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Western Maine Health Community Resources

Special Events

American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED


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.

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


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.

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Fire Extinguisher 101


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. 


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?


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. 

Go Fly a Kite! (Kite Flying 101)


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

How to Use Your Digital Camera


with Tom Hoffelder, Amateur Astronomer and Photographer

Calendar Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm

Join SMH and Tom Hoffelder, amateur astronomer and photographer, for a basic informational class on camera settings, camera features, editing of digital photos and photography tips. Make sure to bring your own camera and any digital photos you might like to share. At the end of class, there will be time for questions and answers. For this particular class we will not be covering DSLR cameras.

Introduction to Essential Oils, Make & Take


with Wendy Dillon, RN Stephens Memorial Hospital

Calendar Oct 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A class for education & insight.  Essential oils have been around for centuries.  Now is a GREAT time to Learn More!  Join SMH and Wendy Dillon, RN for an introduction to essential oils.  Learn how you can safely use essential oils in your daily life.  Recipes and make & takes will be available.  Deadline for sign up is Sept. 25.  Make sure to sign up early, as there is limited availability.

Kayaking Under the Light of the Full Moon


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

Calendar Aug 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Kayaking at night offers you the chance to see a totally different world than you experience while kayaking during the day. Join SMH and Lorie Olson as you have the chance to experience the brilliance of the moon when it shines its brightest and lights our way as we paddle on beautiful Norway Lake. Please Note: Weather permitting, headlamps or flashlights optional, make sure to dress accordingly and bring a snack and water.  PLEASE NOTE: Kayak's are not provided for this event.

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Understanding Dizziness


with Amy Bottomley, DPT, WMH Physical Therapy

Calendar Sep 18, 2018 at 10 am

Is your world spinning?  Are you dizzy when you move your head or your body?  Are you having trouble walking or moving your body because you are dizzy? Vertigo is a common problem that causes dizziness, especially among older adults. 

Join Amy Bottomley, a physical therapist (PT) from Stephens Memorial Hospital, for an hour long class on vertigo, including common causes and ways to help.  Amy has her doctorate in PT and is certified in vestibular rehabilitation from the American Institute of Balance and Emory University.

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