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NORWAY – The Western Maine Cancer Resource Center is located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Hospital building at 199 Main Street and continues to provide free support and services to all cancer affected, survivors and carers.

For assistance, please contact Diane Madden, General Manager, at 207-890-0329 [email protected] Make an appointment.

Services include a variety of weekly virtual classes and programs, a library of pre-recorded yoga and fitness classes on the website and YouTube channel accessible via smartphones, tablets or computers, free complementary therapy sessions with the new Live Well Card (formerly Caring Coupons). , Comfort items such as wigs, arm and neck pillows, port protectors, rice bags, swaddling blankets, hats and afghans.

The center recently hired Stephanie LeBlond – an oncology social worker – part-time to support clients with emotional, financial, and basic needs, including travel and nutritional support. Her position is funded by a one-year operating grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation. She also holds a part-time job as an oncology social worker in the oncology department at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

LeBlond can be reached at [email protected] or 207-890-0205. She will return calls to the center on her next scheduled work day.

The Live Well Card (formerly Caring Coupon Program) offers up to five complementary therapy sessions free of charge from a list of approved wellness providers. Nurses are also entitled to a Live Well card for five sessions. Call 207-890-0329 or send an email [email protected] for more informations. Some sessions can be held virtually.

Free weekly virtual courses are available by registering through the centre’s website, crcofwm.org. After registration, a zoom link will be sent via email. First-time participants will be asked to send an email [email protected] for a consent form.

The virtual Monday morning meditation is offered on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Karen Vasil-Busch leads a 30-minute meditation class to reduce stress and promote a feeling of peace and wellbeing.

Virtual Yoga & Meditation takes place on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Kathryn Gardner from Song Body Soul leads the 40-minute yoga class (at your own pace, followed by 20 minutes of meditation).

A mindful lesson is offered on Thursdays at 9 a.m. Learn how the practice of mindful stress reduction can help relieve stress through breathing, exercise, and meditation. Join Kat Larsen as she leads this weekly class and integrates other practices from her work as a certified yoga therapist and registered yoga teacher. Additional classes will be added from time to time. Check the website for the latest information, find it on Facebook, or call 207-890-0329.

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