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September9/27/2016 11:00 AMActive Aging Beating Fatigue
Does 'America Runs on Dunkin' sound familiar? Caffeine does not have to be the go-to stimulant for morning wake-up, afternoon slump or late night deadline. This class will examine how quality sleep, food and beverage choices and movement can impact energy levels.
9/27/2016 1:00 PMActive Aging Tai Chi
Reduce stress; strengthen legs, back and abs; improve immunity; prevent or relieve arthritis; and, generally approach each day with an upbeat perspective and a lighter step.
9/27/2016 5:00 PMTry It You Might Like It
The USDA dietary guidelines encourage us to incorporate whole grains into our diet to reduce chronic disease, yet you struggle with how to prepare them or are afraid they may not taste good. This cooking demo will provide you the opportunity to try whole grains and learn how to incorporate them into your diet. Samples and recipes will be provided.
9/28/2016 10:00 AMActive Aging Get Up & Go
Moving parts wear out but that doesn't mean they no longer work. This movement class isn't about exercise, it's about enhancing what you've got, keeping the moving parts functional so you live fully and enjoy each day. Learn a 5-minute PowerChi routine along with movement strategies you can use to reduce aches, pains and joint limitations so that you can 'get up and go'!
9/28/2016 11:00 AMActive Aging Cooking for One
Are you dependent on take-out or convenience foods because the thought of cooking for one seems daunting? This cooking demonstration will teach you how to whip up a wholesome meal for one that will save you time, money, calories and sodium. In addition to sampling the food prepared you will learn how to design a meal plan that will cater to your individual dietary needs.
9/29/2016 11:30 AMActive Aging Dietary Supplements for older Americans
Most individuals over the age of 60 either currently take a nutritional supplement, or have been encouraged to do so. But, do you actually need one? A nutritionist, trained specifically in dietary factors for older individuals will share what the science shows so that you can form your own opinion.
9/29/2016 2:00 PMActive Aging Off the Mat Yoga
Would you like to experience Yoga but don’t feel comfortable practicing on a mat? Then chair yoga is for you! Chair Yoga is a unique, gentle form of yoga that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Within this type of yoga class, you will engage in standing, seated and prone postures. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in this chair yoga class. It is a great practice for everyone, regardless of health or age as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness.
9/30/2016 10:00 AMFamily Love Letter
There are everyday tasks and obligations in our lives that we deal with out of habit. When unexpected tragedy strikes, wouldn't it be a relief knowing that we have an emergency plan in effect to make it less of a tragedy for the ones that we love and care about the most? The Family Love Letter is a document designed to provide information during a time of grief or confusion, so that your loved ones can live with the results of your planning and not your failure to plan. The Love Letter gathers a compilation of all the information that your family will need in the time of death or incapacity. For example; lock boxes, keys, Post Office information, pet care, bank account, vehicles, etc. We are confident that once you view the family love letter you will agree that it is the tool to use to implement your plan. The Family Love Letter is presented by Denise Petrin, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.
October10/1/2016Meditation One on One
A one-on-one meeting with a teacher can be a valuable means for exploring and strengthening your meditation practice. Together in dialogue with an experienced meditator, you can look carefully into your questions and challenges. With guidance, you can gain insight into how to proceed on your path of inquire and understanding. Call for a personal meeting.
10/1/2016Nutrition Coach
Whether your desired outcome is weight loss, enhanced energy level or optimal well-being and improved physical health, our nutrition coaches use a client-centered approach and work within the realities of your day-to-day challenges. Our nutrition coaches are experts that can help you set intermediate and long-term nutrition and health goals in a supportive environment. Reserve 2 Nutrition Coach sessions for $100.00 ( and save $30.00)
10/1/2016ONE Personal Weight Loss Program
One is an individualized and affordable weight loss program designed to support you, while you are making lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and well-being. You will collaborate with a registered nurse and a registered dietitian to implement changes and develop goals. It’s all about you.
10/4/2016 6:00 PM30 Day Challenge
This program can change your life in just 30 days. This clear, balanced, nutritional reset will put an end to unhealthy cravings and help you create a healthy metabolism.
10/4/2016 6:00 PMFinancial Workshop Debt Solution/Budgeting
Has the financial services industry ever intimidated you or overwhelmed you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about finances but didn't know who to ask? We'll answer all your questions plus present some valuable information that will make it easy to make financial decisions. Like how do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay off debt sooner? What are the three D's of Investing and how do they work? Why do people own financial products but have no strategy? We'll have light refreshments available.
10/4/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
10/5/2016 5:30 PMIntroduction to Herbalism & Herbal Nutrition
We'll start off with a brief exploration into the art of herbalism and some herb safety basics. We'll also discuss some of most nutritious, vita-mineral-rich herbs that provide the base for almost any herbal therapy. Then we'll spend the bulk of this class covering our most important herbal remedy: tea. Remedy Making: The Art of Tea: Maria will demonstrate the basics of an infusion and decoction and discuss and taste some of our most popular simple herb teas. You'll get to taste at least 6 teas, then you'll learn how to blend them for medicinal and beverage teas. You'll get to create your own blends for home.
10/6/2016 10:00 AMNational Depression Day Screening
October is Depression Awareness Month. Do you know the difference between sadness and depression? Everyone feels sad sometimes, but these feelings usually pass after a few days. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at a time. Depression is a serious illness that can be treated.
10/10/2016 11:00 AMMS: Tai Chi Peace
By slowing down, the body has an ability to focus in on healing. The slow, non-jarring movements of T’ai chi allow the body to work within its natural strengths. Allowing the mind to disconnect from stressful thoughts improves the flow of chi, which is life-force energy. In this class, learn better balance and improve flexibility and strength incrementally, all at your body’s own pace while standing or sitting.
