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Afternoon of Remembrance – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for this afternoon to remember and honor the people we have lost to cancer. This afternoon will include songs, readings, and time for sharing and conversation. Light refreshments…

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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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Cooking Matters For Adults – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 6 week series offers participants tools on how to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget.  Many take-home items are issued as well as groceries at each class. …

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Creating Calm: Self Reflection Through Meditative Painting – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Let intuition be your guide in this expressive arts workshop and learn more about yourself in the process. The class begins with guided meditation to set the stage, then group…

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

South Portland, ME

Join Maine Medical Center Oncology Dietitian, Karen Schilling and Cancer Rebel and Cook, Ryann Chamberlain for this informative and fun workshop. At each session, Karen shares basic information about maintaining…

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Eating For A Healthy Heart – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Your heart depends on good nutrition to stay strong and healthy. Join us for an evening of heart healthy cooking and tasting! For…

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Evening of Remembrance – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Join us for this evening to remember and honor the people we have lost to cancer. The evening will include songs, readings, and time for sharing and conversation. Light refreshments…

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Face2Face- 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 2:00…

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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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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…

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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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FreshStart – South Portland

Lewiston, ME

FreshStart is a 5-week tobacco cessation series that will help you become tobacco free. In a supportive group atmosphere, we’ll address: strategies for quitting dealing with triggers myths about quitting…

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From Cancer To Health: A Stress Management And Coping Intervention Program – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 8 week series is an evidenced-based program designed by Ohio State University and supported by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. Their research shows that the skills and strategies…

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Grief After Cancer Loss – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Coping with the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. If you have lost a loved one to cancer, we can help…

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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. If you have lost a loved one to cancer, we can help…

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Healthy Holiday Eating – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

The holiday season presents us with lots of opportunities to eat. This class features menu ideas and tips to help you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle during this time…

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Introduction to the Dempsey Center – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

The first step to using any Dempsey Center services is to attend an introduction to the Center. You will get a comprehensive overview of the free programs and services available…

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Intro to Reiki for Self Care and Sharing – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This workshop is designed to introduce the history and practice of Reiki, and to train participants to use Reiki for self-care or in the care of another. Learn how to…

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Introduction to the Dempsey Center – South Portland

South Portland, ME

The first step to using any Dempsey Center services is to attend an introduction to the Center. You will get a comprehensive overview of the free programs and services available…

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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. Questions? E-Mail…

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Let’s Talk About It!: Preserving Intimacy After Prostate Cancer – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Men (and their partners) are impacted by many physical, emotional and sexual challenges following treatment for prostate cancer. Honest and open communication is essential to the goal of maintaining intimate…

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

South Portland, ME

This group is for people diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma. Dinner is provided. Third Tuesday of the month, from  5:30 – 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Dempsey Center 778 Main…

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Living Well – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Open to adults with any type of cancer, at any point along the journey from diagnosis through survivorship, along with their adult family members and friends. Through discussion & guided exercises, participants…

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Living With Hope and Living With Hope Companion Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This group is for people impacted by metastatic and/or advanced cancer. Through discussion and guided exercises, participants have the opportunity to explore ways to cope with the challenges of living with (or loving…

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Living With Hope and Living With Hope Companion Group – South Portland

South Portland, ME

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

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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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Mindful Living & Stress Reduction – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 6 week course will introduce you to the practice of Mindfulness and give you tools that can help: Reduce stress and anxiety, Improve well-being, Enhance resiliency at home and…

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Mini Spa – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a relaxing mini spa treatment. Enjoy a warm foot soak and hand treatment in a calm, peaceful atmosphere. Second Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 -7:00 pm   Limit 2 Fourth…

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Monthly Monday Meditations – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for drop-in group meditation sessions and discover the many benefits meditation can offer. Each session includes brief instruction, followed by guided exercises designed to give you a sampling of different types…

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Movement As Meditation – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

In this class we will explore the movements of daily living as simple meditations. By working with activities such as sitting, standing, walking, lying, resting and stretching in this way,…

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Multiple Myeloma Support- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This group is for people who have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. First Tuesday of the month 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Dempsey Center 778 Main Street South Portland, ME…

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Music Heals – A Music Therapy Workshop for Families – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Music Therapy can help to facilitate healing in a creative, fun and supportive way. It’s been shown to help with pain relief, stress management and communication. This special workshop will…

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Nutrition for Life Series: The Anti Cancer Diet – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This four part nutrition series explores the anti-cancer diet and will feature topics like: Color Your Diet, Meatless Meals Made Easy, and Fiberize For Better Health.  We’ll discuss current nutrition research…

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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

Merges the benefits of Pilates and Yoga to develop core strength, tone muscles, and increase flexibility, and help reduce stress. Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Prostate Cancer Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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

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Prostate Cancer Support- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This group is for men with prostate cancer. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Second Tuesday of the month 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Dempsey Center 778 Main Street…

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Qi Gong For Health & Vitality – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This Qi Gong class will include a gentle warm up followed by movements designed to energize, harmonize and balance the body and mind. The class will close with a quiet…

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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

YOU could win $250 in cash and prizes for being tobacco free in 2019! Join Healthy Androscoggin‘s Quit & Win program. It’s FREE!  This 5 week program is open to the…

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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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Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Pop Up Store Tour – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This cooking enhanced nutrition education class offers participants cost saving ideas for healthy, delicious, low cost meals. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion, as well…

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Better Sleep For Better Health – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Learn how to adjust your sleep cycle so that it is in sync with your circadian rhythm. This has been scientifically proven to decrease blood pressure and stress levels, curb…

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Soups On! – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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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Look Good Feel Better – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Look Good Feel Better teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail…

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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 impacted by cancer….

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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 activate self-healing. It can be practiced by anyone of any age and level of ability….

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Teen Group -Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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 massage sessions are…

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Teen Group Cabin Fever Reliever: Backyard BBQ – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

So what if there’s snow on the ground? Even though we have to stay indoors, we’ll set up lawn games, eat picnic food and pretend it’s summer! Join us for…

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Teen Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Youth Yoga Instructor Tish Caldwell will now be offering Teen Yoga. This program will be offered as part of Teen Group (see Support Group listings). 4th Thursday of each month  7:00 -7:30…

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Tips & Tools for Quitting Tobacco – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

You can become tobacco-free! Tips and Tools for Quitting Tobacco will give you: Resources for quitting Information on preparing to quit Tips on how to identify and avoid triggers Join…

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Tips & Tools for Quitting Tobacco – South Portland

South Portland, ME

You can become tobacco-free! Tips and Tools for Quitting Tobacco will give you: Resources for quitting Information on preparing to quit Tips on how to identify and avoid triggers Join…

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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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Weekly 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. Wednesdays, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m….

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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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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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YWCA Encore Breast Cancer Program – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

LEWISTON YWCA (EAST AVENUE) The YWCA Encore swim program, helps relieve discomfort and restore mobility, flexibility and confidence through gentle warm water exercise. This is a free ongoing session based…

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