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ACCESS Health

207-373-6973

A community based group that helps people reduce or quit smoking,learn to get more active, and eat healthier by sharing resources and presentations. Classroom programs from Samantha Skunk can be requested to teach children about the harm of smoking. The Youth Advocacy program for middle and high school students can be requested to teach children about under age drinking.
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Affected Others Support Group

207-373-6950

For friends and family affected by substance / alcohol use of someone they care about. Free and confidential, meets every Tuesday from 5-6:30pm at the Addiction Resource Center (ARC. To find out more call: Sandy Smith at 373-6996
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Alcoholics Anonymous

207-373-6585

Day/Time: Sunday, 11a.m. Place: Cafe Conference Room, Mid Coast Hospital

Sunday, noon at Unitarian Church in Brunswick.
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Asthma Education

207-373-6595

Our Certified Asthma Educator supports asthma management. We offer new ideas for symptom relief, finding the best medication delivery devices, understanding your medications, and developing your personal Asthma Action Plan.
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Babysitter's and Home Alone Safety Class

207-373-6621

This fun and interactive one day class covers safety and first aid training from the American Heart Association plus:household safety,choking prevention,and safe discipline.
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Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS - Friday

207-729-6782

Free public blood pressure clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care. Offered the Fourth Friday of the month from 9:30-10:30am at Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick. FMI call CHANS at 729-6782.
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Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS - Monday

207-729-6782

Free public blood pressure clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care. Offered the second Monday of the month from 11am-12noon at the Westrum House, 22 Union Street, Topsham. FMI call CHANS at 729-6782.
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Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS - Thursday

207-729-6782

Free public blood pressure clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care. Offered the third Thursday of the month from 11:30am-1pm at People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick. FMI call CHANS at 729-6782.
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Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS - Tuesday

207-729-6782

Free public blood pressure clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care. Offered the second Tuesday of the month 2-3pm at Dike's Landing, Bath Housing, 20 Dike's Landing Road, Bath. FMI call CHANS at 729-6782.
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Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS - Tuesday Evening

207-729-6782

Free public blood pressure clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care. Offered the second Tuesday of the month from 5-6pm at the Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath. FMI call CHANS at 729-6782.
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Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS - Wednesday in Brunswick

207-729-6782

Free public blood pressure clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care. Offered the third Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30am at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, 84A Union Street, Brunswick. FMI call CHANS at 729-6782.
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Blood Pressure Clinic offered by CHANS - Wednesday in Freeport

(207) 865-3985

Free public blood pressure clinic offered by CHANS Home Health Care. Offered the first Wednesday of the month from 10-11:00am at Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot Street, Freeport. FMI call CHANS at 729-6782.
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Blood Pressure Clinics

207-373-6585

Day/Time: Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Mid Coast Hospital (ask at info. desk, in the main lobby.
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Breastfeeding Info Sessions

207-373-6500

For expectant mothers, second Tuesday of each month, 6 pm are held at Mid Coast Hospital. Call for location
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Breastfeeding Information (24-hour Helpline)

207-373-6500

Call anytime for questions on breastfeeding.
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Brunswick Stroke Support Group

207-373-6175

For those affected by stroke to find support, resources, and information. Meets on the first friday of every month from September to may from 1-2pm in the Mid Coast Hospital Board room.
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Cardiac Rehabilitation

207-373-6360

Phase II program which includes monitored exercise and education. For patients with heart conditions. Day/Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:00 a.m.or 1:30 p.m. Place: Running Start, 121 Medical center drive (third floor).
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Cardiac Rehabilitation Lecture Series

207-373-6360

Free eight part series for those recovering from a heart condition or those wishing to reduce their risk factors. Day/Time: Monday and Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Place: Running Start, 121 Medical Center Drive third floor conference room.
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Caregiver Support Group

207-729-7331

For those providing long term care for a loved one. Meets every Monday at 2pm at the First Parish Church in Brunswick.
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Center for Weight Management & Lifestyle Change

207-406-7446

This multi-disciplinary program is designed to help adult participants make long-term lifestyle changes for sustained weight loss and overall improved health.  >>View More info
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Childbirth Education Classes

207-373-6500

Covers all labor and delivery for mom and her coach. Call to find out more or sign up.
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Chronic Pain Support Group

725-7854

Meets the first Monday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Cafe Conference Room at Mid Coast Hospital.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kimball at 725-7854.
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Communicate After Stroke Support Group

207-373-6175

For those whom stroke has affected their ability to communicate verbally. meets the first and third tuesday of each month from 1-2pm at Mid Coast Hospital.
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CPR & First Aid-Infant, Child & Adult

207-373-6621

The perfect program for any parent, grandparent, babysitter, daycare provider, or health care provider. program includes safety topics, child and infant CPR, choking, First Aid injury prevention, and risk factors. $55. Registration required.
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CPR-Adult /Child Heartsaver-Basic

