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Health & Wellness

American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED

$20

with Ben McKenney, EMT/Advanced

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 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 use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Catching the Wonder of a Sunrise Hike

Free

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

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 5 am

Wake up early and watch the sunrise from the top of Noyes Mt. as you overlook Norway Lake’s southern end. An early morning hike is a spectacular way to start the day. Join SMH and Lorie Olson as we trek up Noyes Mountain while enjoying the early morning sounds of nature and watch the sun slowly light up the sky. Make sure to dress accordingly, wear proper footwear

Diabetes: Exploring the Basics

Free

with Betty Sirois, SMH Diabetes Nurse Educator

Calendar Oct 11, 2018 at 6 pm

If you have diabetes, think you are at risk for diabetes or know of someone with diabetes, join Betty Sirois, Diabetes Nurse Educator for this informational session. Topics will include discussion about the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the risk factors, healthy eating and day-to-day management.

Early Morning Yoga (4 week series)

$20

with Wendy Dillon, RN Stephens Memorial Hospital

Calendar Sep 4, 2018 at 7 am, runs for 4 weeks

Start your day on a positive note!  Experience the benefits of this delightful morning flow. Join SMH and Wendy Dillon, RN for a moderate flow yoga experience for all skill levels! You will wake your body up and spend time connecting with yourself before heading out into the world. Bring a yoga mat, an eye mask or towel to cover eyes, a cushion or blanket to sit on, a bottle of water & wear comfortable clothes. Make sure to sign up early, as there is limited availability.

Fall Kayaking Adventure /North Pond, Woodstock & Greenwood, ME

Free

with Kelly Hodgkins, Western Foothills Land Trust

Calendar Sep 15, 2018 at 10:30 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. You will have the possibility of seeing loons, turtles and other wildlife. Meet at boat launch located on Howe Hill Rd., Greenwood. Bring a bagged lunch and make sure to bring water, and sun block. PLEASE NOTE: Kayak's are not provided for this event.

Will run

Fire Extinguisher 101

Free

with Dennis Yates, Norway Fire Chief

Calendar Oct 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm

For the first 10 people that sign up and attend the Fire Extinguisher class,  will receive a free smoke detector. 

DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO USE IT? 

A fire extinguisher is something you probably have in your home!  It could save Your Life and Your Family......BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO USE IT?

DURING AN EMERGENCY IS NOT THE TIME TO BE FIGURING EVERYTHING OUT!

90% of people will say they've never put their hands on a fire extinguisher and they've never tried to use it.

This course of instruction is not designed to turn participants into firefighters, but rather equip you with the knowledge and skills to detect and extinguish a fire only when it is safe to do so. Join Norway’s Fire Chief, Dennis Yates for potential life-saving tips that could be useful if a fire breaks out in your home. Through hands-on training with fire simulations in a safe learning environment, the professional instructors will educate you on the basics of fire extinguishers, i.e. when and how to use a fire extinguisher, the different types of fire extinguishers, the different types of fires and fire extinguisher maintenance. 

Gentle Yoga Flow

$5

with Kat Larsen, Registered Yoga Teacher, ERYT, C-IAYT (for more info. visit www.katlarsen.com)

Calendar Sep 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Registered Yoga teacher/mentor, Kat Larsen will be leading a Gentle Yoga class including calming & energizing practices to balance both body & mind. Come learn practices that are both warming and cooling through movement & breath! Warm up the body this fall with Yoga! Bring a yoga mat, an eye mask or towel to cover eyes, a cushion or blanket to sit on, a bottle of water & wear comfortable clothes. Yoga brings ease & balance both on & off the mat. All levels welcome!

Go Fly a Kite! (Kite Flying 101)

$5

with Terry Robinson, "ColorTheSky!"

Calendar Oct 20, 2018 at 1 pm

Build, decorate and experience the excitement of flying your own kite! Believe it or not, there are tips and tricks to successful kite flying. Join SMH and Terry Robinson of the “ColorTheSky!” kiting group for a brief talk about how the success of kite flying depends on kite style, kiting location, winds speed and wind barriers. In the field, Terry will demonstrate kite-flying tips and provide any needed assistance. This is a great way to get outside, get fresh air and exercise, enjoy good company and have some good old fashion FUN! Please note this is weather permitting. Make sure to bring water and appropriate clothing for weather and tick prevention. First, come first serve, 15 max.  PLEAST NOTE: RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 21





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