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“Easiest Chinese Cookbook” Virtual Cooking Class with Chris Toy

$20

with Chris Toy, Western Maine Health Community Resources

Calendar Current session started Sep 10, 2020

Learn to cook in a virtual classroom with instruction from cooking instructor and best-selling cookbook author, Chris Toy as he shows you some of his favorite recipes from his new cookbook. After registration, each participant will receive class materials including: • FOUR exclusive, high-quality, ad-free YouTube links (that you can watch over and over) that will take viewers to videos of Chris demonstrating and explaining exactly how to prepare each recipe: *Wok-Baked Five Seasons Whole Chicken *Homemade Egg Rolls with Duck Sauce *Wonton Soup *Stir-Fried Spicy Hoisin Pork With Steamed Rice • A signed copy of “Easiest Chinese Cookbook: Restaurant Favorites Made Simple”, which includes additional tips, substitution suggestions, troubleshooting, and more; • Three bonus videos: Quick Carving Wok-Baked Whole Chicken; how to choose and care for a wok; and how to choose, use, and care for a cleaver. • “Ask the Instructor” with Chris Toy’s contact information for you to reach out any time via email, text, chat, or phone to answer any questions personally relating to the class. Learn to cook by yourself or with a group of friends from the comfort of your own kitchen. This class makes learning the art of Chinese cooking fun and easy, no matter your culinary experience! FAQs Q: I can watch how-to videos free online. Why would I pay for this class? A: These high quality ad free videos are clear, simple, and step-by-step instructions. Unlike other online videos, they are directly connected to the contents of Chris Toy's cookbook, which includes additional tips, substitution suggestions, troubleshooting, and more. Q: How long and how often can I use the videos? A: After you register and pay for the class, you can watch them repeatedly once you receive the link to the information. There will be enough material in the class for 1-2 weeks taking into account reading through the recipes, watching the videos, and shopping for ingredients. Q: How do I get the cookbook? A: Once you register, you can pick it up at a central location. If you are unable to pick it up, we can arrange to mail it to you prior to the beginning of the class. Q: How will Chris be able to help me? A: After you register for the class, you will have Chris Toy's email address and his mobile phone number. You can email, call, or text him at any time. If you call and he does not answer just leave a text with your question and he will get back to you as soon as possible. Q: Why isn't this class using Zoom or some other way to meet up online? A: Our experience tells us that unless everyone has strong and reliable high-speed internet connections are unreliable, which is very frustrating and stressful. Using videos and the book, along with personalized support has been more effective for most students.

Safe Sitter

$50

with Carol Welsh, WMH Family Birthplace

Calendar Current session started Sep 13, 2020

Due to Covid-19 we are not currently scheduling classes, BUT WE ARE TAKING NAMES for future Safe Sitter classes so please email Carol Welsh welshc@wmhcc.org to be put on the waiting list. As soon as we have enough names we will reach out to you with date options.

DO YOU WANT TO EARN MONEY AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME?

THEN SIGN UP FOR A SAFE SITTER CLASS NOW!!!

This nationally acclaimed program developed by Dr. Patricia Keener is a medically accurate, hands-on instructional program designed for young adolescents that teaches boys and girls how to be stay safe at home, have fun with children, as well as handle emergencies and behavior problems.

Classes are geared to students ages 11 -14. 

A scholarship from Safe Sitter is available upon approval. If you would like to apply for this scholarship, email Carol Welsh at welshc@wmhcc.org  or call 744-6151. Once approved you will be given a scholarship code that will reduce the cost to $35.00. you must enter your code when registering to get the discount.

Registration for the September class is now closed. If you are interested in signing up for a future class please contact Carol Welsh welshc@wmhcc.org or 207-744-6151.

Living Well with Chronic Disease Self-Management *ONLINE*

Free

with Heather Phillips, Memorial Hospital Population Health

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 28, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

The Living Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Pain is a self-management class for anyone with a chronic condition (arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension), or any other chronic condition that requires ongoing medication.  Classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours and cover a variety of topics that support developing a healthier lifestyle and how to be a partner with your health care team.  Registration is required.

