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    June 17, 2021

    Camden Area Christian Food Pantry shares its bounty

  • Published
    February 16, 2018

    Camden Parkinson’s group lightens life’s stresses with laughs

    Whether you're coping with a chronic condition like Parkinson's or just the temporary affliction known as winter, nothing lightens the load like a good laugh. The next meeting of Camden's Parkinson's Support Group, set for Tuesday, March 6, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, aims to prove the point. During the first half of the March meeting, participants will forgo the usual informative ...

  • Published
    February 16, 2018

    'Balance As We Age: In Body, Mind and Spirit'

    Adults age 50-plus interested in improving not only their physical balance but their overall balance in life, are invited to attend “Balance As We Age: In Body, Mind and Spirit,” an educational presentation by wellness consultant and teacher John Jenkins on Monday, March 26, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. Jenkins will discuss the importance of finding and maintaining physical, mental ...

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    September 26, 2014

    Naturopath to speak about breast cancer

    Dr. Barbara MacDonald will give a talk on “Improving Breast Cancer Survivorship with Lifestyle Changes” at the Wellness Brown Bag Lunch Monday, Oct. 6, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The presentation is at noon at the Camden Public Library. MacDonald is a licensed naturopathic doctor and co-author of "The Breast Cancer Companion: a complementary care manual." She practices at Camden Whole Health. At ...

  • Published
    October 8, 2013

    Herbalist knows plants from study, personal experience

    Herbalist Katheryn Langelier, owner of Herbal Revolution in Lincolnville, will give a talk about how to prepare your body for winter and keep your immune system strong and nourished through the cold weather season. The talk is Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Quarry Hill. Growing up in Turner, Langelier spent a lot of time in the woods as a youngster. She said she has lived in the Midcoast, mostly in Lincolnvi...

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    September 17, 2013

    Playing music rings a bell for Quarry Hill residents

    Andrea Annis already knew that the residents she works with in Quarry Hill’s memory care unit, The Courtyard, “really respond” to music. Then, last spring, the Maine Center for Integrated Rehabilitation in Rockport brought its handbell choir to play at Quarry Hill, and Annis decided to start one herself. The choir started practicing the first week of August, Annis said, to perform in the variety show held last ...

  • Published
    September 9, 2013

    Local therapist invited to publish paper

    Linda White, LCPC, who recently opened a therapy practice in Camden, co-presented a paper at the 2013 Integral Theory conference in San Francisco in July and received an honorable mention as well as an invitation to publish in the Journal of Integral Theory & Practice. Her co-author Suzanne, E. Shealy, Ph.D., is a psychologist with the Veterans Administration in Tampa, Fla. Both women have been committed to ...

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    September 17, 2012

    Living well with heart failure

    Those diagnosed with heart failure can learn to manage the condition and live more fully by taking part in “The Beat Goes On,” an educational series to take place on five Thursdays from Sept. 27 through Oct. 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Quarry Hill in Camden. The series will be presented by Pen Bay Medical Center in collaboration with the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center and cosponsored by Quarry Hill. Experts ...

  • Published
    September 14, 2012

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. This rise in obesity rates has affected our youth in an alarming fashion. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S., ages 2 to 19, are obese or overweight. This epidemic puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk ...

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    August 1, 2012

    Agricultural acts: simple Sunday supper

    With sustainable food at the epicenter of dining nationwide Midcoast Maine is a fortuitous place to live. Though buzz words like "locavore" have been coined to reflect a growing preference for local food, we hardly need a label in a region where gardening — and farming — have been a way of life for centuries. When Devon Salisbury approached me about doing a collaborative series on local eating for The Camden ...

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