Spring 2019 Program Guide
Welcome.                                                                                      FREE Quarterly Event
As winter transitions to spring, we are eager to get outside, be more active and              For more information visit:
make meals that showcase the new season. Choose any of our Mind-Body,                         www.mainegeneral.org "Classes &
Physical Movement and Healthy Cooking & Eating classes for new and exciting                   Events."
ideas to support your health and wellness and welcome the warmer weather
ahead.                                                                                        Evening Meditation
We look forward to seeing you in one of our Spring classes!                                   Explore the different types of meditation
                                                                                              and learn how they can help reduce
                                                                                              stress, support sleep, and enhance your
In health & gratitude,                                                                        daily life.
The Prevention & Healthy Living Team
LeeAnna Lavoie, Director, Prevention Services                                                 Location:         TBD
Alicia Rice, Grant Program Manager
Tori Condon, Health Educator                                                                  Date:             Monday, June 17
                                                                                                                5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Benjamin Ramsdell, Culinary Coordinator
Rachel Palmer, Community Programs Assistant
                                                                                              Pre-registration is required for all of our
                                                                                              free events.
Registering online is easy!
Visit www.mainegeneral.org and
click in the purple box on Search All
Classes & Events. Once there, you can
search for a class name or choose a
category of classes to explore.
See further registration details on
page 4.                                 From left to right: Benjamin Ramsdell, Alicia Rice,
                                        Rachel Palmer, Tori Condon and LeeAnna Lavoie.
Questions or concerns?
Call 872-4102 or email                                                                                                                  3
Registration Information                          Prevention & Healthy Living Policies
Here’s how to register for a class:
                                                  Senior, Veteran, MaineGeneral and
1. Go to our website at www.mainegeneral.org      Second Household Member Discounts
   and click on “Search all Classes & Events.”    We offer a 20 percent discount per class to:
2. Choose the class you want.                      • Seniors (age 65 and older)
3. Complete all registration information.          • Veterans (those who served in the armed forces of the United States)
4. You can pay by check, credit or debit card.     • Current MaineGeneral employees
5. You’re done. We will confirm your               • Second member of a household who registers for the same class
   registration by email.

If you need help registering, are seeking         Payment Assistance
financial assistance, or would like to            Additional help paying for classes is available on an as-needed basis:
request a special accommodation,                   • 50 percent off the cost of class (limited to two classes per quarter)
please call 872-4102.
                                                   • 100 percent off the cost of class (limited to one class per quarter)
Prevention & Healthy Living (PHL) will
make reasonable modifications and                 Delays and Cancellations
accommodations to ensure that people              We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment or unexpected
with disabilities have equal opportunity to       events. If that occurs, you will be notified and your class fees will be
participate in all classes and events.            refunded.
If you are a person with a disability who
requires an accommodation to participate
                                                  Weather Cancellations
fully in a PHL class or event, please notify us   If we need to cancel a class session because of weather, we will put a
at least 48 hours before the start of the class   message on our voicemail at 861-5257 at least two hours before the class
or event.                                         start time. We also list weather cancellations on our Facebook page.

4                                                 Class fees will be returned if a class is canceled. No refunds will be given
                                                  within 24 hours of a class start time or after a class has started.
Spring 2019 Classes
Healthy Mind & Body               Physical Movement              Healthy Cooking & Eating
Chronic Pain Education            Chair Yoga                     5 Ingredients or Less
Essential Oils: Pain and Sleep    Couch to 5K                    Buddha Bowls
Support                           Drums Alive: Golden Beats  ®
                                                                 Cooking the Mediterranean Way
Forest Bathing                    Drums Alive: Power Beats  ®
                                                                 Fight Inflammation with Food
NEW Healing Glass Mandalas        Foundations of Yoga            Food Prep Demonstration
Healing Meditation with Crystal   Gentle Yoga                    Italian Classics
                                  Gentle Yoga Level 2            Make Your Own Spring Rolls &
Introduction to Meditation                                       Dipping Sauces
                                  Group Personal Training
Journaling for Wellness                                          Natural Remedies: Making
                                  NEW Heart RHYTHMS
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching                                      Tinctures
NEW Meal-Planning Workshop                                       Sheet Pan Dinners
                                  Personal Safety
Meditation at Botanical Gardens                                  NEW Spanish Cooking
                                  PiYo® Live!
NEW Native Flute Meditation                                      Tasty Thai
                                  Qigong Stretching
Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for
Surgery, Heal Faster™             Tai Chi for Health
Reflexology                       Yin Yoga
Stop Smoking with Hypnosis        Yoga Breathing
The Art of Self-Compassion        Yoga for Bone Health
Walking the Labyrinth             Zumba®

Healthy Mind & Body

                      Chronic Pain Education                     Essential Oils: Pain & Sleep
                      It can be hard to focus on anything else   Support
                      when you are in pain. In this class, you   Pain and sleep often go hand in hand
                      will learn what you can do to better       as one influences the other. Learn how
                      manage your pain and improve the           essential oils can help you sleep better,
                      quality of your daily life. A variety of   manage pain and live a healthier life.
                      treatment options will be discussed.       Learn about various oils and make a
                                                                 blend to take home!