10/10/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
10/11/2016 5:30 PMChill and Chew
Do you tend to skip meals or turn to comfort foods when under stress? Did you know that when you are stressed, what you eat or choose not to eat can have an immediate effect on your body? Come learn about: Foods that exacerbate stress Foods that protect you from stress Benefits of nourishing your body throughout the day Foods that help with mood, memory and sleep
10/12/2016
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
10/16/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
10/17/2016 9:00 AMSenior Strength
Keeping your muscles and bones strong in your senior years is something that YOU can do to help reduce the risk of falls. This quick, easy and effective exercise program helps to improve balance, strength and muscle mass and is appropriate for all fitness levels. Participants may stand or sit through the class.
10/17/2016 10:00 AMSenior Strength
Keeping your muscles and bones strong in your senior years is something that YOU can do to help reduce the risk of falls. This quick, easy and effective exercise program helps to improve balance, strength and muscle mass and is appropriate for all fitness levels. Participants may stand or sit through the class.
10/17/2016 12:00 PMCenters for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Prevention Program
Proven, Possible and Powerful! Have you ever been told by a healthcare professional that you: Are at risk for getting diabetes? Have pre-diabetes? Have borderline diabetes? Have high blood sugar or glucose? Had gestational diabetes? You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.
10/17/2016 4:00 PMDASH for Weight Loss and Blood Pressure Control
U.S. News evaluated and ranked 35 diets in 2015. The DASH diet was given the #1 spot for the 5th year in a row. Most often thought of as the diet to control blood pressure, it was also found to be very effective for weight loss, as well as protective against diabetes and heart disease. To earn the #1 distinction the diet needed to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective. This class will provide an overview of the DASH diet and blood pressure.
10/17/2016 6:00 PMEnergy for Busy Professionals
Feeling exhausted, frazzled, frustrated, or deal with energy vampires during your work day? Not to fear, Eden Energy Medicine is here. Learn to support and rejuvenate your energy systems with easy, on-the-spot movements and touch points.
10/18/2016 5:00 PMMeals in Minutes
Are you overwhelmed by your busy schedule and find it difficult to plan and prepare a balanced meal? Then this cooking demo is for you. Learn how to simplify meal planning and prepare meals in under 30 minutes that your whole family will enjoy at home or on the go. Samples and recipes will be provided
10/18/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/19/2016 10:00 AMSeniors...Strong & Savvy
Assess your physical mobility and risk for falling. We invite you to participate in our Falls Risk Screenings designed to enhance for your overall well being. Funded by Concord Hospital Trust Aging Well Alliance Fund, Supported by Granite Ledges of Concord.
10/19/2016 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
10/19/2016 5:30 PMStress & Energy: Adaptogens for Health
Find yourself running on empty? We'll learn about herbs that help your body withstand stress better to keep your mood and energy levels at top notch. Remedy Making: Tinctures: Tinctures, or alcohol extracts of herbs, are easy to make, potent, and have a long shelf life. Learn how to make these indispensable remedies.
10/21/2016 12:00 PMMindful Improv
You can cultivate mindfulness and lower stress through play! This beginner-friendly introduction to improvisational comedy games opens with yoga stretches and mindful breathing, followed by fun games that anyone can play, and closes with guided reflections about our insights that we can take into our daily lives. We will cultivate our ability to be present to one another and to all the experiences that life offers us. Mindful Improv workshop participants report more energy, less tension, a sense of connectedness and well-being, and a deeper ability to be present to each moment. Studies show that laughter and play can boost immunity, release endorphins, and lower stress, cholesterol, blood pressure, and even hunger hormones - so come do something totally healthy for yourself, and have a ball at the same time!
10/22/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
10/22/2016 10:00 AMReiki II
Receive attunement and the ability to use Reiki II symbols. Learn advanced Reiki techniques for distant healing, personal healing, goals and manifestation. You leave class with a Reiki II certificate & journal along with the ability to do Reiki both in person as well as from any distance to any time, past, present or future.
10/24/2016 5:00 PMYoga For Addiction and Recovery
Yoga for Addiction and Recovery is open to those who are in active recovery from addiction. We will utilize warm up exercises and stretches to prepare us for gentle yoga postures. Using breathing techniques and guided meditation we will connect deeper to our breath and our body cultivating relaxation and bringing awareness to each moment of our day.
10/24/2016 5:00 PMYoga for Neck and Shoulders Workshop
Neck pain and shoulder strain is one of the most common causes of every day pain. This one hour workshop is an introduction to the benefits you can receive through giving yoga a try as your ‘go to’ tool when pain, strain or stress arises. No experience needed. Please bring a pillow (can be small, just to rest your head on), and a towel that can be rolled up to support your knees or neck, as needed. Come and learn some tips to take home. Teacher: Nancy Kalinski, ERYT, MS, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who worked for 25 years in primary care and occupational medicine. Nancy is a yoga teacher with a medical focus. Her specialty is in working with individuals or small groups giving personalized attention
10/25/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
10/25/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
10/25/2016 6:30 PMHappiness is a Muscle
The Science of Happiness - Positive Psychology, the empirical study of what human behaviors work well, offers us specific proven tools to think differently. We will learn and practice techniques while exploring the topics of resilience, strengths, the genetic set point for happiness, and thriving. Improve your mental fitness in a fun and interactive class!
10/26/2016 6:00 PMPrenatal Breastfeeding
Expectant couples are invited to an open discussion on breastfeeding. They will meet with a lactation specialist and discuss the advantages, necessary preparations and impact on the family.
