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Health and Wellness Classes, Screenings and Support Groups

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update: To ensure that our patients and employees are kept as safe and protected as possible from novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), some Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness education sessions, exercise programs, and support groups are currently postponed. Select events may be offered virtually. Please view the individual class listings below to learn more and to register for virtual events. If you have questions about a particular program or event, please call (207) 373-6585.

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Cancer
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When: December 7, 2020, 6–8 p.m.
Held: Infusion Center, 329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585
Join Mid Coast Hospital dermatologist Helge G. Riemann, MD, for a free skin cancer screening. Limited availability; pre-registration is required. Call (207) 373-6585 to register or learn more.
Chronic Disease Management
Community-Based Support Groups
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When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Held: Virtual Meeting - Request Link via Email
Phone: (207) 387-0015

Virtual support group for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one's addiction. Meetings facilitated by people active in long-term recovery who offer a unique perspective on addiction. For meeting link, please email virtual@thefamilyrestored.org.

This group is privately run and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers.

CPR Courses
Price: $45.00PRINT
When: October 5, 2020, 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Various sessions offered throughout the year.

Price: $45.00PRINT
When: September 25, 2020; November 9, 7:30–11 a.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Various sessions offered throughout the year.

Price: $55.00PRINT
When: September 3, 2020; November 9, 5:30–10 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-2175

Program focuses on injury prevention, household safety, and basic first aid. Meets State of Maine requirements in First Aid and CPR for daycare providers.

Diabetes
Family Education
General Health & Wellness
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When: December 4, 2020, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick @ Classrooms 2 & 3
Phone: (207) 373-2147

Donate blood from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Register at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code "Parkview."

In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, appointments MUST be made. All donors will be screened at the door: your temperature will be taken, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer, and you will be required to wear a mask. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

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Available Classes
Coping with COVID: Balancing the Stress with Resilience
Class is free

 

Join us to learn more about managing your mental health during this difficult time and to get information about resources and support available to you. Presented by Greg Marley, LCSW.

 

Class Dates
Meets 6-7:30 p.m. Dec 3
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Held: Various Dates, Times, and Locations
Contact: CHANS Home Health & Hospice
Phone: (207) 721-1278

Flu shots are more important than ever.

This year, Mid Coast–Parkview Health's free flu shot clinics will be held on Saturdays and Sundays. All individuals will remain in their vehicle and will be required to stay on-site for 15 minutes following the vaccination.

  • October 3-4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus (329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick, Maine 04011)
  • October 10-11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus (329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick, Maine 04011) and Mid Coast Pediatrics (81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011)
  • October 17-18, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus (329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick, Maine 04011) and Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road, Bath, Maine 04530
  • October 24-25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus (329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick, Maine 04011) and Mid Coast Pediatrics (81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011)
  • October 31, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus (329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick, Maine 04011) and Mid Coast Medical Group–Topsham (One Wellness Way, Topsham, Maine 04086)
  • November 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus (329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick, Maine 04011) and Mid Coast Medical Group–Topsham (One Wellness Way, Topsham, Maine 04086)
  • November 7-8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus (329 Maine Street–North Entrance, Brunswick, Maine 04011)

For flu shot clinics at Mid Coast Pediatrics: an appointment is required. Please call (207) 721-8333.

Clinics are brought to you by CHANS Home Health & Hospice and Mid Coast Medical Group.

For more information and a list of guidelines to help you prepare, please visit www.midcoasthealth.com/flu/.

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When: 5:30 p.m.
Held: Virtual Meeting - Link to be Emailed to Participants
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Ongoing series of free talks, classes, demonstrations, and healthy lifestyle options offered by the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness.

Grief Groups
Heart Health
Lifestyle Changes
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Contact: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Provides cooking demonstrations and education showing how chronic diseases can be prevented, treated, and even reversed with a plant-based diet for an overall healthier lifestyle.

Available Classes
Food for Health: Rethink Your Drink
Class is free
 
Presented by Timothy Howe, MD. Learn about the impact of protein drinks, soda, coffee, alcohol, and water.

This class will meet virtually, and registration is required to receive the virtual meeting link. For more information, please call (207) 373-6585.
 
Class Dates
Meets 6:30-8 p.m. Dec 8
Price: Dependent on InsurancePRINT
When: Thursdays, September 17-November 19, 4-6 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, 329 Maine Street, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6585

10-week mindful living program that focuses on creating a long-term solution for weight loss by addressing the emotional, physical, and nutritional issues contributing to obesity. Groups are limited and a physician's referral is required.

Next session begins September 17, 2020. For more information, call (207) 373-6585.

Local Blood Pressure Clinics
Maternity Care Education
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Phone: (207) 373-6500
Available Classes
Birthing with Confidence (Compressed One-Day Class)

COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Birthing with Confidence classes will be held online until further notice:

  • Participants will need access to high-speed Internet to take part in the online sessions.
  • 24 hours prior to the class's start date, registrants will receive an email from the instructor including a link to access the class online.
  • Participants will need a free Zoom account.
  • We recommend online payment for these classes. If you are unable to pay online, please call (207) 373-6500 for information about how to mail a check.
For more information, please call (207) 373-6500.

