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Jul
2
Thu
2015
Memory Café/South Portland @ Port Resources
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 2 @ 8:30 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.

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.

Jul
3
Fri
2015
Supportive Care Fair @ Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cancer patients and their families are invited to the Supportive Care Fair! Learn about supportive care services at the Maine Medical Center Institute and in the larger community. Meet a variety of service providers, and learn how they can help YOU.

Jul
4
Sat
2015
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) Free Information Session @ First Parish Church Congregational
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Come to our free Information Session open to the public to hear about the program and ask questions.

Jul
5
Sun
2015
Nourish Yourself Lakeside Retreat @ Little Sebago Lake
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm
Nourish Yourself Lakeside Retreat @ Little Sebago Lake

A nourishing weekend filled with lots clean eating, loving self care and relaxing YOU time.
Activties Include:
Delicious Food
Cooking Demos
Camp Fires
Live Music
Vision Boards
Essential Oils
Qoya (a fun combination of dance and yoga)
Qigong (breathing and movement-hopefully the loons will join us)
Sunset Cocktail Cruise (wine and #betterthan “Gin and Tonics ~ Nourish Yourself Style)
And More!

You don’t want to miss it! I’m so excited to nourish you for the weekend.

Jul
6
Mon
2015
Maine’s Memory Cafe/Kennebunk @ The Seed & Bean Coffe Shop
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm

MemoryWorks MaineStart 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

 

 

 

Jul
8
Wed
2015
Memory Café/Sanford @ Gentiva Home Health
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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.

Look Good…Feel Better @ Cancer Commnity Center
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Look Good…Feel Better (LGFB) is a program of the American Cancer Society. LGFB helps improve the self-image and self-esteem of women experiencing appearance-related side effects from cancer treatment. LGFB offers hands-on instruction and education by volunteer cosmetologists, a make-up guide and complementary make-up kits. The program also offers tips on wigs, turbans, scarves and nail care.

Jul
9
Thu
2015
Healthy Sleep Matters! @ USM Abromson Community Center
Jul 9 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Healthy Sleep Matters! @ USM Abromson Community Center | Portland | Maine | United States

80 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. This workshop will provide an in depth overview of sleep disorders and provide attendees with strategies for reducing/eliminating this growing public health problem. Staff from MMCs Sleep Institute will lead the session.

Memory Café/Biddeford @ Elements Cafe: Books Coffee
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm
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.

Jul
10
Fri
2015
Metabolic Fitness Recovery @ Cancer Community Center
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Is running health or unhealthy? Should a workout be four minutes or forty minutes? Just how strenuous does it need to be and how much is too much? Exciting research within the past several years indicates that one-size-fits-all exercise programs for weight management, disease prevention and overall health may not be the answer. In this workshop, you’ll be guided through specific exercises that assist in the recovery of your health naturally.

Jul
15
Wed
2015
Raising Sexually Healthy Children @ The office of Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, CST
Jul 15 all-day
Raising Sexually Healthy Children @ The office of Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, CST | Cumberland | Maine | United States

Raising Sexually Healthy Children workshops for parents, caregivers and educators

One workshop can impact you and your children for a lifetime!

May and June’s full workshops for parents/educators/providers of children birth-14 years were a success with parents and providers saying they all felt more comfortable about talking to their kids than before the workshop.

“This workshop gave a great framework for what and how we should be discussing sex and sexuality with our kids.” -Highly Appreciative Dad, Yarmouth, ME 5/21/15

“As a family doctor, Jennifer’s workshop has taught me more about sexual development than any of my medical training. Every parent and clinician will benefit from her class!” – Dr. Catherine Krouse of Lotus Family Practice 6/11/15

WHY DO THIS WORKSHOP?
Start the talks before they can walk! Why? Because it makes it easier as they grow for you to continue to scaffold information developmentally as they grow. It also can protect them from unwanted touch and abuse and can set them on a path of healthy sexuality. Studies show that developmentally appropriate sexuality education delays sexual activity. Talking to your kids from a young age allows you to be their source for information and educate them on your values. This workshop will help parents know what is developmentally appropriate, how to talk about bodies, boundaries and get prepared for the jaw dropping questions that come when you are least ready. SO, come get prepared and have fun doing it!
To understand how to be an “askable” parent, read my article in Tigress Magazine for young women. http://www.tigressmagforgirls.com/love-sex/2015/2/a-primer-on-sex-positive-parenting

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Parents, caregivers, educators and medical providers.

July’s workshop is rapidly approaching! Grab a slot before it is full. See below for all details and PLEASE share with others families, providers and educators and on social media so I can reach as many parents/providers as possible. I welcome questions.

These introductory workshops are led by AASECT- certified sex therapist, social worker, and local mom, Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, CST, for parents/caregivers/educators/providers. Open up conversations among yourselves, your partners, and your children on healthy sexuality. These workshops will be done monthly so check back throughout the year to see upcoming dates.

These informal, 120-minute workshops help you raise your comfort level with talking with your children about their amazing bodies and sexuality. We’ll discuss developmental stages, strategies, and how to handle the tough stuff, with time for Q&A after. You’ll bring home printed resources and all you need to get yourself and your child comfortable with their sexual selves. Issues relating to disability and gender variance will be discussed. This is a primer and will go quickly but you will have plenty of info to begin your healthy sexuality journey with your children.

Cost is $30/workshop. Limit 10 attendees. Bring a friend, questions, and a sense of humor. To register for either or both age group workshops go to registration page, email or call Jennifer Wiessner at 207-400-7808 hopecounselingjw@gmail.com

Workshop for parents of children 9-14 years FOUR SLOTS REMAIN
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:30-8:15PM
20 Labrador Lane, Cumberland.

Workshop for parents of children BIRTH-8 YEARS FIVE SLOTS REMAIN
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 6:30 PM-8:15 PM
20 Labrador Lane, Cumberland.

Check website or ask for September – December dates.

Have your own group of 10 or more and want to have your own group? Email me.

Jul
16
Thu
2015
Memory Café/Kennebunk @ Huntington Commons
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Memory Café/Kennebunk @ Huntington Commons | Kennebunk | 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.

Jul
17
Fri
2015
Memory Café/Presque Isle @ The Gathering Place Senior Center
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Memory Café/Presque Isle @ The Gathering Place Senior Center | Presque Isle | 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.

Celebration of Vegetables @ Cancer Community Center
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Local produce at its finest, perfect for quick and easy meals with little to no work in the kitchen. Who wants to be in the kitchen in the summer anyway? Brad will show you how to use local fresh produce to prepare quick, easy and health meals and snacks and to think about foods you can prepare ahead of time to speed up cooking later. And still eat healthy!

Salute with Friends at the Inn @ The Higgins Beach Inn
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of Maine Medical Center for a wine tasting and silent auction as well as delicious Italian food from Garofalo’s Restaurant. All proceeds to benefit Maine Medical Center patient services and scholarships. FMI contact lizzyor@maine.rr.com