207-373-6621

Covers one-person CPR, risk factors, signs of a heart attack, emergency phone numbers, and choking. Day/Time: 3rd Wednesday Feb, April, Sept, Oct, 6-10 p.m. Place: Running Start Conference Room, Mid Coast Hospital, $35. Registration required
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CPR-Health Care Provider-Professional

207-373-6621

Required program for physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and medical providers covering one and two person CPR, child and infant CPR, and adult, child, and infant choking. This course coupled with Basic CPR will provide initial CPR certificate.
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Dementia Caregiver Resource and Support Group

(207) 373-4656

A monthly support group with presentations by local expert providers designed to help understand the challenges of caregiving for someone living with dementia, and to foster supportive and beneficial conversation among participants. The group meets monthly at Mid Coast Senior Health Center, on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. For More Information please call (207) 373-4656, or go here
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Diabetes Support Group

207-406-7290

Open to those affected by diabetes who are looking for support, resources, and information. Meets quarterly at Mid Coast Hospital.
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Food Addicts in Recovery

207-725-8572

Meets Saturdays 9-10:30 in the Cafe Conference Room, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick
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Grief Support Groups

207-729-6782

Various grief peer-facilitated grief support groups for persons who are experiencing grief or loss through death. The grief support groups generally meet at CHANS Hospice Care building, located at 45 Baribeau Drive in Brunswick. Groups for children of all ages, parents who have lost a child, suicide, anticipatory grief and pet loss are all available. For more information, call the CHANS Grief Support and Bereavement Coordinator at (207) 721-1357, or go here
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Lactation Consultation

207-373-6530

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Living With Diabetes

207-406-7290

A four-part class offering help with healthy meals and snacks, meds, feelings,exercise, and follow up support. Call to find out more or sign up.
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Matter of Balance

207-373-6585

This 8 week class helps people who have fallen or are in fear of falling due to balance issues, medications, weakness, or etc. improve strength and reduce the risk of falling. Call to find out more.
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Mothers' Circle

207-373-6500

For mothers and babies, a gathering for support and information. Facilitated by lactation consultantFirst Wed. 7-8:30, Third Wed, 10-11:30. Meets in Cafe Conference Room
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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

207-231-4049

For individuals and their loved ones who are affected by multiple sclerosis.
Meets the second thursday of each month (beginning May 12, 2011) from noon-12:30pm in the Community Resource Room at 121 Medical Center Drive. To find out more call: Pat at 231-4049.
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NAMI bath-Brunswick

207-319-7956

For mental health consumers and family members, this affiliate of the National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill, meets the 4th Wed of every month at 7 pm in the first floor conference room at 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick.To find out more call: Valerie Gamache at 319-7956 or Tracie at 798-5891.
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Nutrition Services

207-373-6589

Services available from our Registered Dietician; one to one help or classes on managing: diabetes, obesity, hypertension, eating disorders, food allergies, kidney disease,gestational diabetes, high cholesterol and more.
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Overeaters Anonymous

207-373-6585

Day/Time: Sunday, 9-10 a.m. Place: Mid Coast Hospital, Cafe Conference Rooms.
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Parkinson's Support Group

207-373-6592

For individuals with Parkinson Disease and their care partners. Meets the 4th Sunday of each month (except July and August) from 1:30-3:00pm, Conference Room 1-2 (near the cafe), Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.
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Prostate Cancer Support

207-373-6065

For survivors and their families; third Tuesday of every month 6:30-8:30
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

207-373-6367

Eight week Phase II rehab program. Offers exercise and education promoting independence for those with chronic lung disease.
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Running start

207-373-6360

Adult fitness program. Day/Time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7a.m.and 8am Place: Whittier Field (summer), Farley Field House (winter), Bowdoin College, Brunswick
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Sexual Assault Support Group

207-725-2181

A support group for survivors of sexual violence. Offered by Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine (SASSMM). 24 Hour confidential hotline number for East Cumberland, Sagadahoc & Lincoln Counties 1-800-822-5999, TTY hotline number: 1-888-458-5599.
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Sibling Education

207-373-6500

A one-hour class designed for children, ages 3 to 7, whose mother is in her last trimester of pregnancy.
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Smoking Cessation

207-373-6586

Program gives smokers the tools and support needed to quit smoking. Call to find out about one on one support or group classes.
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The Peggy Huddleston Prepare For Surgery Heal Faster Program

207-373-6585

This program helps people facing surgery, chemo, radiation, etc. It is proven to help lower pain and fear and help with healing. It can be done one on one or in a group. Call to find out more or sign up.
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Water Aerobics/Lap Swim

207-373-6360

Day/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 9-10:30 a.m. Day/Time: Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Place: Farley Field House, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.
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Women with Cancer Support Group

207-373-6540

Group designed for women whose lives are affected by cancer, and who seek to share and receive educational information and emotional support. Day/Time: second Tuesday of each month, 3-4:30 p.m. Place: Board Room
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