MANCHESTER - Healthier living workshops will be held at the Northshire Medical Center on Saturdays, from March 30 through May 4, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The center is located on Route 7A near the Town Hall.

Chronic health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, depression, or diabetes don't have to control your life. Learn ways to stay optimistic, cope with frustrations and fears, manage pain and stress, beat fatigue, improve communication, and increase self-confidence. Family and supportive friends also welcome.

The workshops are free and are sponsored by the VT Blueprint for Health. Register in advance by calling Janice Provost at 802-440-4098 or online at svhealthcare.org under "classes & events." Twelve participants are needed to start a workshop.