NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, (CRCofWM) located at 59 Winter Street, Norway, on the Stephens Memorial Hospital campus, announces its schedule of free in-person and virtual classes and activities for the month of August. Participants of in-person classes will need to please wear a mask. Anyone impacted by cancer (cancer survivors and caregivers) can participate.

Special activity:
Kayaking – Mondays: August 1, 8, and 15 | 9-11 a.m.
The meeting site is at the public boat launch at Pennesseewassee Park on Rt. 118 on Norway, Lake. Anyone impacted by cancer (including patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers) is welcome to participate. Kayaking will provide physical, social, and emotional well-being and camaraderie for all who participate. It can also help improve flexibility and shoulder range of motion, especially for people who have had breast cancer surgery. A limited amount of kayaks, paddles, and PFDs (personal flotation devices), will be available. Come any or all days! For more information, please call the CRCofWM at 890-0329.

Weekly public Drop-in Hours: Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; other weekdays by appointment. Masks required.

Weekly ongoing virtual classes: preregister for the virtual classes listed below at

MBSR: “A Mindful Hour” Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Learn how the practice of Mindful-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) can assist with reducing stress through breath, movement, and meditation. Join Kat Larsen as she leads this weekly class, integrating other practices from her work as a certified yoga therapist and registered yoga instructor.

Weekly in-person classes:


Chair Yoga in Harrison, Caswell House Conservancy, 42 Main Street, Harrison Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. (new time). Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illness and pain. It may also help cope with feelings of isolation. Being calmer and more relaxed inevitably leads to a greater feeling of happiness and well-being. Susan Kane teaches this class, which can easily be modified to everyone’s ability level.

Craft & Chat at CRCofWM, 59 Winter Street, Norway: Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. Drop in and explore your creative side and meet new friends at the same time. All supplies are provided; masks are required.

Chair Yoga at the CRCofWM 59 Winter Street, Norway: Thursdays 1-2 p.m. Join Kat Larsen for this gentle form of yoga, which utilizes both seated and standing poses using a chair for support to provide all the benefits of traditional yoga. Chair yoga can help improve core strength and balance, promote better breathing techniques, increase flexibility and help reduce stress. Masks are required.

Yoga Warriors for Cancer Care & Wellness: virtual and in person at Posabilities, 15 Tannery Street, Norway. Fridays, 2-3 p.m. This gentle yoga class will support healthy living for individuals facing the challenges of cancer through gentle movement and breath, supportive restorative yoga postures, and guided meditation and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. To register for in-person class at Posabilities, For virtual,

Special Groups
Women’s Support Group (August 17): CRCofWM, 59 Winter Street, Norway 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information, please call 890-0329.

Men’s Rally Group & Healthy Cookout (August 18): CRCofWM, 59 Winter Street, Norway 4 p.m.-6 p.m. For more information: Nel Bernard, 207-312-9955 or Vance Jordan, 207-583-2975. This group will host a cook-out at the August meeting and a variety of healthy food dishes will be served. New members are encouraged to attend the cookout!

Monthly Activities
Wellness Share – 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center for Healing Arts & Treatment, 180 Main St., Norway. Reiki is always available, other modalities are available upon practitioner availability: Reflexology, Massage, Foot Soaks, Crone Sessions, Meditation, and more. This is a free event, sponsored by the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine and hosted by Teresia REIKI & Friends. You do not need to sign up in advance. For more information: Charlotte LaBelle, 207-890-2177.

Drum Circle – 4th Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center for Healing Arts & Treatment, 180 Main St., Norway. You do not need to sign up in advance. This is a free event, sponsored by the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine. For more information: Dan Gravel, 207-604-0323 or Nel Bernard, 207-312-9955

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