                      Cost:            FREE
                      Instructor:      Rachel Criswell, MD,      Cost:             $25/person
                                       MS                        Instructor:       Starla Perico
                      Location:        Alfond Center for         Location:         Thayer Center for
                                       Health, Augusta                             Health, Waterville,
                                       Classroom 2                                 Dean 3
                      Date:            Monday, June 17           Date:             Wednesday, May 8
                                       5:30 - 7 p.m.                               5 - 7 p.m.
                                                                 Location:         Alfond Center for
                                                                                   Health, Augusta
                                                                                   Classroom 1
                                                                 Date:             Monday, June 24
                                                                                   5 - 7 p.m.

Healthy Mind & Body

Forest Bathing                               NEW Healing Glass Mandalas                Healing Meditation with Crystal
Forest bathing, a term coined in Japan       Create a fused glass mandala that you     Bowls
for mindfully being present in nature,       can use as a sun catcher or on a stand.   Relax and listen to the soothing sounds
embraces the fact that nature has a          Choose from a wide range of fusing        of the crystal singing bowls while being
calming, positive effect on our health.      glass and embellishments to create a      gently guided through a meditation
Join Registered Maine Guide Ray Reitze       healing image to take home.               focusing on your energy systems. You
in exploring the concept of stillness                                                  will leave feeling balanced, aligned and
while visiting a beautiful local treasure.                                             renewed!
                                             Cost:         $32/person
The terrain being walked/explored is
uneven.                                      Instructor:   Maryam Mermey, PhD
                                             Location:     Alfond Center for Health,    Cost:           $20/person
                                                           Augusta                      Instructor:     Brenda Colfer
Cost:             $16/person                               Conference Room 3
                                                                                        Location:       Alfond Center for
Instructor:       Ray Reitze                 Date:         Saturday, June 15 & 22                       Health, Augusta
Location:         Viles Arboretum,                         1 - 3 p.m. (2 sessions)                      Conference Room 3
                                                                                        Date:           Thursday, April 25
Date:             Friday, May 24                                                                        5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                  5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location          Bond Brook Trails,
Date:             Friday, June 28
                  5 - 6:30 p.m.

Visit augustatrails.org to see all the
trails Augusta has to offer!
Healthy Mind & Body

Introduction to Meditation                 Journaling for Wellness                  Lifestyle Wellness Coaching
Learn what mindfulness is, build a daily   Individuals will learn how to use        Work with a health coach to explore
practice and discover how meditation       expressive writing, visual journaling    different aspects of your health and
can result in actual changes in your       techniques and guided imagery to         feel empowered on your journey. Goal
brain and improve your outlook. Classes    achieve a greater emotional, physical    setting, healthy resources and problem
will include a variety of meditation       and spiritual wellness. Discover how     solving in a group setting will help you to
practices for you to explore.              to decrease stress, gain clarity and     connect and manage your health in new
                                           improve your health by freeing your      ways.
                                           emotions through writing. Participants
Cost:            $16/person                are asked to bring a journal.
                                                                                    Cost:             $24/person
Instructor:      Jeff Matranga, PhD &
                 Jeri Wilson                                                        Instructor:       Tori Condon
                                           Cost:           $24/person                                 MaineGeneral
Location:        Thayer Center for         Instructor:     Bodhi Simpson
                 Health, Dean 3                                                     Location:         Alfond Center for
                                           Location:       Alfond Center for                          Health, Augusta
Date:            Sunday, June 16                           Health, Augusta                            Classroom 3
                 9 a.m. - noon                             Conference Room 2        Date:             Monday,
                                           Date:           Thursday, May 16 - 30                      May 13 - June 17
                                                           5:30 - 7 p.m.                              4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
                                                           (3 sessions)                               (6 sessions)

Healthy Mind & Body

NEW Meal-Planning Workshop               Meditation at Botanical Gardens            NEW Native Flute Meditation
Take the guesswork out of “What’s for    Explore meditation and mindfulness         For thousands of years, healers of
dinner?” In this two-part workshop,      in a beautiful setting. Join us to learn   various cultures have used musical
learn how to create healthy, balanced    how daily practice can transform your      instruments for healing. Relax your
meals that incorporate foods from all    physical, mental and spiritual health      mind, release emotional and physical
food groups. Use time in class to plan   and how to initiate and cultivate your     tension and create a better sense of
out two weeks’ worth of meals and a      own meditation practice. Please bring a    wellbeing with the soothing sound of the
shopping list!                           cushion or chair and be prepared to be     Native flute.

