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Breastfeeding Support Group


with Lynn Tauss, Journey to Health

Calendar Mar 29, 2023 at 11 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 26, 2023

This informal support group for breastfeeding families provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from the Women and Infants unit. Because of room occupancy restraints, we are limited to a maximum of 7 moms with babies in arms. Siblings will not be allowed at this time. Please call 207-301-8337 for more information. This group is free, but pre-registration is required.

Newborn Sleep (0-3 mos): Setting the Foundations (2023)


with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2023 at 12 pm
5 additional sessions through Jun 22, 2023

This newborn sleep shaping class is for pregnant persons at any gestation and new parents with babies up to 12 weeks. During this class parents will learn how to set the foundations in the newborn period for healthy infant sleep. Topics discussed will include what to expect in the fourth trimester, newborn soothing strategies, the science behind sleep, developmental milestones, how to create a sleep conducive environment, how to encourage independent sleep, how and when to stop swaddling and realistic expectations regarding night wakings and feedings.  We will also discuss planning for going back to work and transitioning to daycare.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

This class is currently offered virtually via Zoom.  After you are regisitered, you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in class.

If you have any questions please contact Jenna Marion directly at

Tai Chi for Wellness


with Adrienne Gallant, Journey to Health

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 2 pm

Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints and good for your whole body. Join instructor Adrienne Gallant, certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, for this six-session beginner-level class to increase your strength, flexibility, balance and overall sense of well-being. No previous Tai Chi experience necessary.

Full Course

Happy Wanderers Guided Hike


with Coastal Mountain Land Trust Partners, Journey to Health

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 10 am

Join the Community Health team partnering with Coastal Mountains Land Trust to get outdoors and stay active with guided hikes this year. All levels are welcome, however, please leave your pets home. 

This hike is 2 miles and the level is moderate. 

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 131 and 105 (Camden Road) in Appleton, go east on Route 105 for ½ mile. Parking for the Appleton Preserve is available at the ME Inland Fisheries & Wildlife gravel lot on the right, just before the bridge across the Georges River (see map). Please do not park in the Blue Crow Studio driveway or use it as a turnaround.

Please dress accordingly for the weather and be aware of ticks. 

The group will meet at trailheads throughout Knox and Waldo Counties on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. (winter months) and 9:00 a.m. (summer months). For more information and the full schedule, visit the Coastal Mountains Land Trust website

All hikes will be led by CMLT staff members and a MaineHealth Community Health team member. 


Infant Sleep 101: Surviving the Sleep Regression (3-6 mos) - 2023


with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar May 20, 2023 at 9 am
1 additional session on Jun 17, 2023

This 3-6 month infant sleep class is designed for parents who are struggling with getting through the 4-month sleep regression, which is a time of permanent change to baby's brain and sleep patterns.  Topics discussed will include how and when to drop night feeds to get longer stretches of sleep while maintaining breastmilk supply, step-by step strategies to implement independent sleep skills, and how to work through the 4 to 3 nap transition.  We will also discuss planning for going back to work and transitioning to daycare.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

This class is currently offered virtually via Zoom.  After you are regsitered, you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in class.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Marion directly at


Navigating Concussion Recovery


with Moriah Hersey, Journey to Health

Calendar Apr 18, 2023 at 12 pm

Healing from a brain injury takes a long time. Join facilitator Moriah Hersey, OTD, OTR/L, for this informative and interactive support group where you can share your struggles with concussion; learn more about concussions, treatment and outcomes; and connect with others who have had similar experiences. This program is free but registration is required to obtain virtual access. 

Safe Sitter


with Erin Olmstead, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Apr 20, 2023 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Nov 22, 2023

Safe Sitter Course is designed to prepare students ages 11-13 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. 

The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises.  Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!

This nationally acclaimed program developed by Dr. Patricia Keener focuses on safety skills, child care skills, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills.  

Students are asked to pack a lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.  All participants are required to review self-screening questions for COVID-19 and remain masked during class.  

Contact the Perinatal Outreach Education Coordinator with any questions: or 207-393-3462.

10 Tips for Adults Series B: Eating Healthier on a Budget


with Georgia Parker, Journey to Health

Calendar Apr 20, 2023 at 12 pm

Join Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators from Waldo County for their free 10 Tips for Adults Series A and B Courses that will give you the skills to support healthy eating and to shop and cook nutrient dense foods while stretching your dollars and staying within your grocery budget!


10 Tips for Adults Series B:Eating Healthier on a Budget

Course Description: This class focuses on food resource management and provides strategies for participants to stretch their food dollars.

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Date: April 20th, May 18th, Jun 15th, July 20th

Location: Spectrum Generations, 18 Merriam Rd, Belfast, ME 04915

Register by: Tuesday April 18th  3:00 pm


There will be recipe demonstrations and engaging activities at each class. All participants will receive a colorful cookbook with 24 healthy, low-cost recipes and nutrition tips! Individuals do not need to attend both Series A and Series B, but it is encouraged! If participants choose to attend both series, then they will receive on cookbook at the end of series A.

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