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Cancer
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When: Third Tuesday of Every Month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Room
Phone: (855) 552-7200 x800

The Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer works cooperatively with many groups and organizations in Maine and around the country to achieve the common goal of eradicating prostate cancer.

This group is privately run by the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers.

FREEPRINT
When: Second and Fourth Tuesday of Every Month, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick @ Library
Phone: (207) 373-6585
Free ongoing support group open to all caregivers of loved ones with cancer. The group is co-facilitated by a licensed clinical social work and an oncology-certified registered nurse. Light refreshments will be served.
FREEPRINT
When: Tuesdays (see schedule), 6–7:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Free cancer survivorship series offering education. 

  • April 30: Nutrition and Cancer: Changing Your Habits Does Matter, with Timothy Howe, MD
  • May 7: Physical Challenges After Treatment, with Yonca Berk-Giray, MS, CCC-SLP, Hillary LaForge, OTR/L, and Tina Phillips, PT
  • May 14: Moving Toward Health: Exercise and Survival, with Cate Parker, MS, RN, CEP
  • May 21: Financial Challenges After Treatment Ends, with Michelle Hayes, LCSW
  • June 4: Psychological Reactions to Cancer Diagnosis & Ways to Cope, with Jon Larssen, MDiv, and Michelle Hayes, LCSW
  • June 18: Sexuality After Treatment, with Mikee Spaulding, FNP-C, and Melissa Chretien, RN, ONC

 

FREEPRINT
When: June 13, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
Held: Infusion Center, 329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585
Join Mid Coast Hospital dermatologist Helge G. Riemann, MD, for a free skin cancer screening. Limited availability; pre-registration is required. Call (207) 373-6585 to register or learn more.
FREEPRINT
When: Third Tuesday of Every Month, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Boardroom
Email: Kim Lynch
Phone: (207) 373-6546

Offered to all women either in active treatment or surviving cancer. Female caregivers, friends, or family members are invited to attend as support.

FREEPRINT
When: Thursdays (no classes in August 2019), 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Held: Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, 120 Harpswell Road, Brunswick
Contact: Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness
Phone: (207) 729-8433

Designed to limit stress, reduce fatigue, and promote healing for cancer patients.

Please Note: Yoga for Cancer will not take place during August 2019. The program is scheduled to resume in September 2019. 

Chronic Disease Management
Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6360
Specialized 12-week exercise, education, and support program for those with lung disease and related respiratory problems designed to promote independence and endurance.
Community-Based Support Groups
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When: First Wednesday of Each Month, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Rooms
Contact: Paula Jones
Phone: (207) 841-8757

Safe and understanding environment to discuss the wide range of symptoms of Lyme disease as well as testing and treatment options.

FREEPRINT
When: First Tuesday of Each Month, 6 - 7 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Community Resource Room
Phone: (207) 776-3611

Brings together individuals with chronic pain to share how they cope, what challenges are most difficult, and meet with outside speakers including experts in pain management, practitioners of mediation, and dietary advisors.

This group is privately run and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers.

FREEPRINT
When: Fourth Wednesday of Each Month, 7 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Medical Group, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 319-7956 or (207) 798-5891

Combined support group for individuals living with mental health challenges and those supporting individuals with mental health challenges.

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Phone: (800) 822-5999 or (207) 725-2181

Sexual assault support services, including support groups, available by calling 24/7 hotline or visiting the Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM) website.

CPR Courses
Price: $50.00PRINT
When: October 1 and 8, 5:30–8 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Class includes two sessions, and both must be attended to receive certification. Recommended for age 10 or older.

Price: $10.00PRINT
When: September 16, 5:30–8 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175
Designed for community members who want to learn CPR but do not need a certification card. Focuses on CPR and AED/defibrillator use for adults, children, and infants.
Price: $45.00PRINT
When: August 5; October 7; December 2, 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Various sessions offered throughout the year.

Price: $45.00PRINT
When: September 30; November 11, 7:30–11 a.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Various sessions offered throughout the year.

Price: $55.00PRINT
When: August 12; September 9; November 25, 5:30–10 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Program focuses on injury prevention, household safety, and basic first aid. Meets State of Maine requirements in First Aid and CPR for daycare providers.

Diabetes
FREEPRINT
Held: Contact Organizer for Dates, Times, and Locations
Phone: (207) 406-3974

Six-week class for caregivers, pre-diabetics, and new and long-term diabetics that utilizes peer-to-peer teaching to promote lifestyle changes that support living with a chronic disease such as diabetes.

