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(CLASS FULL) Food is Medicine- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Thinking of your food as medicine can motivate you to eat well. This four-part nutrition workshop will teach you ways to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases….

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Acupressure for Pain, Nausea, and Fatigue- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Learn how activating acupressure points in your body can help you manage pain, nausea, and fatigue that you may experience from your cancer treatment. If you have an interest in…

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Acupressure for Pain, Nausea, and Fatigue- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Learn how activating acupressure points in your body can help you manage pain, nausea, and fatigue that you may experience from your cancer treatment. If you have an interest in…

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(FULL) Awaken Your Heart: Yoga, Movement, and Journaling – South Portland

South Portland, ME

This workshop includes gentle yoga, meditation, mindful drawing, journal writing, sharing in pairs, and gentle somatic yoga/dance. Benefits of this class include increased relaxation, reduced stress, connection with the body’s…

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Better Sleep for Better Health- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Discover what’s disrupting your sleep and learn strategies for improved sleep. Learn how to adjust your sleep cycle so it’s in sync with your circadian rhythm. This has been scientifically…

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Better Sleep for Better Health- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Discover what’s disrupting your sleep and learn strategies for improved sleep. Learn how to adjust your sleep cycle so it’s in sync with your circadian rhythm. This has been scientifically…

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Breast Cancer Support Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This eight-week group is a safe space in which to express yourself, share your experience, and connect with other women, giving you a sense of belonging and empowerment. This group…

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(FULL) Build Your Own Terrarium – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Build your own terrarium! Paying attention to your senses as you create this small world you’ll learn to reduce your stress and connect with your breath. Together we’ll create these…

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Cancer and Financial Health – South Portland

South Portland, ME

A cancer diagnosis can be life changing, taking an emotional and physical toll on cancer patients and their families. For many people, the financial impact of cancer is also a…

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Cancer and Physical Balance Workshop- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Chemo brain, loss of muscle mass, and neuropathy can negatively impact your physical balance after cancer treatment, increasing your risk of falls. In this four-week workshop you’ll learn about basic…

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Caregiver Support Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This group is for anyone who is providing emotional and/or physical support to someone with cancer. The caregiver support group provides a safe, comfortable place to find the support, information,…

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Taking Care of Your Ticker: The Heart Healthy Diet- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Your heart depends on good nutrition to stay strong and healthy. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, join us for an evening of heart-healthy cooking and tasting! Open to…

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Taking Care of Your Ticker: The Heart Healthy Diet- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Your heart depends on good nutrition to stay strong and healthy. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, join us for an evening of heart-healthy cooking and tasting! Open to…

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Chair Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Have you always wanted to try yoga but were concerned it might be too much for you? Chair yoga gives you all the benefits of a floor yoga class while…

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(CLASS FULL) Cooking Matters for Adults- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This six-week series of interactive cooking instruction classes is led by a chef and a trained nutrition educator. You will learn how to prepare simple, healthy, affordable, and delicious meals…

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Creative Movements: An Improvisation Workshop Series – South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you have recently finished cancer treatment and want to re-connect with your body, this three-part workshop series is for you! Dance instructor, Jessamyn Schmidt creates a safe space for…

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Crystal Bowl Meditation – South Portland

South Portland, ME

During Crystal Bowl Meditation, singing bowls of different sizes are used to create tones of varying frequencies that act as pathways of energy to different parts of the body. Participants…

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Face2Face: Breast Cancer Support- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Face2Face is a peer-led social networking group for young women with breast cancer. This group is offered in partnership with Young Survival Coalition.  Third Saturday of the month, from 10:00…

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Fatigue Factor – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Fatigue is a common and distressing side effect of cancer and its treatment. Fatigue Factor provides information and support to help you better understand and cope with cancer-related fatigue, through a…

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Fatigue Factor – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Fatigue is a common and distressing side effect of cancer and its treatment. Fatigue Factor provides information and support to help you better understand and cope with cancer-related fatigue, through…

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Fit for Life – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Do you want to be more flexible, have better balance, build cardio and muscular endurance? This class can help! Under the guidance of a fitness instructor, the class will feature…

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Fit to Dance – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Fit to Dance is a unique combination of Dance Aerobics and Strength Training. Join us for this powerful way to burn calories, achieve good posture, and stay injury-free. The fun dance…

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Food is Medicine- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Thinking of your food as medicine can motivate you to eat well. This four-part nutrition workshop will teach you ways to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases….

