Health Events in Maine October 5 to October 12

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5

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Protecting Our Well Water

York Public Library
15 Long Sands Road
York, Maine

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dr. Robert Marvinney, Director of Maine Geologic Survey and Gail Darrell, Director of the New England Office of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund will speak about the geology of Southern Maine, the sources of our well water, serious threats to drinking water, and what we can do to protect our wells from the effects of pollution. Sponsored by Patty Hymanson, York resident and physician. All welcome. Refreshments served.

For more information call 207.363.2818

MONDAY OCTOBER 6

EMMC Pelvic Floor Seminar

Hilton Garden Inn
250 Haskell Road
Bangor, Maine

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Free community seminar that will focus on pelvic floor issues, their causes, diagnosis and treatment, both surgical and nonsurgical.

Registration required. Visit pelvicfloor.emmc.org or call 207.947.0469.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 7

Man eating food

How to Eat to Your Heart’s Content 

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center-Falmouth
5 Bucknam Road
Falmouth, Maine

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

$15.00

Need help preventing or managing high blood pressure? Join us to learn how the DASH Diet can help.

For more information …

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center-Scarborough
100 Campus Drive
Scarborough, Maine

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Free

An informational session on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8

Memory Café/Sanford

Gentiva Home Health
61 Washington Street
Sanford, Maine

11:00 am to noon

Free

Memory Cafés are places where people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.

For more information …

Memory Cafés are happening in several Maine communities. For a complete list, visit MemoryWorks.

Art to Heal: Gel Printing and Notecards

MaineHealth Learning Resource Center-Scarborough
100 Campus Drive
Scarborough, Maine

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Free

The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute and Heartwood College of Art are offering free workshops for cancer survivors and their caregivers. These workshops will explore and celebrate the creative spirit while providing a sense of community. Sign up for one or all four workshops.

For more information, call 866-609-5183 or send an email to the Learning Resource Center.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 9

Man holding chest

AFib: What You Need to Know

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

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Free

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, happens when there is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. This can lead to serious health problems. Join us for an evening with MaineHealth Cardiology staff who will discuss what AFib is, who gets it, and the latest in medical treatment

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 11 and SUNDAY OCTOBER 12

Mind Body Spirit Festival

Fairfield Community Center
61 Water Street
Fairfield, Maine

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Enjoy this festival of holistic health practitioners — readings from psychics and mediums, animal communicator, medical intuitive, energy healing, Reiki, massage, gems, jewelry, aura photography, workshops and more.

Admission is $5.00 per day and includes most workshops. Spiritual table tipping and gallery readings are an additional $15.00 each.

For more information, visit mindbodyspiritfestival.org or call 207.649.2386.

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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.