10/27/2016 6:00 PMMindful Improv
You can cultivate mindfulness and lower stress through play! This beginner-friendly introduction to improvisational comedy games opens with yoga stretches and mindful breathing, followed by fun games that anyone can play, and closes with guided reflections about our insights that we can take into our daily lives. We will cultivate our ability to be present to one another and to all the experiences that life offers us. Mindful Improv workshop participants report more energy, less tension, a sense of connectedness and well-being, and a deeper ability to be present to each moment. Studies show that laughter and play can boost immunity, release endorphins, and lower stress, cholesterol, blood pressure, and even hunger hormones - so come do something totally healthy for yourself, and have a ball at the same time!
10/27/2016 6:30 PMJourney of the Soul
Where have you been? Where are you going? Where do you want to be? Your soul is on a journey and has a story to tell about its adventures. When we pay attention to our life at a soul level we come to understand its pattern and gradually learn to work with its rhythm instead of against it. Join us in exploring the journey of your soul through guided visualization, meditation, imagery and art making.
10/29/2016 10:30 AMYoga for MS
This is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed for MS patients. The session will help participants increase strength, balance and flexibility. There is an emphasis on safe modification of yoga moves to help participants allow and work with their current physical capability. Relaxation techniques will help participants reduce mental stress often related to chronic conditions. This class is a combination of mat and chair yoga. No experience required.
10/31/2016 10:00 AMYoga for Arthritis
Yoga for Arthritis is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed to reduce pain and increase mobility. This gentle class is for individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate joint pain. You will receive personalized attention and will be given sequences of poses appropriate for your specific condition.
10/31/2016 12:15 PMZumba Toning
Zumba Toning incorporates light weights while doing squats, lunges, overhead presses and lateral raises with the regular Zumba salsa, cumbia, merengue, samba and other dance rhythms to achieve a better calorie-burning and muscle toning workout.
10/31/2016 4:00 PMStress Management & Relaxation with Taoist Yoga
This program includes an ancient Chi Kung posture flow called Standing Like a Tree consisting of warm up exercises and the Eight Great Postures that stretch, stimulate and relax the entire body, Energy Self Massage, Healing Sounds Meditation and Compassion Heart Meditation. This beginner routine is suitable for anyone regardless of age, health, flexibility or previous experience.
10/31/2016 4:30 PM5210 Make it Count
This 8-week program will challenge you to set a goal towards: - 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day - 2 hours or less of screen time per day - 1 hour or more of physical activity per day - 0 sugary beverages per day We will review your progress at the beginning of each class and discuss ways to overcome potential obstacles. This is a great program for the whole family! Take the challenge and see how small changes make a big difference!
10/31/2016 6:30 PMYoga For Backs Advanced
Yoga for Backs is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed to improve back pain and function, and prevent future back injuries. This class is for individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate back pain and other spine-related problems. It is also for anyone looking to continue the benefits of a previous back surgery or physical therapy program. Please consult with your physician to make sure that Yoga is appropriate for you.
November11/1/2016 11:30 AMHealthy Holiday Recipe Makeovers
Healthy eating can taste good! Come sample some of my favorite holiday recipe makeovers during this cooking demonstration. We will go over ways to modify your favorite food traditions and learn the health benefits of small changes. Don't forget to bring a copy of your favorite holiday recipe!
11/1/2016 12:00 PMGentle Yoga
The regular practice of Yoga provides us with strength and flexibility not only in our bodies but also in our minds. Whether you are new to yoga or have prior experience, this class will provide you instruction, personal guidance and suggested modifications for all postures. Each class concludes with relaxation.
11/1/2016 12:00 PMStraight Up Strength
Come spend your lunch hour with us! This class is devoted to toning all major muscle groups while improving muscle strength and definition. We will use a variety of equipment to keep the workout fresh and fun. Cardio work is not a part of this class.
11/1/2016 2:00 PMTai Chi Slow Set
Learn how to practice the traditional 108 movement Yang tai chi form that has been described as the equivalent of doing acupuncture on yourself. Beginners and returning students will be enthusiastically welcomed to share in this centuries old art form as taught by Masters Tung Kai Ying and Tung Chen Wei. Reduce stress; strengthen legs, back and abs; improve immunity; prevent or relieve arthritis; and, generally approach each day with an upbeat perspective and a lighter step.
11/1/2016 4:30 PMSets & Reps
Get ready to work your muscles and get your heart pumping with this total body workout. This class incorporates easy to follow strength training and muscle conditioning moves to enhance overall strength.
11/1/2016 5:00 PMOff The Mat Yoga
Would you like to experience Yoga but don’t feel comfortable practicing on a mat? Then chair yoga is for you! Chair Yoga is a unique, gentle form of yoga that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Within this type of yoga class, you will engage in standing, seated and prone postures. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in this chair yoga class. It is a great practice for everyone, regardless of health or age as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness.
11/1/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
11/1/2016 5:30 PMMind Body Pilates
This class uses Pilates-based exercises to build core strength, improve overall strength and muscle tone. Increase flexibility using full range of motion movements. Exercises can be varied to accommodate all fitness levels.
11/1/2016 6:00 PMFinancial Workshop the Basics of Investing
Has the financial services industry ever intimidated you or overwhelmed you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about finances but didn't know who to ask? We'll answer all your questions plus present some valuable information that will make it easy to make financial decisions. Like how do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay off debt sooner? What are the three D's of Investing and how do they work? Why do people own financial products but have no strategy? We'll have light refreshments available.
11/1/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
11/1/2016 6:30 PM'Taking it to the Hips'
Do you suffer from pelvic disorders related to bowel, bladder, pelvic, tight hip and /or lower back pain? This class is open to all individuals looking to reduce pain by increasing flexibility through stretching; strengthening muscles and elongating connective tissue of the pelvic floor/ kegel and core (hips, lower back and abdomen) and supporting structures through yoga. Focus on stress reduction techniques are incorporated to guide participants in reducing pain via relaxation techniques.
