Health Events in Maine October 4 to October 11. From Free Health Screenings in Bar Harbor to A Matter of Balance in Saco

FROM THE CATCHING HEALTH CALENDAR
October 5 – October 11

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

2013 ecomaine openhouse

GET RID OF YOUR E-WASTE AT ECOMAINE’S OPEN HOUSE

ecomaine Recycling Center
64 Blueberry Road
Portland

8:30 am to 11:30 am

Tour the ecomaine facilities, enjoy a free breakfast sandwich, pick up a free recycling bin, drop off e-waste (computers, televisions, etc.) for free, and learn how to compost using vermiculture (worms!)

For more information, call 773-1738

MDI Health FairGET A FLU SHOT AT MDI HOSPITAL’S HEALTH FAIR

Bar Harbor Municipal Offices
93 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor

9 to noon

  • Take advantage of free health screenings
  • Get your flu shot — MaineCare and Medicare are accepted or $25
  • Learn how to sign up for Affordable Care Act Insurance
  • Lots more!
For more information, call 288-5082 (ext 1624) or send an email.

Maine Audubon Society Apple Day

HELP THE MAINE AUDUBON SOCIETY CELEBRATE APPLE DAY

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Enjoy live music, apple press demonstrations, food, crafts and activities for kids.

FREE/donations appreciated.

For more information, call 781-2330 or visit the Audubon Society website.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

MemoryWorks Maine

IF YOU ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA AND OFTEN FEEL OVERWHELMED, CONNECT WITH OTHERS IN THE SAME SITUATION AT THE MEMORY CAFÉ IN KENNEBUNK

The Seed & Bean
154 Alfred Road
Kennebunk

11:30 am First Monday of every month.

No charge, unless you want to order coffee or lunch. Seed & Bean serves sandwiches, salads and pastries.

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers of people with dementia. It’s an opportunity to have stigma-free conversations about whatever happens to come up. Share with others who are dealing with the same concerns as you.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks.There are now several throughout the state. Visit the Catching Health Calendar to find out where and when.

For more information, send an email or visit the MemoryWorks website.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

A Matter of Balance logo
CONCERNED ABOUT FALLING? SIGN UP FOR A MATTER OF BALANCE 
Paul Hazelton House
7 Smith Lane
Saco

1:00 pm to 3:pm. Fridays, from October 11 through December 6.

A nationally-recognized class designed to help you manage falls and increase activity levels. Learn how to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, learn exercises to increase strength and balance, and make changes to reduce your risk of falling at home.

Offered by the SOUTHERN MAINE AREA AGENCY ON AGING. To register or learn more information about this class or other upcoming classes, call 396-6583 or send an email.

LEARN ABOUT MORE UPCOMING HEALTH EVENTS ON THE CATCHING HEALTH CALENDAR AND BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN EVENTS.

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane Atwood was the health reporter on News Center 6. She's now a regular guest on the Morning Report. Before she became a health reporter, Diane was a radiation therapist/dosimetrist at Maine Medical Center. In 2000, she left the world of reporting to manage marketing and public relations for Mercy Hospital. In 2011, she decided to pursue a longtime dream of being a freelance writer and launched her award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.