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Below is a listing for our Winter 2015 class schedule.
Registration is required for all classes. Please call 743-1562 x6896 to register for any upcoming class.

Walking Program Continues…..Take a Walk and Make Those Steps Count!
Now is the perfect time to start walking! Join staff from Healthy Oxford Hills and beat the winter blues with our indoor walking program. In this program, you will enjoy the benefits of walking and staying active during the cold winter months. This class is for all walking levels. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and join us for the health of it.
Every Tuesday on-going through May 5, 2015 4:45-5:45pm
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (Main St. South Paris)
Registration Required
Cost:  FREE

Staying on Your Feet
This one-time balance program includes a free balance screening, exercises and education on how to improve your balance and stay healthy.
This program is offered by the Physical Therapy Department at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
2nd Thursday of each month at 9:30am
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Registration Required: For more information or to sign up for
Staying on Your Feet please contact Stephens Memorial
Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Department at 207-744-6160.
Cost:  FREE

Healthy Super Bowl Food…Cooking with Andrew Merrill and the Let’s Cook Cooking Club 
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans. The average football fan eats about a day's worth of calories during the game, and the U.S. Calorie Control Council estimates that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, join the chefs in the kitchen as they prepare to show you some healthy and delicious game day recipes for you and your family to enjoy!
Wednesday, January 21, 6:00 – 7:30pm
South Paris Fire Station (Western Avenue, South Paris)
Cost: Free
Registration Required

Dash Diet
Need help to prevent or manage high blood pressure?
The DASH Diet has been proven to help people lower their blood pressure. Join Stephens Memorial Hospital’s registered dietitian Pat Watson to learn more about this eating plan while sampling delicious, low-sodium, heart-healthy recipes. DASH diet booklets and recipes will be provided.
Thursday February 12, 2015 5:30-7:00pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Cost: FREE
Registration Required

Snowshoeing is a Family Affair!
The “family that plays together stays together” is a good adage for why snowshoeing as a family can be an enriching activity to foster healthy values and enrich relationships.  Join Carl Costanzi, Program Coordinator of “5210 Let’s go! Oxford County”, for a fun adventure as he leads you on your way to enjoy the trails at Roberts Farm.  Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in wintertime, get some exercise and have fun at the same time. So… let’s “Get Out and Enjoy the Trails by Snowshoeing”.  Snowshoes and poles are available if needed. *Conditions Permitting. 
Sunday, February 15, 2015  10:00 – 11:00am
Roberts Farm Preserve (Roberts Road, Norway)
Cost:  FREE
Registration Required

Snowshoe Under the Light of the Full Moon
Experience the magic of a winter evening on a guided snowshoeing adventure under the light of the Full Moon.  Join Carl Costanzi, Program Coordinator of “5210 Let’s go! Oxford County”, as he leads you on this guided trek up Noyes Mountain where you will explore nature by the light of the stars and the full moon on this unique outdoor excursion. Please note there will be some steep areas and participants should have some prior hiking and snowshoeing experience.  Headlamps are highly recommended. *Conditions Permitting.
Friday, March 6, 2015  6:00-9:00pm
Noyes Mountain, Greenwood, Maine
Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.  We will meet at the Ripley Medical Office Building parking lot.
Registration Required
Cost:  FREE

Sprouting……..From Seed to Sprout
Sprouts contain many beneficial enzymes as well as a wealth of nutrients.  Not only do they provide nutrients, but they are easy to grow and delicious too! Join Janet Bartlett owner and operator of Northern Roots Grow Supply and Bartlett Funny Farm and Wendy Dillon, RN, owner and operator of Back to Roots as they share their knowledge and passion for healthy eating and how the foods we grow can affect our health. From alfalfa to wheatgrass they will explore the quickest turnaround in growing your own greens (a ten day maximum harvest cycle right on your counter). The power is the seed, and harnessing that power for nutrition is tasty and fun……so let’s start sprouting!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:00 - 6:30pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Cost:  FREE
Registration Required.

Living well for Better Health   (Nationally Recognized Program)
Tired of being tired, anxious or in pain? Build confidence around managing an ongoing health condition with this six-session workshop. Learn about handling pain and fatigue, eating well, fun ways to get active, and tips for talking with your doctor and family. Developed at Stanford University, this safe, supportive, workshop led by Robin Green, LSCW and Sharon Nightingale can help you take control of your problems and re-start your life.
Living Well for Better Health workshops are proven to work. The Division of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Stanford University developed, tested and evaluated this program and found:
• People, who took the program, when compared to those who did not, demonstrated significant improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, and communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability, and social/role activities and limitations.
• Spent fewer days in the hospital
• Trend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations
Mondays, April 13 – May 18, 2015  10:00am – 12:00pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Cost: FREE
Registration Required

Matter of Balance
A more in depth balance program that entails 8 two-hour sessions.  Participants will gain strength and balance with easy in-class exercises and will be taught to set goals for activity. They will also learn how to make changes to their home environment to reduce the risk of falling.
Thursdays April 16th – June 4th   10:00-12:00pm
Cost:  $10.00 for all 8 sessions- Scholarship available.
Registration Required: For more information or to sign up for Matter
of Balance please contact Stephens Memorial
Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Department at 207-744-6160.

Transition to Menopause - How Your Body is Changing?
Join our doctors and staff from Western Maine OB/GYN for a lively discussion on how the woman’s body is changing and how this affects your overall health and well-being. This session will allow you to interact and ask questions. This class will also address the risks for breast cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease.
Monday, April 20, 2015 6:00 – 8:00pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Cost:  FREE
Registration Required

Taking Charge of your Health  (Advanced Directives)
Give yourself and your family peace of mind by planning ahead for a medical crisis.  Join Stephens Memorial Hospital’s licensed clinical social worker, Robin Green for a discussion on advance directives (living will) and other ways to make your healthcare wishes known ahead of time.  Robin will explain what you need to make the right decisions for yourself in advance care planning and answer any questions you might have on end-of-life care.  Attendees will receive Advance Directive Forms. A light lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:00 – 1:00pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Cost: FREE
Registration Required

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