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Ask The Doctor – Prostate Cancer Updates – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for this interactive lecture with Radiation Oncologist, Michael W. Brown, MD. Dr. Brown will focus on clinical trials and immunotherapy for treating prostate cancer. Bring your curiosity and…

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Cancer Fighting Diet Mini Series – South Portland

South Portland, ME

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, scientists estimate that a third of the most common cancers in the United States could be prevented by eating smart, moving more…

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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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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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Cooking Matters for Families – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 6-week, interactive cooking and nutrition program will help get your family shopping, cooking and eating healthy together. You and your family will learn new cooking techniques, fun nutrition facts,…

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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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Fly Casting Workshop – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a fun class and try fly casting in a friendly and supportive environment. Practice rods will be provided. This class is limited to eight people, so register…

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Fly Tying Workshop for Men – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a fun class and learn how to tie dry flies, wet flies and nymphs. We’ll provide the fly tying expertise and all materials. All you need to…

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Fly Tying Workshop for Women – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a fun class and learn how to tie dry flies, wet flies and nymphs. We’ll provide the fly tying expertise and all materials. All you need to…

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Food is Medicine – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Thinking of your food as medicine helps you make better decisions about what to eat in order to improve your well-being. This four-part nutrition series explores dietary strategies to reduce…

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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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Gorgeous Gardens: Tips for Gardens that Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being

Lewiston, ME

This colorful, inspirational presentation features remarkable plants and practices that encourage healing, relaxation and good health. The lecture also includes information about gorgeous, high impact, low maintenance flowers that attract…

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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. If you have lost a loved one to cancer, we can help…

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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. If you have lost a loved one to cancer, we can help…

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Healing Henna Crowns and Hands for Families – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Henna is a natural, non-toxic, plant-based dye that can elicit a powerful sense of reclaiming one’s body while going through illness. Henna’s natural healing herb can help nourish the skin…

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Incontinence and Prostate Cancer – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Many men have urinary incontinence after treatment for prostate cancer. If you have this problem, you are not alone. Incontinence may only last a short time. In time, the muscles…

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Introduction to the Dempsey Center – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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

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Introduction to the Dempsey Center – South Portland

South Portland, ME

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

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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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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 and Living With Hope Companion 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 with (or loving…

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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 – Lewiston

Lewiston, 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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Mini Spa – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a relaxing mini spa treatment. Enjoy a warm foot soak and hand treatment in a calm, peaceful atmosphere. Limit: 2 May register once per quarter  

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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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My Beaded Journey – South Portland

South Portland, ME

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE & LOCATION Join us for a chance to explore and share your personal cancer story using beads, string and a journal. We’ll provide all the materials…

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Parenting Cancer Survivors – South Portland

South Portland, ME

This interactive educational opportunity is designed for parents, guardians and loved ones of childhood cancer survivors, at any stage of survivorship. The goal of the program is to help caregivers…

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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, 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. Second Tuesday of the month 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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Putting the Pieces Together – South Portland

South Portland, ME

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…

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Qi Gong for Health – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that can help you reduce stress, decrease joint pain, experience better physical functioning, and improve your balance. The class starts with…

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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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Reducing Your Environmental Risk for Cancer: What You Can Do – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

The environments in which we live, learn, work and play can either increase risk of disease, or enhance health and well-being. In this talk, Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH will address…

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Reducing Your Environmental Risk for Cancer: What You Can Do – South Portland

South Portland, ME

The environments in which we live, learn, work and play can either increase risk of disease, or enhance health and well-being. In this talk, Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH will address…

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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 Workshop – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Restorative Yoga is the practice of allowing the body to rest and deeply relax, using props to support the body in yoga postures. This practice is beneficial for stress relief,…

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Salty Girl Beauty Event – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Led by representatives of SaltyGirl Beauty and Violets are Blue Skincare, this Green Beauty Experience will educate, empower and pamper you! Founded by two cancer survivors and an oncology nurse,…

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Seed Starting Workshop – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

If you’ve ever wanted to start seeds in your home but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you! Bonnie McLaughlin, Master Gardener affiliated with the Cooperative Extension…

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Shake Your Soul:The Yoga of Dance – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This movement practice relaxes your nervous system, energizes your body and awakens your soul, through a powerful and fluid dance repertoire set to world music. Together we create a sweaty,…

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Simple Watercolors for Well-Being – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Come experience this nurturing environment for painters of any skill level. Release your stress as you relax into watercolor painting! You’ll receive instruction in basic watercolor techniques and drawing from…

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Slow Flow Yoga – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Together we’ll explore gentle stretches and the breath to warm up the body, leading to standing poses with gentle movement helping to build body awareness ending with time in relaxation…

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Strong and Balanced Mat Workshop – South Portland

South Portland, ME

This four-week workshop with instructor Jessamyn Schmidt offers a challenging series of stretches, strengthening and balance poses designed to involve every muscle group in the body. With an emphasis on…

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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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Supporting Healthy Digestion – South Portland

South Portland, ME

The essential movements and life of our digestive systems are integral to our overall health and well-being. When cancer treatments, our busy lives and a wide variety of factors impact…

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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 practice and meditation to activate self-healing. You can practice Tai Chi, no matter what your age or level of…

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Teen Adventure Day: FunZ Trampoline Park – Lewiston

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 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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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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The Creative Path to a Peaceful Mind – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

It is no secret that creative expression is good for you! Creativity helps with self-expression, releasing judgment, building intuition, quieting our minds, feeling acceptance and more. In this hands-on class, artist…

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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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Tools for Managing Erectile Dysfunction in Prostate Cancer- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Erectile Dysfunction is a common problem for those with Prostate Cancer. Dr. Feintech will talk about tools for managing this as well as field questions from participants.

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Tools & Tips for a Successful Quit – South Portland

South Portland, ME

You CAN Quit Tobacco! Increase your chances of success with Tools & Tips for a Successful Quit. This one-hour session is jam packed with: Tips to help you prepare to…

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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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