Hospice care

LEWISTON — Informational sessions are being offered on an ongoing basis to educate and facilitate discussion of what hospice care is all about. The sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, at the Beacon Hospice office, 55 Lisbon St., Suite 2600.

The philosophy of care known as hospice involves nurses, chaplain, social worker, bereavement and volunteer workers who work directly with patients to achieve total pain-free care at the end of life. After this and other informational sessions, volunteers may be qualified to become a part of the hospice team to help in the community.

Call Justin, volunteer coordinator with Beacon Hospice, at 784-4242, ext. 11, for more information.

New MBA program

AUBURN — The Maine Center for Continuing Education of Southern New Hampshire University will offer a Masters in Business Administration program on Saturdays, starting Sept. 20, at Central Maine Community College.

Anyone interested in earning an MBA locally is invited to an information session on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at CMCC, 1250 Turner St. For more information on the program, call SNHU’s Maine Center at 725-6486, 800-427-9238 or go to www.snhu.edu/lewiston.

Shaker Museum event

NEW GLOUCESTER — The Maine Native American summer market and demonstration will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum, Route 26. There is free admission and free parking.

The event will include hand-woven ash splint and sweetgrass baskets, traditional etched birch bark vessels, stone sculptures, woodcarvings, cedar flutes, jewelry, traditional story-telling and demonstrations. 

For more information and directions call 926-4597 or visit www.shaker.lib.me.us.

Prostate cancer support

LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center hosts a Prostate Cancer Support Group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month in the lower level conference rooms at 60 High St.

All meetings are informative, supportive and confidential. September has been declared Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by Gov. Baldacci and all men with the prostate cancer diagnosis are urged to attend to learn more.


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