Classes & Programs

Better health begins with you—and it starts right here. We have classes for all ages and skill levels

Current Classes

Self-Help/Support/Learning

Freedom From Smoking®

Community-based Freedom From Smoking group clinics will help you learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money in your pocket and healthier relationships. More

$100 for 8, 90-minute sessions
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
January 16 - February 27 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT Call to register
April 10 - May 22 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: McPhillips Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT Call to register
September 18 - October 30 Mondays: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Emerson Hospital: Lovejoy Conference Room
Claire Rindenello, RRT

Preparing for Hip Replacement

This free two-hour class will provide the information you need to prepare for surgery, cope with hospitalization and plan for rehabilitation services after you have left the hospital. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 28 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
July 26 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
August 23 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
September 20 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
October 25 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
November 29 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
December 12 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB

Preparing for Knee Replacement

This free two-hour class will provide the information you need to prepare for surgery, cope with hospitalization and plan for rehabilitation services after you have left the hospital. More

Free
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
June 28 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
July 26 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
August 23 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
September 20 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
October 25 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
November 29 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB
December 12 Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerson Hospital: Cheney Conference Room A
TDB

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)

Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mind Body Institute, the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program has been helping participants achieve greater quality of life and an enhanced sense of well-being for over 10 years. The principles and practices incorporated into the program are backed by years of scientific research at the Institute.  More

$375 plus cost of manual ($50); includes 8 weekly 2-hour group sessions and a private intake and discharge visit.
Dates Times/Locations Instructors  
September 27 - November 15 Wednesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Emerson Health & Wellness Center
Amanda Venti McLain, MD