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To register for classes please call: 743-1562 x 6896

Walking for the Health of It - There is still time to join us!
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 and bring water and join us for the health of it. 
Tuesdays, January 7 – April 29, 2014
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (South Paris)
Free. Registration required.

DASH Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure
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, March 26, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Building (193 Main Street, Norway)
Free. Registration required.

Healthy Snacks
Resist the urge to reach for candy or chips!  Snacks play a major role in our diet.  Serving healthy snacks are essential to good nutrition and developing lifelong healthy eating habits.  Chef Elton Cole will show you how to prepare delicious healthy snacks.  Join us for a hands-on demonstration on how to prepare healthy snacks you and your family will enjoy!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Paris Fire Station (Western Avenue, South Paris)
Free.  Registration required.

Taking Charge of Your Health

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.
Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Building (193 Main Street, Norway)
Free  (Light lunch will be provided).  Registration required.

Healthy Living – Outdoor Infection Prevention
With the springtime return of warmer temperatures it is time to go outside and enjoy the great outdoors.   Where ever your activities take you this spring and summer there are simple things you can do to help keep you and your family healthy.  Presented by Sandra Dzyak, RN Infection Preventionist at Stephens Memorial Hospital, this program will focus on the following safety tips: safe food handling, healthy swimming, animal safety, bug bite protection and adult vaccination.  Know how to safeguard yourself and your family before your adventures begins! 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Building (193 Main Street, Norway)
Free. Registration required.

Living Well for Better Health
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. 
Wednesdays, May 28 - July 2, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Building (193 Main Street, Norway)
Free. Registration required.

Matter of Balance
A more in depth balance program that entails 8 two-hour sessions.  Matter of Balance is offered in the Spring and Fall.  Small group discussions helps reduce the fear of failing by increasing activity levels, providing exercises to increase strength and balance and giving recommended changes to decrease fall risks at home. 
For more information or to sign up for Matter of Balance please contact Stephens Memorial Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Department at 207-744-6160.  Dates will be announced in April and May.


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