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Below is a listing for our Fall 2014 class schedule.
Registration is required for all classes. Please call 743-1562 x6896 to register for any upcoming class.

STOP The Bullying
You can’t stop bullying if you can’t define it. This class will get you up to speed quickly on the tactics and behaviors that lead to negative interactions so you can be prepared to help a child or an adult from getting bullied.  Maine has taken important steps to assess and improve school climate and safety, particularly in the areas of bullying, harassment, and sexual harassment. In 2005, Maine law was amended to require all Maine schools to implement policies and procedures to address bullying, harassment, bias-based harassment, and sexual harassment.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

Healthy Crock Pot Cooking
With Fall just around the corner crock pot cooking is a great way to prepare a delicious meal for one or six. Crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even think about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the inconvenience, firing up the stove or oven is almost always cheaper and healthier than ordering in or eating out. How about a compromise? Make a healthy dinner with a crock pot. It’s an easy way to get in all those vitamins and minerals without standing over a hot stove for hours at a time. Chef Elton Cole will be demonstrating how to make a healthy meal in a crockpot along with recipes and good information about the importance of good nutrition. Come home to a main dish that is sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Paris Fire Station (Western Avenue, South Paris)
Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

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.
Thursdays, September 25 – October 30, 2014
10:00am –12:00 pm
Town and Country mobile Home Village Community Center (Town and Country Drive, Norway)
Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

Fall Indoor Walking Program
Join us for our fall indoor walking program. 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 stay 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.
Tuesdays, October 7 – May 5, 2015
4:45 – 5:45 pm
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (Main Street, South Paris) Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Registration Required (light lunch will be provided). Cost:  FREE

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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

Hormonal Health Wellness (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, October 20, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals / Nutritional Value and Healthy Recipes
Ancient or “Heritage” Grains are more than just relics from the past, they are cereals, grains and seeds that have stood the test of time; they are delicious, robust and loaded with fiber, vitamins and protein to keep you going. Many are gluten-free. Some were cultivated 10,000 years ago!  Quinoa, millet, amaranth, teff, chia seeds, faro, spelt and kamut are some of the heritage grains that we will explore in this new class. Learn where they come from and how to prepare delicious main or side dishes that will add texture and variety to your table.

Wendy Dillon, RN and Patti-Ann Douglas, RN, will be teaching the class.  They both share a passion for healthy eating and for learning how the foods we eat affect our health.  Wendy Dillon is a registered oncology nurse at SMH and owner and operator of Back to Roots, a small family farm that naturally grows and preserves specialty foods.  Patti-Ann Douglas is the Certified Patient Navigator at SMH, and recently received her certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Harper Conference Center (193 Main Street, Norway)
Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

Healthy Cooking for the Holidays
Join Chef Elton Cole as he will demonstrate how to prepare holiday favorites with a healthier twist. Learn how to prepare healthier versions of your favorite dishes without sacrificing taste. We will serve each item prepared and end the evening with a Q&A session. Attendees will receive a copy of each recipe and cooking tips.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Paris Fire Station (Western Avenue, South Paris)
Registration Required. Cost:  FREE

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Stephens Memorial Hospital Cancer Center
Upcoming 2014 Events

The following programs and events are offered for patients with cancer, survivors and caregivers . Registration is required by calling
(207) 744-6013.

Knitting and Crocheting Class with support from Fiber & Vine
Join in with some volunteers from Fiber and Vine.  Bring your ongoing knit and crochet projects and /or learn to make chemo caps and prayer shawls.  If needed we will provide some yarn and needles at no cost to you. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.

10/2, 10/23, 11/20 and 12/18 10:00 - 12:00 pm
SMH Cancer Center 
(199 Main Street, Norway)

Canvas Painting Class with support from Paint the Town
Come paint with us. Can’t draw or paint? Great! No experience necessary, it’s easy and stress-free! Join Karen Schrodder-Daniels from Paint the Town as she provides simple step-by-step painting classes and a fun environment to create a masterpiece! Anyone Can Do It! This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers. 

10/14 at 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Harper Conference Center
(193 Main Street, Norway)

Stamping Up Class with support from Kathy Pulsifer Come stamp with us. Join Kathy Pulsifer from Stamping Up and have fun exploring your creativity with rubber stamping. This is a great time to Create, Laugh and Enjoy creating projects together! This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.

10/6, 11/10, 12/1 
10:00 - 11:30 am
SMH Cancer Center
(199 Main Street, Norway)

Pumpkin Carving with support from SMH Cancer Center
Bring a Pumpkin and Get Carving! Enjoy some Halloween fun! Carve a pumpkin. When you are finished, the pumpkins will be donated to McLaughlin Gardens for their 2014 Pumpkin Spectacular. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.

10/23 2:00 - 4:00 pm
SMH Cancer Center
(199 Main Street, Norway)

Jewelry Beading Class with support from Lively Accents
Begin your journey into the wonderful art of jewelry making. Join Cathy Murphy a local artisan from Lively Accents and make your own cancer awareness bracelet using fiber optic beads and pearls. All materials will be provided for the class. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.

10/28 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm 
11/14 at 10:30 - 11:30 am
SMH Cancer Center
(199 Main Street, Norway)

Fall Education Events

Improving Treatment Related Symptoms from Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy
Join Linda McSherry, ANP-C, OCN as she discusses how to understand that treatment related side effects occur and impact the quality of life of our patients and their families. This program is designed to assist you in managing treatment related side effects including, fatigue, neuropathy, constipation, nausea, and mouth soreness. With Linda McSherry, ANP-C, OCN. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers. 

9/22 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Harper Conference Center
(193 Main Street, Norway)

Communication: Ways to Improve Talking with Your Family and Healthcare Providers
Join William Medd, MD and Pastor David Thorp as they discuss ways to improve communication.  This program will help prepare you to provide important information to your health care provider at the time of your visit. We will also explore ways to talk with your family and friends. Do you have a hard time asking for help? Can you hear yourself saying, “I don’t want to bother them?”. Good communication between patients, caregivers and the health care team is very important in your care. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.

10/27 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Harper Conference Center
(193 Main Street, Norway)

Look Good Feel Better
The SMH Cancer Center invites patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers to join us for this hands-on workshop that will discuss and demonstrate skin care/makeup as well as options for hair loss.

11/11 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
SMH Cancer Center
(199 Main Street, Norway)

Cancer Nutrition: Helping Patients Prepare for Treatment, Manage Side Effects and Symptoms
Join Patti-Ann Douglas, RN and Wendy Dillon, RN as they address eating challenges, incorporating healthy nutritional habits into daily life, and the importance of proper nutrition during and after your cancer treatment. We will also discuss popular nutritional myths. Recipes and nutritional resources will be provided. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.

11/24 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Harper Conference Center
(193 Main Street, Norway)

Celebration Party SMH Cancer Center Staff invites patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers to come to our celebration party. The celebration party is only limited by one’s imagination. This is an uplifting gathering to honor celebrating LIFE! It is also a way for you to connect with each other, share your memories that bring about laughter and fun. Come join us and celebrate the miracles of life and be surrounded by people who care and love as much as you do.

12/22 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Harper Conference Center
(193 Main Street, Norway)

181 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268 | (207) 743-5933, TTY (for the hearing impaired): (207) 743-1597