Cost:            $20/person                                                          Cost:          $10/person
Instructor:      Melissa Emmons          Cost:            $20/person
                                                                                     Instructor:    Rachel Palmer
                 MaineGeneral            Instructor:      Melissa Caron                             MaineGeneral
Location:        Alfond Center for       Location:        Coastal Maine              Location:      Alfond Center for
                 Health, Augusta                          Botanical Gardens,                        Health, Augusta
                 Classroom 2                              Boothbay                                  Classroom 2
Date:            Monday, June 3 & 10     Date:            Saturday, June 1           Date:          Monday, June 24
                 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.                         Noon - 2 p.m.                             5 - 6 p.m.
                 (2 sessions)

Tip: Take our Food Prep Demo class
and Meal-Planning Workshop and make
eating healthy a breeze!

Healthy Mind & Body

Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™                                    Reflexology
Discover five simple actions you can take before surgery to reduce anxiety, decrease    The theory behind reflexology is that
pain and shorten recovery time. Leyza will guide you in mind-body techniques shown      each of the body's organs and glands
to enhance the healing process. You will need to get the book's relaxation CD or MP3    are "linked" to corresponding areas
before your surgery. Three book/CD sets are available at the Alfond Center Library or   of the hands, ears and feet. Applying
you can buy the CD at a discount in class. You may also purchase the MP3                pressure to these areas relaxes
at www.HealFaster.com.                                                                  muscles, improves blood circulation and
                                                                                        helps to reduce symptoms of common
                                                                                        health issues. In this class, learn how
Cost:            $15/person                                                             to take care of yourself and loved ones
                                                                                        with reflexology on the hands and feet.
Instructor:      Leyza Toste, BCC
Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
                 Classroom 2                                                            Cost:           $35/person
Date:            Wednesday, April 17                                                    Instructor:     Connie Hubley
                 5:30 - 7 p.m.                                                          Location:       Alfond Center for
                                                                                                        Health, Augusta
Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
                                                                                                        Conference Room 3
                 Classroom 2
                                                                                        Date:           Saturday, April 13
Date:            Wednesday, May 8
                                                                                                        9:30 a.m. - noon
                 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
                 Classroom 2
Date:            Wednesday, June 19
                 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Healthy Mind & Body

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis                 The Art of Self-Compassion                  Walking the Labyrinth
Have you tried quitting smoking but just   Many of us can easily feel compassion       The practice of walking labyrinths for
can’t break the habit? Hypnosis can help   for others, but what about ourselves?       spiritual grounding and renewal dates
you regain your control and help you       Learning to have self-compassion is         from the Middle Ages. Come explore the
stop smoking. In this group hypnosis       vital for living a truly happy and joyful   history and spiritual significance of the
setting, you will identify and overcome    life. Join us in a relaxed and supportive   labyrinth, and join in an experience of
physical and ritualistic triggers to       workshop where you will participate in      walking it together.
smoking, take charge of sabotaging         creative exercises designed to increase
behaviors, and become confident and        your capacity for mindfulness and self-
secure in your new life as a non-smoker.   compassion.                                  Cost:           $10/person
                                                                                        Instructor:     Barbara Moss, DO,
Cost:            $53/person                Cost:            $21/person                                  MaineGeneral
Instructor:      Heather Desjardins        Instructor:      Bodhi Simpson               Location:       ACH Labyrinth,
Location:        Zardus Art of             Location:        Alfond Center for                           Augusta (Meet in
                 Massage & Wellness                         Health, Augusta                             hospital lobby)
                 Spa, Gardiner                              Classroom 2                 Date:           Thursday, June 13
Date:            Tuesday, June 11 - 25     Date:            Thursday, June 20 & 27                      5:30 - 7 p.m.
                 5:30 - 7 p.m.                              5:30 - 7 p.m.
                 (3 sessions)                               (2 sessions)

