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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Healthy Aging

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session


with Tim Blair

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2019 , runs for 8 weeks

The nine-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, 6:00-7:00 pm (Orientation)

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

Your Life, Your Choice


with Jessica Begley, MPH, Certified Advance Care Planning Facilitator

Calendar Next session starts Nov 29, 2018 at 12 pm

Advance care planning is a gift you give to yourself, your loved ones, and your caregivers. Join a certified advance care planning facilitator to explore the decisions people often face at the end of life and how to make the right decisions for you. You will also learn how to write an advance directive so your wishes will be honored. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up to return for free one-on-one help from a facilitator.

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