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Gentle Birth - Virtual
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Gentle Birth - Virtual

Free

with Dawn Tassi, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
3 additional sessions through Nov 5, 2024

Enjoy a new approach to child birth class combining brain science, birth science and technology to empower your positive birth through preparation. This class takes place over a series of three Tuesdays and will include training and education in mindfulness, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and sports psychology. A mobile app will also be able available if desired to enhance the learning experience.

Pre-registration is required in order to obtain access to virtual access. Please call 301-8337 to register. 

Held Support Group

Free

with Leah Kohlstrom, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 6 pm

This support group provides a safe space for families grieving the loss of a child through miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Join Leah Kohlstrom and Claire Philbrook the first Tuesday of each month at Pen Bay Medical Center's Beebe Center to explore grief with tea and the occasional activity. This will be a space to share and process grief alongside others who have experienced similar loss. Please register in advance so the facilitators can plan ahead. 

Perinatal Support Group
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Perinatal Support Group

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 13, 2024 at 11 am
7 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2024

We offer a safe place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk, listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. This is a free group for moms, moms-to-be and family members who want to connect with others for support. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. Please call 505-4140 for more information or to register.

 

This group will be held in the Teleconference Room, located on the ground floor of Waldo County General Hospital. Please park at the back of the building and enter through the Ludwig Building entrance.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group
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Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar May 13, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
7 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2024

The Parkinson’s Support Group is for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends, and caregivers.

Free. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Drinks and desserts are provided. For details, please contact Cassie Walters at 207-596-3978.

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. 

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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

Infant Care Basics

Free

with Erin Kirkpatrick, Mid Coast Maternity

Calendar May 19, 2024 at 3 pm
3 additional sessions through Nov 18, 2024

In this 3 hour virtual course, we talk about how to care for your newborn when you bring them home, what to expect during the first few months, and how to be well prepared. Topics include: 

  • Sleep habits
  • Laying a strong sleep foundation
  • Bottle and formula feeding (separate breastfeeding class)
  • Diapering & Digestion
  • Soothing techniques
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Common ailments
  • Postpartum Coping and Preparation

We recommend taking this between 30-35 weeks if possible. Only one parent needs to register, but all can attend. Please join us to build your confidence in caring for your newborn!

You will receive an email from the instructor with a zoom link 1 week prior to the scheduled class. 

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Walk with a Doc

Free

with Various Providers, Mid Coast Center for Community Health and Wellness

Calendar May 20, 2024 at 1 pm
4 additional sessions through May 24, 2024

Walk with a Doc is a FREE walking program for anyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional, then spend the rest of the session enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance.

To learn more and sign the waiver prior to your first walk, visit https://walkwithadoc.org/join-a-walk/locations/brunswick-me/ 

Registration is not required but is helpful. 

2024 Walk Schedule: Weekdays starting May 20, 2024 

Mondays 1-1:30p (with Jessica Faraci MD) at Mid Coast Center for Community Health and Wellness/Parkview, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick

Tuesdays 12:15-12:45p (with Tim Howe MD) at Mid Coast Medical Group- Topsham Internal Medicine, 1 Wellness Way, Topsham

Wednesdays 12:15-12:45p (with Ian McConnell MD) at Mid Coast Center for Community Health and Wellness/Parkview, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick

Thursdays 12:15-12:45p (with Nicole Kelley, FNP) at Mid Coast Center for Community Health and Wellness/Parkview, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick

Fridays 12:30p-1p (with Jeff Maher, MD) at Brunswick Primary Care, 22 Station Ave (next to the train station), Brunswick





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