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American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED


with Ben McKenney, EMT/Advanced

Calendar Next session starts Oct 24, 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 use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. 

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are in the health field, this course does not meet the necessary requirements.

More Flavor...Less Salt


with Pat Watson, SMH Registered Dietitian

Calendar Next session starts Oct 24, 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: "The Genius of Marian Fall"


with Deb Jordan, BSN, RN, CCM

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 2019 at 6 pm

Stephens Memorial Hospital and Deborah Jordan, BSN, RN, CCM, Director of Case Management invite to explore the debilitating challenges of memory loss and its poignant effects on relationships. Currently, more than 28,000 people in Maine are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 69,000 family and friends are providing care. The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam's adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer's herself and died in 2001. Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

Light refreshments will be offered.

After the showing their will be a panel and time for discussion. Also, Local and State resources will be available.  

Yoga Poses for Your Morning Practice


with Wendy Dillon, RN Stephens Memorial Hospital

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 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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