Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine will offer a Healthy Living Through Literacy workshop Thursday, April 8 at 9 a.m.

Medical assistant Jennifer Anderson will discuss the process of going to the doctor’s office, the importance of seeing a primary care physician, and how medical assistants support doctors. The focus of the workshop will be how patients can maximize time with their doctor by asking the right questions during a visit. Other topics to be covered by the workshop will include regional employment opportunities in health and taking and passing the certified nursing assistant course.

The workshop will be beneficial to adults who are considering a career in the medical field and want some insight into the procedures of a medical practice.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer this workshop to the community as part of Healthy Living Through Literacy. Thanks to a generous grant, LVMCM is able to offer health workshops and work closely with the medical community to improve the knowledge base of our citizens. As a result, adults can make more informed choices about the health and wellness for their families,” said Beth A. Gifford, executive director of LVMCM, in a news release.

LVMCM is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the reading, writing and related literacy skills of the adults in Knox County and surrounding areas. Its full-time learning center is located at McLain School and operates under a partnership with RSU 13.

For more information or to register, call 594-5154 or e-mail Gifford at