Health Matters Phase Descriptions

Welcome to our Health Matters Program!

Health Matters is a mind and body wellness program developed by AHM’s Leadership, Mental Health, and Prevention Team. Residents of all ages from Andover, Hebron, Marlborough, and Columbia are invited to participate.

AHM believes participation in healthy programming is one of the best ways to reduce risk factors for mental illness and substance abuse in youth, families, and our communities.

Contact: Shamane Shepard
Phone: 860-228-9488 x10

AHM reserves the right to cancel a class 24 hours prior to class time, due to low enrollment.

Winter 2024 Classes 

All programs will be held in AHM’s Wellness Room located at 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron. *Unless otherwise noted!

Fall 2023 Classes 

Led by: Ajia Loomis, All Love Candles

Date: Thursday, October 12th

Time: 6 – 7:30 pm

Cost: $20 per person

Age: 12+

Max 20 participants per class 

Want to bring the scents of autumn into your home?? On October 12th, join our Fall Candle Making class with Ajia Loomis, from All Love Candles! Participants will discover the magic of candle crafting while making a lavender, pumpkin spice, apple pie, fallen leaves, OR coffee-scented candle FROM SCRATCH! This is a hands-on, guided experience for adults and children, ages12 +. 

Supplies will be provided!

Summer 2023 Classes 

Led by: Shamane Shepard

Date: Wednesday, August 23rd

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Cost: $10 per person

Age: 12 & up

Max 10 participants per class 

Create your very own abstract art! Use bold colors and shapes to paint an authentic masterpiece. This is a relaxed workshop for children and adults. All supplies will be provided. Just bring an open mind to unleash your creativity.

Supplies will be provided!

Fall 2021 Programs – October through November

Summer 2021 In-Person Classes

Spring 2021 In-Person Classes

AHM offers Free Self-care Video Library

This FREE on-line video library is open to residents of all ages in the towns of Andover, Hebron, Marlborough and Columbia. As a special exception due to the increased mental health needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AHM is inviting neighboring CT communities to also view this video library which is funded by a grant from the CIGNA Foundation.

This video library below can also be watched on our AHM Youtube playlist “Health Matters Self-Care Video Library”


Self Care, Nutrition & Art

Eat Healthy-Eat Local

Mini-Workshops that took place during December 2020!

Health Matters Program Descriptions – Phase 1 – The Self

This session took place during the months of August through October 2020. These sessions may get repeated at a later date so check back often for updates. Please contact Jennifer Boehler, Health Matters Coordinator, at 860-228-9488, x31 or with questions or inquiries.

Scroll down for our video collection from Phase 1: the Self

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact AHM’s Executive Director, Tressa Giordano, at 860-228-9488 or email