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Safe Sitter

$50

with Erin Olmstead, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Apr 15, 2024 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Nov 27, 2024

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: erin.olmstead@mainehealth.org or 207-393-3462.

MidCoast Mamas

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar Apr 17, 2024 at 10:30 am
6 additional sessions through May 29, 2024

Please join our postpartum support group to find the village you deserve! You will get to meet other new moms and find out that many of the struggles you may be experiencing are common and you are not alone. You will also get good ideas for coping. We vent, we celebrate, we cry, we encourage, we drink coffee and eat snacks! You can weigh your baby here and ask any questions at all to another mother or a nurse. 

The group meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am at MidCoast Hospital in Conference Room 1, right next to the cafeteria. If that room is not available, our back up location is the waiting room outside the Maternity unit. The group is led by our breast/bottle feeding specialists. Mothers will children 0-12months are welcome. 

Will run

Newborn Sleep (0-3 mos): Setting the Foundations (2024)

Free

with Jenna Marion, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 12 pm
11 additional sessions through Sep 26, 2024

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 jenna.marion@mainehealth.org.

Happy Wanderers+ Guided Hike: May

Free

with Community Health and Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 10 am

Join the Community Health team partnering with Coastal Mountains Land Trust to get outdoors and stay active with guided community hikes this year. All levels are welcome, however, please leave your pets home. Registering in advance is not required, however, you will receive emailed reminders and weather updates if you choose to sign up here. 

Trailhead: Little River Trail in Belfast

This hike is 2 miles long with the option to continue for a longer hike and the level is easy. Please be aware of ticks during this time of year. 

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

All hikes will be led by Coastal Mountains Land Trust staff members and a MaineHealth Community Health staff member. 

 

Lifestyle Medicine - 2024 Nutrition Classes (IN PERSON)

Free

with MMP Falmouth Integrative Medicine, MaineHealth Medical Group

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 3 pm
5 additional sessions through Nov 7, 2024

Come join us for a FREE one-hour, evidence-based discussion healthy nutrition! Each session is designed to build on another, but is also useful on its own if you can only make a few! We will focus on quality and quantity of foods, learn how to incorporate a whole-food plant-based eating pattern as recommended by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and demonstrate some cooking as time allows!

Note: Please arrive at 2:45.

Instructors: Amy Pearl BSN, RN, CWHC and Shannon Sutton BSN, RN, CWHC 

Lifestyle Medicine - 2024 Nutrition Classes (VIRTUAL)

Free

with MMP Falmouth Integrative Medicine, MaineHealth Medical Group

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 3 pm
5 additional sessions through Nov 7, 2024

Come join us for a FREE one-hour, evidence-based discussion healthy nutrition! This is the virtual sign-up option, see Zoom link to join below. Each session is designed to build on another, but is also useful on its own if you can only make a few! We will focus on quality and quantity of foods, learn how to incorporate a whole-food plant-based eating pattern as recommended by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and demonstrate some cooking as time allows!

Instructors: Shannon Sutton BSN, RN, CWHC and Amy Pearl BSN, RN, CWHC

 

To Join the Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/5965762953 

Meeting ID: 596 576 2953

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Free

with Vikki Webster, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 14, 2024 at 8 am

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18. 

The course will teach you how to  apply the MHFA Action Plan (ALGEE):

• Assess for risk of suicide or harm.

• Listen nonjudgmentally.

• Give reassurance and information.

• Encourage appropriate professional help.

• Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

This course is for adults who work with youth, including teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, and parents. It will be located at the Pen Bay Physician's Building at 4 Glen Cove Drive, downstairs in Conference Room C. Participants should pack lunch. All participants will receive a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid. 

Will run

Food for Health Spring Sessions

Free

with Tim Howe MD, Mid Coast Center for Community Health and Wellness

Calendar May 14, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Learn how a plant based diet can improve chronic disease. A FREE monthly series that provides cooking demonstrations and education showing how chronic disease can be prevented, treated and even reversed with a plant based diet for an over-all healthier lifestyle.

Food Demonstrations by Sheryl McWilliams RN, MPH and Lyn Howe, MPH





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