Physical Movement

Physical Movement

Chair Yoga                                   Couch to 5K                                 Drums Alive®
Experience the benefits of yoga even         Cross the finish line of a 5K event by      This class is designed to get your heart
if getting down on the floor is difficult,   June! This training course is designed      rate up and improve physical and mental
or if you are unsteady on your feet.         to move you from the couch to jogging       fitness while having fun. Work your
Combining movement with breath work          3.1 miles through gradually increasing      entire body (including your brain) and
can relieve stress and increase strength     walk-run intervals. Class will meet twice   reduce stress by drumming on exercise
and flexibility. Learn poses you can even    a week for 12 weeks.                        balls. Golden Beats can be done sitting
do right in your office chair to relax and                                               or standing, and is appropriate for all
recharge!                                                                                levels.
                                             Cost:            $30/person
                                             Instructor:      Wayne Paradis              Cost:           $66/person
Cost:            $42/person                                   MaineGeneral               Instructor:     Carol Richards
Instructor:      Ann Parker                  Location:        Augusta Rail Trail         Location:       Arch Beta Resident
Location:        Arch Beta Resident          Date:            Tuesdays &                                 Center, Augusta
                 Center, Augusta                              Thursdays,                 Golden Beats    (Sit or stand for older
Date:            Wednesday,                                   April 2 - June 20                          adults)
                 April 24 - May 29                            4:30 p.m. (12 weeks)       Dates:          Tuesday,
                 10 - 11 a.m.                                                                            April 9 - June 11
                 (6 sessions)                *Free for MaineGeneral Employees
                                                                                                         10 - 11 a.m.
                                                                                                         (10 sessions)
                                                                                         Power Beats     (Adult multi-level
                                                                                         Dates:          Tuesday,
                                                                                                         April 9 - June 11
                                                                                                         5 - 6 p.m.
                                                                                                         (10 sessions)
Physical Movement

Foundations of Yoga                        Gentle Yoga
If you have never tried yoga, or thought   Stretch and strengthen your muscles, gain flexibility, improve balance, reduce
it wasn't for you, this class will be      stress and relax with this gentle yoga class appropriate for beginners or those with
an introduction to the principles of       experience.
yoga including breathing techniques,
meditation and gentle movements that
are the backbone of traditional yoga       Cost:            $44/person
poses.                                     Instructor:      Beth Jones
                                           Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Conference Room 2
Cost:            $34/person                Date:            Sunday, April 7 - May 19
                                                            3:30 - 4:45 p.m. (7 sessions)
Instructor:      Julia Redman
Location:        Alfond Center for         Cost:            $60/person
                 Health, Augusta
                 Conference Rooms          Instructor:      Julia Redman
                 2&3                       Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Conference Room 3
Date:            Wednesday,                Date:            Monday, April 15 - June 24 (no session May 27 & June 10)
                 April 24 - May 29                          10 - 11:15 a.m. (9 sessions)
                 (no session May 15)
                 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.          Cost:            $44/person
                 (5 sessions)              Instructor:      Beth Jones
                                           Location:        Thayer Center for Health, Waterville, Dean 3
                                           Date:            Tuesday, April 23 - June 11 (no session May 28)
                                                            4 - 5:15 p.m. (7 sessions)

Physical Movement

Gentle Yoga Level 2                                                              Group Personal Training
This class is for those who have been taking and enjoying Gentle Yoga, but are   Experience the perfect balance between
looking to move to the next level or those who have prior yoga experience.       the advantages of personal training
                                                                                 and the affordability and motivation of
                                                                                 group exercise! In this class you will
Cost:         $58/person                                                         become familiar with gym equipment,
Instructor:   Naomi Knights                                                      learn proper techniques and develop
                                                                                 a personalized fitness plan you can
Location:     Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
                                                                                 continue on your own outside of class.
Date:         Saturday, May 4 - June 29                                          This class is appropriate for all levels
              9 - 10:15 a.m. (9 sessions)                                        as you will work at your own speed,
                                                                                 intensity and ability. Trial membership at
Cost:         $66/person
                                                                                 the KV YMCA is included for the eight-
Instructor:   Julia Redman                                                       week session.
Location:     Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Date:         Tuesday, April 16 - June 18
                                                                                 Cost:         $53/person
              5:30 - 6:45 p.m. (10 sessions)
                                                                                 Instructor:   Kim Gagne
Cost:         $44/person                                                         Location:     Kennebec Valley YMCA,
Instructor:   Beth Jones                                                                       Augusta Campus
Location:     Thayer Center for Health, Waterville, Dean 3                       Date:         Tuesday, May 7 - June 25
Date:         Tuesday, April 23 - June 11 (no session May 28)                                  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
              5:45 - 7 p.m. (7 sessions)                                                       (8 sessions)

