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Friday, September 21, 2018
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Last week 24 seniors from Maine Maritime Academy attended a Medical Person in Charge course at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. The course was taught by MMA assistant professor and Waldo County General . . .
  • In the aftermath of Florence, North and South Carolina officials are encouraging people to volunteer or donate if they can. Here are a few ways to help. The Red Cross — About 3,100 Red Cross disaster workers from all over the . . .
  • The Maine Veterans’ Administration Suicide Prevention Team at Togus VA Medical Center will present a free training for the public on suicide prevention on Wednesday, September 26, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Faith Temple Church . . .
  • Knox County Community Health Coalition, Maine CDC, Midcoast Public Health Council, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital invite the public to a community forums on health data for Knox and Waldo counties. . . .
  • Yoga and Live Cello Music at Dancing Elephant September 29 —
    On Saturday, September 29, from 3 to 5 p.m., The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street in Rockland, will host “Yoga & Live Cello” with yoga instructor Taylor Ackerman and cellist Robin Lane. The program is open to the public by donation. . . .
  • Central Lincoln County YMCA will hold a free group exercise class demo day on Saturday, September 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. The demos are open to the public, not just members of the Y. A variety of classes will be offered on a 20-minute cycle . . .
  • Music-Thantology for the Dying Topic of Talk at Camden Library —
    Midcoast musician Barbara Jean O’Brien (pictured) will discuss music-thanatology, music for end-of-life care, in a talk at Camden Public Library on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. She will talk about the effects of acoustic . . .
  • During September’s National Suicide Prevention Month, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is releasing a new resource to help providers reduce the risk of suicide among people in their care. . . .
  • Each year on the first day of fall, the YMCA joins national organizations from the Falls Free Coalition and the National Council on Aging for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. On Saturday, September 22, Penobscot Bay YMCA is . . .
  • Talk on Exercise for Those with Chronic Lung Disease —
    Roe Chiacchio (pictured), RN, CPT, CDP, will give a talk on “Daily Activities and Exercise” for those with chronic lung disease at the next meeting of the PBMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Support Group on Tuesday, September 25 . . .
  • Quarry Hill in Camden invites adults age 50-plus to attend “Brain Wellness: Dispelling Myths and Highlighting Realities” on Thursday, September 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Quarry Hill’s main building, Anderson Inn. Speaker Yuval . . .
  • Waldo County General Hospital Installs New CAT Scan —
    According to Waldo County General Hospital, one of the benefits of being a member of MaineHealth is it allows for increased purchasing power for new technologies. WCGH “has focused significant resources on the expansion of imaging . . .
  • From China to the Midcoast, Tai Chi Embraced by the Aging Community
    Tai Chi is “not much of a spectator sport” for anyone observing its slow, purposeful movements, says Mike Shunney. “You won’t have 30,000 people in a stadium watching,” he joked. Yet far more practitioners take part in the . . .
  • Has your mind jumped to leafy greens and their role in blood clotting? Good thing I caught you. You are thinking of vitamin K1. This article is devoted to vitamin K2, its fat-soluble cousin. K1 and K2 were thought to be different forms of . . .
  • An AARP Smart Driver class for drivers age 50 and older will be offered in Belfast on Monday, September 17, and again on Thursday, November 8. The class, led by instructor Paul Sheridan, features a new workbook and new videos . . .
  • Members of the Camden-based Parkinson’s Support Group invite all those living with Parkinson’s disease, their families and caregivers to a presentation on the particular benefits of home health care for those with Parkinson’s, set for . . .
  • Lectins. Never heard of them? Heard too much about them? Either way, you are probably not alone. Lectins are obscure, but they have also made headlines lately due to a recent book release. There are a lot of differing points of view . . .
  • One of the most important services New Hope for Women provides to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking is the toll-free 24/7 Hotline. Last year, New Hope for Women hotline volunteers provided more than 4,006 hours . . .
  • With recent reports from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office documenting an increase in opioid overdoses, Waldo County General Hospital wants to remind the community that expanded care for opioid abuse disorder is currently . . .
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began mailing new Medicare cards to people who currently have Medicare benefits in Maine this week. The new Medicare cards no longer contain a person’s Social Security number . . .
  • At the next meeting of the Camden-based Parkinson’s Support Group, set for Tuesday, August 7, at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, group member Frank Mundo will talk about his experience as a participant in clinical drug . . .
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