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October – November 2014

Oct
27
Mon
2014
Explore Nature’s Path to Healthy Living…Ayurveda 101 @ Uplift Wellness Studios
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Explore Nature's Path to Healthy Living...Ayurveda 101 @ Uplift Wellness Studios | South Portland | Maine | United States

Learn the basic’s about Ayuveda! What is Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (dosha/constitution)? Take a short dosha/constitution evaluation to learn more about you. Ways to take good care during Vata/Fall season. Please wear loose clothing for gentle yoga.
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Pre-registration is required by 10/24/14: Please e-mail: colleen.naturespath@gmail.com

Oct
28
Tue
2014
Maine Memory Café/Kittery @ A Perfect Move, Inc.
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maine Memory Café/Kittery @ A Perfect Move, Inc. | Kittery | 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.

Maine Memory Café/Kittery
A Perfect Move Inc.
240 US Route 1, Kittery Maine

There is also a Memory Café in Kittery at The Gathering Place the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Call 207-439-6111 for more information.

Memory Café/Gorham @ Gorham House
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm
Memory Café/Gorham @ Gorham House | Gorham | 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.

Coffee/cookies served.

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

 

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

Keep the Meat, Reduce the Fat: Making Chinese Takeout Lighter @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Falmouth
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Keep the Meat, Reduce the Fat: Making Chinese Takeout Lighter @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Falmouth | Falmouth | Maine | United States

Do you like ordering quick Chinese takeout? Learn how to make it healthy and fast. Join us as we teach you how to make a healthy and delicious Chinese takeout dinner using chicken, green beans and brown rice. We’ll be giving a wok to one lucky participant!

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Nutrition and Cancer Prevention @ MaineHealth Learning Resource Center- Scarborough | Scarborough | Maine | United States

Join us in sifting through the evidence to help you make changes that can last a lifetime. Learn more about the small changes that can reduce your cancer risk.

Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ Dana Health Center, MMC
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm
Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ Dana Health Center, MMC | Portland | Maine | United States

The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group is offering information, education, encouragement and understanding to all individuals who have been affected by a brain aneurysm.

Newly diagnosed, aneurysm survivors, family members, caregivers and anyone interested are welcome to attend. Meetings have a guest speaker that will give a short presentation and then open the floor for discussion to provide an opportunity for reassurance and personal exchange between survivors and caregivers.

This is a great place for you to meet and share with others who have been through similar experiences.

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
4
Tue
2014
Memory Café/York @ York Senior Center
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Memory Café/York @ York Senior Center | York | 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
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.

Memory Café/Auburn @ Clover Healthcare Activity Room
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm
Memory Café/Auburn @ Clover Healthcare Activity Room | Auburn | 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. Our theme for the Auburn Memory Café  is “Capturing Memories.” Coffee/cookies served.

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

 

Nov
6
Thu
2014
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.

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
11
Tue
2014
Memory Café/York Harbor @ The Inn at Sentry Hill
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am
Memory Café/York Harbor @ The Inn at Sentry Hill | York | 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. Coffee/cookies served.

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