Health Events in Maine November 18 to November 21

Saturday, November 16 

Woman in hammock

Taking a break

Transformative Self Care: Why and How to Put Yourself First

Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street
South Portland

Saturday, November 16
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented by Maddie Vertenten.”We’ll discuss self-care, the cost of not practicing self-care (including cultural barriers and personal resistance), and how to overcome our resistance to self-care. Explore dimensions of self-care that resonate most for you.”

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Monday, November 18

Female checking glucose level

Image Courtesy CDC/Amanda Mills

Women & Diabetes

Mercy Fore River Cafe
175 Fore River Parkway
Portland

Monday, November 18
5:30 pm

Learn about women and diabetes while you enjoy a complimentary heart healthy dinner.

Call 879-3486 to RSVP

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Wednesday, November 20

Doctor holding person's hands
A Look at Palliative Medicine

Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Camden

Wednesday, November 20
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Ira Mandel, MD, MPH, medical director of Pen Bay Healthcare’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program, will discuss the field of palliative medicine.

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Thursday, November 21

Older man sorting pills
The Economics of Aging in Maine

University of Southern Maine
Abromson Center
88 Bedford Street
Portland

Thursday, November 21
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

This conference is the first of many efforts to inform the business community and others of the challenges that Maine is facing in caring for its elder citizens. A full line up of speakers who will cover a wide variety of topics, e.g., The Workforce Impact of the Silver TsunamiThe Impact of Eldercare on Your Workplace and Your Bottom LineWhere Will the Next Generation of Direct Care Workers Come From? and What Alzheimer’s Families Need to Know About Law and Money.

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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.