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Please note that many of our Fall offerings are being held at alternate locations, and not at Cheshire Medical Center.

All programs require registration and are free, unless otherwise noted.

If special accommodations are required for you to attend any of our programs, please call The Center for Population Health Strategy and Practice at (603) 354-5460.

PLEASE NOTE: To register for Prenatal and Parent Education Programs, call (603) 354-5454 ext. 8388 or click here to register online.

Advance Care Planning: It’s About the Conversation!

Jennifer McCalley, MSW, ACHP-SW Program Coordinator, Honoring Care Decisions
What if a sudden illness or injury left you unable to speak for yourself? Who would you want to speak for you? What would you want them to know about your values and wishes? Advance care planning is a process that helps any adult at any state of health think about your values and goals; consider health care choices you may have to make in the future; talk about your choices with your doctor and your loved ones; and make or update a written plan for the future (advance directive). Join us in thought-provoking conversation to help make your wishes know. Learn vocabulary, reflect on your values, choose a healthcare agent, explore goals for treatment, and take the first steps toward completing an advance directive. You will have the opportunity to complete or update your advance directive if you are ready or sign up for a 1:1 meeting with a trained facilitator for a more in depth conversation.
Choose a date:
Thursday November 16 1:30-3:00 p.m. 
Main Conference Room at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., Keene
Thursday December 14 12:00-1:30 p.m. 
Main Conference Room at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., Keene
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Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 4-12): Holiday Sampler

Dani Cuddeback and Lauren Nickerson, Keene State CollegeDietetic Interns
Kids and parents will kick off the holiday festivities by joining Keene State College Dietetic Interns in preparing deliciously healthy holiday finger foods. These starters will be perfect for your next holiday party, and will leave even the pickiest kids full of comfort and joy.
Thursday, December 14 4:30-6:00 p.m. 
Keene State College, Joslin Foods Lab

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Compassionate Communication for the Holidays

Sherry Jennings—Relationship/Conversation Coach, Nonviolent Communication Facilitator
As well as being joyful, holidays can be times of heightened stress, anxiety, difficult family interactions, and even grief. Are you feeling anxious, concerned, or fearful? Are you overwhelmed just thinking about the preparations? Are you wondering how you will survive difficult family interactions at holiday events? As the holidays approach, are you concerned about being overwhelmed by sorrow? There are non-violent communication tools to help ease the challenges the holidays can bring. Come to this Compassionate Communication workshop to gain speaking and listening skills to support you in having a peaceful, relaxed holiday season filled with meaning, joy, and loving connections.
Tuesday, November 14 5:00-6:30 p.m. 
Main Conference Room at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services 312 Marlboro St., Keene

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Mindful Eating Series

Madeline Waters and Emily Henry, Keene State College Dietetic Interns
Attend one or both classes. Note: Part 2 has limited space.
Part 1: Piece of Pie and Peace of Mind
Mindful eating is a philosophy that brings awareness to our food choices, encouraging us to make healthful decisions. Join us for a two-part series to discover the foundations of this food philosophy in relation to healthy weight. In part one we will scratch the surface of what mindful eating is and why it has shown to be successful for many who wish to take a more healthful approach to eating. We will conclude with some mindful eating practices you can add to your meal time. This is a 2 part series, attendance at both sessions is recommended but there will be a recap of learning points at the beginning of the Part 2: Cooking for Healthy Weight (November 16).
Thursday, November 2 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Main Conference Room at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services 312 Marlboro St., Keene
Part 2: Cooking for Healthy Weight
In part two, we will practice the 3-part recipe for success. This cooking class focuses on healthy cooking methods, filling whole foods, and mindful eating practices learned in session one. If you did not attend the first session, don’t worry, there will be a recap!
Pre-registration for this class is required. Limited to 12 participants.
Thursday, November 16 4:30-6:00 p.m. 
Keene State College, Joslin Foods Lab

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