Wellness For Life

The transition from illness and treatment to survivorship can be a challenge for many cancer patients. Wellness for Life is a survivorship program designed to help people live beyond their cancer diagnosis, recover from their illness and enhance their physical, emotional and social well-being.

Intro to Wellness for Life

The goals of this program are to address some of the common issues cancer survivors may face after treatment ends including fatigue, motivation to move more and return to daily activities, stress management, and the need for support from others who have shared their experience.

Enrollment in the program begins by making an appointment for a Wellness for Life consultation at the Dempsey Center. Our certified cancer exercise specialist will provide an overview of all of our wellness and fitness options and help design a customized wellness plan for you.

Our goal is to help you meet your personal and changing wellness and fitness goals. We have a variety of programs and partnerships that can help you on your way, as well as additional referrals we can make to support your journey.


Other Community Resources

LIVESTRONG Program at the YMCA
A free, 12-week, research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. This small group program meets twice weekly for 75 minutes and, in support of the whole family, includes a complimentary membership at participating YMCAs for the 12 weeks the program is in session.

Participating YMCAs:
YMCA of Southern Maine
Casco Bay Branch
Northern York County Branch
Pineland Branch
Portland Branch
Bath Area Family YMCA
Boothbay Region YMCA
Kennebec Valley YMCA
Mount Desert Island YMCA
Penobscot Bay YMCA

For more information, contact Tish Caldwell at 207-330-7736

Dempsey Center Movement & Wellness classes

Fit for Life: For strengthening, balance, and flexibility. Offered twice weekly.

Tai Chi for Balance: Combines gentle exercise, breathing practices, and meditation. Offered weekly for 6-week sessions.

Yoga for Life: Gentle yoga for all fitness levels. Offered twice weekly.

Pilates Yoga: Merges the benefits of Pilates and yoga. Offered weekly.

Nutrition for Life: Nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and private consultations