     Physical Movement

     NEW Heart RHYTHMS                         Nia                                          Personal Safety
     Everyone can drum! You don't need to      Nia is an exhilarating barefoot workout      Basic self-defense skills can help you
     have "rhythm," just a heartbeat. Heart    that is a fusion of martial arts,            stay safe in a variety of situations. This
     RHYTHMS is a proven way to reduce         dance and healing arts. The class is         personal safety course will give you
     stress and burnout while improving        appropriate for all shapes, sizes and        the tools necessary to recognize and
     mood and quality of life. Join our        fitness levels. Set to soul-stirring music   prevent possible dangerous situations
     "people circle" that just so happens to   from more than 45 countries, Nia will        and encounters. Learn how to project
     have drums. Drums are included but feel   provide you with a gentle cardiovascular     an outward appearance and confidence
     free to bring your own.                   workout that increases your strength,        level as deterrence and how to use your
                                               flexibility, mobility and agility while      own body as a weapon, if necessary.
                                               connecting your mind, body and soul.
     Cost:           FREE
     Instructor:     Carol Richards                                                         Cost:             $27/person
                                               Cost:            $26/person                  Instructor:       Kevin & Hollie Webb
     Location:       Arch Beta Resident
                     Center, Augusta           Instructors:     Erin Curren                 Location:         Alfond Center for
     Date:           Individual sessions       Location:        Alfond Center for                             Health, Augusta
                     on Fridays, March 29,                      Health, Augusta                               Classroom 2
                     April 12, April 26,                        Conference Rooms            Date:             Thursday,
                     May 3, May 24 and                          2&3                                           April 25 - May 16
                     June 28                   Date:            Wednesday,                                    6 - 7 p.m. (4 sessions)
                     10:30 a.m. - noon                          May 1 - 29
                                                                (no session May 15)
                                                                4 - 5 p.m. (4 sessions)

Physical Movement

PiYo® Live!                                                       Qigong Stretching: Yi Jin Ching
PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of      Yi Jin Ching is a 1,500-year-old Qigong practice that includes a
Pilates with the strength and flexibility of yoga. And, because   series of postures to provide fitness and wellness conditioning
we move more quickly, you get a calorie-burning, low-impact       for the body. These postures build flexibility and strength
workout that will get your heart rate up!                         through progressive stretching and releasing, while stimulating
                                                                  energy flow. This is a gentle class that anyone can do. May
                                                                  also be performed in a chair.
Cost:            $40/person
Instructor:      Melissa Emmons
                 MaineGeneral                                     Cost:            $27/person
Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta                Instructor:      Carol Richards
                 Classroom 2                                      Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
Date:            Monday, April 8 - May 20                                          Classroom 2
                 (no session April 22)                            Date:            Thursday, May 16 - June 6
                 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (6 sessions)                                     5 - 6 p.m. (4 sessions)

Physical Movement

Tai Chi for Health                                                  Yin Yoga
This easy-to-learn form of tai chi focuses on healing, relaxation   Yin yoga is a slow-paced, meditative style of yoga where poses
and improving mobility and balance. Studies show tai chi            are held for longer periods of time while relaxing muscles and
can help improve the control of diabetes, as well as improve        focusing on breathing. Great for all body types (beginners,
flexibility, muscle strength, heart and lung function, posture      seniors, athletes), especially those with joint issues. Benefits
and balance.                                                        of this “quiet yoga” include decreased tightness and improved
                                                                    joint mobility and range of motion.

Cost:            $53/person
Instructor:      Jeanette Glidden                                   Cost:            $33/person
Location:        Thayer Center for Health, Waterville               Instructor:      Kim Nixon
                 Dean 3                                             Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
Date:            Thursday, April 25 - June 13                                        Classroom 1
                 10 - 11 a.m. (8 sessions)                          Date:            Saturday, April 13 - May 18
                                                                                     (no session April 27)
                                                                                     9 - 10:15 a.m. (5 sessions)
Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
                 Conference Room 2
Date:            Tuesday, April 30 - June 18
                 10 - 11 a.m. (8 sessions)