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(CLASS FULL) Freeing and Restoring Scar Tissue: A Self-Care Workshop – South Portland

South Portland, ME

In this class, anyone with scars from cancer treatment will learn about the nature and quality of scar tissue. The class instructor will teach participants how to self apply gentle…

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Grief After Cancer Loss- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. Learn about grief and how to adjust to the loss of a…

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Healing Tree Family Night with the Sea Dogs

South Portland, ME

Join other families who have been impacted by cancer for a fun night out with the Sea Dogs! The Dempsey Center has a limited number of free tickets for this…

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Healing Tree Family Night with the Sea Dogs

Lewiston, ME

Join other families who have been impacted by cancer for a fun night out with the Sea Dogs! The Dempsey Center has a limited number of free tickets for this…

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Incontinence + Prostate Cancer – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Many men have urinary incontinence after treatment for prostate cancer. If you have this problem, you are not alone. Join us for this talk/discussion led by Jill Cramp, Physical Therapist…

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Knit & Crochet – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

These volunteer groups meet on a regular basis to make items for cancer patients and families. Bring your own projects or help us create hats, lap blankets, etc.  

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Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma Support Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

A support group for adults impacted by a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma – open to both patients and loved ones. This support group is offered in partnership…

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Living Well Beyond Cancer: Understanding Chemo-Induced Neuropathy – South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you are affected by chemo-induced neuropathy, this class can help. Through a combination of lecture, interactive group discussion, and demonstration, you will learn: – The signs, symptoms, and risks…

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Living Well Beyond Cancer: Understanding Chemo-Induced Neuropathy – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

If you are affected by chemo-induced neuropathy, this class can help. Through a combination of lecture, interactive group discussion, and demonstration, you will learn: – The signs, symptoms, and risks…

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Living Well Beyond Cancer: Understanding Chemo-Induced Neuropathy – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

If you are affected by chemo-induced neuropathy, this class can help. Through a combination of lecture, interactive group discussion, and demonstration, you will learn: – The signs, symptoms, and risks…

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Living Well Beyond Cancer: Understanding Chemo-Induced Neuropathy – South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you are affected by chemo-induced neuropathy, this class can help. Through a combination of lecture, interactive group discussion, and demonstration, you will learn: – The signs, symptoms, and risks…

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Living Well With Chronic Pain- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

If you or your loved one is living with chronic pain related to a cancer experience this workshop will benefit you. Living Well with Chronic Pain is a 6-session workshop…

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Living Well With Chronic Pain- South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you or your loved one is living with chronic pain related to a cancer experience this workshop will benefit you. Living Well with Chronic Pain is a 6-session workshop…

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Advanced Cancer Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Through discussion and guided exercises, group members explore ways to cope with the challenges of living with advanced illness and to continue to find meaning and hope. A telephone consult…

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Advanced Cancer Support Group + Companion Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Through discussion and guided exercises, group members explore ways to cope with the challenges of living with (or loving someone who has) advanced illness – and to continue to find…

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Making the Move to a Plant-Based Diet – South Portland

South Portland, ME

It is common for people with a cancer diagnosis to make a shift to a plant-bated diet. However, moving away from animal foods can result in nutrient deficiencies. This two-part…

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Managing the Effects of Cancer Treatment with Acupuncture- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Growing evidence suggests that acupuncture is beneficial for the treatment of cancer pain and for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It also appears to relieve symptoms such as radiotherapy-induced dry mouth,…

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Meditative Hypnosis- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Led by certified hypnotherapist, Maggie Clement, meditative hypnosis sessions are open to anyone whose life has been disrupted by cancer. The sessions help to relax both body and mind in…

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(Monday) Weekly Cancer Support Group – South Portland

South Portland, ME

This group is open to anyone who is dealing with cancer and its aftermath – patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends are welcome. Mondays, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM…

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Multiple Myeloma Support Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

A support group for adults impacted by a diagnosis of multiple myeloma – open to both patients and loved ones. First Tuesday of the month 5:30 – 6:30 PM

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Pilates – South Portland

South Portland, ME

A Pilates workout aims to increase flexibility, range of motion and balance, while promoting strength and muscle tone. In this Pilates class you will enjoy a series of exercises that…

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Pilates Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Experience the benefits of Pilates and Yoga merged into one to help you develop your core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress. Tuesdays,  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Playing Through Life’s Obstacles- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Are you feeling like cancer has made life way too serious! Have you found less time for playing with your children, avoiding messes, and being a kid yourself? Here’s a…

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Playing Through Life’s Obstacles- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Are you feeling like cancer has made life way too serious! Have you found less time for playing with your children, avoiding messes, and being a kid yourself? Here’s a…

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Prostate Cancer Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Education and support for people living with prostate cancer. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. The last Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Click here for…

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Prostate Cancer Support Group – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Education and support for people living with prostate cancer. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Topics + Speakers for…

