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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: A Walk – Through Event

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 28th, 2015

chip-1Join us Tuesday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: A Walk – Through Event at the library.

Stop by the lobby to sign up for a door prize and a guide to the stations, staffed by health and wellness professionals who will answer questions and provide resources on a variety of topics.

Get tips on exercising safely and explore computer games designed to sharpen your memory.


Learn more about yoga, mindfulness and the value of laughter in relieving stress.

Participants who visit three stations will get a prize.

These programs are free and no registration is required.

They are sponsored by the Community Health Information Partnership.


For more information, call the Reference Desk at 725 – 5242 X510 or email

The CHIP partners are Curtis Memorial Library, Mid Coast Hospital and Parkview Adventist Medical Center

Healthy Aging Panel Discussion – Monday, April 27, 12 Noon

Posted by Michael Gorzka on April 21st, 2015

image001Join us for “Healthy Aging: A Panel Discussion” presented by Community Health Information Partnership (CHIP) Monday, April 27, 12 noon – 1PM in the Library’s Morrell Meeting Room.

Dr. Timothy Howe of Parkview Adventist Medical Center will serve as the discussion moderator.

Bill Kirkpatrick, Program Director of the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be joined by two community members who are aging successfully and will share their wisdom: Lois Lamdin, an academic with a passion for involving older people in education and Joyce Caldwell, a local artist.

This program is free and does not require registration.

New health books added to the collection

Posted by Michael Gorzka on March 26th, 2015

Visit the New Books Room to find these recent titles, funded by the Community Health Information Partnership of Curtis, Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Mid Coast Hospital.

Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection by Catherine Price. Grounded in history, Vitamania reveals the surprising story of how our embrace of vitamins led to today’s Wild West of dietary supplements and investigates the complicated psychological relationship we’ve developed with these thirteen mysterious chemicals.

Mind Change: How Digital Technologies are Leaving their Mark on Our Brains by Susan Greenfield. The author examines how the dawn of the Digital Age has already altered our cultural landscape, fueled an epidemic of oversharing, and transformed how we learn, remember and spread information — and how these innovations are changing our physical brains. A warning cry, a shot across the bow, and a call to action, Mind Change explores the social, cultural and physiological ramifications of our new digital lifestyle.

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of A Life Lost in Thought by David Adam. In this fusion of science, history, and memoir, science editor and writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind and explains how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion.

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care by Angelo Volandes. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. If doctors explain options–including the choice to forego countless medical interventions that are often of little benefit–then patients can tell doctors how they wish to spend the remainder of their lives.

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