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December Events Pen Bay Medical Center & Waldo County General Hospital Family Caregiver Education & Support Group Thursday, December 1, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Home Health Conference Room, 125 Northport Avenue, Belfast The group meets monthly and is for all family caregivers, including those caring for family members with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Come share your wisdom and experiences with other people who are caregivers, while learning more about how you can do the job effectively and keep yourself healthy at the same time. The group is facilitated by social worker, Margie Spencer-Smith, LCSW. For more information, please call 930-2500, ext. 4795. Dancing for Health Thursday, December 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial Street, Belfast Join the Community Health & Wellness team for an evening of music, dancing and healthy refreshments. We will be offering free dance lessons so you can learn some new moves. Come by yourself or bring your friends and family and let’s kick up our heels as we kick off the holiday season! Festive holiday attire and comfortable dancing shoes are recommended. Free. Please call 921-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com to register. Stretch Around Mondays and Fridays, December 2 - 30, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (No class on December 26) St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast Designed to include older adults and those with physical limitations. Interactive, social activity and basic movement with balance practice and ball circle. Collaborative activities help maintain strength, balance and coordination. Includes Matter of Balance, Chair Yoga and Brain Gym exercises. Facilitated by Marshall Mittnick and Carolyn Pressley. Free, drop-in class, registration not required. *Click event title for more information

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Events: December

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Get Help Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. to noon Central Lincoln Academy Adult Education 767 Main Street 1-A, Damariscotta Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace may seem a bit daunting—trying to understand all your options and what is required can be confusing, especially if you don’t consider yourself computer savvy. You don’t have to do it alone. Join our certified application counselors in the computer lab, where they can assist you and answer your questions while you are completing the enrollment application. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please visit journeytohealthcoursestorm.com to register. Free. Get Help Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace Monday, December 5, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mid-Coast School of Technology, Student Center 1 Main Street, Rockland Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace may seem a bit daunting—trying to understand all your options and what is required can be confusing, especially if you don’t consider yourself computer savvy. You don’t have to do it alone. Join our certified application counselors in the computer lab, where they can assist you and answer your questions while you are completing the enrollment application. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please visit journeytohealthcoursestorm.com to register. Free. Successful Breastfeeding Class Monday, December 5, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Waldo County General Hospital, Classroom, Ground Floor 118 Northport Avenue, Belfast Topics to be covered include benefits of breastfeeding, preparing to breastfeed, exploring myths of breastfeeding, breast care, breast milk storage and returning to work. Please call 338-9348 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com to register.

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Events: December

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Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting Tuesday, December 6, Noon to 1:45 p.m. Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden The first half of the meeting with be devoted to celebrating the holiday with attendees sharing their own favorite sweets potluck-style along with seasonal beverages provided by Quarry Hill. Afterward, participants will divide into discussion groups where those living with Parkinson’s, their family members and caregivers can explore each other’s unique perspectives and insights. Free & open to those living with Parkinson’s, their family members and caregivers. Please call Cassie Walters at 596-3978 for more information. Mother’s Milk Support Group Tuesdays, December 6 - 27, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Pen Bay Medical Center, Chapel Room, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport A support group for breastfeeding families. The informal group provides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed. Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are also welcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from OB/GYN. This class is free. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-8345 to register. Restoring Balance with Yoga Nidra Tuesdays, December 6 & 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden Yoga Nidra is a guided deep relaxation meditation that helps reduce stress and heal physical, mental and emotional imbalances. Krishna Peter Perry, co-founder of ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Health Arts, will lead students as they lie down to rest their bodies and minds in the deep restorative practices of Yoga Nidra. Registration is required and the fee is $12. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register. Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (First Tuesday of each month) Anderson Inn, Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For details, please contact Cheri Alexander, LSW at 921-6237. *Click

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Events: December

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Weekly Meditation Series Wednesdays, December 7 - 28, 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Waldo County General Hospital, Classroom, Ground Floor 118 Northport Avenue, Belfast Practice the art of meditation and learn to use it to manage your stress. No experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome. No registration required. Hospital Aid Silver Tea Wednesday, December 7, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 27 Church Street, Belfast Join the Waldo County General Hospital Aid at the home of Manley Rodgers for an afternoon of tea, coffee, hors d’oeuvres, tea sandwiches and desserts. No admission fee. Donations accepted. Be Tobacco Free with Hypnotherapy Wednesdays, December 7 – 21, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Lincolnville Central School, 523 Hope Road, Lincolnville You can set yourself free! This 3-session group tobacco cessation program uses hypnotherapy and can help you take charge of your health and your life by becoming tobacco-free. In this program you will explore and identify what personal needs are satisfied by using tobacco, learn how to overcome triggers and increase your confidence in your new tobacco-free life. Registration is required and is $50. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950 to register.

