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After Prostate Cancer: Reducing Your Risk For Developing Other Types Of Cancer – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Learn ways to reduce your risk for some of the most common cancer types that affect men. Current screening guideline information will also be covered. Appropriated for prostate cancer patients,…

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Art HOPE Simple Watercolors for Well-Being – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Simple Watercolors for Well-being provides a nurturing studio environment for painters at any skill level. Basic watercolor techniques and drawing instructions are demonstrated, while Laura facilitates group conversation on creative…

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Body As Nature Workshop – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

During times of stress and illness, it is common to feel disconnected or disappointed with one’s body. This workshop offers a powerful way to reconnect by focusing on the ways…

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Cancer 101 – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This special tour teaches children the basics of cancer in a way they can understand and offers hands-on experience learning about cancer treatments in CMMC Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology…

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Canning 101: Homemade Salsa – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

It’s time to preserve summer flavors. In this “hands-on” class, Dennis Connelly, Master Food Preserver from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service will guide you through the process of…

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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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Crystal Bowl Meditation – South Portland

South Portland, ME

During Crystal Bowl Meditation sessions, instructor Sheila St. Hilaire uses a number of bowls of different sizes, sometimes referred to as “singing bowls.” Participants either sit or lie down to…

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

South Portland, ME

Join Maine Medical Center 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…

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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 2:00…

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Fatigue and Exercise Through The Continuum of Cancer – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Living well beyond cancer is important. Fatigue is the most common and distressing side effect of cancer and its treatment, often impacting the ability to participate in life’s activities and…

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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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Fermentation 101 – Sauerkraut – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for an introduction to the process and science of food fermentation. Fermented foods have a great flavor and provide probiotics that help support a healthy environment in your…

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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

Are you interested in learning more about “super foods”, food trends, the benefits of spices and how to incorporate them into your everyday diet? We’ll discuss a variety of these…

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Fresh Start – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This free, five week series is designed to teach you to become tobacco free. Topics include preparing to quit, getting through the first few days, identifying and avoiding triggers, and…

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From Cancer To Health: A Stress Management And Coping Intervention Program – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 8 week series is an evidenced-based program designed by Ohio State University and supported by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. Their research shows that the skills and strategies…

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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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Guided Imagery for Healing- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Guided Imagery for Healing ~ Experience deep relaxation with this weekly guided imagery session. These sessions allow participants to activate their imagination and stretch their senses all while comfortably seated….

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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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Kid Chef: Harvesting the Pizza Garden – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Kids will have the opportunity to use ingredients from the Dempsey Center community garden to prepare a yummy and healthy pizza dinner. No experience necessary and parents/guardians are welcome to…

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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. LOCATION: Dempsey Center 778 Main…

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Living Well – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

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. Through discussion & guided exercises, participants…

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Living With Hope and Living With Hope Companion Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Through discussion and guided exercises, people impacted by metastatic and/or advanced cancer can explore ways to cope with the challenges of living with (or loving somebody who has) advanced illness and to continue to…

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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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Look Good Feel Better – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This American Cancer Society program provides participants free makeup and teaches how to use cosmetics to look and feel your best. For cancer patients only. 

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Making The Move To A Plant Based Diet – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 2 week mini series will provide the nutrition basics for adopting this healthy approach to eating. We’ll review plant sources of protein as well as vitamins and minerals that…

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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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Mindful Living & Stress Reduction – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This 6 week course will introduce you to the practice of Mindfulness and give you tools that can help: Reduce stress and anxiety, Improve well-being, Enhance resiliency at home and…

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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. Second Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 -7:00 pm   Limit 2 Fourth…

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Monthly Monday Meditations – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for drop-in group meditation sessions. Brief instruction, followed by guided exercises designed to give participants a “sampling” of different types of meditation practices, including mindfulness, loving kindness, and seasonal practices. No experience necessary to…

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Movement As Meditation – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

In this class we will explore the movements of daily living as simple meditations. By working with activities such as sitting, standing, walking, lying, resting and stretching in this way,…

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Multiple Myeloma Support- South Portland

South Portland, ME

This group is for people who have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Dinner is served at 5:15 and the group sessions begin at 5:30. First Tuesday of the month 5:15…

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NOMO (Not On My Own) – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

  A social support group for young adults ages 19-39 impacted by cancer. Meets at the Dempsey Center 29 Lowell St 5th floor Lewiston ME. Registration not required. Questions? Call…

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Offered Twice! Five Wishes: An Advanced Directives Workshop – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for a candid conversation about advance directives and how to approach this delicate topic. We will review Five Wishes, which is the most popular advance directive in the…

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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. LOCATION: Dempsey Center 778 Main Street…

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Qi Gong For Health & Vitality – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

This Qi Gong class will include a gentle warm up followed by movements designed to energize, harmonize and balance the body and mind. The class will close with a quiet…

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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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SAGE Wellness Class: 2nd Series – South Portland

South Portland, ME

If you identify as LGBT and are impacted by cancer, this class is for you. This eight-week workshop will concentrate on balance, stretching, and assisted yoga. Assisted yoga uses supports…

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Soft and Smoooth – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

A sore mouth and throat can have a significant impact on your ability to eat well during cancer treatment. In this class, we’ll prepare soft and nourishing foods to help…

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Soups On! – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

There’s nothing like a nice warm soup to show you care! It’s warm, goes down fairly easy and can be very health supporting. During week one, we’ll make some nourishing…

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Look Good Feel Better – South Portland

South Portland, ME

Look Good Feel Better teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail…

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

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Teen Adventure Day: Horseback Riding – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Teens will be able to try horseback riding with a professional instructor as well as learn about the benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy in helping to promote emotional growth and…

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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 Group Friendsgiving – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Teens will take over the Hannaford Demonstration Kitchen once again to share experiences, laughs and a pre-thanksgiving feast. All ingredients and supplies will be provided, teens should come ready to…

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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 Gratitude Workshop – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to help you develop a gratitude practice and to experience the joy, peace, and well being that gratitude brings. Appropriate for ages 16+…

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The Six Dimensions Of Wellness – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Wellness “is an interactive process through which people become aware of and make choices toward a more successful existence.” Through discussion and activities, participants will explore the six dimensions, become…

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Tobacco Support Group – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – 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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Triage Cancer Conference – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Triage Cancer will be holding a FREE conference for patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and oncology health care professionals on October 27 from  9:00AM – 4:30PM. Get valuable, practical information about…

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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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Women’s Cancer Support Group – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

For women with any type of cancer, who are at any point along their journey, from diagnosis through survivorship. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 6:00 -7:30 pm

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Writing a Life – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Writing provides a unique way to express our cancer journeys and find insight where we might not have seen it otherwise. Through the process of writing about our experiences, we…

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Yoga Basics- South Portland

South Portland, ME

Yoga Basics, led by certified yoga instructor Holly Hofmann, is a foundations workshop for those new or returning to yoga. It is designed to introduce the principles of a safe and…

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Yoga For A Grateful Heart – Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

A LifeForce Yoga practice including breathwork, postures and guided meditation to soothe, ground and balance. Presented by Kat Larson, RYT Appropriate for adults impacted by cancer Limit 14

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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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