11/1/2016 7:00 PMTai Chi Slow Set Continuation
Those who have previously learned Tai Chi Gong and the first section of the 108 movement Yang tai chi form are invited to continue their studies to complete the Yang form as taught by the Tung family. As students continue to advance in their studies they will be afforded the opportunity to learn additional related forms, exercises and applications.
11/2/2016 12:00 PMSpiralize Down the Carbs
Do you love pasta but don't want all the carbs then maybe you are ready to try vegetable noodles? Did you know one cup of cooked pasta has 40 grams of carbohydrate whereas vegetables noodles can have as little as 10? Come learn about spiralizing and how to prepare delicious low carbohydrate meals for good health. Charla Mayotte form Celeste Oliva will also be joining us for a tasting of olive oil and vinegar pairings that add amazing flavor to any vegetable. 'Recipes and food samples provided.'
11/2/2016 4:00 PMYoga for Everybody
Breathe, stretch, feel and relax in a fun, supportive environment that is sure to reenergize you. Suitable for all, and modifications will be made for all.
11/2/2016 4:30 PMPOUND® Rock OUt Workout
POUND is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. It is a full body workout to songs that pump you up and keep you wanting more.
11/2/2016 5:15 PMYoga - Beginner/Gentle
This class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle level yoga experience. Focusing on the breath and rhythmic meditative movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this long running class has been a CHP favorite for years. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this yoga practice.
11/2/2016 5:30 PMRelaxation & Mood: Herbs for the Nervous System
Find herbs and natural therapies that encourage your relaxation response and good mood. We'll discuss herbs that help to relax your nervous system, relieve tension, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Remedy Making: Flower Essences: The elusive yet practical flower essence can have profound benefits for our emotional health while having minimal side effects. (Note: These are not essential oils.)
11/2/2016 5:30 PMYoga For Backs Basics
The basics is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed to improve back pain and function and to prevent future back injuries. This class is best suited for those who have never taken a yoga for backs class. It is geared to individuals currently experiencing chronic mild to moderate back pain or other spine related problems. It is for anyone looking to continue the benefits of a previous back surgery or physical therapy program.
11/3/2016 9:00 AMZumba Gold
What is the best way to keep with a fitness program? DANCE This class is a full body workout, gives you results and recharges your energy levels to your favorite Songs. All levels welcome.
11/3/2016 10:00 AMZumba Step
Forget everything you know about 'step'. It's all of the step toning and strengthening for your legs and glutes. All of the Zumba fitness-party fun you will love.
11/3/2016 12:00 PMDASH for Weight Loss and Blood Pressure Control
U.S. News evaluated and ranked 35 diets in 2015. The DASH diet was given the #1 spot for the 5th year in a row. Most often thought of as the diet to control blood pressure, it was also found to be very effective for weight loss, as well as protective against diabetes and heart disease. To earn the #1 distinction the diet needed to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective. This class will provide an overview of the DASH diet and blood pressure.
11/3/2016 6:30 PMPrenatal Yoga
Encouraging healthy choices for you and your baby includes how you practice yoga. This program guides you safely through your pregnancy with modified postures for each trimester. Giving you strength, energy, stamina, also breathing techniques that will help during delivery. Relieve stresses on your body and mind with guided meditations.
11/3/2016 7:00 PMBeginners' Introduction to Tai Chi Slow Set
Learn how to practice the traditional 108 movement Yang tai chi form that has been described as the equivalent of doing acupuncture on yourself. Beginners are invited to share in this centuries old art form as taught by Masters Tung Kai Ying and Tung Chen Wei. Reduce stress; strengthen legs, back and abs; improve immunity; prevent or relieve arthritis; and generally approach each day with an upbeat perspective and a lighter step.
11/4/2016 10:30 AMIntermediate Tai Chi
For Individuals interested in expanding their knowledge and Tai Chi forms. Participants will enjoy sharing their energies and posture outlook with others. Join for balance, flexibility and strengthening skills. Also learn about the three aspects of Tai Chi and how the movements can improve the body and mind.
11/4/2016 12:00 PMSupporting the Veterans, Military Service Members and their families
The aim of this class is to provide information about the manifestations of Mental Health concerns in our military, and to provide support and resources for getting help. If you or a loved one has served and would like to know more about prevalent issues and how to access resources, please join us. There is also an opportunity to meet and find support in others going through similar challenges.
11/4/2016 12:00 PMYoga for People with TBI
This gentle yoga class is designed for people who are recovering from traumatic brain injury - from concussion to severe injury. Each class will include a gentle flow, breathing and meditation, and a group discussion. Participants will improve their strength and flexibility, deepen their mind/body connection and build a sense of community.
11/4/2016 1:15 PMBeginner's Tai Chi Part 1
In this class learn: • Basic T’ai Chi moves; • How to coordinate feet and hand movements; • How form functions assist with better balance, repetitive, gentle moves, strength and flexibility; • Become acquainted with names and moves such as separate heaven and earth, grasp sparrow trail and cloud hands. Recommended by Harvard Medical School and Mayo Clinic.
11/4/2016 2:30 PMBeginner's Tai Chi Part 2
In this class learn how to: • Improve your knowledge of T’ai Chi and its healthful moves; • Advance your form to include balance and core strengthening; • Focus on relaxation and flow while increasing awareness of how the mind and body work together. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi Beginner part 1
11/4/2016 4:00 PMYoga for Balancing Mood
Yoga can be an effective therapeutic tool in the preventing and treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Through the techniques of yoga including the postures, breath work, self- awareness and meditation, you can learn the skills to maintain a healthy nervous system. In this class you can learn to meet yourself exactly where you are and from that you can begin to create a space for growth and transformation in your life. This class is a perfect solution to the end of a stressful work week.
