Healthy-Steps classes start at Stephens Memorial

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NORWAY — Stephens Memorial Hospital announces the first two sessions of “Healthy-Steps,” a therapeutic exercise program beginning in May and June.

Dawn Derenburger of the Women’s Imaging Center will be offering the classes beginning Mondays, May 16, from 3-4 p.m. in the Harper Conference Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital. A second session will be offered Thursdays beginning June 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Harper Conference Center.

There is a $20 fee for the 6-week session, however scholarships are available.

Recognized by the National Lymphedema Network and Major Cancer Society’s Healthy Steps is a medically-based therapeutic exercise program which is taught by certified instructors. Since its inception the program has grown to help not just breast cancer patients, but individuals with chronic illnesses such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and others, as well as people who simply wish to improve their immune systems.

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To register or for more information, call the Women’s Imaging Center at SMH at 743-5933, ext. 104. Visit Western Maine Health at www.wmhcc.org.

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