Physical Movement

Yoga Breathing                             Yoga for Bone Health                       Zumba®
Join us to explore mindful breathing!      It's never too late to improve your bone   Do you like to work out to music with
We will talk about some of the health      health! Learn yoga poses to strengthen     a beat…maybe a little Salsa, Hip Hop
benefits and enjoy several forms of yoga   bones and muscles and improve your         or Reggae? If so, then join this fun and
breathing exercises, called Pranayama.     balance. Practiced consistently over       easy introduction to Zumba class that
We will investigate how to incorporate     time, these low-impact weight-bearing      will raise your heart rate and your spirits!
these techniques into daily living.        poses may slow the rate of bone loss
                                           and reduce the risk of falls and their
                                           painful consequences. Postures are         Cost:             $53/person
Cost:           $15/person                 varied to meet participant ability on a    Instructor:       Jenny Kingsbury
Instructor:     Barbara Moss, DO,          mat and chair.
                                                                                      Location:         Arch Beta Resident
                MPH                                                                                     Center, Augusta
                                           Cost:            $40/person                Date:             Monday,
Location:       Alfond Center for                                                                       April 8 - June 10 (no
                Health, Augusta            Instructor:      Ann Parker
                                                                                                        session May 6 & 27)
                Classroom 1                Location:        Alfond Center for                           5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Date:           Thursday, May 23 & 30                       Health, Augusta                             (8 sessions)
                5 - 6:30 p.m.                               Classroom 1
                (2 sessions)               Date:            Monday, April 15 -
                                                            May 20
                                                            5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
                                                            (6 sessions)

Healthy Cooking & Eating

                           5 Ingredients or Less
                           Simple, straightforward and delicious...tasty food that is good
                           for you doesn’t have to overwhelm your grocery list. In this
                           hands-on cooking class, learn to make recipes that won’t break
                           the bank or require hours to make.

                           Cost:            $10/person
                           Instructors:     Vishnu Nancoo, NP, APRN
                           Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
                                            Teaching Kitchen
                           Date:            Tuesday, June 18
                                            5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

                           Instructor:      Sayzie Koldyz
                           Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
                                            Teaching Kitchen & Conference
                                            Room 1
                           Date:            Wednesday, June 26
                                            5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Healthy Cooking & Eating

Buddha Bowls                               Cooking the Mediterranean Way               Fight Inflammation with Food
Similar to a rice bowl, Buddha bowls       You don't need to travel across the globe   What we eat may lessen the
typically contain a grain base, raw or     to experience the health benefits of a      inflammation tied to diseases like
cooked veggies, a protein of your choice   Mediterranean Diet. A quick trip to your    arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease,
and a healthy fat like avocado, hummus     local grocery store and you can be on       asthma and allergies. In this class, learn
or a tasty homemade dressing. They're      your way to discovering delicious flavors   what foods reduce inflammation and get
also called macro bowls because they       and fresh foods that promote health and     a chance to prepare and taste them.
hit all your macronutrients: carbs,        prevent disease.
protein and fat.
                                                                                       Cost:             $22/person
                                           Cost:            $20/person                 Instructors:      Eileen Fingerman, MD
Cost:            $16/person                Instructors:     Sayzie Koldyz              Location:         Alfond Center for
Instructors:     Patty Morini & Jane       Location:        Alfond Center for                            Health, Augusta
                 Moore, RD                                  Health, Augusta                              Teaching Kitchen &
                 MaineGeneral                               Teaching Kitchen &                           Conference Room 1
Location:        Alfond Center for                          Conference Room 1          Date:             Wednesday,
                 Health, Augusta           Date:            Wednesday,                                   April 17 & 24
                 Teaching Kitchen &                         May 22 & 29                                  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                 Conference Room 1                          5:30 - 7:30 p.m.                             (2 sessions)
Date:            Wednesday, May 1                           (2 sessions)
                 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                 Wednesday, June 19
                 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Healthy Cooking & Eating

Food Prep Demonstration                      Italian Classics                             Make Your Own Spring Rolls &
Do you find yourself frantically trying to   Learn how to make some of your               Dipping Sauces
come up with dinner at 5 p.m.? Do you        favorite Italian dishes, including Chicken   Looking for a fun, healthy cooking class
make last-minute grocery store trips on      Piccata and Winter Minestrone. We have       that doesn't require actual cooking? In
your way home from work? Save time           lightened them up, packed them with          this hands-on class, you will learn how
and money! Learn how to shop smarter,        flavor and made them simple for you to       to make fresh, cool and crunchy spring
and spend an hour or two on Sunday           make and enjoy at home.                      rolls and dipping sauces with seasonally
setting yourself and your family up for                                                   available vegetables.
culinary success.
                                             Cost:            $20/person
                                             Instructor:      Maurice Coleman &           Cost:            $20/person
Cost:             $20/person                                  Rachael Pepin, RD           Instructor:      Patty Morini &
Instructors:      Benjamin Ramsdell          Location:        Alfond Center for                            Jane Moore, RD
                  MaineGeneral                                Health, Augusta                              MaineGeneral
Location:         Alfond Center for                           Teaching Kitchen &          Location:        Alfond Center for
                  Health, Augusta                             Conference Room 1                            Health, Augusta
                  Teaching Kitchen &         Dates:           Monday, May 20                               Teaching Kitchen &
                  Conference Room 1                           5:30 - 7:30 p.m.                             Conference Room 1
Date:             Monday, April 8                                                         Dates:           Wednesday, May 15
                  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.           Instructor:      Sayzie Koldyz                                5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                  OR                         Location:        Alfond Center for                            OR
                  Thursday, April 18                          Health, Augusta                              Tuesday, June 25
                  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.                            Teaching Kitchen &                           5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                                                              Conference Room 1
                                             Dates:           Wednesday, June 5
                                                              5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Healthy Cooking & Eating

