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Cancer Education 101

This special tour will teach children the basics of cancer in a way that they can understand and offer hands on experience to learning about cancer treatments in CMMC Medical…

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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? Call 207-795-8259 E-mail Mary for dates or to RSVP

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Celebrate the Harvest: Series I

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

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Celebrate the Harvest: Series II

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

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1-on-1 Cooking Consultation

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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Fit for Life

Do you want to be more flexible, have better balance, or learn how to build muscle safely? This class can help. Under the guidance of a fitness instructor, the class…

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Healing Grief Support Group

An open, ongoing group for adults who have lost a loved one. Registration not required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250.

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Dempsey Center Introductory Meeting & Tour

Come to the Dempsey Center for a tour and to learn about our programs and services. Other times available by appointment. Open to anyone. TO REGISTER: Select a date below…

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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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Journal Making

Come help decorate writing journals that will be given to cancer patients. Journals can be a wonderful place to write about your bucket list, dreams, or simply record thoughts and…

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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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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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Living Well

This program is 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. Offered…

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Living With Hope and Living With Hope Companion Group

For adults with metastatic and/or advanced cancer. One group for people with advanced cancer and a separate group for their caregivers/loved ones. A telephone consult is required, call 207-795-8250.

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Living with Scars

Learn about how scars physically form and the potential complications/negative effects of scar tissue formation.  Learn a gentle self-massage sequence for beginning to mobilize healed scar tissue, and participate in…

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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. To register, select a date below or call 207-795-8250

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What is Lymphedema? Diagnosis and Treatment

Lymphedema can be a side effect of certain cancers, or cancer treatment. The swelling ranges from mild, hardly noticeable, to extreme. Learn if you are at risk for lymphedema, complications,…

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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 four per…

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NOMO (Not On My Own)

A social 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: Anti-Cancer Mini Series

This 2 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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Painting Summer

Come join this fun workshop where we will use watercolor paints to create our own pictures of summer.  Art in any form can lift one’s mood, boost self-awareness, improve eye-hand…

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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. Registration not required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250

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Preserving the Harvest: Canning & Freezing 101

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how…

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Prostate Cancer Support Group

Education and support for men living with prostate cancer and their loved ones/caregivers. Sessions involve both guest presenters and open forums. No registration required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250.

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Quilting & Sewing Group

Join other volunteers to create items for cancer patients including hearts of love, ports of love, hats, and lap quilts. Questions? Call 207-795-8259 E-mail Mary for dates or to RSVP

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Radical Acceptance of Self and Body: Reclaiming Our Connection

Adjusting to our bodies following a cancer diagnosis, surgery, or other treatment can disrupt our connection with ourselves and our loved ones.  This single session workshop is a preview to…

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Reducing Diabetes Risk for Prostate Cancer Survivors & Caregivers

Both diabetes and cancer share many risk factors and the incidence of both diseases is increasing. Fortunately, there are many steps that can be taken to prevent Type 2 diabetes…

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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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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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Teen Adventure Day with On Belay: Rippleffect

For the 2nd year, a group of Dempsey Center clients will join On Belay for one of their programs on Cow Island.  The event will involve adventures on the High…

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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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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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Wind Over Wings

When Hope Douglas was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 she took inspiration from injured birds. “They taught me how to carry on with dignity”, she said. “That’s how I…

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Women’s Cancer Support Group

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

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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. Registration not required. Questions? Call 207-795-8250

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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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