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Acupressure for Chi, Jing and Shen; The 3 Treasures for Health

Learn how these three vital concepts of Chinese medicine can support and improve your health Apply the techniques on yourself or a loved one. Tuesdays, November 14, 3:00 pm –…

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Save the Date: Annual Memorial Service

Remember a loved one, in the company of others, as we honor those who have died from cancer over the past year.  A short program with music, readings, support followed…

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From Cancer to Health Information Session

Come and learn what From Cancer to Health is all about.

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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 Mary

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Celebrate the Harvest

Come and enjoy this 2 session series which will feature produce harvested that day from our own Dempsey Center Community Garden!! We’ll discuss the health benefits of the produce prepared,…

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Chair Yoga

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

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Chemo Brain Fog- What to do About it

Have you noticed that since you have undergone chemotherapy you have had a hard time concentrating, or finding the right word, or remember things? You are not alone, and there…

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Children’s Theater: ‘The Stories Inside Me.’

Do you have a personal message or story that you would like to share?  You will be gently guided through various prompts and acting exercises that will help inspire you…

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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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How To Create An Ethical Will

The ethical will originates from Jewish tradition dating as far back as the Bible. It is a written statement from a parent, teacher, or relative which attempts to put into…

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Fall Gratitude Retreat

This 3-hour retreat is designed to immerse you in the uplifting and transformative practice of gratitude.  Experience meditation, journaling, art, and mindful food preparation and practices that evoke gratitude.

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Fall’s Brilliant Colors

Come join this fun workshop where we will use watercolor paints to create a brilliant fall landscape.  Art in any form can lift one’s mood, boost self-awareness, improve eye-hand coordination…

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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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FreshStart

Presented in collaboration with Healthy Androscoggin and the American Cancer Society, this five week program is free and designed to teach you to become tobacco free!  Open to anyone. Wednesdays,…

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From Cancer to Health: A Stress Management and Coping Intervention Program

This evidenced-based program is designed by Ohio State University and supported by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.  Their research showed that the skills and strategies patients…

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Get the Facts: Cancer, Genetics and Family History

Join us for a discussion with Meredith Seidel, genetic counselor from Massachusetts General Cancer Center.  She will review who, what, where and how of genetic counseling and answer such questions…

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Grief After Cancer Loss Workshop Series

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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Growing Gratitude

Join us for a fun and creative family workshop where kids and parents can reflect on what they are thankful for and work together to create a “Gratitude Tree” to…

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Healing Grief Support Group

An open group for adults who have lost a loved one. August 22, 2017 will be the final Healing Grief Support Group Session. Registration not required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250.

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Heart Health and Resiliency

Join Monica Dawe, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute to explore the mind body connection in heart health.  She will share tools to help…

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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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Cancer Genetics Management in the Primary Care Setting

Jackson Labs and the Dempsey Center Present:Cancer Genetics Management in the Primary Care Setting Special presenters: Susan Miesfeldt, MD &  Gregory Feero, MD, PhD The program features: 1) An educational…

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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? Call…

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Layers – An Art Class and Exhibit

When diagnosed and living with cancer, one experiences many layers of emotional, spiritual, and physical impact.  Letting go of what doesn’t work, adding layers of new awareness may help.  Creating…

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Lifeforce Yoga

A gentle yoga workshop to learn breathing practices, movement, and sound to help soothe and balance the body and mind. A relaxing, guided meditation will close the workshop. To register,…

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Line Dancing for Beginners

Our instructor is Denise Hebert, a well- known Line Dancing instructor from Lewiston. Line dancing is all about fun, exercise, discipline, good music, and a great stress reliever. No dance…

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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

Offering education and support, open to adults with any type of cancer, at any point from diagnosis through survivorship, and adult family members/friends. SEPT: Body Image & Self Esteem OCT:…

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Living With Hope and 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 the Move to a Plant – Based Diet

Are you contemplating a shift to more plant sources of protein, but aren’t sure where to begin? This 2 week workshop will provide you with the information you need as…

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

This 8-week class is modeled on the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and the U MASS Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Studies show that consistent mindfulness practice can result in:…

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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. Seating is limited to 4 per…

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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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Nutrition for Life: The Anti-Cancer Diet

This 4 part nutrition series explores the nuts and bolts of the anti- cancer diet and will feature topics like: “Color your Diet”, “Meatless Meals Made Easy”, and “Fiberize for…

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Pelvic Floor Health: Building Strength and Confidence

Urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, constipation and pelvic pain are common side effects of cancer treatments for both men and women.  Come learn about treatment options and how pelvic floor rehabilitation…

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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.  

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Preserving the Harvest: Canning Salsa

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? This workshop will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use a hot water bath canner…

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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 Mary

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Radical Acceptance of Self and Body after Cancer for Women – Reclaiming our Connection

Adjusting to our bodies following surgery or other treatments for cancer can disrupt our connection with ourselves and our loved ones.  This 4 week program will help participants use the…

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Soft and Smooooth

A sore mouth and throat can have a significant impact on your ability to eat well during cancer treatment. Yet, staying well-nourished is important to your health, treatment outcome and…

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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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Stress Management & Self-Care After Prostate Cancer

In addition to the impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, we all experience a wide variety of social, physiological, environmental and cognitive sources of stress. This presentation will assist…

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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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Survivorship: Finding the “New Normal” and Thriving after prostate cancer

Many prostate cancer survivors find themselves asking “What now?” when active cancer treatment, with its clear goals and targeted outcomes, ends.  The needs of survivorship are vast and unique to…

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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. Registration…

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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. Adolescent, 15 minute Chair…

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The Mediterranean Diet

We hear a lot about it, but was does it really mean to follow the Mediterranean diet? If you are looking for a great tasting, anti-cancer eating style that is…

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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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Tonics and Elixers

Hydration is essential to your good health, but plain old water is not always very appealing.  In this class we’ll explore some clear liquid beverages that are hydrating and supportive…

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Women’s Cancer Support Group

For women with any type of cancer who are at any point along their journey, from diagnosis through survivorship. No registration required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250.

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Writing A Life

Writing allows us to express and make meaning out of our cancer journeys.  Through the process of writing about our experiences, we can find healing as we explore the impacts…

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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.  

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Yoga for Littles

Kids will relax, have fun, and learn to practice kindness to themselves and others. Recommended for ages 5-10, but can be flexible. Registration not required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250

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Young Adult Summer Escape Mini Golf and Beach day at OOB

It’s summer- so let’s get away and have some fun in Old Orchard Beach.  We’ll meet at Pirate’s Cove in Old Orchard Beach at 11am to play a round of…

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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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YWCA Breast Cancer Encore Program – Information Meeting

Come learn about this fabulous program designed for those who have experienced breast cancer. The weekly class consists of 30-minutes of warm water, gentle exercises designed to increase range of…

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