NORWAY — The May calendar for the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine has been announced.

The center is located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building, 199 Main St. All programs are free to anyone impacted by cancer, survivors and caregivers.  New visitors are welcome to stop by for information any Thursday or Friday and join in activities.  For more information, go to crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call 207-890-0329.

Drop-in hours: 9 a.m. to 3 .m. every Thursday and Friday. Volunteers are available to provide comfort items such as port protectors, wigs, hats, pillows or to look for resources.  They have many pamphlets and a lending library. The center is also a place to have a cup of coffee or tea, chat with a volunteer or participate in activities. Activities such as coloring, knitting or games are available at all times. 

Yoga Warriors: 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St. The class will support healthy living for individuals facing the challenges of cancer through gentle movement and breath, supportive restorative yoga postures and guided mediation and relaxation.  Preregistration is encouraged.  Call 207-890-0329 or register day of class by arriving 15 minutes early. 

Banding Together to Restore: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, 176 Main St. The program, led by Lori Britting, is focused on regaining motion and strength through guided instruction using stretching and colored Therabands. Each participant will be encouraged to work within their abilities that will safely gain their desired goals. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 207-890-0329 or register day of class by arriving 15 minutes early. 

Yoga for Wellness: 8 to 9 a.m. Fridays at the center. Either Kat Larsen or Sherri will teach the class, which will include breathing, movement and relaxing meditation while seated or standing.  Check the website for more information.

Self Reiki: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the center. Charlotte LaBelle of Teresia Reiki will demonstrate how Reiki helps to alleviate stress and promote relaxation. 

Self Reflexology: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the center. Karen Tibbetts will demonstrate how applying pressure to reflex points may help improve circulation and reduce body stress.

Stampin’ Up: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the center. Kathy provides materials and instruction to make a variety of cards.

Beginning Steps to Paint with Watercolors: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the center. Suzanne Hardy will teach the beginning steps to paint with watercolors.  Learn what materials are needed and practice basic techniques.  Registration requested due to class size limit.  Call 207-890-0329.

Beading Project: 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Lively Accents, 310 Main St.  Cathy always has a fun project.


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