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Art For the Heart

Come join this fun workshop where we will use watercolor paints and paper to create valentine art projects.  Art in any form can lift one’s mood, boost self-awareness, improve eye-hand…

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Caring Cards

Join other volunteers to create uplifting note cards for cancer patients. Note cards, some stamps and materials provided. Questions? E-Mail Katherine

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Cooking Consults!

Are you trying to improve your diet, but finding that your food preparation and/or cooking skills need a tune-up?  Now you can set up a Cooking Consult with our Registered…

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Drama! A one-day Theater Challenge

Kids and teens will be challenged to create and perform an original piece in the span of only a few hours!  Guided prompts and acting exercises will help inspire youth…

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Fighting Fatigue Through and Beyond Prostate Cancer

Research suggests that most people getting cancer treatment have fatigue.  Cancer-related fatigue is very different from everyday fatigue.  It lasts longer and sleep doesn’t make it better:  it’s unpredictable.  Many…

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Fit for Life

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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Grief After Cancer Loss

Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. This group offers adults an opportunity to learn about grief and how…

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Healing Tree Family Nights

2nd Tuesday of each month, 6 – 7:30 pm Join us for a fun and interactive night for the whole family to enjoy.  Each month a different activity will be…

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Dempsey Center Introductory Meeting & Tour

Come to the Dempsey Center for a tour. Other times available by appointment. Open to anyone to learn about our programs and services Tuesdays, 3:00 – 3:45 PM Thursdays, 6:00…

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Knit & Crochet

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. Questions? E-Mail…

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Living With Hope Patient Group

Discussion an guided exercises for adults who have metastatic and/or advanced cancer. Pre-assessment required. 

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Living Well

This program is open to adults with any type of cancer, at any point along the journey from diagnosis through survivor-ship, along with their adult family members and friends.  Offered…

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Living With Hope Companion Group

Discussion and guided exercises for adults who have a loved one with metastatic and/or advanced cancer. Pre-assessment required. A telephone consult is required, call 207-795-8250.

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Look Good…Feel Better

This American Cancer Society program provides participants free makeup and teaches how to use cosmetics to look and feel their best. For cancer patients only

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Making Sense out of Wills and Living Wills

If you were no longer able to make healthcare decisions, who would make decisions on your behalf? Come learn about healthcare power of attorney and wills. Presented by Darcie Beaudin,…

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Nutrition for Life; Food is Medicine Series

Are you interested in learning more about so called “super foods”, food trends, the benefits of spices and how to incorporate them into your everyday diet?  During this 4-part nutrition…

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Meditation for Beginners

A series for those who are just starting to explore meditation or looking to focus their existing practice, incorporating tips, techniques, and the opportunity to experience a variety of guided…

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

This 8-week class uses meditation, gentle yoga movement, group discussion, and personal reflection to learn how to live your life with more ease. Attendance at the orientation meeting or personal…

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Orientation

This one hour session will provide an overview of the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class and is required for anyone interested in taking the full course.

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Mini Spa

Join us for a relaxing evening of free mini spa treatments. Enjoy a warm foot soak and hand treatment in a calm, peaceful atmosphere. Wednesdays, January 10, February 14: 6-7pm…

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Monthly Monday Meditations

Join us for a drop-in group meditation session the first Monday of each month beginning in February.  Brief instruction, followed by guided exercises designed to give participants a “sampling” of…

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NOMO (Not On My Own)

A social support group for young adults ages 19-39 impacted by cancer. Meets at Gritty’s, 68 Main St., Auburn. Registration not required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250

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Pilates Yoga

Merges the benefits of Pilates and Yoga to develop core strength, tone muscles, and increase flexibility, and help reduce stress. Tuesdays, 11 – 12pm

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Prostate Cancer Support Group

Education and support for men living with prostate cancer, also open to their loved ones/caregivers. No registration required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250.

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Sewing & Quilting Group

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 and Win

Healthy Androscoggin and the Dempsey Center are once again offering Quit & Win, our annual free, 5 week, incentive-based tobacco cessation program.  This course includes instruction on preparing to quit,…

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Reiki Workshop

Join us for a 3 hour workshop to begin training as a Reiki I practitioner.  With this, you can practice Reiki on yourself, your family and friends, even your pet! …

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga uses props to encourage a deep state of relaxation.  By supporting various parts of your body with bolsters, blocks, and blankets, and/or straps, you can fully release into the pose…

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Soups On!

There’s nothing like a nice warm soup to show you care!  It’s warm, goes down fairly easy and can be very health supporting.  In week one, we’ll make some nourishing…

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Support for Seedlings

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 impacted by cancer….

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Tai Chi for Balance

Tai Chi is a mind-body practice combining gentle exercise, breathing practices, and meditation to activate self-healing.  It can be practiced by anyone of any age and level of ability. Tuesdays,…

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Teen Adventure Night: Snowtubing at Lost Valley

Join us for a fun evening on the mountain!  Teens will enjoy 2 hours of snowtubing under the lights, followed by dinner together at the lodge.  Program facilitated by Dempsey…

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Teen Group

This group for adolescents ages 12+ offers a comfortable environment to talk, learn more about cancer, and engage in activities with other teens impacted by cancer. No registration required. Questions?…

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Tobacco Support Group

Peer-facilitated, the tobacco support group is open to anyone interested in quitting tobacco.  This group is offered in collaboration with Healthy Androscoggin. Location: St. Mary’s Hospital, 93 Campus Avenue, Lewiston…

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Touch, Caring & Cancer

Simple touch and light massage can be very soothing, and increase relaxation for anyone.  Come learn some simple massage techniques that you can offer to someone you care about with…

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Women’s Cancer Support Group

This group is open for women with any type of cancer at any point along their journey from diagnosis through survivorship.

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Yoga for Life

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. Thursdays, 11 – 12pm and 6…

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Young Adult Winter Escape

Let’s chase away the winter blues by playing in the snow!  We’ll meet at Seacoast Adventure Park in Windham for 2 hours of snowtubing, and then have dinner together.  Open…

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YWCA Breast Cancer Encore Program

This program is designed specifically for those who have experienced breast cancer. Consists of 30 minutes of warm water, gentle exercises designed to increase range of motion, muscle strength, and…

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