Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5

Monday April 21

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Stress relief group

Community Partners space
56 North Street
Portland, ME

Monday April 21
2:30 to 3:30

Join board-certified music therapist Kate Beever for an hour of relaxation, discussion, and joy based in music (no musical experience necessary). Go home with simple tools for your own stress relief.

Only $12 a session, this group is drop-in and runs April 21 and 28th.

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Tuesday April 22

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Maine Memory Café @ The Gorham House

The Gorham House
50 New Portland Road
Gorham, ME

Tuesday April 22  (Monthly every 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.

For more information…

Check the Catching Health Calendar for more Memory Cafés throughout Maine.

Thursday April 24

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Blue Wrap Project Runway

USM Hannaford Hall
88 Bedford Street
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME

Thursday April 24
6:00 pm

An evening of fashion, music, dance and recycling to support missions that bring medical supplies to developing countries.

Designers and creative artisans from all over Maine take blue wrap – a synthetic fabric used to keep surgical supplies sterile – and turn it into a fabulous fashion wearable design!

Tickets $50

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Friday April 25

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The 5 Core Skills of Mindfulness: A weekend retreat

Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine
129 Smutty Lane
Saco, ME

Friday April 25 to Sunday April 27

A weekend retreat with Terry Fralich. There are many blessings that emerge from mindfulness and meditation practice. In this meditation-based retreat, we will practice techniques that support the Five Core Skills of mindfulness. Open to all regardless of meditation experience.

$450 residential $250 non-residential.

For more information …

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Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Maine Medical Center
Dana Health Education Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

Friday April 25, 2014

4:00 pm

The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group is offering information, education, encouragement and understanding to all individuals who have been affected by a brain aneurysm.

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Monday May 5

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Conception and Beyond

Maine Medical Center
The Dana Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

Monday May 5, 2014
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

A FREE fertility seminar for women and men struggling to conceive, and their friends and family.

For more information …

See more events on the Catching Health Calendar or submit your own event.

 

 

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.