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Our Classes

Act Now: Advance Care Planning Made Fun & Easy

$15

with The Palliative Players

Calendar Next session starts Apr 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Join us as we host The Palliative Players at Maine Medical Center! The Palliative Players will show us what advance care planning can feel like and what to expect the conversation to be like- all through role-playing in a skit. Afterward, they will walk us through an advance directive and some of the common sticking points. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and learn how to get help filling out your advance directive. I bet you never thought that learning about your advance care planning options could be so entertaining! Bring your family and friends, this is important information that everyone should have. This event is co-sponsored by Hospice of Southern Maine.

An Hour of Stress Relief & Gratitude Journaling

$15

with Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES, LRC Health Educator

Calendar Next session starts May 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Life can get stressful and stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and on our minds. Join us for an hour of stress relieving activities. We will listen to soothing music, sip green tea, and make glitter jars & stress balls that participants take home. We will also spend some time journaling.

Bouncing Back: Helping Children Heal and Thrive after Stressful Events

$10

with Steve DiGiovanni, M.D.

Calendar Next session starts May 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Have you heard about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) from your child’s healthcare provider or in the news? You may wonder what these are and how they impact your child’s overall health, now and into the future.

Join Dr. Steve DiGiovanni, MD, medical director Maine Medical Partners outpatient clinics and Dory Hacker, LCSW, clinical manager for Maine Behavioral Healthcare to learn what ACEs are, why they matter, and how your healthcare provider can help. We’ll share strategies to build resilience and protective factors to help your child grow into a healthy adult.

Bye-Bye Bedtime Battles- Online

$10

with Jessica Begley, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 6 pm

Note: This registration is to attend the class online. If you would like to attend in person, please click the location you are interested in: Scarborough, Belfast, Rockport.

Do you dread the constant bedtime battles with your child? Sleep is as important to your child’s health and well-being as good nutrition and physical activity, but most children are not getting enough. Come learn 6 ways to help get bedtime back on a peaceful track.

Join Jessica Begley, MPH, Certified Child Sleep Consultant, for this class geared for parents and caregivers of children age 6 months to 3 years.

She will cover ways to lay the foundation for healthy sleep and address common sleep problems. Certificates of attendance available for childcare providers, upon request.

Bye-Bye Bedtime Battles- Scarborough

$10

with Jessica Begley, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 6 pm

Note: This registration is to attend the class in Scarborough. If you would like to attend in Belfast, Rockland or online, please click the location you are interested in: Online, Belfast, Rockport.

Do you dread the constant bedtime battles with your child? Sleep is as important to your child’s health and well-being as good nutrition and physical activity, but most children are not getting enough. Come learn 6 ways to help get bedtime back on a peaceful track.

Join Jessica Begley, MPH, Certified Child Sleep Consultant, for this class geared for parents and caregivers of children age 6 months to 3 years.

She will cover ways to lay the foundation for healthy sleep and address common sleep problems. Certificates of attendance available for childcare providers, upon request.

Calm Kids

$15

with Nancy Sturdevant, RN, LMT

Calendar Next session starts Jan 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm

In this class for parents and child caregivers, we will discuss pediatric massage and how children can be helped with this therapy. Join Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Nancy Sturdevant to discuss: General information about pediatric massage Respectful approach to children and establishing boundaries Special needs that can be helped with massage, for example: pain, “growing pains,” sleep problems, ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome. Techniques that you can use with your children Certificates of attendance available upon request.

Don’t Get Up: Chair Exercise for Any Body

$10

with Ellie Foster, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Apr 4, 2019 at 5 pm

Getting fit can happen anywhere- even in a chair! Join us to learn some simple and easy moves to help work your whole body. The atmosphere will be positive and supportive and will be appropriate for all body shapes and fitness levels. We will guide you through the moves, but please note the instructor for this class is not a certified fitness instructor or personal trainer. Wear clothes you can move freely in and comfortable shoes. 

Effective Communication Strategies

$10

with Alzheimer's Association

Calendar Next session starts May 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.





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