|Caregiver Support Group|
Anyone caring for a family member or loved one is invited to join Gifford's free caregiver support group. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon in Gifford's Conference Center. Call (802) 728-7710.
Chronic Conditions Support Group
Join a discussion and educational group for people with chronic illnesses on the second Wednesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. in the Gifford Conference. No registration is required and the meetings are free. All are welcome.
Diabetes Group Education Classes
Learn about nutrition, meters, medications and complications at these group education classes on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9-11 a.m. at the Kingwood Health Center on Route 66 in Randolph. Space is limited. Call Jennifer Stratton at (802) 728-7715 to sign-up.
Grief Support Group
Gain comfort and support from fellow community members experiencing loss on the fourth Thursday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in the Markle Room in the Gifford Conference Center. Registration is not required and the group is free. For more information, call Cory Gould at (802) 728-7713.
Healthier Living Workshops
Healthier Living Workshops are six-week classes for the chronically ill offered regularly for free at Gifford through Vermont Blueprint for Health. Learn more by calling Gifford's Blueprint Community Health Team at (802) 728-7710.
Matters of the Heart
In a series open to anyone, especially those concerned about their heart health, Gifford experts offer free advice every third Wednesday of the month from 1-2 p.m. in the Conference Center (talks with Gifford's chefs are in the cafeteria). Regular speakers are mental health practitioner Cory Gould, chef Steve Morgan, registered dietitian Stacy Pelletier and pharmacist Jane McConnell. Registration is not required. For more information, call Ed Striebe at (802) 728-2191.
Zumba, a fun workout set to primarily Latin music, is held Mondays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in the Menig Extended Care Facility Living Room, just inside the visitors entrance south of the hospital. The cost is $8 per class. Participants should wear comfortable/exercise clothes and bring water. Call Robin Combs at (802) 279-1938 to learn more.
Community members are invited to walk inside or out at Gifford. Start at the southern end of the hospital at the Gift Shop. Pick up a walking badge and have fun getting fit. No running inside please.
Offered to expecting families by Birthing Center nurses Nancy Clark, Ellen Fox-Christie and Bonnie Solley, these six-week classes are typically held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in the Family Center (beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery) in Randolph. There is a fee. Medicaid and other insurances are accepted. Call Nancy at (802) 728-2274 to register.
New Parents Group
Learn about growth and development, nutrition, infant message and much more at this free weekly group for new parents and their infants. Facilitated by registered nurse Nancy Clark, the group meets at the Gifford Family Center in Randolph. Call Nancy at (802) 728-2274 for more information.
Gifford regularly offers local elementary school classes and other youth groups tours of the hospital. Call (802) 728-2324 to arrange a tour.
Quit in Person Group
Gifford’s Tobacco Cessation Program regularly offers four-week Quit In Person Group sessions in the Gifford Conference Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. Free gum, patches and lozenges are available for participants. Call (802) 728-7710, to learn more or to sign up for the next series of classes.
Get low-cost bicycle helmets for your child through Gifford’s Randolph pediatric practice and have them correctly fitted by pediatric nurse Sadie Lyford. Call the pediatric office at (802) 728-2420 to learn more or schedule a fitting.