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Becoming Vegetarian- South Portland

South Portland, ME

It is common for people with a cancer diagnosis to make a shift to a vegetarian diet. However, moving away from animal foods can result in nutrient deficiencies. This two-part…

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Being Mortal Film Screening – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a viewing of the Frontline documentary Being Mortal featuring Dr. Atul Gawande—author of the landmark end-of-life book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. This…

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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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Cancer 101- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This class teaches children the basics of cancer in a way they can understand. Through a private guided tour of the infusion center at New England Cancer Specialists and the…

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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 class featuring vegetables and herbs from the Dempsey Center Community Garden! You will learn about the health benefits of fresh fruits and veggies, see a demonstration…

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Cellular Meditation: Emotional Healing from Cancer – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Has cancer has disrupted your relationship with your body, mind, and identity? Led by art therapist, Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, this class can help you to rebuild your connection with yourself –…

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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 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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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- 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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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 disease….

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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- 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 With Chronic Pain – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

If you or your loved one is living with chronic pain related to a cancer experience this workshop will benefit you. This six-session workshop led by trained leaders which meets…

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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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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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Movement, Yoga & Massage – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

In this class you will experience the combination of yoga and massage. While you practice yoga poses, you will be offered gentle hands-on support through massage. This combination can help…

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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 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. 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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Reducing Stress through Nature – Dempsey Center Community Garden

Lewiston, ME

Come to the Dempsey Center Community Garden and see how spending time in the garden can help to reduce your stress levels. Take part in a guided mindfulness activity, make…

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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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Safe and Effective Body Mechanics for Caregivers – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Have you ever helped someone move around or change position and felt a little worse for the wear from it? If you are a caregiver who would like to learn…

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Scar Work Community Clinic – Lewiston

Lewiston, 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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ScarWork Community Clinic- 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 – Lewiston

Lewiston, 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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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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Soups On! – Lewiston

Lewiston, 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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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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Stretch and Strengthen for Better Sleep- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This four-week workshop offers a calming sequence of stretches and balance poses designed to involve every muscle group in the body. With an emphasis on preparing your body and mind…

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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 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…

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The Mediterranean Diet: Great Tasting, Heart Healthy! – 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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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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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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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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