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Health & Wellness

A Puzzle in a Night


with Debi Verrill

Calendar Next session starts Apr 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 9, 2019

Puzzles put our minds to work. Studies have found that when we work on a puzzle, we use both sides of the brain, and spending time daily working on puzzles improves memory, cognitive function and problem-solving skills. Join SMH and Professor Puzzle, where we will challenge ourselves with a puzzle in a night! You can sign up for one or both dates that are being offered.

American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED


with Ben McKenney, EMT/Advanced

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Please note: if you are in the health field, this course does not meet the necessary requirements.

Introduction to the Secrets of Chinese Cooking


with Chris Toy

Calendar Next session starts May 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Full Course

More Flavor...Less Salt


with Pat Watson, SMH Registered Dietitian

Calendar Next session starts Apr 9, 2019 at 10 am

The DASH diet emphasizes portion size, eating a variety of foods and getting the right amount of nutrients. Discover how DASH can improve your health, lower your blood pressure and encourage you to reduce the sodium in your diet. Because the DASH diet is, a healthy way of eating, if offers healthy benefits besides just lowering blood pressure. The DASH diet is also in line with dietary recommendations to prevent osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Join Stephens Memorial Hospital’s registered dietitian Pat Watson to learn more about this eating plan while sampling delicious, low-sodium, heart-healthy recipes.

Movie Night: Being Mortal


with Deb Jordan, BSN, RN, CCM

Calendar Next session starts Apr 11, 2019 at 6 pm

Join us to explore what matters most at the end of life. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, “Being Mortal” explores the hopes of patients and families facing difficult medical decisions and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. After the show, join experts from the field of advance care planning for a brief panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Kayaking Adventure - North Pond, Norway


with Western Foothills Land Trust

Calendar Next session starts May 19, 2019 at 10 am

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Join Stephens Memorial Hospital and Western Foothills Land Trust, as we paddle around North Pond, which offers pleasant views and the possibility of catching a glimpse of wildlife.

Please note: Participants must provide their own kayak. Make sure to bring a snack, water, and sun block and proper footwear.

PLEASE NOTE:  Weather Permitting

TRX Golf Clinic


with Jeff Lawson, Physical Therapist at SMH

Calendar Next session starts May 2, 2019 at 4 pm

Walking for the Health of It!


with Stephens Memorial and Lorie Olson, Maine native,and avid hiker/kayaker who has a great love and connection to the outdoors

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Join Stephens Memorial Hospital every Tuesday and Thursday and beat the winter blues with our indoor walking program. In this program, you will enjoy the benefits of walking and staying active during the cold winter months. This class is for all walking levels. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and join us for the Health of It!

Please Note: If school is cancelled due to weather, there will be no class. 

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