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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

Free

with Jennifer Fortin

Mar 8, 2017 at 3 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?

People who experience a fear of falling often limit their physical activities, which can result in loss of strength, reduced muscle tone and balance problems, making the risk of falling greater.

In this class you will set realistic goals for staying active, learn how to stay safe at home, complete exercises to increase strength and balance, and learn how to identify and control your fear of falling.

This class is made possible FREE of charge from Spectrum Generations.

 

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Adult, Infant, Child CPR & First Aid Session I

$40

with Vicki Dill

Mar 6, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for Adult, Child and Infant, as well as AED (automated external defibrillator) and First Aid. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for individuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advanced medical care personnel arrive and take charge.

American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded upon successful completion of class requirements.

Class may run until 9:00 pm.

 

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Adult, Infant, Child CPR & First Aid Session II

$40

with Vicki Dill

Apr 3, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for adult, child and infant, as well as AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for individuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advanced medical care personnel arrive and take charge.

American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded upon successful completion of class requirements.

Class may run until 9:00 pm.

 

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Ask the Chiropractor

$12

with Dr. Ashley Rice

Mar 14, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical procedures to treat patients with certain types of pain and injury. Daily activities such as lifting, stooping, walking, sleeping, etc. can be improved by chiropractic care.

Topics may include:

  • various issues and related treatments
  • when and how to choose a practitioner
  • what to expect at the first appointment
  • and how to supplement care via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies

Please bring your questions, and leave armed with the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions regarding your health.

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Dementia Conversations

Free

with Mark Pechenik

Jan 31, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This program is primarily designed for working adults who have a family member or close friend beginning to experience Alzheimer’s or another dementia. This program will offer helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

We'll talk about the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s. A variety of resources will be shared.

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Essential Oils and How They Can Benefit You

$12

with Richard Acker

Mar 20, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. They are the fragrant oils that are present in many plants and are used as perfumes, food flavorings, medicines, and as fragrant and antiseptic additives in many common products.

Richard Acker, a certified medical assistant, will explain the many uses of essential oils and describe how they can be of benefit to you. This will be an interactive class - please bring your questions.

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Gardening Forever

$10

with Ellen Gibson

May 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gardening, as much as we love it, can take its toll on the body. Aging, back pain,arthritis and other physical issues can limit our ability to do the things we would like to do. Take this workshop and learn how to circumvent problems by practicing good ergonomic principles in the garden.

Topics will include

  • the difference between physical activity and exercise
  • practical suggestions for working smarter
  • being mindful of energy conservation (physical and mental)
  • and avoiding injuries from slips, trips and falls.

Ellen will demonstrate ergonomically designed gardening tools and techniques to make gardening stress and pain free. Workshop is made possible by Maine AgrAbility.

 

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Healthy Homes/Healthy Families

$12

with Ashley Rice

Mar 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The products we choose to use and consume can have a negative effect on our health. Cleaning products, candles, even make-up can have harmful ingredients. Likewise sugar filled snacks and high calorie meals are not the best choices for growing families. Join us while we discuss what products and foods to eliminate and how substitutions can help.





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