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Healthy Living-Community Education

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 Department of Education Services at (603) 527- 7120.

Community Education Programs: 

CPR Classes
Heartsaver CPR (Community Classes)

Please call for upcoming class dates.

Cancer Care
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 Ginny Witkin at 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 Ginny Witkin at for more information.

Childbirth and Parent Education
Childbirth Classes

Offered Monthly, call 524-3211, ext. 3744 for more information or to register.

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 524-3211, ext. 3707. 

Car Seat Safety Checks

Book a free appointment to make sure your car seat in installed correctly.  Call 527-2948 or 934-2060, ext. 8369.

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

Classes offered at a variety of times. Covered by most insurance.
Call (603) 934-2060, ext. 8269 to register.

Foot Clinic

Foot and nail care for patients with diabetes and other vascular problems. Call 527-3211, Ext. 6581 for an appointment.

Wellness Centers Exercise Program

Medically supervised exercise programs for people with chronic illnesses, and those whose doctors feel could benefit from a supervised program.

Community Wellness Center, Laconia (603) 527- 9355
Winnipesaukee Wellness Center, Moultonboro (603) 253-1839.

Fitness Consultations

Private consultation with certified athletic/fitness trainer to develop a safe and effective exercise program.

Cost $35 for initial consultation at Hillside Medical Park, Gilford or Interlakes Medical Center, Meredith.

Call 524-2852 for more information.

General Wellness
Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

FREE six-week program designed to help you, or someone you know to better manage a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes and/ or chronic pain. Call 527-7120 for upcoming class information.

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.

Heartsaver CPR (community classes)

Please call for upcoming class dates.

Asthma Education Classes
FREE education classes taught by a certified asthma educator. No referral needed.  Call 527-7120 to register, topics include:
  • Common Asthma Triggers
  • The Difference Between Control Medication and Rescue Quick Relief Medication
  • When to Call Your Healthcare Provider
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. 

Advance Directives

Care Managers available to answer questions and offer assistance in completing Advance Directives. Free.
First Friday of the month from 10:00 - 11:30 am at Lakes Region General Hospital
First Tuesday of the month from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Franklin Regional Hospital

Call 527-7120 for more information.

Massage Therapy

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.

Nutrition and Weight Management
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 or Thursdays, 3:45-5:00 pm at Franklin Regional Hospital. Call 527-2946 for more information, cost and registration or visit

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. 

Managing Your Weight with Hypnosis

Cost: $85
Call 527-7120 for upcoming class information.

Nutrition Counseling

Individual counseling with a registered dietitian to learn about disease-specific nutrition therapy, weight loss, and healthy eating.
Call 527-2946 for more information.

Water Fitness 

Pool classes held at Hillside Medical Park. Call 524-2852 for a list of classes.

Seniors (See General Wellness for more programs)

Information on resources to help seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. 1-866-634-9412 or 528-6945.

Matter of Balance

FREE eight-week program to help older adults concerned about falling. Class includes group discussion, and strength and flexibility exercises. call 527-7120 for upcoming dates and locations.

Smoking Cessation
Stop Smoking with Hypnosis

Cost: $85
Call 527-7120 for upcoming class information.

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 527-7120 for more information.

Holistic Health Center

The LRGHealthcare Holistic Health Center offers a wide variety of smoking cessation treatments in cooperation with your primary care provider.
Call 524-9261 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*

Women's Health (See Cancer Care for Breast Cancer Services)
Back Safety

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.

Workplace Fitness
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.

Computer Fitness

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.