11/5/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
11/5/2016 9:00 AMSaturday Yoga
This Kripalu class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle to intermediate yoga experience. Focusing on the breath and rhythmic meditative movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this Saturday morning time is a CHP favorite. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this yoga class.
11/7/2016 11:00 AMMS: Tai Chi Peace
By slowing down, the body has an ability to focus in on healing. The slow, non-jarring movements of T’ai chi allow the body to work within its natural strengths. Allowing the mind to disconnect from stressful thoughts improves the flow of chi, which is life-force energy. In this class, learn better balance and improve flexibility and strength incrementally, all at your body’s own pace while standing or sitting.
11/7/2016 12:00 PMYoga for Everybody
A yoga class designed for everybody and includes instruction on basic meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your yoga practice. Breathe, stretch, feel and relax in a fun, supportive environment that is sure to reenergize you. Suitable for all and modifications will be made for all.
11/7/2016 5:30 PMYoga - Beginner/Gentle
This class is designed to provide a fun, supportive environment for beginners to yoga and those who enjoy a gentle level yoga experience. Focusing on the breath and rhythmic meditative movement to bring about a deep sense of relaxation, this long running class has been a CHP favorite for years. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this yoga practice.
11/7/2016 7:00 PMKripalu Yoga
Discover how to develop physical strength and flexibility, release tension, and promote relaxation. Whether a relative beginner or a regular practitioner of yoga, this class will help you find serenity in mind, body and spirit. Basic meditation techniques will be incorporated into this class.
11/8/2016 10:00 AMFit-4-Life Senior Strength Training Program
It’s no secret that we slow down as we age! Recent studies demonstrate that, with advancing age, we lose certain muscle fibers at a rate much higher than others. This fiber-specific loss explains much of why we slow down as we age. A newly-designed lifestyle intervention developed by Tufts University is now being delivered to your community. This innovative strength training program includes pre and post physical capacity assessments, as well as nutrition education from the most recent science-based research. Don’t let aging slow YOU down...register today! This 60-minute program fuses elements from four distinctly different disciplines: • Total-body resistance exercise • CORE Exercise: Gain strength from the inside to the outside. • Tai Chi Quan: Fluid, balanced movements to reduce your risk for falling. • Group nutrition counseling: Learn how to supply your muscles with the nutrients it needs for the aging process.
11/8/2016 4:00 PMFeeding Teens
Learn proper portions and ways to introduce new foods, in addition to getting teens to eat their fruits and vegetables. Oh, and bring your teen!
11/8/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
11/8/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
11/9/2016 12:00 PMFoods that Fight Inflammation
Diet, exercise, stress and sleep all impact chronic inflammation. Learn the ins and outs of overall nutrition to help enhance the body's immune system-how to increase foods that reduce inflammatory stress and to decrease foods that turn on the inflammatory process.
11/9/2016
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ImPACT Testing - Baseline
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test of memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. Baseline testing is recommended for individuals between the ages of 10 and 59 who participate in sports or other activities where there is a potential for a concussion to occur. Individuals who have a past history of a concussion and are symptom free may also be appropriate for baseline testing.
11/10/2016 5:30 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
11/10/2016 6:30 PMSing your Soul, Renew your Spirit
Discover the power of the arts to express your unique creative “fingerprint”. We will use guided imagery techniques and art materials to access images, movements and sounds that are part of your inner landscape and that serve your spirit. Discover the artist within, recharge your soul and create a path to express your unique self
11/11/2016 8:00 AMMental Health First aid
Mental Health First Aide is an 8-hour course, taught in 2 – 4 hour sessions, that trains individuals to identify, understand, and respond to someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems; information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders; a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis; and where to turn for help.
11/14/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
11/14/2016 6:00 PMMEAL: Mindful Eating for Awakened Living
A gathering for wonderful and fantastic people that have felt challenged (or still do) by their relationship with food, body, self image, and self acceptance. In this safe place, we come together to mindfully share a healthy meal, deepen our understanding, and support one another on this path. Mindfulness is the spice that helps our life come alive, with sprinkles of self-love graciously offered.
11/15/2016 8:00 AMThe Changing Face of Wellness 2016
Wellness, Willness, and Illness Management! Population health and the relationship of wellness, willness, and illness management for individuals and their employees. CH Center for Health Promotion presents The Changing Face of Wellness.
11/15/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
11/15/2016 5:00 PMPlant Based Eating
This program will educate you on the health benefits of plant based eating. We will also discuss the importance of variety and balance to ensure you’re meeting your nutritional needs. At the end of this program you will take home a sample meal plan that meets your individual needs.
11/15/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
11/16/2016 10:00 AMSeniors...Strong & Savvy
Assess your physical mobility and risk for falling. We invite you to participate in our Falls Risk Screenings designed to enhance for your overall well being. Funded by Concord Hospital Trust Aging Well Alliance Fund, Supported by Granite Ledges of Concord.
11/16/2016 5:30 PMDigestive Wellness: Herbs for the Upper & Lower GI
Does your belly ache or your heart burn? We'll discuss our best herbal options for indigestion, heartburn, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Remedy Making: Herbal Oils: Herbal oils may be used to help heal skin rashes, burns, bruises, fungus, sores, and some types of pain, depending on which herbs are used. Learn a simple technique to make herbal oils for use on your own or to make salves.
11/19/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
11/19/2016 10:00 AMReiki Master
Attending this class and receiving the attunement are the first steps in becoming a Reiki Master. This training is for individuals who choose a way of living and being, that is immensely transforming. The heart of the Reiki Master training is an inner intent to become universal life energy embodied. Leave class with your Reiki Master Certificate, a journal and the ability to fully channel Reiki energy.
