Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13

2014 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k start

KAT-Walk & Karo-5K for Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Back Cove
Baxter Boulevard & Preble Street Extension
Portland, Maine

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

This annual event benefits the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in its efforts to support early detection, education, fund research and create awareness about brain aneurysms.

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Soup Making

Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street
South Portland, Maine

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

There’s nothing like a comforting bowl of soup to soothe the soul. Join Tanja Kunz, the healthy eating specialist from Whole Foods Market in Portland, as she demonstrates how to make a couple of warm autumn soups.

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16

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Maine Memory Café

Louie’s Grille
319 Main Street
Cumberland, Maine

11:00 am

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.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19

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AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP State Office
1685 Congress Street
Portland, Maine

9:00 am to 1:30 pm

A 4-hour class for drivers 50 and older, teaches safety strategies, defensive driving, rules of the road and more.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20

Nevi Ride 2013

Maine Adaptive/NEVI Fest Bike Ride

Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine

All day

Enjoy routes for all levels. Routes include 10,25, & 60 mile rides. Adaptive ride and demo will be available! Donations are always welcome!

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Eastern Trail Loop & Lunch Ride

Start at Wainwright Recreation Complex
125 Gary L. Maietta Parkway off Highland Road
South Portland, Maine

Check-in at 9:00 am. Departure 9:30 sharp. Return around 4:00 pm.

We’ll stop for lunch at the Run of the Mill Restaurant in Saco and enjoy ice cream at Bayley’s on the way back. Fun time for all!

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Race for Myeloma

James Doughty School
143 5th Street
Bangor, Maine

9:45 am

5k walk or run on the streets of Bangor that raises funds for Multiple Myeloma research. Multiple Myeloma is a rare and incurable blood cancer. Please walk or run with us on a beautiful Autumn morning! Bring your family, friends, and co-workers or have them support your efforts with pledges!

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21

Antique cars

Antique and Adaptive Car Show

New England Rehabilitation Hospital
334 Brighton Avenue
Portland, Maine

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

As part of our National Rehab Week celebration, New England Rehab Hospital will host a display of Antique cars as well as vehicles that have been adapted for use by our patients with physical disability.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22

Travis Mills family

Retired US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills

Brighton Cafe
New England Rehabilitation Hospital
334 Brighton Avenue
Portland, Maine

3:00 pm

Travis Mills lost parts of all four limbs during his 3rd tour of duty in Afghanistan. One of only five people known to have survived such an injury, he has overcome countless physical and emotional obstacles and is an inspiration to all. New England Rehab hospital is proud to host Travis as part of our National Rehab Week celebration.

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.