FARMINGTON — Woman living in Greater Franklin County who smoke and would like to quit may attend a four-part workshop being offered at Franklin Memorial Hospital in April that is based on self-empowerment and not on quitting.

The instructors will explore with participants the tools they need in order to boost their confidence.

The sessions are being taught by Amanda Wiley and Kelsey Arsenault, seniors at the University of Maine Farmington who are completing an internship in community health at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

They will take place in the hospital’s Chisholm Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Participants will set goals, support one another and become more knowledgeable on how to overcome difficulties in their lives.

“We’re doing these workshops because we see that there is a critical need in Franklin County for support for smokers. There aren’t a lot of resources for smokers compared to the resources for other addictions. We want to help people realize their full potential and get the support they need,” said Arsenault.

The workshop is free and door prizes will be given to participants for each session one attends, as well as bigger prizes raffled off at the conclusion of the series.

Registration is requested in advance of the first session. To do so, contact Amanda Wiley at 779-2064.


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