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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Healthy Aging

Don’t Get Up: Chair Exercise for Any Body


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. 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session


with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors.

Developed by Jon Kabit-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events.

Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).

For more information on the class and requirements, visit


Participation is required on:

Wednesday, January 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Orientation)

Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)

Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor


with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA

Calendar Next session starts Apr 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Did you know that regular pelvic floor muscle exercises can help: Improve bladder and bowel control Decrease pain during labor and childbirth

Improve recovery from gynecological surgery, prostate surgery, and childbirth Increase sexual sensation Increase social confidence and quality of life.

This class will teach participants how to find, feel, and move their pelvic floor muscles. We will learn specific exercises to strengthen and relax the muscles and how to incorporate those exercises into a daily routine. This class is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life, including pregnancy.

Sexy Aging


with Susan Doughty

Calendar Next session starts Mar 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Sex can be a wonderful emotional experience and a great way to improve health- not just for young people. Sex later in life may not be the same as it was when you were younger but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Join Susan Doughty, APRN, WHNP-BC and Gina Rourke, owner of Nomia Sensuality Boutique, for an open and welcoming discussion of the physical, emotional, and sexual changes that happen as we age. You and your partner can keep life exciting!

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