This group is privately run by Healthcentric Advisors and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers. 

Family Education
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When: April 11 (8–9 a.m.), May 16 (6–7 p.m.), June 13 (9–10 a.m.)
Held: Brunswick Hannaford, 35 Elm Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6958
Free event to help participants learn how to show for healthy food on a budget while getting nutritious tips. Families welcome. Registration required by contacting organizer.
General Health & Wellness
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When: July 31, October 30, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café
Phone: (207) 373-6550

Donate blood from 4:30–7:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome! You may also register at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code "MCH."

FREEPRINT
When: October 4, December 6, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick @ Classrooms 2 & 3
Phone: (207) 373-2147

Donate blood from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome! You may also register at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code "Parkview."

FREEPRINT
When: May 16–17, 2019, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Held: Fairfield Inn and Suites, 36 Old Portland Road, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6927
Two-day workshop in suicide intervention skills. Learn and practice a life-saving intervention model that is widely used by professionals and the general public. Registration required.
FREEPRINT
When: May 18, 2019, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Held: Walmart Parking Lot, Bath Road, Brunswick
Free bike safety inspections, family safety information, food and refreshments, and visits by McGruff, Slugger, and Sparky the Fire Dog.
FREEPRINT
Held: Various Dates, Times, and Locations
Contact: CHANS Home Health & Hospice
Phone: (207) 721-1278

More than 40 flu shot clinics throughout the Midcoast region. Available free of charge to anyone in the community over six months of age. The full schedule of clinics is available at: www.midcoasthealth.com/wellness/flu/schedule

FREEPRINT
When: September 25, 5:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Ongoing series of free talks, classes, demonstrations, and healthy lifestyle options offered by the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness.

FREEPRINT
When: April 25, 5 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585
Free education session to learn firsthand about the Mid Coast Center for Joint Replacement from Mid Coast Hospital's orthopedic surgeons.
FREEPRINT
When: October 9, 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Presents signature vegetarian dishes from our restaurant community at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness. Registration required; please call (207) 373-6585.

  • On October 9, join Becky Shepherd, owner of Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe in Brunswick, for a culinary demonstration on how to prepare a variety of pestos for a delicious spread on bread, tossed with pasta, drizzled over vegetables, or placed in soups.
FREEPRINT
When: March 26, 7 p.m.
Held: Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick @ Frontier Café + Cinema + Gallery
Contact: Frontier Café + Gallery + Cinema
Phone: (207) 725-5222

Free film screenings followed by panel discussions with experts.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, join us for a screening of Age of Champions featuring guest panelists Benjamin Young, MD, Medical Director of Mid Coast Senior Health; Cate Parker, MS, RN, CEP, Director of the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness; and Jerry LeVasseur, Maine Senior Games Athlete and Board Member.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Reserve tickets at explorefrontier.com/events/film/

FREEPRINT
When: May 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Room
Phone: (207) 373-6585
Offers children between the ages of three and six the chance to bring their stuffed animals for a short hospital visit, helping to take the fear out of hospitals. Registration required; please call (207) 373-6585.
FREEPRINT
When: Wednesdays through October 30, 2019, 12:15–12:45 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Medical Group–Topsham Internal Medicine, One Wellness Way, Topsham
Phone: (207) 373-6585
Join a doctor from Mid Coast Medical Group and others looking to improve their health for a 30-minute walk in Topsham. All are welcome to participate; program is weather-permitting.
FREEPRINT
When: September 4, 2019; October 2; November 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Monthly discussion on topics of concern to every woman, presented by Mid Coast Hospital Rehabilitation and guest speakers.

  • On September 4, 2019, Ruth E. Macy, PT, DPT, presents Total Pelvic Health.
  • On October 2, 2019, Ruth E. Macy and Melissa J. Streeter, MD, present Bladder Health.
  • On November 6, 2019, Ruth E. Macy presents Pelvic Health Exercises.

 

Grief Groups
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When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357

Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the death of a loved one.

