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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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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 remembering things? You are not alone, and there are…

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Community Garden Volunteer Info Session – OPEN TO PUBLIC

Come learn about becoming a Dempsey Center Community Garden Volunteer! You can also contact: Judy Donnelly, Nutrition Program Coordinator [email protected] or 795-8254 if unable to attend meeting. The Dempsey Center Community…

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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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Cooking Matters Pop-Up Store Tour

This cooking enhanced nutrition education class offers participants cost-saving techniques for the grocery store, tools for choosing nutritious options from every food group, and ideas for healthy, delicious, lost-cost meals. Participants…

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Fermentation 101 -Kimchi

Join us for an introduction to the process and science of food fermentation. Fermented foods have great flavor and provide probiotics that help support a healthy environment in your intestines….

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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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Fly Casting Workshop

This class offers you a great opportunity to try fly casting in a friendly and supportive environment. Practice rods will be provided. If you have your own rod, please bring it….

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Fly Tying Workshop for Women

Come join us for a fun class and learn step by step how to tie dry flies, wet flies, and nymphs. We’ll provide the fly-tying expertise and all fly tying materials….

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Free Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screenings – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Located at the Trinity Jubilee Center, offered in partnership with Community Dental. No appointment necessary.

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

This is an evidenced-based program 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…

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Gentle Yoga for Healing

This class features relaxed centering, gentle yoga breathing, a brief meditation, gentle warm-ups and yoga stretches. We’ll also talk about the healing benefits of gentle and restorative yoga. Limited to…

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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. Learn about grief and how to adjust to the loss of a loved one…

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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 Fridays, 12:00…

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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 Well

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

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

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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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…

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Monthly Monday Meditations

FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH: 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…

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National Cancer Survivors Day

Join us at the Dempsey Center for a free evening of light refreshments, music, interactive workshops, and socializing! Cancer survivors and caregivers of all ages are welcome!

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NOMO (Not On My Own)

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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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 Better Health. We’ll discuss…

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Nutrition After Prostate Cancer

Our nutritionist will share the latest nutrition guidelines for cancer risk reduction and demonstrate a few recipes for you to taste test! Appropriate for prostate cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Limited to…

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Space to Breathe

Space to Breathe is a free 5 day/4 night adventure based therapy program for teens ages 12-18 who help care for or who have lost a sibling or parent to cancer. Offered…

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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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Putting the Pieces Together

The act of tearing up images associated with difficult experiences or emotions and using them to create an entirely new work of art can be a powerful exercise. This workshop will give clients the…

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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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Relieve and Revive Self-Massage

Learn simple self-massage techniques you can use anytime to relieve tension and stress and leave you feeling calm, revived and energized. Appropriate for anyone. Limited to 12

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Free Skin Cancer Screening – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. Over the past…

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Space to Breathe info Session

Join us for an info session to learn more about the Space to Breathe program, a FREE 5-day summer camp program for teens impacted by a parent or sibling’s cancer….

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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 that combines gentle exercise, breathing practices and meditation to activate self-healing. It can be practiced by anyone of any age or level of ability. Priority will be…

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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 massage sessions are…

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Teen Yoga

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). Appropriate for ages 12+

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Tobacco Support Group – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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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Triage Cancer Conference

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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Women’s Cancer Support Group

For women with any type of cancer, who are 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 Spring Escape: Mini-Golf

Let’s jump into spring with mini golf and dinner together! We’ll meet at Roy’s All Steak Hamburgers and Golf Center for a game of mini golf followed by dinner together….

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YWCA Breast Cancer Encore Program

LEWISTON YWCA (EAST AVENUE) This program, designed 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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