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Women's Health

Big Brother/Big Sister Class

$5

with SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm
5 additional sessions through Dec 1, 2020

Big Brothers or Big Sisters can have an opportunity for special time with Mom or Dad before their new baby arrives. This class includes:

  • Role play with their own special doll/stuffed animal you bring from home
  • Watch a movie about being a big sibling
  • Have story time 
  • Take a "field trip" to the Birthing Suite to see where Mom will be once the new baby arrives

This class will last exactly ONE hour. Recommended for Children ages 3 to 7. Mom should be in her last trimester. Class FEE is per family. When checking out, please do not add your children as attendees.

Restorative Yoga

$40

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 5, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Mar 4, 2020

Restorative yoga is the practice of allowing the body to relax and rest deeply, restoring the nervous system. Guided imagery, breath awareness, and the use of props supports us in our total relaxation. Restorative poses help relieve the effects of chronic stress, and unwind layers of holding and tension in the body and mind boosting the immune system and balancing the nervous system.

Snowshoe Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree Farm

Free

with Stephens Memorial Hospital & Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree & Maple Syrup Farm, Western Maine Health Community Resources

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2020 at 1 pm

Bring your snowshoes and join Stephens Memorial Hospital and Balsam Ridge® Christmas Tree and Maple Syrup Farm to enjoy a fun and scenic trek through the Christmas trees and sugar bush during “Maple Tapping Season”. This hike consists of an approximately a 1 mile loop over glacially carved terrain to observe the modern day practices associated with maple syrup production. Along the way, you will see fields of Christmas trees and observe Maple tree tapping using an interconnected tubing system for sap collection. Afterwards you can enjoy some hot chocolate, maple syrup sampling and there will be products available for purchase. There will also be an open forum/discussion for anyone interested in backyard sugaring.       Please note: weather permitting
(SNOW DATE: February 16, same time)

If you would like to check out their website and get directions: https://www.balsamridgechristmas.com/index.php/about-us/map-directions

Snowshoeing Hike - Overset Pond

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 Feb 29, 2020 at 9 am

Explore the snow covered trails as we trek through the area that loops along the Sanborn River, Overset Pond and to the top of Overset Mountain. Join SMH and Lorie Olson, Maine native and avid hiker for this hike, which is approximately 5 miles. From the top, you will have a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding hills and mountains.

Please note: Weather permitting, dress accordingly, and make sure to bring a lunch/snack and water.  For more information about Overset click on link:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/overset-pond-trail

 

Celebrating Birth ~ Childbirth Preparation

$100

with Rachel Murer, SMHC Birthing Suite

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 1, 2020 at 9 am
8 additional sessions through Nov 21, 2020

Being prepared for childbirth can ease your mind and make your birth experience what you hope it will be. This class will give you the information, resources and skills to prepare you for the birth of your baby.

This class will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the birth process
  • Stages of labor
  • Pain management & control options
  • Positions to labor in
  • Breathing 
  • Positive thinking
  • A tour of the Birthing Suite

Expecting mother/couple should be in their last trimester. Class fee is per couple. When checking out, please don't add your support person as an additional attendee, only enter their name when asked.

 

Snowshoeing Hike - White Cap

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 Mar 15, 2020 at 9 am

Let’s get out, enjoy winter and get some exercise too! Join SMH and Lorie Olson, Maine native and avid hiker as we snowshoe 5.8 miles on a moderate trail to the summit of Whitecap that will provide breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Please note: Weather permitting, and make sure to dress accordingly.

For more information about White Cap and directions to trailhead, click on link:

https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/rumford-whitecap-mountain-preserve

More Flavor...Less Salt

Free

with Pat Watson, SMH Registered Dietitian, Western Maine Health Community Resources

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2020 at 10 am

The DASH diet emphasizes portion size, eating a variety of foods and getting the right amount of nutrients. Discover how DASH can improve your health, lower your blood pressure and encourage you to reduce the sodium in your diet. Because the DASH diet is, a healthy way of eating, if offers healthy benefits besides just lowering blood pressure. The DASH diet is also in line with dietary recommendations to prevent osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Join Stephens Memorial Hospital’s registered dietitian Pat Watson to learn more about this eating plan while sampling delicious, low-sodium, heart-healthy recipes.

Spring Hike - Hall's Pond and Singepole Mountain Trail

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 Apr 11, 2020 at 9 am

Join SMH and Lorie Olson, Maine native and avid hiker for a hiking adventure up Singepole Mountain. This moderate/advanced 2.5-mile hike offers the opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature at her best with some panoramic views of the White Mountains; all while getting some exercise and having some fun too!

Please note: Weather permitting, make sure to dress accordingly and this time of year there still could be some left over snow/ice. Snowshoes or Ice Cleats could be needed.

For more informatin about Singepole click on link:
https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/singepole-trail

 





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