Breastfeeding Basics Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pen Bay Physicians Building, Conference Room C 4 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport This two hour class provides a pre-birth opportunity to ask questions and learn about breastfeeding and returning to work. $17 for mom and partner. Registration required, please call 921-8345 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

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Holiday Gift Fair Friday, December 9, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Waldo County General Hospital, Classroom, Ground Floor 118 Northport Avenue, Belfast If you still have some names on your holiday shopping list, stop by our holiday gift fair for handmade crafts & textiles, jewelry, soaps and much more! A few vendor tables are still available. Vendor table fees benefit our Community Health & Wellness programs. Please call Lois Dutch at 930-6713 for more information. Get Help Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace Saturday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. to noon Waldo County General Hospital Teleconference Room 118 Northport Avenue, Belfast Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace may seem a bit daunting—trying to understand all your options and what is required can be confusing, especially if you don’t consider yourself computer savvy. You don’t have to do it alone. Join our certified application counselors in the computer lab, where they can assist you and answer your questions while you are completing the enrollment application. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please visit journeytohealthcoursestorm.com to register. Free.

Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Education & Support Group Tuesday, December 13, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Home Health Conference Room, 125 Northport Avenue, Belfast The group meets monthly and is for adults with Parkinson’s disease and their families and friends. Come share your wisdom and experiences with others, while learning more about how you can live better with Parkinson’s. Elisa Ross, RDN, LD, will speak about foods and nutrients that nourish and support those with Parkinson’s Disease. Facilitated by social worker, Margie Spencer-Smith, LCSW.

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Events: December

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Get Help Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSU 20, Searsport District High School, Computer Lab 24 Mortland Road, Searsport Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace may seem a bit daunting—trying to understand all your options and what is required can be confusing, especially if you don’t consider yourself computer savvy. You don’t have to do it alone. Join our certified application counselors in the computer lab, where they can assist you and answer your questions while you are completing the enrollment application. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please visit journeytohealthcoursestorm.com to register. Free. Discovering Creativity and Sacred Space Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street, Camden Clarity, the artist/writer team of Su.Sane and Robert Hake, will offer an uplifting antidote to the frenzy of the holiday season. The Hakes will explain how to find creativity and sacred space in the ordinary and add depth and richness to everyday life. Free and open to adults age 50-plus. Registration is required, please visit quarryhill.org/news-and-events or call 921-6116. This program is part of Quarry Hill’s Adventures in Living Well series for older adults and is cosponsored by the library. Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group Thursday, December 15, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Third Thursday of each month) Rockland Room, Knox Center, 6 White Street, Rockland The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. For details, please contact Cheri Alexander, LSW at 921-6237. Women’s Cancer Support Group Tuesday, December 20, 6:00 p.m. (Third Tuesday of every month) Picker Family Resource Center, 756 Commercial Street, Rockport Join facilitator Colleen Kinney, LICSW, for a women’s cancer support group. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Space is limited, please call 542-4985 register. *Click event title for more information

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Lung Health Education, Prevention and Wellness Support Group Tuesday, December 27, Noon to 1:00 p.m. (Last Tuesday of every month) Pen Bay Medical Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport Held in the Pulmonary Rehab Education Room. Please call 921-8880 for additional information. Christmas Trees for Warmth Support MaineHealth Care at Home by participating in the Christmas Trees for Warmth program. The Auxiliary* supporting the MaineHealth Care at Home Coastal Division, will be sponsoring its fifth annual Christmas Trees for Warmth. Trees will be set up for decorating with hand-made or store-bought hats, mittens, gloves and scarves of all sizes, which will be distributed before Christmas to children and adults in need in our area. The Auxiliary will collect the items from the trees and distribute them to local schools and shelters as well as making the items available to any MaineHealth Care at Home staff member to take to their patients in need. The trees will be located at the following locations: • MaineHealth Care at Home office lobby at 170 Pleasant Street, Rockland. Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 16 • Camden National Bank lobby, Main Street, Rockland. Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 16 • Camden National Bank lobby, 145 Elm Street, Camden (in the Hannaford Plaza). Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 16 Items being donated may be brought to any of these locations and hung on the trees during normal business hours. *Auxiliary known as Kno-Wal-Lin Auxiliary, serves the communities of Knox, Waldo and Lincoln Counties. For a full list of our upcoming events, please visit us online at penbayhealthcare.org or wcgh.org

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