Improve your health one step at a time. 

All programs are led by a team of trained leaders and will take place online at this time. The program teaches the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and/or increase life's activities.  The sessions are highly interactive and focus on building skills, shared experiences, and support.  Participants create their own custom action plans and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.

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You must attend on of the first two sessions to be included in the six-week class.

Who Attends

People with different chronic conditions and their support people (family or friends).

Cost

Free

Location

This class is being offered entirely online during this time of social distancing. If you need assistance getting setup online, we will assist to ensure you can fully participate in the class. 

Participants are required to have speakers and web camera and to have them on during the workshop.

Materials

We will be using the textbook "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" for this course. You will receive a complimentary textbook upon completion of the course. 

 

 

Mindful Eating

$1950

with Barbara Crowley, Journey to Health

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 29, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Are you tired of diets? This class can help you reduce over-eating and help you feel better, without dieting. You’ll develop greater self-awareness using guided mindful exercises, exploring outdated patterns of behavior and sharing experiences. You will be re-acquainted with the balance of enjoying the food you eat and eating foods that fuel your long term well-being. Please call 207-301-3950 with any questions. Please note: After you are registered, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in the class.

Favorite Fall Hike: Beech Hill Preserve

Free

with Adrienne Gallant, Deidre Dority, Journey to Health

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 30, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
This fall, join members of the Community Health & Wellness team for guided (socially distant) hikes of some of our favorite Coastal Mountains Land Trust trails. Selected hikes will be approximately one mile in length and considered easy, with occasional rough terrain and moderate inclines. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and bring drinking water for the hike. For more information about any of the trails, please visit coastalmountains.org. These guided hikes are free but space is limited so pre-registration is required; call 301-3950 with questions.

Diabetes Prevention Program- Wells-Ogunquit Adult Education

Free

with Jennifer Schultz, MaineHealth Diabetes Prevention

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 1, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 52 weeks

Classes will be held weekly on Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Due to COVID-19, our program is following CDC guidelines and plan to hold  group via Zoom. We hope to transition to meet in person at Wells High School as recommendations evolve.

Click here to see if you may be at risk for Type 2 diabetes.

 The National Diabetes Prevention Program will help you: 

  • Learn how to eat better and be active
  • Develop skills to make healthier choices
  • Get the long-term support you need to stick with the changes

The National Diabetes Prevention Program meets for one year: once a week for 16 weeks, then bi-monthly or monthly for the rest of the year.  A trained instructor will provide guidance and encouragement throughout the program. Classes are one-hour, and will be held at the same time each week. Please note: This program is not designed for people who have already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

For more information, please contact prevention@mainehealth.org or call 661-7294

If this class does not work for you, consider filling our our waitlist form! The NDPP team hopes to fit your needs. Please follow the link below:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/1c348bcf5be64366aef62f522faffd2a  

Sunrise Hike / Streaked Mountain

Free

with Stephens Memorial and Lorie Olson, Maine native,and avid hiker/kayaker who has a great love and connection to the outdoors, Western Maine Health Community Resources

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 3, 2020 at 5:30 am
Join Stephens Memorial Hospital and Maine Native, avid hiker, Lorie Olson, and get your hearts pumping as you experience the magic of starting your day under the lights of the morning stars and sounds of nature waking up as we climb to the top of Streaked Mountain to experience the brilliance of a beautiful sunrise. Make sure to wear proper footwear and remember to dress accordingly; it can be colder and windy at the top. Headlamps or flashlights recommended, and make sure to bring along some water and a snack.

Favorite Fall Hike: McLellan-Poor Preserve

Free

with Rachel McCormick & Megan Day, Journey to Health

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
This fall, join members of the Community Health & Wellness team for guided (socially distant) hikes of some of our favorite Coastal Mountains Land Trust trails. Selected hikes will be approximately one mile in length and considered easy, with occasional rough terrain and some inclines. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and bring drinking water for the hike. For more information about any of the trails, please visit coastalmountains.org. These guided hikes are free but space is limited so pre-registration is required.




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