LEWISTON – The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Androscoggin is sponsoring a six-week Southern Maine Wellness Council certificate course in The Fundamentals for Worksite Wellness. This is a professional training series designed to teach best practice models, strategies and guidelines for successful wellness programs at workplaces.

The course will begin Wednesday, Sept. 24, and end Oct. 29 at the chamber’s Community Conference Room, 415 Lisbon St., from 9 to 11 a.m.

The facilitator is Dean Paterson, a nurse with a degree in community health education. She is an experienced worksite wellness professional and owns Healthcare Solutions, a consulting firm. She is also the senior consultant for the Lifeline Institute for Workplace Health Promotion.

The registration deadline is Sept. 19. Discounts are available for chamber members and SMWC members. For more information on the cost of the course, how to register and other information, contact Tom Downing, executive director of the USM Lifeline Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, at 780-4879 or at [email protected], or call the chamber at 783-2249.

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