11/21/2016 12:00 PMImmune Boosting Foods
The cold and flu season is near. Learn how to combat viruses and reduce your number of sick days.
11/22/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
11/22/2016 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
11/29/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
11/30/2016 5:30 PMDIY Natural Bodycare Gifts
Why buy synthetic and expensive bodycare items when you can make them easily! Clinical Herbalist Maria Noel Groves will show you the ropes. We'll go 'from soup to nuts' and make body lotion, lip balm, massage oil, aromatherapy spray, bath salts, and body scrubs. You'll get to make your own mini spa kit to bring home!
December12/1/2016 6:30 PMToughen Up: Consciously Increase Your Stress Resilience for greater Holiday Happiness
Learn techniques you can consciously use to strengthen your resiliency and have greater equanimity over the holidays. We'll look at daily habits, coping strategies and proven techniques in this fun and interactive session.
12/4/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
12/6/2016 12:00 PMFitting in Fitness and Food
Do you find it difficult to stay active and make healthy choices during the work week? Or do you find the weekends are too social and tend to take you off track? This program will help you identify ways to fit in fitness and make healthier choices to help you stay on track towards a leaner, healthier you. At the end of the program you will walk away with an individualized fitness and meal plan.
12/6/2016 5:00 PMMeditation 101
Perfect for beginning your inward journey to cultivate a calm, clear and tranquil mind. Follow a proven system and learn to sit properly and develop your breathing. Class includes movement, relaxation, breathing techniques and guidance for meditation.
12/6/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
12/6/2016 6:00 PMFinancial Workshop Retirement/Asset Management
Has the financial services industry ever intimidated you or overwhelmed you? Have you ever wanted to learn more about finances but didn't know who to ask? We'll answer all your questions plus present some valuable information that will make it easy to make financial decisions. Like how do I build a solid financial house? How do I pay off debt sooner? What are the three D's of Investing and how do they work? Why do people own financial products but have no strategy? We'll have light refreshments available.
12/6/2016 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
12/7/2016 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
12/10/2016 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
12/10/2016 10:30 AMYoga for MS
This is a medically-based yoga class specifically designed for MS patients. The session will help participants increase strength, balance and flexibility. There is an emphasis on safe modification of yoga moves to help participants allow and work with their current physical capability. Relaxation techniques will help participants reduce mental stress often related to chronic conditions. This class is a combination of mat and chair yoga. No experience required.
12/12/2016 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-5 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
12/13/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
12/13/2016 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
12/14/2016 12:00 PMA Taste of Mindfulness
Are you interested in learning how to cultivate focus, calm and clarity in your life? Would you like to decrease stress and improve your ability to accept and work with what is difficult? Can you imagine enjoying a greater sense of ease and well-being? Mindfulness is a proven way for you to approach overall, lasting transformation in your life. Please join us for this introductory evening of mindfulness. We will look at the approach, the science and we'll practice together exploring the great potential in being present to each moment of your life.
12/14/2016 6:00 PMPrenatal Breastfeeding
Expectant couples are invited to an open discussion on breastfeeding. They will meet with a lactation specialist and discuss the advantages, necessary preparations and impact on the family.
12/20/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
12/20/2016 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
12/27/2016 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
January1/3/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
1/3/2017 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
1/7/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
1/9/2017 10:00 AMFit-4-Life Senior Strength Training Program
It’s no secret that we slow down as we age! Recent studies demonstrate that, with advancing age, we lose certain muscle fibers at a rate much higher than others. This fiber-specific loss explains much of why we slow down as we age. A newly-designed lifestyle intervention developed by Tufts University is now being delivered to your community. This innovative strength training program includes pre and post physical capacity assessments, as well as nutrition education from the most recent science-based research. Don’t let aging slow YOU down...register today! This 60-minute program fuses elements from four distinctly different disciplines: • Total-body resistance exercise • CORE Exercise: Gain strength from the inside to the outside. • Tai Chi Quan: Fluid, balanced movements to reduce your risk for falling. • Group nutrition counseling: Learn how to supply your muscles with the nutrients it needs for the aging process.
1/9/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
1/9/2017 4:00 PMStress Management & Relaxation with Taoist Yoga
This program includes an ancient Chi Kung posture flow called Standing Like a Tree consisting of warm up exercises and the Eight Great Postures that stretch, stimulate and relax the entire body, Energy Self Massage, Healing Sounds Meditation and Compassion Heart Meditation. This beginner routine is suitable for anyone regardless of age, health, flexibility or previous experience.
1/10/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
1/10/2017 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
1/11/2017 5:30 PMDetoxification: Herbs for the Liver, Colon and Urinary Tract
Throughout history humans have used the seasons and holidays to cleanse their bodies on a regular basis. Learn how food and herbs help your body remove toxins more efficiently and how to decide which ones are best for you. BONUS: Plant ID - We'll practice plant identification while people take turns making capsules. Remedy Making: Capsules: Capsules can be a convenient way to take your herbs, particularly if you don't like to taste them. We'll demonstrate how easy it is to turn any loose herb into pills and you'll get to choose an herb to make your own in class.
1/11/2017 6:45 PMZumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness incorporates the fun Zumba salsa, cumbia, merengue, samba and other dance rhythms to achieve a calorie-burning and muscle toning workout. Unique Baranquilla-style of fun movement will have you coming back for more!
1/14/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
1/15/2017 2:00 PMSound Meditation with Gongs & Himalayan Singing Bowls
Experience the soothing healing sounds of Gongs & Himalayan Singing Bowls and float peacefully away in bliss. The sweet vibrations of these instruments envelop a room, inducing relaxation where deep meditative states clear, cleanse and wash away the stresses of everyday life. Clinical studies have shown that sound can boost the immune system, decrease stress hormones, lower heart-rate and blood pressure as well as induce alpha and theta brain way patterns which are associated with the production of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers. The gongs & bowls calming songs enter into the body in targeted ways to balance, heal, restore feelings of well-being, reduced pain, along with feelings of peace, joy, confidence, more energy and clarity of thought. All you have to do is allow yourself to be swept away.
