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Walk for Wellness

Free
Calendar Next available session starts Jan 7, 2020

Grab a friend and join a group of participants every Tuesday and Thursday for our indoor walking program.  In this program, you will enjoy the benefits of walking and staying active as the weather is colder and the days are shorter.  This class is for all walking levels.  Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and join us as we walk for wellness!  Please Note: Start time is anytime from 4:45 pm and all participants must be done by 8 pm.  This will allow you the flexibility of a schedule that works for you!  If school is cancelled due to weather, there will be no class. 

Sunset & Snowshoeing Under the Light of the Wolf Moon

Free

with Stephens Memorial Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 11, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Get your hearts pumping and experience the magic of an early winter sunset and an evening under the light of the first Full Moon in 2020 as we trek our way up to the top of Streaked Mountain. Snowshoeing at night offers you the opportunity to see a totally different world than you experience during the day and have the chance to experience the brilliance of the moon when it shines its brightest and lights our way.

Please Note: Weather permitting. Keep in mind, there is approximately an hour between sunset and moonrise, so make sure to dress accordingly, dress in layers, and make sure to have a hat and gloves. It can get cold and windy at the top of Streaked. Headlamps or flashlights optional. Don’t forget to bring water and a snack.

Snowshoe Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree Farm

Free

with Stephens Memorial Hospital & Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree & Maple Syrup Farm

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2020 at 1 pm

Bring your snowshoes and join Stephens Memorial Hospital and Balsam Ridge® Christmas Tree and Maple Syrup Farm to enjoy a fun and scenic trek through the Christmas trees and sugar bush during “Maple Tapping Season”. This hike consists of an approximately a 1 mile loop over glacially carved terrain to observe the modern day practices associated with maple syrup production. Along the way, you will see fields of Christmas trees and observe Maple tree tapping using an interconnected tubing system for sap collection. Afterwards you can enjoy some hot chocolate, maple syrup sampling and there will be products available for purchase. There will also be an open forum/discussion for anyone interested in backyard sugaring.       Please note: weather permitting
(SNOW DATE: February 16, same time)

If you would like to check out their website and get directions: https://www.balsamridgechristmas.com/index.php/about-us/map-directions

Snowshoeing Hike - Overset Pond

Free

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

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 29, 2020 at 9 am

Explore the snow covered trails as we trek through the area that loops along the Sanborn River, Overset Pond and to the top of Overset Mountain. Join SMH and Lorie Olson, Maine native and avid hiker for this hike, which is approximately 5 miles. From the top, you will have a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding hills and mountains.

Please note: Weather permitting, dress accordingly, and make sure to bring a lunch/snack and water.  For more information about Overset click on link:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/overset-pond-trail

 

Snowshoeing Hike - White Cap

Free

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

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 15, 2020 at 9 am

Let’s get out, enjoy winter and get some exercise too! Join SMH and Lorie Olson, Maine native and avid hiker as we snowshoe 5.8 miles on a moderate trail to the summit of Whitecap that will provide breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Please note: Weather permitting, and make sure to dress accordingly.

For more information about White Cap and directions to trailhead, click on link:

https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/rumford-whitecap-mountain-preserve

More Flavor...Less Salt

Free

with Pat Watson, SMH Registered Dietitian

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2020 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.

Spring Hike - Hall's Pond and Singepole Mountain Trail

Free

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

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2020 at 9 am

Join SMH and Lorie Olson, Maine native and avid hiker for a hiking adventure up Singepole Mountain. This moderate/advanced 2.5-mile hike offers the opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature at her best with some panoramic views of the White Mountains; all while getting some exercise and having some fun too!

Please note: Weather permitting, make sure to dress accordingly and this time of year there still could be some left over snow/ice. Snowshoes or Ice Cleats could be needed.

For more informatin about Singepole click on link:
https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/singepole-trail

 

Healthy Cooking - Pasta with Spring Vegetables

$30

with Martha Hathaway, Chef, Author and Goat Farmer

Calendar Next available session starts May 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Healthy Cooking can be quick and delicious! Join Stephens Memorial Hospital and Chef Margaret Hathaway from Ten Apple Farm and author of five books (two cookbooks) for this two hour class where you will make and share a balanced dinner of Pasta with Spring Vegetables, Grated Vegetable Salad with Maple Lemon Vinaigrette, and Berry Fool Dessert. Every family can enjoy this meal! Participants will learn new kitchen tips and tricks, and will leave with recipes and a sample-shopping list.

Please note: This meal includes dairy and gluten.





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