SMHC Health Education Programs for November

October 30, 2018

Southern Maine Health Care’s (SMHC) mission is to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve. We are pleased to offer the following health education programs during the month of November:

Childbirth Education

Daddy Survival Class: New Dads and Dads to Be
This class is for first time Dads and Dads to be who will be looking to get more information in a brief version of the amazing year ahead. Topics include: planning and preparing for your new addition, labor from a man's point of view and what to expect once you get home; from the first few weeks to the changing year ahead.

Monday, November 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford
Free - Pre-registration required, please call 283-7350.

Cancer Care

Complementary & Integrative Therapies: For People Living with Cancer
You have many choices to make before, during and after your cancer treatment. Have you considered Complementary & Integrative Therapies? Come and meet with various providers and gather information and resources about what they are, reasons people with cancer choose these services and experience a complementary service. We will have Massage & Reiki Therapist, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Essential Oils for Healing, and so much more.

Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, 2nd floor classrooms
Free - Pre-registration required, please call 283-7327.

Classes/Events

Total Joint Replacement Education Class
Designed for those considering total joint replacement. Participants will learn what to expect before, during and after their procedure and stay in the hospital. Open to anyone interested.

First Thursday (November 1), 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and third Thursday (November 15), 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, 1st floor, Classroom 1
Free - To pre-register (not required), please call 283-1126.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Session
Is weight loss surgery the right decision for you? Have you tried the other weight loss methods and nothing seems to work? If you're considering weight loss surgery, then this introductory class is for you. Information will be presented about nutrition, resources, and other topics to help with the lifestyle and emotional adjustments you face.

Second Wednesday of each month (November 14), 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford
Free - Registration is required, please call 284-2630.

Third Thursday of each month, (November 15), 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: SMHC Sanford Medical Center, 25 June Street, Sanford
Free - Registration is required, please call 284-2630.

Smoking Cessation Sessions
There’s never been a better time to quit.
Southern Maine Health Care offers a smoking cessation program involving one-on-one sessions designed to offer the tobacco user all the information and tools required to become tobacco free.  The Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist will offer insights into smoking habits, stress and the relationship it has to smoking, as well as nicotine replacement options available. Ongoing support is also valuable in guiding the tobacco user to become tobacco free.

Individualized Sessions
Location: SMHC Pulmonology, 9 Healthcare Drive, Biddeford
Free - Please call 283-6408 to schedule an appointment.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Open to anyone that has a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. The group helps participants understand the process of the disease and allows for sharing and questions.
Third Wednesday of each month (November 21) 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Pavilion Conference Room, 35 July Street, Sanford
Free - For More information, please call 490-7600 and ask for Kathy Wadden or Jeri Bogan.

Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
Second and fourth Thursday (Thanksgiving) of each month (November 18), 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, Webber Building, 2nd floor Conference Room
Free - For more information, please contact Helene Langley at 283-7805.

Cancer Support Group - Saco
We welcome those affected by cancer and their family/friends. Support, information, and networking will be provided by skilled facilitators.
Third Monday of each month (November 19), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: SMHC Walk-In Care, 655 Main Street (entrance on Ross Road), Saco - 2nd floor Conference Room
Free - Registration required. Please call 283-7320.

Cancer Survivor Support Group - Sanford
First and third Friday of each month (November 2, 16): 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: MaineHealth Cancer Care Center York County, 27 Industrial Avenue
For more information contact facilitator Jess Welch, LMSWcc at 294-5800 or jmwelch@smhc.org

Parkinson's Disease Support Group
A place to share information and support for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, caregivers and those in related health fields.
Second Thursday of each month (November 8), 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Huntington Common, Ross Road, Kennebunk
Free - For more information, call Selena Carey 767-9773.

 

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system with a non-profit mission “to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.”  SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services, and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services, and Walk-In Care centers in various York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. To learn more about SMHC and SMHC providers, visit www.smhc.org, https://www.youtube.com/c/smhcorgme, or https://twitter.com/SMHCHealth.

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