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Lifeline Emergency ServiceHelen Porter Lifeline Program

An in-home, emergency response system that gives you and your family members the confidence and freedom to enable you to live on your own. A simple press of your button puts you in touch with a caring Lifeline monitor (standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week) who finds out what kind of help you need. 388-8817.
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Expectant Parents Class: 6+1

Expectant Parent ClassesThis six-week series covers pregnancy, labor, birth, breathing/relaxation skills, care of the newborn, and family changes. Includes a 7th class, after babies are born, for parents and new babies together. 
Meets weekday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration required.

Schedule and Registration Form (to print out and mail in)

Condensed Weekend Expectant Parents' Class

A  weekend version of our 6 week course which meets two mornings in one weekend. Highlights pregnancy, labor, birth, breathing/relaxation skills. Meets 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday of one weekend. See schedulel for dates. Pre-registration required.
Schedule and Registration Form (to print out and mail in)

Breastfeeding Class

A two-hour evening class for new or expectant mothers to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding to mother and baby, deciding whether or not to breastfeed, returning to work, and more. Meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. See schedule for dates.  Pre-registration required.
Schedule and Registration Form (to print out and mail in)

Basic Diabetes Education Program

This 3-hour class is offered twice a month for people with newly diagnosed diabetes and their family or people who need to brush up on their diabetes management. 388-4723

Living with Diabetes

A comprehensive diabetes self management course to include nutrition, medications, monitoring, exercise, stress reduction and acute/chronic complications. This course meets weekly, in a two-hour session, for five weeks and is offered twice a year. 388-4723

Diabetes Support Groups

Diabetics and/or support people welcome.

Middlebury --Meets second Thursday of each month at Porter Hospital, Conference Room A, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information please call Janice Whittemore, 462-2811 or Elaine Coon, 388-4723.

Bristol--Meets third Wednesday of each month at Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. For more information please call Betty Ferris, 453-2578 or Elaine Coon, 388-4723.

First Aid/CPR

American Heart Association CPR courses and basic First Aid taught by certified instructors.   May be geared to specific requirements.   388-4723

Breast Cancer Screening Project

An in-house mammography program which offers reduced cost mammograms to eligible women living in our area. Workplace presentations regarding good breast health (self breast exam, clinical breast exam, and mammogram) are available. Lisa Burritt 388-4757

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