FREEPRINT
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Held: Cadigan Lodge, 54 Governor's Way, Topsham
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the death of a loved one.
FREEPRINT
When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the terminal illness or death of a companion animal.
FREEPRINT
When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Six-week structured support group open to anyone in the community who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Space is limited; please call coordinator to register.
FREEPRINT
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Held: CHANS Home Health & Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Contact: Andy Sokoloff, LMSW
Phone: (207) 721-1357
Support group open to anyone in the community grieving the death by suicide, overdose, substance abuse, homicide or accident, of a loved one.
Heart Health
Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Contact: Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phone: (207) 373-6360

Cardiac rehabilitation consists of 24 to 36 one-hour classes and 12 lectures that utilize exercise, education, and support to assist in the cardiovascular system's healing process. Mid Coast Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Lifestyle Changes
FREEPRINT
When: September 10, 2019; October 8; November 12; December 10, 6:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Contact: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Provides cooking demonstrations and education showing how chronic diseases can be prevented, treated, and even reversed with a plant-based diet for an overall healthier lifestyle. Presented by Timothy R. Howe, MD.

  • September 10: Avoid the Flu: How a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet Reduces the Risk of Infectious Disease
  • October 8: Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
  • November 12: The Benefits and Harms of a Ketogenic Diet
  • December 10: How to Avoid the Supplement Trap

 

Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Session Begins September 12, 4–6 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

12-week mindful living program that focuses on creating a long-term solution for weight loss by addressing the emotional, physical, and nutritional issues contributing to obesity. Groups are limited to 16 people and a physician's referral is required.

Registration required by August 19, 2019. Next session runs September 12–December 5, 2019.

Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick @ South Entrance, Near Main Entrance to Parkview Building
Phone: (207) 373-2278

One-on-one help with nutritional needs for adults and children. Referral is required.

FREEPRINT
When: Every Thursday beginning March (except July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Year's week), 12 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585
A free, one-hour introductory program to get you started on improving your health. Topics include weight loss basics, healthy foods and nutrition, physical activities, exercise, stress management, the importance of sleep, and ways to quit smoking.
Price: $36/month (2 sessions weekly), or $45/month (3 sessions weekly)PRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7–8 a.m. (Center for Community Health & Wellness), 8–9 a.m. (Bowdoin College)
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness and Bowdoin College, William Farley Field House, 35 Watson Drive
Phone: (207) 373-6360

Coed fitness program for all adult age groups. The program incorporates proper warm-up techniques, stretching, calisthenics, and aerobic exercises tailored to your individual needs.

Note: Starting Friday, May 17, 2019, the 8 a.m. class at Bowdoin College will meet outside on the football/track field. Parking is available on the east end of the field off Pine Street. The rain location is inside the Watson ice arena located next to the Farley Field House.

Price: $36/month (2 sessions weekly), or $45/month (3 sessions weekly)PRINT
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9–10 a.m.
Held: Bowdoin College LeRoy Greason Pool, 35 Watson Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6360

Coed swim program for all adult age groups. The program offers shallow water aerobics and/or lap swimming.

Local Blood Pressure Clinics
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When: First Wednesday of Each Month, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Held: 303 Centre Street, Bath
Phone: (207) 729-6782
FREEPRINT
When: Second Wednesday of Each Month, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, 84A Union Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 729-6782
FREEPRINT
When: Second Thursday of Each Month, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 729-6782
FREEPRINT
When: Third Thursday of Each Month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Held: 35 Union Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 729-6782
FREEPRINT
When: Fourth Thursday of Each Month, 10 - 11 a.m.
Held: 53 Depot Street, Freeport
Phone: (207) 729-6782
FREEPRINT
When: First Wednesday of Each Month, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: 22 Union Park, Suite 1, Topsham
Phone: (207) 729-6782
FREEPRINT
When: Third Wednesday of Each Month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Held: 242 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset
Phone: (207) 729-6782
FREEPRINT
When: Third Wednesday of Each Month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Community Resource Room
Phone: (207) 729-6782
Please note: The Mid Coast Hospital blood pressure clinic scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month will take place at the Parkview Campus beginning September 5.
FREEPRINT
When: First Wednesday of Each Month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 729-6782

Maternity Care Education
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Phone: (207) 373-6500
Available Classes
Birthing with Confidence (Compressed One-Day Class)

Birthing with Confidence is offered as an intensive one day Saturday class from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Content focuses on the anatomy of the developing pregnancy, breathing and coping techniques, the phases of labor, medical interventions, and cesarean delivery, plus a tour of the Maternity unit. The classes are held at the Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive in Suite 2700 - Women's Health. Boxed lunches are provided for mothers and coaches for the classes. Please bring the book you received from the office, "Your Childbirth Experience", to class because it will be referenced many times. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing as participants will practice labor positions and perform stretches to prepare for labor. Fee: $65.00.

