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Aging for Wellness W17

$5

with Peter Sullivan

Mar 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Aging for wellness teaches tips and techniques for the effective serf-management of health concerns in normal aging as well as chronic conditions. Sessions focus on different aspects of senior health such as routine care and screening, nutrition and lifestyle, and problem solving and decision making to promote your highest level of wellness. Family members are welcome, too. Peter Sullivan, RN-BC, is Director of Health and Resident Services at Birch Bay Retirement Village, part of the Mount Desert Island Hospital System, and is a board certified Gerontological Nurse. Peter is teaching an interactive educational series for adults interested in better understanding and managing their own health. Sample topics: - Routine health care and screenings - Common complaints and chronic illness in aging -Nutrition and how lifestyle changes to promote better health -Explore healthy ways to live with a physical or mental condition -Identifying your real choices and making decisions - Realistic goal setting and problem solving that makes sense to you so you can manage your health more effectively -Practical coping strategies to reduce health related concerns and promote quality of life and functional abilities - Advanced health care planning and resources available to you

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Dementia for Family Caregivers (online)

$149

with UGotClass Online

Mar 3, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Designed for family caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy-Body Dementia or other conditions which cause significant memory problems. In addition to basic information about dementia, this 4-week course will cover essential elements to address throughout the illness, common health complications, and tips from professional care providers who deliver person-centered care. Use of materials and internet will facilitate learning and maximize competence in care-giving beyond the end of the course. Your instructor is an authority on dementia. One month online course; Pamela K. Atwood, MA, CDP, QDCP, CLL, instructor

Check the UGotClass website for new 'start' dates for this class. it is offered several times a year. http://www.yougotclass.org/courses.cfm/MDI/Dementia-for-Family-Caregivers Check the website to see when the next session starts.

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Dementia for Family Caregivers (online) F16

$149

with UGotClass Online

Sep 6, 2016 , runs for 4 weeks
Designed for family caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy-Body Dementia or other conditions which cause significant memory problems. In addition to basic information about dementia, this 4-week course will cover essential elements to address throughout the illness, common health complications, and tips from professional care providers who deliver person-centered care. Use of materials and internet will facilitate learning and maximize competence in care-giving beyond the end of the course. Your instructor is an authority on dementia. One month online course

Check the UGotClass website for new 'start' dates for this class. it is offered several times a year. http://www.yougotclass.org/catalog-complete.cfm/MDI

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Heartsaver CPR/AED F 16 session B

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Nov 29, 2016 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver CPR AED course combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED. This is an American Heart Association Course and is intended for: · Individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job requirements. · Lay rescuers who may need to respond to an emergency in the workplace · Family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. This course covers: Adult CPR AED with and without a mask · Adult choking · Child CPR/AED (optional module) · Infant CPR (optional module) · Child and infant choking. Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card. Instructor Information: LisaParkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center. She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at MDI Hospital and meets just one night.

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Heartsaver First Aid Spr17

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Apr 13, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures- Including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA- in a format that can be delivered in a single day This course is intended for: · Security and airline personnel · Camp counselors · Police and firefighters · Teachers and day-care workers · Aerobics teachers / physical trainers · Anyone who has a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements · Other individuals who want or need first aid training. This course covers: · First aid basics · Medical emergencies · Injury emergencies · Environmental emergencies Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card. Lisa Parkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center. She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at MDI Hospital.

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Quit Smoking! Class W17

Free
Mar 14, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Quit Smoking with this free group class offered by MDI Hospital. Participants will: • Make a quit plan • Learn how to disarm triggers • Overcome cravings • Manage stress • Have peer support • Learn about alternative therapies and medications to help stop smoking Classes will be held at MDI High School.

Call Sharon Hobbs for further info or register on this website. Sharon's contact info: 801-7802 or sharon.hobbs@mdihospital.org





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