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Qi Gong for Living Well- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Qi Gong ( pronounced chee-gung) is a form of exercise that combines gentle body movements, muscle relaxation, meditation, and breathing to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Studies show that…

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Qi Gong for Living Well- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Qi Gong ( pronounced chee-gung) is a form of exercise that combines gentle body movements, muscle relaxation, meditation, and breathing to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Studies show that…

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Quick and Healthy Snacks to Fight Fatigue – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Healthy snacks can be a great strategy for fighting cancer-related fatigue. During this session, you’ll learn about and taste quick and easy nibbles you can enjoy at home for an…

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Sewing & Quilting Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join other volunteers to create items for patients and families including hearts of love, ports of love, hats, lap quilts and other Comfort items. Questions? E-Mail Katherine

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Quit & Win – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join the Quit & Win program. Win cash and prizes for being tobacco-free in 2020! Participants are required to attend a five week tobacco cessation class. This class series begins…

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Reiki for Beginners- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Reiki helps the body balance energy to support health and well-being. In this class you will learn some basics about Reiki, get the chance to receive Reiki in a group…

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Relaxation Tools for Times of Worry – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Create your very own relaxation tool box. In this workshop you will explore a guided meditation, engage your creativity, and learn a breathing technique to slow down your thinking and…

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Relaxation Tools for Times of Worry – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Create your very own relaxation tool box. In this workshop you will explore a guided meditation, engage your creativity, and learn a breathing technique to slow down your thinking and…

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Restorative Yoga for Better Sleep – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Yoga has been shown to help you fall asleep quicker and sleep better. This class is relaxing and slow-paced, practicing the best yoga poses for sleep, allowing you to bend…

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Restorative Yoga – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Led by certified yoga instructor Holly Hofmann, restorative yoga is a gentle and restful approach to yoga that uses props to support the body. This is an opportunity to draw…

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Shake Your Soul: The Yoga of Dance

South Portland, ME

This movement practice relaxes your nervous system, energizes your body and awakens your soul, through a powerful and fluid dance repertoire set to world music. Together we create a sweaty,…

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Slow Flow Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Explore gentle stretches and your breath to warm up your body, leading to standing poses with gentle movement helping to build body awareness, ending with time in relaxation pose. Variations…

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Sound Immersion Workshop- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Experience the soothing and energizing power of sound. As you relax on a yoga mat, workshop leader Jim Doble will use gongs, singing bowls, and tuning forks to bathe the…

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(CLASS FULL) Sound Immersion Workshop – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Experience the soothing and energizing power of sound. As you relax on a yoga mat, workshop leader Jim Doble will use gongs, singing bowls, and tuning forks to bathe the…

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Stretch & Strengthen for Better Sleep- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This workshop offers a calming sequence of stretches and balance poses designed to involve every muscle group in the body. With an emphasis on preparing your body and mind for…

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Support for Seedlings – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This children’s support group takes the best of yoga class and a support group and wraps them together for a fun, active, and expressive experience for children ages 6-12 years…

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Surviving and Thriving: Breakfast of Champions – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Fuel your body and mind with a healthy breakfast! In this hands-on class, you’ll prep breakfast foods, chat about the health benefits, sample a few, and pack some to take…

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Surviving and Thriving: Functional Fitness – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Functional fitness prepares your body for the movements and activities of daily living. When cancer treatment ends, this class can help you rebuild your core and muscular strength, balance/coordination, range…

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Surviving and Thriving: Intro to Tai Chi + Qi Gong – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Exercising after cancer treatment ends can improve your overall health and quality of life. Tai Chi and Qi Gong combine gentle body movements, muscle relaxation, meditation, and breathing to improve…

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Surviving and Thriving: Pilates Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Experience the benefits of Pilates and Yoga merged into one to help you develop your core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress. In this class you will get…

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Surviving and Thriving: Quick Healthy Snacks – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Healthy snacking can be a helpful part of your post-treatment nutrition plan. In this class you’ll learn about and make some quick healthy snacks that support your energy and overall…

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Surviving and Thriving: Thinking Outside the Lunch Box – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Fuel your body and mind with a healthy lunch! In this hands-on class, you’ll have the chance to prep lunch foods, chat about the health benefits, sample a few, and…

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Surviving and Thriving: What’s for Dinner? – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Don’t fret about dinner. Make eating well easier with a little organization and prep work! In this hands-on class you’ll get to prep dinner foods, chat about the health benefits,…

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Surviving + Thriving – Fit for Life Series

Lewiston, ME

The Surviving + Thriving Fit for Life series is designed for people who have recently completed cancer treatment and their caregivers. Led by a certified personal trainer, this class prepares…

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Surviving + Thriving Info Session – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