Birthing with Confidence is offered as an intensive one day Saturday class from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Content focuses on the anatomy of the developing pregnancy, breathing and coping techniques, the phases of labor, medical interventions, and cesarean delivery.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing as participants will practice labor positions for labor. Fee: $65.00.

Class Dates
Dec 12
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Phone: 207-373-6500

Available Classes
Birthing with Confidence (Series)

COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Birthing with Confidence classes will be held online until further notice:

  • Participants will need access to high-speed Internet to take part in the online sessions.
  • 24 hours prior to the class's start date, registrants will receive an email from the instructor including a link to access the class online.
  • Participants will need a free Zoom account.
  • We recommend online payment for these classes. If you are unable to pay online, please call (207) 373-6500 for information about how to mail a check.
For more information, please call (207) 373-6500.

Taking a childbirth class is great way to remove the fear of birth and have a positive experience. This comprehensive series will cover all the basics, plus hands on practice of natural coping tools.  We will also cover medical pain management options in depth.  We pride ourselves on giving partners or primary support people real tools to be of help to the birthing parent. This is not your average childbirth class. Two options available: 2-week series (Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.) or 3-week series (Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.). Fee: $65.00.

Class Dates
Dec 14, 21, 28
Zoom virtual platform Jan 9, 16
Zoom Virtual Platform Feb 8, 15, 22
Zoom virtual platform Mar 13, 20
zoom virtual platform Apr 12, 19, 26
Zoom virtual platform May 8, 15
zoom virtual platform Jun 14, 21, 28
Zoom virtual platform Jul 10, 17
zoom virtual platform Aug 9, 16, 23
Zoom virtual platform Sep 11, 18
zoom virtual platform Oct 11, 18, 25
Zoom virtual platform Nov 13, 20
zoom virtual platform Dec 13, 20, 27
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Phone: 207-373-6500

Available Classes
Breastfeeding Class
Class is free

COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Breastfeeding Classes will be held online until further notice:

  • Participants will need access to high-speed Internet to take part in the online sessions.
  • 24 hours prior to the class's start date, registrants will receive an email from the instructor including a link to access the class online.
  • Participants will need a free Zoom account.
For more information, please call (207) 373-6500.

Breastfeeding Class is a one-night class offered once per month from 6 - 8 p.m. Content includes basic latch techniques, tips for breastfeeding success, and back-to-work strategies. Partners/support persons are encouraged to attend.

Class Dates
Dec 7
Zoom virtual platform Jan 6
zoom virtual platform Feb 1
Zoom virtual platform Mar 3
zoom virtual platform Apr 5
Zoom virtual platform May 5
zoom virtual platform Jun 7
Zoom virtual platform Jul 7
zoom virtual platform Aug 2
Zoom virtual platform Sep 1
Oct 4
Zoom virtual platform Nov 3
zoom virtual platform Dec 6
Mental Health
Parkinson's Disease
Senior Health
Stress
Price: $200.00PRINT
When: Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Held: Virtual Meetings
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an educational program designed to help people better cope with stress and life's challenges. Note that the autumn 2020 session will be MBSR - Adapted for Online.

Orientation

Orientation will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the program, meet the teachers, tell us more about yourself and your interest in the course, and ask any questions you may have. Orientation will take place Monday, September 14, 2020, and the next session will begin September 28, 2020.

Retreat

Each MBSR class includes a required weekend retreat.

Price: $35.00 (Scholarships Available)PRINT
When: By Appointment
Contact: Gail Boudin
Phone: (207) 373-6585

Learn to reduce anxiety and pain before surgery, childbirth, and more.

Stroke
Substance Abuse
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Held: Virtual Meetings
Phone: (207) 373-6950

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, AA meetings will not be held in person until further notice. For a list of virtual AA meetings, please visit: http://csoaamaine.org/virtual-meetings/.

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Held: Virtual Meetings
Phone: (207) 373-6950

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NA meetings will not be held in person until further notice. For a list of virtual NA meetings, please visit: https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/.

FREEPRINT
When: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Held: Waldoboro VFW, 110 Mill Street, Waldoboro
Phone: (207) 522-5672

Peer support group for men and women to leave the stresses and struggles of addiction behind.

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When: Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Held: Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, 42 Bath Road, Wiscasset
Phone: (207) 522-5672

Peer support group for men to leave the stresses and struggles of addiction behind.

FREEPRINT
When: Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick @ Room 5
Phone: (207) 373-6950

Open to anyone affected by the substance abuse of a loved one. Provides a place to come together to learn the importance of self care as well as ways to help those in their lives who struggle with addiction.

Teen Health
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Held: Addiction Resource Center, 66 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick
Phone: (207) 373-6928

12-hour educational program for high school-aged youth who have experimented with alcohol and/or other drugs. The program works to achieve attitude and behavior changes resulting in lower risk choices by participants.

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