Seven Healthy Things to Do in Maine October 18 to October 26

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Starve a Vampire Blood Drive Oct 18

1. DONATE BLOOD TODAY — YOU HAVE UNTIL 2 PM!

BLOOD DRIVE

Red Cross Donation Center
524 Forest Avenue
Portland

7 am to 2 pm

Disappoint a Vampire. Give Blood. It’s a fact, not fiction that one donation can save up to 3 humans!

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

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3. TAKE AN AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS.

Here are two that are happening Saturday. Check out the calendar for even more being offered around the state.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS – BATH

American Legion
Bath

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

$12 for AARP members; $14 for others

Class size is limited. To register, call instructor Joe Hahn, 751-9364.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS – PENOBSCOT

Masons
Lodge 4
1 Northern Bay Drive
Penobscot

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

$12 for AARP members; $14 for others

Class size is limited. to register, call Robbie, 326-8679 and leave message.

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3. GRAB YOUR HULA HOOP AND SWING THOSE HIPS!

HULA HOOPING FOR FUN AND FITNESS

The Medically Oriented Gym (the M.O.G.)
29 Foden Road
South Portland

10 am to 11 am Saturdays through November 16

Come explore the many health benefits of hooping and put some fun back into your fitness routine!

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

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4. IF YOU’RE DEALING WITH DEMENTIA, GET SOME SUPPORT. IT’S IMPORTANT.

MAINE’S MEMORY CAFÉ – BIDDEFORD

North Dam Mill
2 Main Street
Biddeford

Always on the 4th Tuesday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Pull up a chair and join us to chat and share conversation about our lives and/or all things dementia. This month:  Munch a donut. Assemble a puzzle. Meet someone new. Share haunting  memories. Relax.

For more information: 

MAINE’S MEMORY CAFÉ - GORHAM

The Gorham House
50 New Portland Road
Gorham

Always on the 4th Tuesday, 1:00 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up. We have had conversations about using theater as an awareness tool for dementia; about how some people have dealt with loss of the use of their car; about symptoms of Alzheimers; videos; and so much more.

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Memory Cafés are being started all over Maine. Look at the calendar to find out if there’s one in your area.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

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5. LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAST CANCER AND ENJOY A CUP OF TEA AND SOME PAMPERING.

PEN PAY HEALTHCARE HOSTS 10TH AND FINAL VICTORIAN TEA AND BREAST HEALTH FAIR

Berry Manor Inn
81 Talbot Avenue
Rockland

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
This year’s fair features breast health educators as well as a wide variety of ideas and services that encourage and support well-being, stress reduction, lymphedema prevention and management, healthy eating and physical activity for kids and families, and special skin care consultations for breast cancer survivors.

For more information …

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6. FIND OUT WAYS TO TREAT BACK PAIN WITHOUT SURGERY

BACK PAIN: IS SURGERY THE ANSWER?

Winthrop Performing Arts Center
211 Rambler Road
Winthrop

6:00 pm

Orthopaedic spine surgeon Michael Regan, MD and physiatrist Matthew McLaughlin, MD will discuss both non-surgical and surgical treatment options for back pain.

For more information …

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Zen and the Art of Woodworking

7. DISCOVER HOW TO MEDITATE WHILE YOU MAKE AN ASIAN TEA TRAY OUT OF WOOD.

ZEN + THE ART OF WOODWORKING

Katahdin Studio Furniture
41 Chestnut Street
Lewiston

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please come join us and discover the linkage between Zen and Craft. We will take you through a proper introduction to the fundamentals of Zen Meditation. You will learn simple techniques that unlock pathways to relaxation, mindfulness and reduced daily stress. As you practice these beneficial techniques in the workshop, you will also apply them to the craft of woodworking.

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For many years Diane Atwood was the health reporter on WCSH6. She's now a regular guest on the WCSH6 Morning Report. She is also a freelance health and wellness writer and blogger AND is pursuing a fine arts degree at the University of Southern Maine. Diane never plans to retire. She's too busy enjoying what she does.