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Food is Medicine- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Thinking of your food as medicine can motivate you to eat well. This four-part nutrition workshop will teach you ways to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases….

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Food is Medicine- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Thinking of your food as medicine can motivate you to eat well. This four-part nutrition workshop will teach you ways to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases….

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Acupressure for Pain, Nausea, and Fatigue- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Learn how activating acupressure points in your body can help you manage pain, nausea, and fatigue that you may experience from your cancer treatment. If you have an interest in…

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After a Mastectomy: Physical Therapy and Yoga- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Treatment for breast cancer can look different for each patient. Regardless of the type of surgery, physical therapy that begins early after treatment can help women regain normal range of…

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Making Sense of Wills and Powers of Attorney – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for an informal discussion about wills, financial powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney (living wills) and why these estate planning documents are important no matter the size…

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Awaken Your Heart: Yoga, Movement, and Journaling

South Portland, ME

This workshop includes gentle yoga, meditation, mindful drawing, journal writing, sharing in pairs, and gentle somatic yoga/dance. Benefits of this class include increased relaxation, reduced stress, connection with the body’s…

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(FALL) Breast Cancer Support Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This eight-week group is a safe space in which to express yourself, share your experience, and connect with other women, giving you a sense of belonging and empowerment. This group…

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(WINTER) Breast Cancer Support Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This eight-week group is a safe space in which to express yourself, share your experience, and connect with other women, giving you a sense of belonging and empowerment. This group…

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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 for Your Ticker: The Heart Healthy Diet- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Your heart depends on good nutrition to stay strong and healthy. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, join us for an evening of heart-healthy cooking and tasting! Open to…

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Caring for Your Ticker: The Heart Healthy Diet- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Your heart depends on good nutrition to stay strong and healthy. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, join us for an evening of heart-healthy cooking and tasting! Open to…

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Chair Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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

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Cooking Matters for Adults – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This six-week series of interactive cooking instruction classes is led by a chef and a trained nutrition educator. You will learn to prepare simple, healthy, affordable and delicious meals. You’ll…

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Cooking Matters for Adults- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This six-week series of interactive cooking instruction classes is led by a chef and a trained nutrition educator. You will learn how to prepare simple, healthy, affordable, and delicious meals…

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Cooking Matters Pop Up Store Tour – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This interactive grocery store tour is led by a trained nutrition educator. Participants receive great shopping tips, practice reading labels and compare pricing to learn how to buy healthy foods…

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Creative Movements: An Improvisation Workshop- South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you have recently finished cancer treatment and want to re-connect with your body, this class is for you. Dance instructor, Jessamyn Schmidt creates a safe space for you to…

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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: Breast Cancer Support- 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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Fatigue Factor – Lewiston

Lewiston, 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…

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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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Freeing and Restoring Scar Tissue: A Self-Care Workshop – South Portland

South Portland, ME

In this class, anyone 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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Freeing & Restoring Scar Tissue: A Self Care Class – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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

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

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

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

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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.  

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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 PM

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Living Well Beyond Cancer: Understanding Chemo-Induced Neuropathy – South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you are affected by chemo-induced neuropathy, this class can help. Through a combination of lecture, interactive group discussion, and demonstration, you will learn: – The signs, symptoms, and risks…

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Living Well Beyond Cancer: Understanding Chemo-Induced Neuropathy – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

If you are affected by chemo-induced neuropathy, this class can help. Through a combination of lecture, interactive group discussion, and demonstration, you will learn: – The signs, symptoms, and risks…

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Living Well Beyond Cancer: Understanding Chemo-Induced Neuropathy- South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you are affected by chemo-induced neuropathy, this class can help. Through a combination of lecture, interactive group discussion and demonstration, you will learn: – The signs, symptoms, and risks…

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Living Well for Better Health- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This six-week program is designed to help people deal with chronic health conditions. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; exercise for maintaining and improving strength,…

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Living Well for Better Health- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This six-week program is designed to help people deal with chronic health conditions. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; exercise for maintaining and improving strength,…

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Advanced Cancer Support Group: Living With Hope – 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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Advanced Cancer Support Group and Companion Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Advanced Cancer Support Group and Companion Group: Living With Hope Through discussion and guided exercises, group participants have the chance to explore ways to cope with the challenges of living…

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Managing the Effects of Cancer Treatment with Acupuncture- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Growing evidence suggests that acupuncture is beneficial for the treatment of cancer pain and for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It also appears to relieve symptoms such as radiotherapy-induced dry mouth,…

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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 for the Holidays – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

