The following is a listing of events that might be of interest to those in Public Health.

Jun
18
Mon
A Matter of Balance @ Kittery Community Center
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Southern Maine Agency and Aging and York Hospital have teamed up to offer this free class.  Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized workshop designed to help adults 60 and older manage falls and increase activity levels.  You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  Caregivers  are invited to attend.

Jun
19
Tue
A Matter of Balance @ Cape Elizabeth Community Center
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jun
21
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jun
28
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
5
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
12
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
19
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Jul
26
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Aug
2
Thu
A Matter of Balance @ Falmouth Senior Center MOB
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Meetings will be held by trained volunteer leaders. Participants will learn to: view falling as something you can control, set goals and increase your activity level, make changes around the home to reduce fall risks, exercise to increase strength and balance, and become a proactive self-manager in reducing your own risk for falls.

Aug
15
Wed
Opioid Overdose Prevention
Aug 15 @ 1:03 pm – 2:03 pm

Opioid Overdose Prevention

Presented by Cheryl Gagne Sc.D, Center for Social Innovation

August 27, 2018 ~ Augusta  OR  August 28, 2018 ~ Wells 

Opioid Overdose Prevention is a full-day, interactive workshop that will introduce participants to the neurobiology of opioid addiction, focusing on the brain changes resulting from long-term opioid use and the implications for addiction treatment. This workshop will examine the risk factors for opioid overdose as well as the strategies for addressing these risks. Time will be spent discussing client education and counseling designed to reduce risks for opioid relapses and overdoses and how to integrate trauma-informed strategies into discussions with your clients. Finally, participants will be trained on how to use Narcan for reversing an opioid overdose. Lecture, discussion, case studies and exercises will be used to help participant’s gain knowledge and skills important in facing the current opioid epidemic.

Participants who successfully complete this workshop will be able to:  

  • Describe the basic neurobiology of opioid addiction.
  • List 3 risk factors for opioid overdose.
  • Discuss educational and counseling strategies for reducing the risk of opioid overdose.
  • Discuss how to apply trauma-informed strategies to educational and counselling activities.
  • Demonstrate how to develop an opioid relapse and overdose prevention plan.
  • Demonstrate how to assess for an overdose.


Monday, August 27, 2018 ~ Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 ~ Village By the Sea, Wells

9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Agenda
$60 Registration Fee

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, workshop attendance and continuing education credit included.
Save $10 if you PAY by Thursday, August 23Early Bird fee $50

5 Continuing Education CreditsFor more information on credits
*Please Note: If you arrive late or leave early, you MUST sign in or out to receive a certificate and AdCare will need to adjust your certificate to reflect time. Certificates will be available at the end of the day, please pick them up at the registration table as a way to confirm your attendance.

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