When cancer treatment ends, people can experience a range of emotions. They may be relieved that treatment is over but worry about the future. It is important to feel supported…

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Surviving + Thriving – Life Beyond Cancer

Lewiston, ME

Cancer treatment has ended. You’re relieved that it’s over but you worry about the future. Everyone can benefit from the help and support of other people. In this discussion about…

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Surviving + Thriving – Post-Treatment Emotions

Lewiston, ME

While some people adapt well over time to life after treatment, many people experience ongoing fears or concerns. You may find you need a lot of support – maybe even…

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Surviving + Thriving – Post-Treatment Support Group

Lewiston, ME

This five-week group is for people who have finished their active cancer treatment. It provides a space for you to share experiences about your struggles and successes and to gain…

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Surviving + Thriving – Walk/Run Training

Lewiston, ME

Walking or running can offer numerous health benefits to people of all ages and fitness levels. They may also help prevent certain diseases and even prolong your life. Both are…

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Tai Chi – South Portland

South Portland, ME

This Tai Chi program explores the many principles of Qigong practice, including body/mind awareness, energy cultivation, and balance. Both beginners and advanced students are welcome. Instructor Jason Ames is the…

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Tai Chi for Balance – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Tai Chi is a mind-body practice that combines gentle exercise, breathing practices, and meditation to bring about self-healing. It can be practiced by anyone of any age and level of…

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Teen Adventure Day: Ice Skating at Thompson’s Point

South Portland, ME

Kick off winter break in style with some good old fashioned outdoor fun! Teens ages 12+ will have the chance to get together with others who have been impacted by…

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Teen Adventure Day: Ice Skating at Thompson’s Point

Lewiston, ME

Kick off winter break in style with some good old fashioned outdoor fun! Teens ages 12+ will have the chance to get together with others who have been impacted by…

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Teen Group- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This group is the heartbeat of everything teen-related at the Dempsey Center. Teens whose lives have been impacted by their own or a loved one’s cancer get together weekly to…

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Ten Tips for Eating Better on a Budget- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

In this three-week workshop, you will get tips and tools to help you stretch your food dollar and eat healthier. You will prepare a recipe in class and receive USDA…

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The Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

The Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet lets you meet your nutritional needs by focusing on natural, minimally-processed plant foods. This series provides tips and tasting opportunities to help you incorporate more…

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Tobacco Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Peer-facilitated, the tobacco support group is open to anyone interested in quitting tobacco.  This group is offered in collaboration with Healthy Androscoggin. Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: St. Mary’s…

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Understanding Lymphedema – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Lymphedema, swelling caused by the buildup of fluid under the skin, is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. Lymphedema can result in pain, reduced mobility, feeling of heaviness…

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Understanding Lymphedema – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Lymphedema, swelling caused by the buildup of fluid under the skin, is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. Lymphedema can result in pain, reduced mobility, feeling of heaviness…

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(Wednesday) Weekly Cancer Support Group

South Portland, ME

This group is open to anyone who is dealing with cancer and its aftermath – patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends are welcome. Wednesdays, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM…

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What Now? Finding Your Way When Cancer Treatment Ends – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

When cancer treatment ends you may feel lost, asking “What now?” Led by a licensed social worker, this class gives you information about common concerns and practical tips for adjusting…

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What Now? Finding Your Way When Cancer Treatment Ends – South Portland

South Portland, ME

When cancer treatment ends you may feel lost, asking “What now?” Led by a licensed social worker, this class gives you information about common concerns and practical tips for adjusting…

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What to Eat: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

What you eat can impact how you feel during cancer treatment. During this class, our Registered Dietitian will share basic information about maintaining good nutrition while dealing with cancer, tailoring…

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What to Eat: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment- South Portland

South Portland, ME

What you eat can impact how you feel during cancer treatment. During this class, our Registered Dietitian will share basic information about maintaining good nutrition while dealing with cancer, tailoring…

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What to Eat: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment- South Portland

South Portland, ME

What you eat can impact how you feel during cancer treatment. During this class, our Registered Dietitian will share basic information about maintaining good nutrition while dealing with cancer, tailoring…

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Writing Your Life- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Tap into your inner creativity in this writing group facilitated by former college writing professor Judith Hanneman. Writing can be a good way to process your cancer experience and find…

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Yoga for Fatigue – Lewiston

South Portland, ME

Yoga has been shown to help reduce cancer-related fatigue. In this class you will practice gentle yoga movements and meditation, and have the chance to share with other class members….

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Yoga for Life – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This is a gentle yoga class for all fitness levels. The focus is on range of motion movement and gentle stretching. No experience with yoga required, this is a drop in class….

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