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Western Maine Health Community Resources



Weight Loss & Management

Introduction to the Secrets of Chinese Cooking

$25

with Chris Toy

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

More Flavor...Less Salt

Free

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.

Snowshoeing Hike - Maggie's Nature Park

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 session starts Mar 2, 2019 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 3.2 miles through some easy and moderate trails at Maggie’s Nature Park, which provides beautiful views of the surrounding area from open ledges.

For more information on the trail, click on this link:
https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/maggie-s-nature-park

Please note: Weather permitting, dress accordingly, and make sure to bring a snack and water.

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 session starts Feb 9, 2019 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 snack and water.

For more information click on link:
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/overset-pond-trail

 

Snowshoeing Under the Light of the Full Moon

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 session starts Jan 20, 2019 at 2 pm

Get your hearts pumping and experience the magic of an early winter evening under the light of the first Full Moon in 2019. Snowshoeing at night offers you the chance to see a totally different world than you experience during the day. Join Stephens Memorial Hospital and Maine Native and avid hiker, Lorie Olson, as you have the chance to experience the brilliance of the moon when it shines its brightest and lights our way, while we trek up Streaked Mountain. Remember to dress in layers, make sure to wear a hat and gloves and a snack and water are recommended.

PLEASE NOTE: Weather permitting, headlamps or flashlights optional.

Carpooling is recommended!  We will meet at the Ripley Medical Bldg. (193 Main St., Norway) parking lot for 2pm for anyone who would like to carpool.

Walking for the Health of It!

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 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. 

Yoga Poses for Your Morning Practice

$5

with Wendy Dillon, RN Stephens Memorial Hospital

Calendar Next session starts Apr 2, 2019 at 7 am

Start your day on a positive note!  Experience the benefit of this delightful morning flow and learn some basic poses that you can incorporate into your everyday morning practice. Join Wendy Dillon, RN, SMH Oncology, 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.





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