Community Education Programs
LRGHealthcare’s Healthy Living – Community Education programs help to keep you and your family healthy.
Below is a list of upcoming programs on a variety of health topics including important women’s health issues, injury prevention, smoking cessation and nutrition and physical activity opportunities for all ages.
Click on any link to learn about each valuable program or class available. To register, please contact the phone number listed under each individual class or program. For general questions, please contact the LRGHealthcare Community Education Department at (603) 527- 2948.
We provide the skills testing session of the AHA (American Hospital Association) online CPR program with a certified American Heart Association CPR instructor. Please call 524-3211 ext. 3418 to schedule your skills testing session or to find out more about the online CPR certification process.
Breast Cancer and Beyond Support Program
Support Program Social gathering for any women who have been affected by breast cancer. The first Monday of each month, in the Tanger Suite-LRGH Women’s Imaging and Breast Health Services from 4:30-6:00 pm. Call 527-2940 for more information or to sign up.
Lady Grace & Wig Bank
Breast prostheses fittings, and wigs for oncology patients-available at Lakes Region General Hospital. Call 527-2940 for more information.
Let No Woman Be Overlooked: Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)
Free breast and cervical cancer screenings are available for women ages 21-64 who meet certain guidelines. Call 603.527.2992 or email BreastHealth@lrgh.org for more information.
Mammography Bridge Program
If you do not have health insurance or have a high deductible, funds may be available to help cover the cost of a mammogram. Call 603.527.2992 or email BreastHealth@lrgh.org for more information.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding Support Group is offered postpartum, every Wednesday and there is no cost or registration required. For more information and time, please call Caring for Kids at 528-0995.
Car Seat Safety Checks
Book a free appointment to make sure your car seat in installed correctly. Call 527-2948.
Parenting Education Resources*
- Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire 524-1741
- Merrimack County Cooperative Extension 225-5505
‘Imagine’-Child Safety Video
Imagine a world where all kids have a chance to grow up healthy and safe, no matter where they live. Watch video
Diabetes Self-Management Education
- Individual appointments available with a registered dietician. 527-2946
- Group Diabetes Self-Management Workshops offered free of charge. Call 603-527-2948 for a schedule of upcoming workshops.
- Prevent Type 2 Diabetes group program: Call 603-527-2948 for a schedule of upcoming programs.
Heart Health: Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Designed for people who have heart disease and are recuperating from an acute event such as, a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery or balloon (stent) surgery. The program includes goal-oriented supervised exercise, education for self-management of heart disease, and support to make healthy lifestyle changes. Call 527-2810 for more information.
Lung Health: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Designed for people who have lung disaese. It is a supervised exercise and education program that meets three times per week. Call 527-2810 for more information.
Care Managers available to answer questions and offer assistance in completing Advance Directives. Free. Call 527-2862 for more information.
Massage Therapy, provided by board certified therapists at LRGHealthcare rehabilitation facilities in Franklin, Meredith and Gilford. Call 524-2852 for fee information, and to make an appointment.
Weekly Weight In brought to you by the Weight Institute of New Hampshire (WINH)
Find the support you need while learning about different nutrition topics each week to optimize your weight loss. To begin this program, participants must meet with a registered dietitian for a one-time consultation to design your individualized meal plan. Offered Mondays, 3:30 – 4:45 pm in the WINH Conference room, 85 Spring Street, Laconia. Call 527-2946 for more information, cost and registration or visit winh.org
Optifast Liquid Meal Replacement
Medically supervised weight loss program that utilizes full or partial meal replacement that transitions into every day meal preparation, in conjunction with education and support. Call 527-2946 for more info and cost.
Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery) Information Session
If you’re considering weight loss surgery, the Weight Institute of New Hampshire offers FREE information sessions the second Tuesday of every month, 6:00-7:00 pm at Lakes Region General Hospital. Visit WINH for dates and times. Call 527-2946 to register.
Individual counseling with a registered dietitian to learn about disease-specific nutrition therapy, weight loss, and healthy eating. Call 527-2946 for more information.
Pool classes held at Hillside Medical Park. Call 524-2852 for a list of classes.
Information on resources to help seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. 1-866-634-9412 or 528-6945.
Are You Ready to Stop Smoking?
One-on-one quit smoking education and coaching. We want to help you develop a personalized plan to quit smoking. In this FREE session, we will discuss your tobacco use, past attempts to quit and your readiness to quit. Call 527-2948 for more information.
The New Hampshire Smokers’ Helpline
Free smoking cessation counseling on the telephone or through the interactive website. 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or www.trytostopnh.org*
Program designed to instruct individuals in safe lifting and proper body mechanics. Program can be done on-site and geared towards specific work demands.
Call 524-2852 for more information.
Work Place Fitness
Rehab specialists available to assist companies in developing a specialized exercise and fitness program for employees.
Designed to meet job specific needs in the prevention of muscular-skeletal complaints and repetitive motion injuries. Call 524-2852 for more information.
Rehab specialists can work with you or your company to assess the computer workstation and make adjustments to enable the job to be done more efficiently and with less discomfort or risk of injury. Call 524-2852 for more information.