Natural Remedies: Making                   Sheet Pan Dinners
Tinctures                                  Four pans on the stove and three in the
Are you ready to discover the potential    oven? What if you could cook an entire
healing powers nature has to offer?        meal and only have one or two sheet
Learn about the beneficial properties      pans to clean up? Learn how to put
of local herbs, how to identify and        together simple, delicious meals that
harvest them and how to extract and        you and your family will love!
concentrate their medicinal elements for
use in tinctures and salves.
                                           Cost:            $20/person
                                           Instructor:      Benjamin Ramsdell
Cost:           $20/person                                  MaineGeneral
Instructor:     Eileen Fingerman, MD       Location:        Alfond Center for
Location:       Alfond Center for                           Health, Augusta
                Health, Augusta                             Teaching Kitchen &
                Teaching Kitchen &                          Conference Room 1
                Conference Room 1          Date:            Thursday, April 25
Date:           Monday, June 10                             5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                                           Instructor:      Maurice Coleman &
                                                            Rachael Hall, RD
                                           Location:        Alfond Center for
                                                            Health, Augusta
                                                            Teaching Kitchen
                                           Date:            Tuesday, April 30
                                                            5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Healthy Cooking & Eating

NEW Spanish Cooking                                                 Tasty Thai
Paella. Green olives. Tortilla (the egg type, not the taco type).   Not only is Thai food tasty, it can be healthy, and easy to make.
Smoked paprika. Gazpacho. Chorizo. These are just some of           Did you know all you need is a wok or a nonstick frying pan?
the favorite flavors and recipes we’ll cook together in this new    Well, and some fish sauce, curry, coconut milk, rice, chilies,
class.                                                              garlic, other fresh herbs and a few healthy recipes that you can
                                                                    learn in this hands-on cooking class.

Cost:             $20/person
Instructor:       Benjamin Ramsdell                                 Cost:            $20/person
                  MaineGeneral                                      Instructors:     Benjamin Ramsdell
Location:         Alfond Center for Health, Augusta                                  MaineGeneral
                  Teaching Kitchen & Conference Room 1              Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
Date:             Monday, April 29                                                   Teaching Kitchen & Conference Room 1
                  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.                                  Date:            Monday, April 22
                  OR                                                                 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

                  Wednesday, May 8
                                                                    Instructors:     Maurice Coleman & Jenna McCarthy, RD
                  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
                                                                    Location:        Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
                                                                                     Teaching Kitchen
                                                                    Date:            Wednesday, June 12
                                                                                     5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Other Programs & Resources

Cooking Matters for Parents
Feeding your family healthy meals when money is tight
is a challenge, but we have tips and resources that
can help! Cooking Matters for Parents is a six-session,
hands-on cooking class that is FREE and full of great
information. Class members leave each week with a
bag of groceries to make the recipes they learned in
class at home.

Instructor:   Debbie Barnett &
              Megan Haynes, RD
              University of Maine
              Cooperative Extension
Location:     Alfond Center for Health,
              Teaching Kitchen
Dates:        Tuesdays and Thursdays,
              June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20
              11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     Not having enough food for yourself and your family is stressful.
                 There are resources to help in your county:
Other Programs & Resources

Healthy Weight & Your Child
This new evidence-based program empowers children ages 7-13 years
old, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and
live a healthier lifestyle. For more information and to discuss eligibility,
please contact Feargal at feargal@kvymca.org or call 622-9622.

Instructor:     Feargal Semple
Location:       Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta Campus

Dates:          Info session Monday, March 11;
                Tentative to start March 25
                Time TBD

Other Programs & Resources

Living Well for Better Health
It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes
to becoming a healthier you! Living Well for Better Health can
help you take charge of your chronic conditions by guiding
you through topics like physical movement, healthy eating,
communication skills, working with your health care provider
and more.

Cost:          FREE
Instructors:   Sumaira Imam & Melissa Emmons
Location:      Muskie Center, Waterville
Date:          Tuesday, April 30 - June 4
               9:30 a.m. - noon

Other Programs & Resources

Living Well with Diabetes
Feel better, be in control and connect with others as you learn ways
to manage your diabetes. We help one another reach small goals
each week by sharing ideas and exploring solutions to eat healthier,
move more and monitor/manage blood sugar levels.

