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Canning 101: Homemade Salsa – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

It’s time to preserve summer flavors. In this “hands-on” class, Dennis Connelly, Master Food Preserver from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service will guide you through the process of…

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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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Caring Cards – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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

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Crystal Bowl Meditation – South Portland

South Portland, ME

During Crystal Bowl Meditation sessions, instructor Sheila St. Hilaire uses a number of bowls of different sizes, sometimes referred to as “singing bowls.” Participants either sit or lie down to…

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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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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.  3rd Saturday of the month  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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Fermentation 101 – Beets – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Beets, those fabulous red roots that add flavor, color and cleansing nutrients to our plates. You’ll be guided through this hands on session, take home a jar, and enjoy fermented beets with your meal…

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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 – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This free, four-week program is designed to teach cancer patients, survivors and their family members to become tobacco-free! Topics include preparing to quit, getting through the first few days, identifying and…

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Information Session – From Cancer to Health: A Stress Management and Coping Intervention Program – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Come to this informational session to learn more about From Cancer to Health, to meet and hear from cancer patients who have already participated in and graduated from the From…

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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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Guided Imagery – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Guided Imagery for Healing ~ Experience deep relaxation with this weekly guided imagery session. These sessions allow participants to activate their imagination and stretch their senses all while comfortably seated….

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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 reserved for this…

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Introduction to the Dempsey Center

Lewiston, ME

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

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Kid Chef: Harvesting the Pizza Garden – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Kids will have the opportunity to use ingredients from the Dempsey Center community garden to prepare a yummy and healthy pizza dinner. No experience necessary and parents/guardians are welcome to…

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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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Kombucha & Conversation: An Evening for Young Adults – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for kombucha, snack, and good conversation with other young adults (ages 19-39) who have been impacted by cancer, either their own or that of a loved one. Connect…

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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. 3rd Tuesday of the month  5:30 – 7:00 pm LOCATION: Dempsey Center 778 Main Street…

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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

Through discussion and guided exercises, people impacted by metastatic and/or advanced cancer can explore ways to cope with the challenges of living with (or loving somebody who has) advanced illness and to continue to…

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Look Good…Feel Better – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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

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Making The Move To A Plant Based Diet – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 2 week mini series will provide the nutrition basics for adopting this healthy approach to eating. We’ll review plant sources of protein as well as vitamins and minerals that…

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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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Mediterranean Diet – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

If you’re looking for a great-tasting eating style that is heart healthy and reduces risk of cancer, join us for information, cooking demonstrations and tasting opportunities! Appropriate for anyone. Limited to 25

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Mini Spa – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a relaxing evening of free mini spa treatments. Enjoy a warm foot soak and hand treatment in a calm, peaceful atmosphere. Limited to 4 per evening  

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Monthly Monday Meditations – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for drop-in group meditation sessions. Brief instruction, followed by guided exercises designed to give participants a “sampling” of different types of meditation practices, including mindfulness, loving kindness, and seasonal practices. No experience necessary to…

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Multiple Myeloma Support- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This group is for people who have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Dinner is served at 5:15 and the group sessions begin at 5:30. 1st Tuesday of the month 5:15…

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NOMO (Not On My Own) – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Last meeting before summer break will be May 1.  No meetings June-August. A social support group for young adults ages 19-39 impacted by cancer. Meets at Gritty’s, 68 Main St.,…

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Physical Therapy For The Pelvic Floor – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

The pelvic floor is an essential and integral part of proper bladder, bowel and sexual function for both men and women. In patients with cancer, the cancer itself, treatment, and…

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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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Progressive Muscle Relaxation – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Learn to relax your whole body and decrease stress for a healthier you. In this four week workshop series you will learn to scan your body, find muscle tension, and learn…

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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. 2nd Tuesday of the month 5:30 – 6:30 pm 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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Relaxation Yoga – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Allow your skin, muscles and joints to soften and release all tension with relaxation yoga, led by Michael Katz. Experience the melting of your body and mind into a peaceful…

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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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Celebrate the Summer Harvest! – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Come and enjoy this program featuring produce harvested that day from our own Dempsey Center Community Garden! We’ll chat about the health benefits of the produce prepared, demonstrate easy, health,…

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Soft and Smooooth – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

A sore mouth and throat can have a significant impact on your ability to eat well during cancer treatment. We’ll prepare very soft and nourishing foods to help you maintain your nutrition throughout…

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Look Good… Feel Better – South Portland

South Portland, 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 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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Tobacco Support Group – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 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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Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer: Reaching Beyond Hormone Therapy – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Although hormone therapy has been the mainstay of treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer, new developments have changed how we think about treating patients with advanced disease. The goal…

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Triage Cancer Conference – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Triage Cancer will be holding a FREE conference for patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and oncology health care professionals on October 27 from  9:00AM – 4:30PM. Get valuable, practical information about…

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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  5:30 – 6:30 pm LOCATION:…

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Women’s Cancer Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

For women with any type of cancer, who are at any point along their journey, from diagnosis through survivorship. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 6:00 -7:30 pm

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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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Young Adult Fall Escape: Hot Apple Cider, Donuts & Apple Picking – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Spend time connecting with others and nature, while apple picking at Wallingford’s Fruit House. This program is open to young adults ages 19 – 39 who have been impacted by…

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Young Adult Summer Escape: Outlet Beach

Lewiston, ME

Outlet Beach in New Gloucester. Canoes, paddleboats, kayaks and tubes are available to rent, and restrooms and a snack bar make this a fun and easy escape. The Dempsey Center will cover the cost…

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