1/16/2017 7:00 PMCultivating a Friendly Mind
Upon beginning a meditation practice, we are often surprised by the sheer quantity, strength and persistence of difficult mind states. We sit down with the intention of attending peacefully to our experience, and find our minds full of restlessness, anger, disappointment, fear, judgment of others and especially, judgment of ourselves. Does it have to be this way? In this class, we will build upon our mindfulness practice to explore a group of four traditional concentration practices known as the Brahma Viharas, which systematically familiarize the mind and heart with healthier and happier states. Each week will introduce a different practice, all of which turn us gently towards new ways of understanding and relating to ourselves, to our loved ones, and to our world. As we explore these practices, we will see that, rather than feeling trapped in patterns of painful reactivity, it is possible to cultivate a mind filled with friendliness for ourselves and for others. This class is designed for people with some experience in mindfulness meditation, including graduates of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. A commitment to a minimum of 30 minutes per day of home practice (recorded guidance will be available) is required for participation.
1/17/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
1/17/2017 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
1/19/2017 12:00 PMFast and Fit
This structured weight loss program uses meal/snack replacements at the onset to ease planning as you learn over the 10-week program how to make healthier food choices, which is important for weight loss success. For the first four weeks, you drink 4-5 shakes during the day and have one well-balanced meal in the evening. This is followed by 6 weeks of gradual reintroduction of nutritious foods while decreasing, then terminating the shakes. Cost of shakes is additional.
1/19/2017 6:00 PMFast and Fit
This structured weight loss program uses meal/snack replacements at the onset to ease planning as you learn over the 10-week program how to make healthier food choices, which is important for weight loss success. For the first four weeks, you drink 4-5 shakes during the day and have one well-balanced meal in the evening. This is followed by 6 weeks of gradual reintroduction of nutritious foods while decreasing, then terminating the shakes. Cost of shakes is additional.
1/24/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
1/24/2017 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
1/25/2017 5:30 PMInsulin Resistance & Diabetes: Herbs to Support Blood Sugar Balance
Blood sugar balance has become an epidemic concern in America. Learn how diet and herbs like gymnema, cinnamon, and blueberries can help manage blood sugar-from basic sugar cravings to type 2 diabetes. BONUS: Herbal First Aid - We'll also talk about how to create your own First Aid Kit and what kinds of products you might want to make or choose for your family's needs. Remedy Making: Herbal Salves: Using herbal oils, or just olive oil, beeswax, and a few other ingredients, you can quickly make professional-looking and useful salves for all sorts of skin and body concerns.
1/29/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
1/31/2017 6:00 PMA Taste of Mindfulness
Are you interested in learning how to cultivate focus, calm and clarity in your life? Would you like to decrease stress and improve your ability to accept and work with what is difficult? Can you imagine enjoying a greater sense of ease and well-being? Mindfulness is a proven way for you to approach overall, lasting transformation in your life. Please join us for this introductory evening of mindfulness. We will look at the approach, the science and we'll practice together exploring the great potential in being present to each moment of your life.
February2/7/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
2/7/2017 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
2/7/2017 6:00 PMMindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) is a powerful program that teaches you how to live directly with your moment-by moment life experiences in an open, honest and affirming way. MBSR training provides proven means for discovering and strengthening your ability to cope with emotional and physical stressors. Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass Medical Center. MBSR instruction teaches you how to be fully present to both the difficulties and joys of life. A commitment to daily practice is required in order to make this program successful for participants. FREE pre-class orientation is required for participation. Includes a full day retreat .
2/7/2017 6:00 PMOrientation to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness training can show you how to live directly with your life experiences, and why doing so is foundational to your well-being and satisfaction in life. In this Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction orientation class, you will learn about the history, science, risks and benefits of attending to your life, moment-by-moment. This is a required pre-requisite for the 8-week MBSR seminar.
2/8/2017 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
2/8/2017 5:30 PMHypertension & Cholesterol Herbs for the Cardiovascular System
Heart health is of utmost concern due to our diet, lifestyles, and aging. Learn how to use herbs, food, and dietary supplements to help manage these two common cardiovascular concerns. We'll also discuss heart tonics that can be helpful in a variety of situations. Remedy Making: Herbal Honey & Vinegar: Delicious herbal honeys and vinegars are a snap to make and keep for at least a year in the cupboard. Use them for medicine, flavor, and cooking.
2/11/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
2/13/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
2/14/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
2/14/2017 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
2/21/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
2/21/2017 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
2/22/2017 5:30 PMAllergies, Colds, the Flu & Respiratory Health: Herbs for Immunity
Our herbal arsenal is better equipped to handle viruses like the common cold and the flu than modern medicine. We'll discuss foods and herbs to maintain a healthy immune system, as well as the ones we can call in when viral and bacterial infections strike. We'll also discuss remedies that can help reduce seasonal allergies, both in-the-moment and long-term. Remedy Making: Elderberry Syrup: This delicious remedy can support the immune system to protect against viral infections, sore throats, and more. Learn how easy it is to make, and go home with a bottle.
2/25/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
2/27/2017 4:00 PMStress Management & Relaxation with Taoist Yoga
This program includes an ancient Chi Kung posture flow called Standing Like a Tree consisting of warm up exercises and the Eight Great Postures that stretch, stimulate and relax the entire body, Energy Self Massage, Healing Sounds Meditation and Compassion Heart Meditation. This beginner routine is suitable for anyone regardless of age, health, flexibility or previous experience.
