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October – November 2014

Oct
29
Wed
2014
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough | Scarborough | Maine | United States

During this eight week course, you will learn effective strategies for working with ongoing stress and chronic pain. Instruction will involve mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga appropriate for all ability levels. Participants are asked for a commitment to attend all eight evening sessions and one day-long Saturday “retreat.” This course is based on the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For more information on the class requirements, go to www.mainehealth.org/lrcmbsr.

Oct
30
Thu
2014
Brighten Your Inner Light with Restorative Yoga! @ Uplift Wellness Studios
Oct 30 @ 12:15 pm – Nov 20 @ 12:15 pm
Brighten Your Inner Light with Restorative Yoga! @ Uplift Wellness Studios | South Portland | Maine | United States

Join Colleen for this pre-holiday yoga series for a restful & restorative break you deserve! Learn simple tips for good self-care to support & brighten your spirit! Beginners and all levels welcome!

Pre-registration is required by Friday, 10/24/14. Space is limited. Please e-mail: colleen.naturespath@gmail.com

Nov
3
Mon
2014
Maine’s Memory Cafe/Kennebunk @ The Seed & Bean Coffe Shop
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am

MemoryWorks image Calendar Start every month with our 1st-Mondays Lunchtime Memory Café at the Seed & Bean Coffeehouse in West Kennebunk. “A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up. There’s no charge, unless you want to order coffee and/or lunch. Seed & Bean serves sandwiches, salads and pastries.

If you have a client, a friend, or a family member who has dementia or is afraid they have Alzheimer’s; if you have questions about memory loss in general, this is one place to not forget. Share with others who are dealing with the same concerns as you.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a new resource for Maine’s dementia care community

 

 

 

Nov
5
Wed
2014
Art to Heal: Memory Bracelets with Polymer Clay @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough
Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute and Heartwood College of Art are offering free workshops for cancer survivors and their caregivers. These workshops will explore and celebrate the creative spirit while providing a sense of community. Sign up for one or all four workshops.

Thresholds Conference Pre-conference Lecture and Reception @ Maine Medical Center's Dana Health Education Center
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thresholds Conference Pre-conference Lecture and Reception @ Maine Medical Center's Dana Health Education Center | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us for an informative and engaging lecture featuring the keynote speaker of the 5th Annual Thresholds Conference, Dr. Christina Puchalski. A pioneer and internationally recognized leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in both the clinical setting and in medical education, Dr. Puchalski will share her insight on the changing face of healthcare.

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Anne L. Hunter Memorial Thresholds Conference @ Holiday Inn by the Bay
Nov 6 @ 6:30 am – 3:30 pm
Anne L. Hunter Memorial Thresholds Conference @ Holiday Inn by the Bay | Portland | Maine | United States

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a faith leader, a student, a caregiver or a community member, you are invited to join Hospice of Southern Maine to learn more about spirituality and end-of-life care. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and meet Christina Puchalski, MD, FACP, professor of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine. A widely published author, educator and board-certified clinician, she will share her insights on integrating patients’ spiritual beliefs into their care.

The program will include experiential learning led by local artists and musicians, as well as a creative segment facilitated by celebrated poet, Richard Blanco.

Cost

Individual $119.00
HSM Volunteer or HSM employee $55.00
Combination Conference and Pre-Conference Lecture $99.00.

For more information or to register, visit the Hospice of Southern Maine website.

Health Care Town Hall Meeting: The Epidemic of Medical Overtreatment @ Streaming Online and at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Health Care Town Hall Meeting: The Epidemic of Medical Overtreatment @ Streaming Online and at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick

The U.S. loses $210 billion annually to unnecessary medical treatments and tests. Journalist and health policy expert Shannon Brownlee tracks this epidemic of overtreatment, reveals its causes and consequences and offers solutions in her book Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. Brownlee and a panel of Maine health care providers will discuss the implications of her findings with a statewide audience gathered online and at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick.

Memory Café/South Portland @ Port Resources
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up.

trans CalendarWe have had conversations about using theater as an awareness tool for dementia; about how some people have dealt with loss of the use of their car; about symptoms of Alzheimers; videos; and so much more.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a resource for Maine’s dementia care community.

Nov
10
Mon
2014
Low Salt, High Flavor Cooking @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Falmouth
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Low Salt, High Flavor Cooking @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Falmouth | Falmouth | Maine | United States

Did you know that almost 80% of the salt in American diets comes from processed foods? Cutting back on your salt intake can lower your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and kidney stones. Join us to learn what foods to stay away from when eating out, how to choose low salt foods and how to prepare a low salt diet to keep you healthy without giving up flavor!

Nov
12
Wed
2014
Memory Café/Sanford @ Gentiva Home Health
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Memory Café/Sanford @ Gentiva Home Health | Sanford | Maine | United States

Memory Cafés are places where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.

At a memory café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day.

Nov
13
Thu
2014
Memory Café/Biddeford @ Elements Cafe: Books Coffee
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am
Memory Café/Biddeford @ Elements Cafe: Books Coffee | Biddeford | Maine | United States

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up.

Pull up a chair and join us to chat and share conversation about all things dementia. Stay for the full two hours or come and go as you wish.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a new resource for Maine’s dementia care community. They are about you — whether you have dementia, know someone who has dementia, are a caregiver or a professional in the field – relax with some new-found friends.

Nov
15
Sat
2014
Use your iPhone/iPad to Shoot Video @ Freeport Community Library
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Use your iPhone/iPad to Shoot Video @ Freeport Community Library | Freeport | Maine | United States

Learn how to shoot and edit videos with your Apple devices and iMovie. Finally record your loved ones, make short videos for your business site, learn how to post instructional videos to YouTube, and lots more! All day seminar with BoomerTECH instructors includes lectures, lunch and a shooting/editing hands-on practicum with the instructors. Call Maine Senior Guide host Deborah McLean at 232-7847 for more info. All-day Saturday, Nov. 15, workshop includes lunch and resources.

Nov
17
Mon
2014
Your Life, Your Choice: Advance Directives and More (Part 1) @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Your Life, Your Choice: Advance Directives and More (Part 1) @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Bring your lunch and join us for this two-part series to learn about your options as you plan ahead. During the first part of this series, you will learn about the decisions people often face at the end of life and how to talk about your choices with family and friends. There will be time for individual help, if needed.

Feel free to take Part 1, Part 2, or both – whatever works best for you. Part 1 is also available to view anytime at www.MaineHealthLearningCenter.org/HealthVideos.

An Introduction to Mindful Eating @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Falmouth
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 6:30 am
An Introduction to Mindful Eating @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Falmouth | Falmouth | Maine | United States

Join us to learn how the practice of mindfulness can help you to develop a healthier approach to food and attaining a healthy weight.

Nov
18
Tue
2014
Maine Memory Café/Cumberland @ Louie's Grille
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maine Memory Café/Cumberland @ Louie's Grille | Cumberland | Maine | United States

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up. We have had conversations about using theater as an awareness tool for dementia; about how some people have dealt with loss of the use of their car; about symptoms of Alzheimers; videos; and so much more.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a resource for Maine’s dementia care community.