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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center



Living Healthy

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.

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.

InstaHealthy: Cooking with Your InstaPot

$25

with Leslie Ouellette MS, RD, LD, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2019 at 5 pm
1 additional session on Feb 19, 2019

Please note: The date of the January class is listed incorrectly in our catalog. The correct date is January 22nd.

Join Leslie Ouellette and Tina Pettingill, MPH, to experience what the Instapot rage is all about and witness how it can revolutionize and simplify your cooking. The InstaPot is perfect for busy cooks who want to be able put healthy, hot, complete, and flavorful meals on the table in minutes. We will show you how at this class. Leslie and Tina will share some of their favorite recipes and demonstrate several of them onsite. WARNING: If you don’t have an InstaPot before this class, you’re probably going to want to buy one!

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

$10

with Alzheimer's Association

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Local Author Series: Vanessa Seder's Secret Sauces

$25

with Vanessa Seder

Calendar Next session starts Feb 13, 2019 at 5 pm

A great sauce can turn a boring dish into an amazing one but we often think of sauces as either too complicated or too unhealthy. That’s not the case with Secret Sauces.

Local author Vanessa Seder will share some of her simple, healthy and delicious recipes with us. She will show us how to make a “mother” sauce that can then be used in a variety of other sauces. Vanessa is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, an instructor at Stonewall Kitchen and has created recipes for magazines like Ladies Home Journal, Real Simple, Health, and Cooking Light so her dishes are sure to be tasty!

After the class, there will be a book signing for those interested in staying. Books will be available for purchase at registration.

 

Photo courtesy of Stacey Cramp

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Evening Session

$250

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 www.mainehealth.org/LRC.

 

Participation is required on:

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

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

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Morning Session

$250

with Anne Gosling, Ph.D

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2019 at 10 am, 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 www.mainehealth.org/LRC.

Participation is required on:

  • Wednesday, January 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Orientation)
  • Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Retreat)
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