Breakfast set for Jan. 26

RANGELEY — The next Ladies/Community Breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the BMC Diner on Richardson Street.

If anyone has a special dietary needs call in advance so they can try to accommodate your needs. For more information call BMC Diner at 864-5844.

Stress reduction program offered

FARMINGTON —Franklin Memorial Hospital is once again offering its intensive eight-week, nine-session stress reduction program that is designed to teach participants scientifically proven practical skills to reduce stress and improve overall health and happiness. Program instructors are Dr. Kathleen Hickey and physician assistant Tim Davis.

The course is modeled after the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It consists of eight 2.5–3 hour sessions and includes an all day silent retreat on a Saturday, March 2. Participants should be committed to performing one hour of daily practice and homework to learn and practice mindfulness meditation, Hatha yoga and body scan.

Anyone interested in the program is asked to complete the prescreening form that can be obtained from the FMH Education Department by calling 779-2381. Classes will start on Thursday, Jan. 24.

The cost of the program is based on a sliding scale fee according to household income. The cost is $150 for incomes less than $25,000; $250 for incomes $25,000–$50,000; and $350 for incomes greater than $50,000 per year. If you are unable to afford the cost of the course, ask about scholarships.

Accommodations will be made for participants with physical disabilities.

For additional information contact Lorri Brown in the FMH Education Department by calling 779-2381 or emailing [email protected]

Savvy Caregiver Training starts

FARMINGTON/PARIS — SeniorsPlus announces Savvy Caregiver training scheduled to begin on Mondays starting Jan. 28 in Franklin and Oxford counties.

The training will help those caring for a family member with dementia to learn how to take care of themselves, reduce stress and also communicate more easily with the loved one. This is a six-week workshop, with each session lasting two hours.

Sessions will be held at DHHS Farmington, 114 Corn Shop Lane, Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or at DHHS South Paris, 243 Main St., Suite 6, Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Preregistration is required. Call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241 to reserve a seat.

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