery, and lingering concerns about sustaining remission.
 

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Chair Yoga

Next Session: Thu, Feb 21 - Thu, May 9

$90.00

Strengthen your muscles, improve your balance, and increase your flexibility through a gentle, supportive yoga practice. Reap all the benefits of yoga while practicing with the stability and security of a comfortable chair. We will use our breath to bring awareness to our movements and reduce our stress, creating a sense of calm to our mind and body. No experience needed!

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Chair Yoga 2

Please call to register: 603.626.2626
Next Class: Thu, Jan 17 - Thu, Apr 4

$90.00

If you are ready to improve your balance through a deeper chair yoga practice, this program is for you. Using a chair for support, this class will focus on flow through traditional yoga to bring strength, flexibility and centering to your body and mind.

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CPR & Safety Class for Caregivers of Infants and Children

Please call 603.626.2626 to register.
Next Class: Sat, Jan 19

$20.00

Learn how to prepare and care for infants and children in emergencies including life threatening situations. Learn about injury prevention, basic life-saving skills, and CPR with a Special Care Nursery registered nurse in a comfortable, relaxed environment. 

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Freedom From Smoking®

Next Session: Tue, Jan 8 - Tue, Feb 19

$49.00

The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program is for adults who are ready to quit smoking.

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Gentle Yoga

Next Session: Tue, Feb 19 - Tue, May 7

$90.00

This gentle yoga series is a slowerpaced class with a focus on stretching postures and gentle
flows.

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Get Fit Boot Camp

Please call to register: 603.626.2626
Next Session: Thu, Feb 21 - Thu, May 9

$90.00

This great interval training workout is designed to help you build strength and cardiovascular endurance using weights and aerobic conditioning exercises.

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Grief & Loss Support Group

Next Session: Sat, Jan 12

This class is free

The goal of this confidential group is to provide a monthly opportunity for people who have experienced the death of a loved one to engage in mutual support. 

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Introduction to Strength Training

Please call to register: 603.626.2626
Next Class: Tue, Jan 15 - Fri, Apr 12

$90.00

This program is designed for individuals who have had some health challenges and need to build strength, improve balance and promote resilience. Participants will be introduced to the safe use of weights, resistance tubing, and core strengthening exercises.
 

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Living with COPD

FREE, registration required, call 603.626.2626
Next Class: Tue, Mar 19

This class is free

Maintaining an active lifestyle is often challenging for a person coping with a diagnosis of COPD. Join us for a discussion of the latest treatment and the advantages of incorporating integrative lifestyle strategies to promote optimum health and well being. You will be introduced to a comprehensive program that includes exercise, diet, stress management and support.
 

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Lymphedema Support Group

For more information call: 603.641.6700
Next Session: Tue, Mar 5

This class is free

This class aims to empower, inspire and assist in the needs of patients, caregivers and health care providers faced with all forms of lymphatic issues.

Free

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Oh My Aching Feet

FREE, registration required, call 603.626.2626
Next Class: Wed, Mar 27

This class is free

Chronic pain in your feet can certainly slow you down and interrupt your lifestyle. This discussion will include symptoms and treatment for common concerns such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arthritis and how orthotics could help.

 

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OPTIFAST Information Sessions

Registration requested, call 603.663.6297
Next Session: Wed, Dec 19

This class is free

Learn about both the OPTIFAST® low calorie Full Fast plan for rapid weight loss and the “Opti-Mistic” Lifestyle Partial Fasting plan.

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Parenting Your Newborn

Next Session: Sat, Jan 19

$40.00

This program helps prepare parents-to-be and new parents for the physical and emotional needs of their baby and their own experience as parents.

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Parkinson’s Dance Class

$40 for 8 weeks - registration required, call 603.626.2626
Next Class: Thu, Dec 20 - Thu, Dec 26

$40.00

Join us for specialized dance classes that empower people with Parkinson’s disease to explore movement and music in a safe and creative environment. Dance has proven to be beneficial in addressing PD specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, and coordination. The classes are open to the participants, their friends, family, and caregivers. No dance experience necessary.

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Preparation for Birth

Next Session: Thu, Jan 10 - Thu, Jan 31

$130.00

In this series, parents-to-be prepare their body, mind, heart and changing relationship for labor, birth and early postpartum. This class helps parents learn practical information about labor and birth and fosters awareness, flexibility, determination and resourcefulness.

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Preparation for Breastfeeding

Next Class: Wed, Jan 2

This class is free

Prepare for your breastfeeding experience at our officially designated Baby-Friendly™ hospital. Learn basics for getting started, to meet both the infant’s and mother’s needs. 

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Pure & Natural Fertility Care

Next Session: Wed, Jan 16

$0.00

Discover a highly effective system to understand and manage your fertility without chemicals or devices.

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Readiness for a Change

FREE, registration required, call 603.626.2626
Next Class: Thu, Jan 17

This class is free

Have you had the desire to change a habit or been told that it is necessary for optimum health? Wanting to make a change in your life that is designed to break a bad habit and promote a healthy lifestyle is an important decision. Actually doing it successfully may be a challenge. The first step is discovering where you are in your readiness to change and what the obstacles are. We will discuss how to make a plan for success to move your life in a more positive direction.
 

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Saving Your Breath

Please call 603.626.2626 to register.
Next Class: Wed, Dec 19

This class is free

Prevention & Early Detection of Lung Cancer
 

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Sleep Wellness Fair

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Next Class: Sat, Mar 2

This class is free

Get ready to spring ahead! Enjoy a tour of CMC’s New England Sleep Center, meet our staff and learn about common sleep disorders. Open to the community. Light refreshments, giveaways and raffle prizes.

The Holiday Inn-Manchester Airport
2280 Brown Ave, Manchester
 

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Soup’s On

FREE, Registration required, call 603.626.2626
Next Class: Tue, Feb 19

This class is free

During the winter months nothing can warm you like a good bowl of soup. Join one of CMC’s registered dietitians and learn how to make a heart healthy soup that is packed with nutrition rather than with sodium. Please come and share a favorite recipe of your own.
 

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Staying Strong, Living Long!

Please call to register: 603.626.2626
Next Class: Thu, Jan 3 - Thu, Dec 26

$20.00

With a focus on strength, flexibility and balance, we’ll use hand weights, leg weights and resistance tubing. Perfect for older adults and/or those new to exercise.

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Surgical Weight Loss Options at NEWMI

Registration required, call 603.663.7377
Next Session: Tue, Jan 8

$0.00

You're invited to attend our free information weight loss session. If you’ve had difficulty achieving your weight loss goals, weight loss surgery at our Bariatric Surgical Center of Excellence may be right for you.

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