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Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is not something you hear a lot of in the news, especially compared to other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, but it affects a significant percentage of the population: one to two percent of Americans . . .
  • Nancy Slobodnik, Ph.D., is offering a nine-week group series at Grassroots Psychology in Damariscotta from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning August 1. The purpose is to practice connection through compassionate thought and speech. . . .
  • People are talking about potatoes these days. Not just potatoes, but sweet potatoes, too. This may be because of the ongoing popularity of low-carbohydrate (carb) diets, including the ketogenic diet; potatoes are high in carbs . . .
  • Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers and Maine Health Care at Home invite the public to a Service of Remembrance to be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, in the garden at Merryspring Nature Center, on Conway Road in Camden. . . .
  • A dual presentation on tobacco prevention and the safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs will be offered by Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) at its next monthly community training, on Tuesday . . .
  • Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will hold peer recovery group meetings at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, on White Street in Rockland, every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 a.m., starting Wednesday, July 18. The meetings are modeled on . . .
  • Music and Movement for Babies at Waldoboro Public Library
    The four-week program involves sharing songs, instrument play, and movement activities for babies
  • SMART stands for self-management and recovery training, which is a science-based addiction recovery support program. At the meetings, participants learn techniques to aid their recovery in a supportive group setting
  • Points North Institute, along with support from MaineHealth and its members Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital, are organizing a week-long series of free midcoast film screenings and community discussions about the ongoing opioid crisis in Maine and across the nation
  • Do you eat Cheerios, Corn Flakes, or Raisin Bran in the morning? How about Ritz crackers, Oreos, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Lay’s Kettle Cooked chips, or Doritos at snack time? According to a report released two years ago by Food Democracy . . .
  • Central Lincoln County YMCA will hold its first-ever “Lose It with the Y” program, with Round 1 starting June 26. Participants in the program will set individual healthy lifestyle goals and work to achieve them under the guidance . . .
  • Lions Clubs of Waldo County Contribute to Oncology Fund at Waldo General —
    Last month at the Shrine Club in Belfast, the Lions Clubs of Belfast, Searsport and Monroe presented employees of Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) Oncology Department with $2,400 in gas cards for oncology and . . .
  • Down East Magazine, 680 Commercial Street (Route 1) in Rockport, will be hosting “Yoga on the Lawn” every Wednesday from June 13 through August 29 from 11 a.m. to noon (except on July 4). Elizabeth Lemar will be teaching Hatha . . .
  • Chrys deLorimier of Pope Memorial Humane Society will be the speaker at a meeting of midcoast MS awareness group Keep S’myelin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, in First National Bank’s conference room, 63 Union Street . . .
  • Friends House for Men in Recovery to Open June 11 in Rockland
    Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition is now accepting applica- tions from men who wish to live at The Friends House in Rockland to help support their recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Recovery residences have been found to be . . .
  • May is here again, and with the cheerful appear- ance of daffodils and tulips also comes Celiac Disease Awareness Month — every year! Let’s celebrate by increasing our knowledge and awareness of this condition. . . .
  • The Strand Theatre in Rockland has installed closed captioning and visual-impairment assist technology in its auditorium to allow patrons that are deaf or hard of hearing, or are blind or have low vision, an opportunity to experience . . .
  • Tim Hughes, MD, who works at the Seaport Recovery Program in Belfast, has reserved the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library for every Thursday between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., and he is encouraging people to stop by to talk . . .
  • In a news release sent out on World AIDS Day — a day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS — Planned Parenthood reminds the public that it offers access to prevention education, tools that reduce transmission, and HIV testing . . .
  • Young women in Knox County may be eligible for free, reliable, long-lasting birth control, due to a grant-funded initiative offered through Rockland Family Planning. The initiative covers a clinic visit and insertion of a long-acting reversible . . .
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