State certified CNA course to begin

PARIS — Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education is offering a state certified CNA course on Monday, Feb. 26. The course exceeds the 180 hours required by the state.

Requirements include a reading test, interview session, physical within the last year, immunization records and the willingness to dedicate time to a 12-week commitment.

Contact Jeanna Packard at 207-743-8842, ext. 1538, for information. VA funding is approved. Scholarship and other funding is available to eligible students.

Mental health seminar at The Ark

LEWISTON — A Mental Health Promotion seminar will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, at The Ark & Olive Branch Cafe, 791 Lisbon St.


Martin Raj, health and wellness consultant for The Ark, will lead the following sessions: Feb. 6, “Mental Health a Major Issue”; Feb. 13, “Signs, Symptoms & Causes”; Feb. 20, “Lifestyle Challenges & Changes”; and Feb. 27, “Prevention Is Better Than Cure.”

To register call Janet at 603-759-1994 or email [email protected] For more information, call 207-333-3668 or visit

Health and Wellness Book Club meeting

AUBURN — The Health & Wellness Book Club, a fun, collaborative, judgment-free program at the Auburn Public Library, will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

Topics to be included are overall health and mind subjects, such as meditation, nutrition, spirituality, self-improvement, personal and professional development, finances, exercise, happiness, alternative healing and time management.

Those attending should read “The Wellness Project” by Phoebe Lapine for the  first book group discussion.

The group will be facilitated by Elaine Gammon and Susan Simpson and will include future meetings on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, including future book ideas, contact Elaine Gammon at [email protected]

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