Healthy Living for ME invites Mainers to participate in upcoming leader trainings

This fall, Healthy Living for ME is offering trainings for future workshop leaders. Any interested Mainer is welcome to join the trainings. Community organizations are also welcome to have their staff or volunteers participate in the trainings.  

“We are excited to be able to offer trainings to Mainers who would like to become workshop leaders and help others improve their health and wellness. This is a great way for people interested in empowering and supporting others to do so,” said Jen Paquet, training manager of Healthy Living for ME. “I encourage anyone who is interested to reach out and learn more about what this opportunity entails.”

Healthy Living for ME offers free and low-cost workshops to help Mainers prevent and manage conditions and improve their overall health and wellness. Zoom, telephone, and in-person workshops are available. If you would like to become a leader for one of these workshops, Healthy

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Beach City Health District to vote on Healthy Living Campus EIR in Redondo Beach

A gathering place for residents of the program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is proposed in phase one of the Healthy Living Campus master plan. Rendering courtesy of BCHD

by Kevin Cody

The Beach Cities Health District Board will vote on whether or not to certify the Healthy Living Campus environmental impact report at its Wednesday, September 8 meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. on Zoom. If the board certifies the EIR, the board will move on to reviewing the master plan for the 11 acre, $374 million, 254,700 square foot campus.

Over 300 people submitted comments about the nearly 1,000 page report. Almost all were in opposition to the project, including a 70 page petition with approximately 1,200 residents’ signatures.

Many of the comments echoed the complaint from Laura Zahn, an elder care worker. “Too tall, too big, too much construction noise, too much construction traffic, too

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Simple healthy living: Meat delivery services guide

steak delivery box
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Meat is something that a lot of people across the world consume. Beef, poultry, and other kinds of red and white meat are rich sources of nutrition for the human body. All kinds of meat are rich in protein. Protein is a vital nutrient that helps everything from digestion to hair growth. Iron is another nutrient that is found in abundance in meat. Iron deficiency is considered a major problem among people today. Consuming meat can therefore be an effective way to counter this problem. Red meat especially consists of an ample amount of heme iron which has a very high biological value. Vitamin B-12 is a nutrient that

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Healthy Living to host virtual diabetes workshop

Healthy Living for Maine is offering a free workshop, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 10, to help individuals with diabetes improve their management of the disease and their overall wellbeing.

Examples of topics covered in the workshop include:

• Techniques to deal with diabetes symptoms such as fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration;

• appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance;

• healthy eating;

• appropriate use of medication; and

• guidance on working with healthcare providers.

Living Well with Diabetes members can meet each Tuesday for six weeks. It is offered via Zoom and open to Maine adults dealing with diabetes and its symptoms. Caregivers and/or supports of those living with diabetes are also encouraged to register.

Additionally, people who would like to join the workshop but lack access to the necessary technology may be eligible to borrow a device through Healthy Living for Maine’s iPad

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