No need to give up on healthy eating just because it’s the holidays! The Mediterranean eating style offers up lots of yum this time of year. If you’re looking for…

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Mediterranean Diet for the Holidays- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Healthy eating through the holidays is totally doable! The Mediterranean eating style offers up lots of yum for this time of year. If you’re looking for great-tasting recipes for your…

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Multiple Myeloma Support Group- 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 PM

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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

Experience the benefits of Pilates and Yoga merged into one to help you develop your core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress. Ist and 3rd Tuesdays of the…

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Playing Through Life’s Obstacles- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Are you feeling like cancer has made life way too serious! Have you found less time for playing with your children, avoiding messes, and being a kid yourself? Here’s a…

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Prostate Cancer Networking & Support

South Portland, ME

Anyone living with prostate cancer in Maine is invited to this special event! Mona Ervin, Director of the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer will provide an overview of the many…

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Prostate Cancer Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Education and support for people living with prostate cancer. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. The November 27 group has been rescheduled to December 4 from 6:00 – 7:30…

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Prostate Cancer Support Group – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Education and support for people living with prostate cancer and their partners. Second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Click here for the Lewiston date and time.

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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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Qi Gong Workshop- 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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Quit & Win – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join the Quit & Win program. Win cash and prizes for being tobacco-free in 2020! Participants are required to attend a five week tobacco cessation class. This class series begins…

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Quit & Win – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Join the Quit & Win program. This class includes instruction on preparing to quit, getting through the first few days, avoiding triggers to start smoking again and staying tobacco-free forever….

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Restorative Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Restorative yoga is a gentle and restful approach to yoga that uses props to support the body. This is an opportunity to draw senses and attention inward to replenish your…

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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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SATURDAY SESSION- 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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(FULL) ScarWork Community Clinic: Session Two – South Portland

South Portland, ME

This is an opportunity for people with scars from cancer treatment to receive an hour of bodywork focused on well-healed scar tissue. Scar work helps to relieve tightness, altered sensation,…

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(FULL) ScarWork Community Clinic: Session One – South Portland

South Portland, ME

This is an opportunity for people with scars from cancer treatment to receive an hour of bodywork focused on well-healed scar tissue. Scar work helps to relieve tightness, altered sensation,…

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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- South Portland

South Portland, ME

A sore mouth and throat can make it hard for you to eat. Yet, staying well-nourished is important. Led by Judy Donnelly, RDN, LD, this class will focus on very…

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Sound Healing Workshop – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Experience the soothing and energizing power of sound. As you relax on a yoga mat, workshop leader Jim Doble will use gongs, singing bowls, and tuning forks to bathe the…

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Sound Immersion – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Experience the soothing and energizing power of sound. As you relax on a yoga mat, workshop leader Jim Doble will use gongs, singing bowls, and tuning forks to bathe the…

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(CLASS FULL) Soup’s On! – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Soup’s On! is a hands-on, two-week workshop led by Judy Donnelly RDN, LD. In this class, you will participate in the preparation and cooking process and learn to adjust flavors…

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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 ages 6-12 years…

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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 ability….

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Teen Adventure Day: Ice Skating at Thompson’s Point

South Portland, ME

Kick off winter break in style with some good old fashioned outdoor fun! Teens ages 12+ will have the chance to get together with others who have been impacted by…

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Teen Adventure Day: Ice Skating at Thompson’s Point

Lewiston, ME

Kick off winter break in style with some good old fashioned outdoor fun! Teens ages 12+ will have the chance to get together with others who have been impacted by…

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Teen Group- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This group is the heartbeat of everything teen-related at the Dempsey Center. Teens whose lives have been impacted by their own or a loved one’s cancer get together weekly to…

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Teen Group- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This group is the heartbeat of everything teen-related at the Dempsey Center. Teens whose lives have been impacted by their own or a loved one’s cancer get together weekly to…

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Ten Tips for Eating Better on a Budget- Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

In this three-week workshop, you will get tips and tools to help you stretch your food dollar and eat healthier. You will prepare a recipe in class and receive USDA…

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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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CANCELED: Tools & Tips for a Successful Quit- South Portland

South Portland, ME

You CAN Quit Tobacco! This one-hour session is jam-packed with: Tips to help you prepare to quit Ideas on how to identify and avoid triggers Info on resources you can…

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Understanding Lymphedema – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Lymphedema is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. The symptoms of lymphedema may include pain, reduced mobility, feeling of heaviness or tightness and possible increased risk for infections….

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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 PM…

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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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Writing Your Life- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Tap into your inner creativity in this writing group facilitated by former college writing professor Judith Hanneman. Writing can be a good way to process your cancer experience and find…

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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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