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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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Celebrate the Harvest – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Come and enjoy this program featuring vegetables and herbs from the Dempsey Center Community Garden! We’ll chat about the health benefits of fresh veggies, demonstrate easy, tasty recipes and send…

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Celebrate the Harvest – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Come and enjoy this program featuring vegetables and herbs from the Dempsey Center Community Garden! We’ll chat about the health benefits of fresh veggies, demonstrate easy, tasty recipes and send…

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Celebrate the Harvest- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Come and enjoy this program featuring vegetables and herbs from the Dempsey Center Community Garden! We’ll chat about the health benefits of fresh veggies, demonstrate easy, tasty recipes and send…

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Celebrate the Harvest- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Come and enjoy this program featuring vegetables and herbs from the Dempsey Center Community Garden! We’ll chat about the health benefits of fresh veggies, demonstrate easy, tasty recipes and send…

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Chair Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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

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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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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 10:00…

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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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Flower Photography and the Healing Power of Beauty- Gilsland Farm

South Portland, ME

Bring your camera or phone and join Patti Sands, LCSW as you take pictures of flowers together at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. The workshop includes…

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Freeing and Restoring Scar Tissue: A Workshop for Men – South Portland

South Portland, ME

In this class, men with scars from cancer treatment will learn about the nature and quality of scar tissue. The class instructor will teach participants how to self apply gentle…

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General Cancer Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This group is open to adults with any type of cancer, at any point in their cancer experience, along with their adult family members and friends. Through discussion and guided…

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Healing Tree Family Night with the Sea Dogs- Hadlock Field

South Portland, ME

Join other families who have been impacted by cancer for a fun night out with Sea Dogs! The Dempsey Center has a limited number of free tickets for this home…

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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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Know Your Type: The 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine – South Portland

South Portland, ME

The Five Elements Theory is one of the basic laws of traditional Chinese medicine. Knowing which of the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal or water – most strongly…

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

Lewiston, ME

Men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer and their partners often experience physical, emotional and sexual challenges following treatment. Honest and open communication is essential to the goal of maintaining…

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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.

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Living With Hope Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This group is for people affected 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…

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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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Mediterranean Diet: Healthy Eating Made Easy- South Portland

South Portland, ME

You may hear a lot about it, but do you know what it really means to follow the Mediterranean Diet? If you’re looking for a great-tasting eating style that is…

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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.

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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. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. The last Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM  

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Prostate Cancer Support Group – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Education and support for men living with prostate cancer. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

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Qi Gong for Living Well – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gung) is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, stretching the body, increasing fluid movement and building awareness of…

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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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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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Restorative Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Led by certified yoga instructor Joanne Sullivan, 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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Slow Flow Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Explore gentle stretches and your breath to warm up your body, leading to standing poses with gentle movement helping to build body awareness, ending with time in relaxation pose. Variations…

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Soft and Smooth: Eating Well During Cancer Treatment- South Portland

South Portland, ME

A sore mouth and throat can have a significant impact on your ability to eat well during cancer treatment. Yet, getting good nutrition is important to your health, treatment outcomes…

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South Portland Open House

South Portland, ME

Join us for an Open House at the Dempsey Center South Portland! Tour our newly remodeled space, meet our staff, learn about our services, enjoy refreshments. RSVP to [email protected] Or by phone at 207-774-2200

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Space to Breathe

Lewiston, ME

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Space to Breathe is an adventure-based therapy program for teens ages 12-18 who have been impacted by a parent or sibling’s cancer. The program gives teens…

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Space to Breathe

South Portland, ME

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Space to Breathe is an adventure-based therapy program for teens ages 12-18 who have been impacted by a parent or sibling’s cancer. The program gives teens…

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

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Teen Adventure Day: FunZ Trampoline Park – South Portland

Lewiston, ME

Physical activity promotes healthy coping and is a great stress reliever! Teens will have the chance to get moving and play freely at FunZ Trampoline Park, 40 East Avenue, Lewiston,…

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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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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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Tonics and Elixirs: New Ideas for Staying Hydrated – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Having enough fluids in your body, staying hydrated, is essential to your good health. But it can be hard to stay well-hydrated during cancer treatment. Chemotherapy can affect taste, and…

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Volunteer Information Session

Lewiston, ME

If you are looking for a meaningful and satisfying volunteer experience, we have several opportunities for you. You can read about them here and plan to attend this information session….

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Volunteer Information Session

South Portland, ME

If you are looking for a meaningful and satisfying volunteer experience, we have several opportunities for you. You can read about them here and plan to attend this information session….

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

South Portland, ME

Join 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 good nutrition while…

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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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