Don’t Miss These Health Events Sept 28 – October 3. From a Fight Back Festival to a Free Expo for Seniors to Straight Answers About Treating Back Pain

FROM THE CATCHING HEALTH CALENDAR
September 28 – October 3 

Fight Back Festival

Saturday, September 28

It’s the FIGHT BACK FESTIVAL!  Biking, running, walking, activities for kids and grownups, a BBQ and lobster bake, great music, wonderful company — in a beautiful setting.

Pineland Farms Visitor Center
15 Farm View Drive
New Gloucester
7:30 am to mid-afternoon

Help the Cancer Community Center raise the funds it needs to continue providing a host of free resources for people with cancer and their loved ones.

  • Networking & Support Groups
  • Maine Buddy Program™
  • Wellness Classes
  • Creative Expression Workshops
  • Social Activities
  • Resource Library
  • Chemo Caps/Hats & Wig Info

If you haven’t already registered, that’s fine. You can register at the Festival. Get all the details on the Fight Back Festival web site.

 

Great Falls Yoga Festival logo

GREAT FALLS YOGA FESTIVAL

Royal Oak Room
1 Bates Street
Lewiston
7:15 am – 5:00 pm

  • A day of yoga, meditation and alternative health solutions
  • 25 workshops to choose from
  • Music during lunch.
  • Vendor village to browse

Fundraiser for the Auburn Public Library and the YWCA of Central Maine.

$99 for full day, $75 for half day. $35 for one class. Same day registration 7:00 AM to 7:45 am at Royal Oak Room.

Send an email for more information or to register. Class sizes are limited.

 

NAMI ad

Sunday, September 29

NAMI MAINE WALK (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland
Onsite registration begins at 9 am. Walk starts at 11 am.

Walk for mental health! NAMI’s largest anti-stigma campaign, when people join together to celebrate Hope and Recovery – for all those impacted by mental illness. Online registration closes at Noon on Friday but EVERYONE is welcome to come and register on Walk morning. FREE.

 Send an email for more information.

 

Maine Senior Guide Expo

Tuesday, October 1 (I know, October already!)

FALL SENIOR EXPO

Presented by Maine Senior Guide

Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport
5 Park Street in Freeport
9 am – 4 pm

  • FREE
  • 35 exhibitors
  • Flu shots courtesy CHANS Home Health
  • Antique appraisals 10 a.m. – 1 pm by Stan Lourie — $5 donation per item gos to the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Create a free emergency evacuation and planning kit
  • Listen to the big band sounds of The Frankie & Johnnie Show from 1-3 .m
  • Speakers
  • Door prizes
  • Plenty of free parking!

Lots more information on the Maine Senior Guide web site.

 

Maine Spinecare logo

Thursday, October 3

BACK PAIN: IS SURGERY THE ANSWER?

Presented by Maine Spinecare, a division of Central Maine Orthopaedics

Central Maine Medical Center/High Street Medical Office Building
12 High Street, lower level/Chairmen’s Rooms
Lewiston
6 pm – 7 pm

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

To register or get more information, call 783-1328. You can also register by email.

LEARN ABOUT MORE UPCOMING HEALTH EVENTS ON THE CATCHING HEALTH CALENDAR AND BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN EVENTS.

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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.