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Caregiver Support & Advocacy
with Magda Alden, MSW, LCSW and Tina Pettingill, MPH, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
Being a caregiver for someone you love can be wonderful and difficult all at once. If there were ways to make this complex experience a little less stressful and more enjoyable for both you and your loved one, wouldn’t you want to know them? What if you could learn information that might impact the health of the person you are caring for? Join us to learn from a cancer patient navigator and a caregiver who will discuss advocacy tips, self-care for the caregiver and how to traverse the journey that is caregiving for the ill patient.
Cooking with Health Educators: Portable Meals- Everything Goes in a Jar
with Andrea Fletcher, MS and Jean Gould, BS, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
Good things come in small packages, right? Learn how to make tasty, portable meals in a cinch. A healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner can be fast and simple. Create perfectly portion-sized meals for on the go!
Cooking with Health Educators: Spring Rolls & Dumplings
with Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES and Jean Gould, BS, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
You don’t need to fry spring rolls or dumplings for them to taste delicious! Come learn how to make these surprisingly easy and healthy appetizers. In this fun cooking class, you will learn how to make these tasty treats. We will provide all of the ingredients. The only thing we ask you to bring is your sense of adventure to try something new!
Cooking with low- or no- Sugar; Why and How
with Leslie Ouellette, MS, RD, LD, MPH, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
Do you have questions about cooking tasty meals for a low- or no-sugar diet? And what’s all of this hype about sugar anyway? If you have these questions, this class is for you. We’re going to get the facts about sugar and what’s healthy, and then we’re going to see how we can make meals that are low-sugar or sugar-free altogether. Don’t forget the best part: We won’t just be learning, we will also be tasting!
DIY Stress Relief Activities
with Bonnie Carleton, Health Educator, BS, CHES, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
Life can be stressful. Stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and minds. It is important to take time to reduce stress levels to keep ourselves healthy. Join us for an evening of relaxing activites. Listen to soothing music and sip tea while making your own stress-relief projects, including:
- Glitter jar
- Mini Zen garden
- Mermaid stress ball
Please note: We will be using an essential oil diffuser in this class.
Eat Like Your Life Depends On It: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
with Karen D. Schilling MS, RD, CSO, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
There is a lot of buzz around nutrition and cancer prevention. Join us in sifting through the evidence to help you make changes that can last a lifetime. Learn more about the small dietary changes you can make that can reduce your cancer risk.
Fundamentals of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
with Liz Korabek-Emerson, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center
This 4-week class is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness; training the mind to be awake and aware in the present moment. Mindfulness can help reduce stress, support healing and improve well being. The class will include practice, discussion and suggestions for integrating mindfulness into our busy lives. You do not need any previous experience.
Healthy Lifestyles Diabetes Prevention Program - FCHN 001
with Ellen Thorne, MaineHealth Diabetes Prevention
Healthy Lifestyles is a CDC-approved diabetes prevention program. The program teaches lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Click here to see if you may be at risk for Type 2 diabetes. Please note: This program is not designed for people who have already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The Healthy Lifestyles program will help you:
The Healthy Lifestyles program meets once a week for 16 weeks, then bi-monthly or monthly for the rest of the year. A trained lifestyle coach will provide guidance and encouragement throughout the program. Classes are one-hour, and will be held at the same time each week.
The class begins on Friday February 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM, and classes will meet at Healthy Community Coalition, 105 Mt. Blue Circle, Farmington, ME across the street from the hospital.
Class dates: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/15, 7/13, 8/7, 9/14, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14 and 1/18.
MaineHealth Employees: Please visit the WOW website for details on employee pricing.