Class Dates
Oct 12
Nov 9
Dec 14
Birthing with Confidence (Series)

Birthing with Confidence is either a 2 week series from 6:00-8:30pm, or a 3 week series from 6:00-8:00pm. Content focuses on a natural approach to childbirth with an emphasis on relaxation, coping techniques, breathing techniques, and various laboring positions. Medication options will also be discussed. Information will be presented to provide coaches with the skills and knowledge they need to support their laboring partner, support post-partum care, and support newborn care. A tour of the Maternity unit is included. Classes are held at the Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive in the waiting room of Suite 2700 - Women's Health. Please bring the book you received from the office, "Your Childbirth Experience", to class because it will be referenced many times. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing as participants will practice labor positions and perform stretches to prepare for labor. Fee: $65.00.

Class Dates
Oct 14, 21
Dec 9, 16, 23
FREEPRINT
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Community Health Resource Room

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Phone: 207-373-6500

Available Classes
Breastfeeding Class
Class is free

Breastfeeding Class is a one-night class offered once per month from 6 - 8 p.m. Content includes basic latch techniques, tips for breastfeeding success, and back-to-work strategies. Classes are held in Conference Rooms 1, 2 & 3, located next to the Mid Coast Hospital Café. Partners are welcome to attend.

Class Dates
Oct 7
Dec 2
Price: $30.00PRINT
When: Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Held: Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Suite 2200
Phone: 207-373-6500
FREEPRINT
When: First and Third Wednesday of Each Month, 10–11:30 a.m.
Held: Medical Office Building, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Centering Space, Suite 2200
Phone: (207) 373-6500

Offered for all new mothers whether breast or formula feeding as an opportunity to talk with other mothers about the joys and challenges of raising children. Facilitated by lactation consultants who are available to discuss feeding issues and do weight checks.

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Phone: 207-373-6500

Available Classes
Sibling Education

Sibling Class is offered once per month from 4 - 5:30 p.m. This class is appropriate for three- to seven-year-olds who will be big brothers and sisters. Content includes a tour of the Maternity unit, an age-appropriate movie, and discussions regarding infant safety and meeting a newborn. The class is held in the Reception Area of the Maternity unit. Fee: $10.00.

Class Dates
Nov 13
Mental Health
Price: Free Training plus $5.00 Lunch FeePRINT
When: October 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Held: Bath Parks & Recreation, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath
Phone: (207) 373-6957

Designed to teach how to help a teen who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge, or who is in crisis.

To register for the October 21, 2019 session at Bath Parks & Recreation, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, please visit the following link: https://www.namimaine.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1277177&group=

Parkinson's Disease
Price: YMCA Membership or $5.00 per SessionPRINT
When: Fridays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: Brunswick Landing YMCA, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6363
Exercise group for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) graduates.
Price: YMCA Membership or $5.00 per SessionPRINT
When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held: Brunswick Landing YMCA, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6363
Exercise group for Parkinson's disease patients.
Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Contact Organizer for Dates and Times
Held: Mid Coast Hospital Rehabilitation Services, 329 Bath Road, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6175

Intensive speech therapy treatment that focuses on the voice to improve or maintain vocal strength and loudness. LSVT-certified speech and language pathologist perform a diagnostic evaluation, then work closely with participant's neurologist or primary care physician to design a customized treatment plan.

FREEPRINT
When: Fourth Sunday of the Month (except July, August, and December), 2 - 4 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Informal group that allows people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and their caregivers to share information, compare experiences, offer solutions, and voice concerns.

Price: YMCA Membership or $60.00 per MonthPRINT
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays (1:30-3 p.m.), Saturdays (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Held: Brunswick Landing YMCA, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6363

Non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness training that improves the quality of life for people battling Parkinson's disease.

FREEPRINT
When: October 16, 2019, 3–5 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585
For newly diagnosed Parkinson's Disease patients, this panel discussion will help you learn more about your diagnosis, the options available, and the services offered at Mid Coast Hospital.
Senior Health
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When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Mid Coast Senior Health Center. 2nd Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., Coombs Building, 13 School Street, Bowdoinham
Held: Mid Coast Senior Health, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Email: Nancy Herk
Phone: (207) 729-8571

Group for all who support individuals facing the challenges of Alzheimer's or other dementias including resources, education, and emotional support.

