LEWISTON – Central Maine Medical Center will host “Every Day In a Woman’s Life: A Woman’s Health Fair” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the CMMC Conference Center at 12 High St.

This special event for women of all ages will feature activities based on various themes that will be offered throughout the day. In addition, three physicians will make presentations on women’s health and family issues. There will be no charge for participation.

“Pamper Yourself” is the theme of the following activities: chair massages with massage therapists Donna Labrie and Inez Buck; Cloud 9 Spa will provide exfoliation of the hands and a paraffin dip; hypnotherapy with registered nurse Valerie St. Clair discussing how hypnotherapy can be used to relieve stress.

“Eating for the Health of It” will feature the following: The CMMC Dietary Office and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will each host displays on healthy eating and WIC programs.

Poland Spring Water will provide bottled water. Cooking with Children with Sharon Kuhrt, director of the CMMC School of Nursing, beginning at noon. Refreshments by CMMC Food Services Department.

“Bring Joy to Your Life” will feature a session on meditation led by CMMC oncology social worker Kerry Irish.

The sessions will be offered at 9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m.

“Exercise . . . For the Health Of It” will feature a display by the CMMC Health and Wellness Center. Marcy Covey, a health and wellness instructor at CMMC, will lead introductory yoga sessions.

“Take Care of Your Health” will include the following: Sam and Jennie Bennett Breast Care Center open house; Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute heart health display will include information on nutrition, exercise and living tobacco-free. Self-cardiovascular risk assessments will be available.

The CMMC Osteoporosis Center will offer free bone density screenings. CMMC Bladder Control Center will have a display. CMMC Respiratory Therapy Department will provide information on its programs and offer spirometry breathing screenings.

Blood pressures checks by CMMC School of Nursing students will be offered. There will be a display by Advocates for Children. Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative will be presented by Gloria Ouellette, RN, and Vicki Roy, RN, board certified lactation consultants at CMMC.

Cholesterol screenings will be provided by CMHVI free of charge to women attending the program. However, because the number of screenings is limited, those interested in participating must make reservations by calling Donna Jordan, RN, at 795-2614. Walk-ins will be accommodated as resources permit for $10 per person.

Mary Kay consultant Pam Brown will talk with women about their cosmetic needs.

“New Skills, New Crafts” will feature: Herbal Gardening with Jeri Maurer, CMMC’ guest relations coordinator; scrapbooking with Tonia Keating, a Creative Memories consultant; stamping with Kathy Bourgault, CMMC’s Patient Financial Services manager.

Scheduled speakers in Conference Room H include the following: 9 a.m., Knowledge is Power – Risk Factors in Heart Disease, cardiologist Frances A. DeRook, M.D.; 10 a.m. Urinary Incontinence – You are Not Alone, gynecologist Ted M. Roth, M.D.; 11 a.m. Parenting – Tried and True, family practitioners Peggy D. Wyman, M.D.

Onsite childcare services, provided by students from Poland Regional High School, will be offered to mothers who attend any of the speakers’ sessions.

Other activities include: Mother-daughter photography by Life Touch Photography, Lucinda Pins sales, Book Burrow display, skin care and beauty samples donated by Kmart and door prizes

For more information on the woman’s health fair, call 795-2398.



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