2/28/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
2/28/2017 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
March3/6/2017 10:00 AMFit-4-Life Senior Strength Training Program
It’s no secret that we slow down as we age! Recent studies demonstrate that, with advancing age, we lose certain muscle fibers at a rate much higher than others. This fiber-specific loss explains much of why we slow down as we age. A newly-designed lifestyle intervention developed by Tufts University is now being delivered to your community. This innovative strength training program includes pre and post physical capacity assessments, as well as nutrition education from the most recent science-based research. Don’t let aging slow YOU down...register today! This 60-minute program fuses elements from four distinctly different disciplines: • Total-body resistance exercise • CORE Exercise: Gain strength from the inside to the outside. • Tai Chi Quan: Fluid, balanced movements to reduce your risk for falling. • Group nutrition counseling: Learn how to supply your muscles with the nutrients it needs for the aging process.
3/6/2017 12:00 PMCenters for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Prevention Program
Proven, Possible and Powerful! Have you ever been told by a healthcare professional that you: Are at risk for getting diabetes? Have pre-diabetes? Have borderline diabetes? Have high blood sugar or glucose? Had gestational diabetes? You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.
3/7/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
3/7/2017 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
3/8/2017 5:30 PMWomen's & Men's Health: Herbs for the the Reproductive System
Some herbs can subtly and overtly manage our hormone cycles. We'll discuss some of the common women's and men's health concerns including PMS, cramps, menopause, libido, and BPH. Remedy Making: Lip Balms & Natural Bodycare: Once you realize how easy and inexpensive these all-natural bodycare items are to make, you'll never drop coin in a department store again! Learn how to make lip balm in a jiffy as well as other treats like aromatherapy spray, bath salts, body scrubs, and massage oil. Great for gifts, too!
3/11/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
3/13/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
3/14/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
3/14/2017 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
3/18/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
3/21/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
3/21/2017 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
3/28/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
3/28/2017 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
April4/2/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
4/4/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
4/4/2017 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
4/5/2017 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
4/8/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
4/10/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
4/11/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
4/11/2017 6:00 PMA Taste of Mindfulness
Are you interested in learning how to cultivate focus, calm and clarity in your life? Would you like to decrease stress and improve your ability to accept and work with what is difficult? Can you imagine enjoying a greater sense of ease and well-being? Mindfulness is a proven way for you to approach overall, lasting transformation in your life. Please join us for this introductory evening of mindfulness. We will look at the approach, the science and we'll practice together exploring the great potential in being present to each moment of your life.
4/11/2017 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
4/17/2017 4:00 PMStress Management & Relaxation with Taoist Yoga
This program includes an ancient Chi Kung posture flow called Standing Like a Tree consisting of warm up exercises and the Eight Great Postures that stretch, stimulate and relax the entire body, Energy Self Massage, Healing Sounds Meditation and Compassion Heart Meditation. This beginner routine is suitable for anyone regardless of age, health, flexibility or previous experience.
4/18/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
4/18/2017 6:00 PMMindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) is a powerful program that teaches you how to live directly with your moment-by moment life experiences in an open, honest and affirming way. MBSR training provides proven means for discovering and strengthening your ability to cope with emotional and physical stressors. Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass Medical Center. MBSR instruction teaches you how to be fully present to both the difficulties and joys of life. A commitment to daily practice is required in order to make this program successful for participants. FREE pre-class orientation is required for participation. Includes a full day retreat .
4/18/2017 6:00 PMOrientation to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness training can show you how to live directly with your life experiences, and why doing so is foundational to your well-being and satisfaction in life. In this Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction orientation class, you will learn about the history, science, risks and benefits of attending to your life, moment-by-moment. This is a required pre-requisite for the 8-week MBSR seminar.
4/18/2017 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
4/25/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
4/25/2017 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
May5/2/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/2/2017 6:00 PMLabor Support
This open discussion for parents will focus on creating their birth environment, comfort measures, positions for labor and other general questions about labor.
5/6/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
5/8/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
5/9/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/9/2017 6:00 PMAmazing Newborns
This open discussion facilitated by a Family Place Staff Member will discuss choosing a baby's doctor, newborn characteristics, learning to soothe baby, and general wellness and safety topics.
5/16/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/16/2017 6:00 PMReality Check: Life with Baby
This open discussion will be facilitated by a Family Place Registered Nurse. The arrival of a new baby brings joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. Tips are presented on navigating through the first weeks at home with a newborn.
5/23/2017 5:00 PMParent Preview
This is an informational program designed to update you on maternity services and programs and what to expect during your hospital stay. A guided tour of The Family Place, the maternity unit of Concord Hospital, is included.
5/23/2017 6:00 PMBreastfeeding Open Discussion
Join our lactation consultant in an informal discussion session to answer your questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding your newborn.
June6/3/2017 9:00 AMChildbirth, Condensed Workshop
Educators will guide you through the process of labor and birth, methods for relaxation, comfort measures, birthing positions, postpartum, welcoming your baby, feeding your newborn, comforting your baby and transitioning into parenthood.
6/7/2017 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
6/12/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
July7/10/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
August8/9/2017 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
8/14/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
September9/11/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
October10/9/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
10/11/2017 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
November11/13/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.
December12/6/2017 12:00 PMPreventing Diabetes
Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes? Find out how and take action before you are faced with a diagnosis of diabetes you cannot change. Walk away from this one-hour learning experience with powerful tips for a longer healthier life. Small changes can yield big rewards.
12/11/2017 2:30 PMSibling Preparation Class
For children aged 3-7 who are anticipating the birth of a sibling. Includes a tour, information, discussion and activities that are aimed at increasing their sense of participation for the arrival of the new baby and for their role as an older sibling.

 






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