This group is privately run by Brunswick Area Respite Care and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers.

FREEPRINT
When: October 11, 9:45-11:15 a.m.
Held: Mid Coast Senior Health, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Assisted Living at Thornton Hall
Contact: Brunswick Area Respite Care
Phone: (207) 729-8571

Café-style brunch gathering designed for people with progressive memory loss, their care partners, spouses, family members, and friends. Meal is free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Seating is limited; reservations are required by calling Brunswick Area Respite Care.

FREEPRINT
When: Third Thursday of Each Month (except July, August, and December), 4 - 5 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Senior Health, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Community Room
Phone: (207) 373-3646

Monthly support group to assist individuals in understanding and caring for someone with memory loss. Facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health and affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter.

FREEPRINT
When: October 9, 2019, 3–4 p.m.
Held: Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Health and wellness educational series for older adults featuring monthly presentations by health professionals who discuss specific issues.

  • On October 9, 2019, Carl DeMars, MD, Mid Coast Palliative Care, and Lisa L. Clark, MS, OTR/L, CLT, of Mid Coast Senior Health, present Dementia: When is it Time to Consider Care?.
Stress
Price: $45.00PRINT
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Three-hour mini retreats that provide an introduction to mindfulness for the beginner, including mindfulness-based exercises, meditation, and movement plus discussion of the principles of mindfulness.

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Phone: (207) 373-6585

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an educational program designed to help people better cope with stress and life's challenges.

Orientation

Orientation will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the program, meet the teachers, tell us more about yourself and your interest in the course, and ask any questions you may have. Orientation will take place on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Retreat

Each MBSR class includes a six-hour retreat.

Available Classes
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Mondays
  • 8-week course of 2 ½-hour weekly group classes running on Mondays from 5:30–8 p.m.
  • Takes place at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness at 329 Maine Street–South Entrance, Brunswick
  • Class instructor: Rebecca Porter
  • Fee: $285
  • Required orientation and weekend retreat
Class Dates
Meets 5:30-8 p.m. Sep 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11
Price: $10 per sessionPRINT
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

One-hour, monthly classes provide an opportunity for continued teacher-led practice and reflection for those who have already completed the 8-week MBSR program.

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Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Teaches skills and strategies that encourage positive self-care for teens, including improved coping skills, decreased stress, improved overall mental and physical health, and an increased sense of self control.
Price: $35.00 (Scholarships Available)PRINT
When: By Appointment
Contact: Gail Boudin
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Learn to reduce anxiety and pain before surgery, childbirth, and more.

Stroke
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When: First and Third Tuesday of Each Month except August, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick @ Wellness Center, Classroom 1
Phone: (207) 373-6175

Provides survivors and their loved ones an opportunity to practice and learn more useful strategies for communicating when stroke has left a person with impaired language skills.

Please note: Beginning in September, the group meets at the Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus Wellness Center in Classroom 1.

FREEPRINT
When: First Friday of Each Month (September - June), 1 - 3 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Community Health Resource Room
Phone: (207) 373-6175

Promotes wellness in those who have survived a stroke including monthly guest speakers, questions and answers, and group learning.

Substance Abuse
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When: Tuesdays (6 p.m.) and Wednesdays (7 p.m.)
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Room 3
Phone: (207) 373-6950

Featuring the Agnostic Path (D/O/SP) on Tuesdays and Sober Beginnings (B/D/I/O) on Wednesdays.

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When: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Room 3
Phone: (207) 373-6950

Featuring Back to Basics on Thursdays.

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When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Held: Waldoboro VFW, 110 Mill Street, Waldoboro
Phone: (207) 522-5672

Peer support group for men and women to leave the stresses and struggles of addiction behind.

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When: Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Held: Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, 42 Bath Road, Wiscasset
Phone: (207) 522-5672

Peer support group for men to leave the stresses and struggles of addiction behind.

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When: Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Room 5
Phone: (207) 373-6950

Open to anyone affected by the substance abuse of a loved one. Provides a place to come together to learn the importance of self care as well as ways to help those in their lives who struggle with addiction.

Teen Health
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Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6928

12-hour educational program for high school-aged youth who have experimented with alcohol and/or other drugs. The program works to achieve attitude and behavior changes resulting in lower risk choices by participants.

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