Cost:          FREE
Instructors:   Larissa Hannan & Tori Condon
Location:      Ballard Center, Augusta
Dates:         Thursday, May 23 - June 27
               4 - 6:30 p.m.

Instructors:   Liza Russell & Dana Winslow
Location:      Thayer Center for Health, Waterville Dean 3
Dates:         Monday, June 10 - July 15
               4 - 6:30 p.m.

Other Programs & Resources

Living Well with Chronic Pain
When you are in pain, it can be hard to focus on anything else.
It’s time to stop letting pain pause the rest of your life! This class
will explore how eating healthy, gentle movement exercises and
learning how to balance activity and rest can help improve your
quality of life. Class is open to adults who have chronic pain as well
as caregivers.

Cost:           FREE
Instructor:     Alicia Rice & Vicki Foster
Location:       Cohen Community Center, Hallowell
Date:           Wednesday, April 24 - May 29
                10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Other Programs & Resources

National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
Change doesn’t happen overnight...it takes time! NDPP will        Cost:          FREE
not only provide you with a whole YEAR of support from a          Instructors:   Sumaira Imam
trained lifestyle coach, but also peer support within a group
setting. Don’t miss your chance to find encouragement, advice     Location:      Thayer Center for Health, Waterville
and support from individuals who are trying to live a healthier                  Dean 1
lifestyle, just like you. This class meets weekly for 16 weeks,   Dates:         Starts Wednesday, May 29
then twice a month for eight months, for a total of one year.                    9 - 10 a.m.

                                                                  Instructors:   Liza Russell
                                                                  Location:      Thayer Center for Health, Waterville
                                                                                 Dean 1
                                                                  Dates:         Starts Thursday, June 20
                                                                                 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Other Programs & Resources

Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach
More Lifestyle Coaches are needed! Lifestyle Coaches are
trained to deliver the yearlong National Diabetes Prevention
Program (NDPP). We have launched more than 125 programs
but need YOUR help to continue to expand this program.
You do not need to be a medical professional to become a
Lifestyle Coach. Some basic knowledge of health, nutrition
and/or fitness principles preferred.
Once trained, we are looking for each lifestyle coach to lead a
NDPP program within one year of the training in Kennebec or
Somerset County.

Instructors:   Alicia Rice & Larissa Hannan
Location:      Alfond Center for Health, Augusta
               Classroom 1
Dates:         Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24
               8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration is required.
For more information or to register, please contact:
Alicia Rice
(207) 626-7347
Classes From The Harold Alfond Center For Cancer Care

Healthy Eating For Cancer Survivors                               Nutrition and Cancer: Decoding the Myths
Learn how to make healthy eating choices to improve your          Many patients and caregivers can easily become overwhelmed
energy and sense of well-being, reduce your risk for developing   with nutrition information on cancer and nutrition. With so
other diseases including cancer, and promote overall wellness     many choices and decisions, it can be hard to know what
as a cancer survivor.                                             to eat and which information you should trust. This class
                                                                  debunks common myths on cancer and nutrition and provides
                                                                  you with evidence-based nutrition information, so you can
Location:      Prescott Room, HACCC                               make educated and healthy choices.
Date:          Tuesday, May 14
               5:30 - 7 p.m.
                                                                  Location:     Prescott Room, HACCC
                                                                  Date:         Wednesday, April 24
                                                                                5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Class Sites

Arch Beta Apartments                      Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens   Kennebec Valley YMCA
Subsidized housing for the elderly and
disabled located in a private setting
on the scenic outskirts of Augusta.
Comfortable, attractive 1-2 bedroom
units. Rent includes heat, hot water,
electricity and trash removal.

3 Gray Birch Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
For more information or an application,
please call 622-4908.

Class Sites

University of Maine Cooperative              Viles Arboretum   Zardus Art of Massage and
Extension                                                      Wellness Spa

University of Maine Cooperative
Extension can provide nutrition and          Augusta Trails
healthy lifestyles education, such as:
 • Healthy food        • Kitchen skills
   selection and       • Recipes and
   meal preparation/     practical tips
                       • Cooking for                           1 Lincoln Avenue
 • Menu planning         crowds
                                                               Gardiner, ME 04345
 • Budgeting           • Food
 • Supermarket           preservation                          info@zardusartofmassage.com
   teaching tours
                       • Don’t see your
 • Altering recipes      topic of interest
   for health and        here? Contact
622-7546 or (800) 287-1481
(Kennebec County)
474-9622 or (800) 287-1495
(Somerset County)

MaineGeneral Health
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, ME 04330
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