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 Living Well with Pre-Diabetes  phone.gif

April 8; May 6: 9:30 to 11am;
SMHC Sanford - The Learning Center, 2nd Floor

Cost: $10, no referral required.

Living Well is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with:

  • Pre-diabetes
  • Borderline diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome, and
  • Individuals who would like to learn tips & tools for a healthier lifestyle

Living Well participants will:

  • Learn about the diagnosis of pre-diabetes
  • Discuss ways to reduce the risk of acquiring diabetes
  • Create a meal plan with health, lifestyle and personal goals in mind
  • Learn which foods affect blood sugar levels
  • Learn how to read food nutrition levels
  • Develop a plan for reasonable weight loss if appropriate

To register, please call (207) 490-7828.

 Outsmarting Diabetes  phone.gif

April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16: 10am to 12pm;
SMHC Sanford, 25 June Street

Free. This five-part series provides participants with invaluable information and education about basic diabetes care and is certfied by the American Diabetes Association. For more information, please call 490-7397.

 Total Joint Replacement Education Class

First Tuesday of each month: 1 to 2:30pm, SMHC Biddeford

Third Tuesday of each month: 3 to 4:30pm, SMHC Biddeford

11:00am, SMHC Sanford (For dates, see link below)

Free. An informational educational session in which staff members share information about what patients can expect before, during and after the procedure and stay in the hospital. Information is provided and questions are answered by a team of professionals - an operating room nurse, an occupational therapist and a physical therapist. Open to our patients, potential patients, family members and the general public. For more information and to pre-register, please call 283-1126 in Biddeford, or 490-7957 in Sanford.


 Weight Loss Surgery Information Session  phone.gif

Second Wednesday of Each Month: 6 to 7pm;
SMHC Biddeford 2nd Floor Classrooms

Free. Is weight loss surgery the right decision for you? Have you tried the other weight loss methods and nothing seems to work? If you're considering gastric bypass surgery, then this introductory class is for you. Information will be presented about nutrition, resources, and other topics to help with the lifestyle and emotional adjustments you may face. For more information, call 283-7987.

Where and how to sign up...

Most of our programs take place at SMHC Biddeford (One Medical Center Drive), SMHC Sanford (25 June Street) or at one of SMHC's Diagnostic and Therapy Centers in Saco (13 Industrial Park Road), Kennebunk (4 Shape Drive) and Biddeford (9 Healthcare Drive). Locations are noted as either SMHC Biddeford, SMHC Sanford, Saco, or Kennebunk. Other venues are clearly specified. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge.

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