The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine is a 501c3 non-profit organization funded by private foundations, individual and corporate donations, and fundraisers. We embrace anyone affected by cancer in a community that offers hope and caring through support, education and concepts in healthy living. We offer free programs, activities, classes, support groups, travel and food assistance, and comfort items to anyone impacted by cancer....because no one should face cancer alone.
HELP US TRIM THE TREE AT LAKESIDE NORWAY AND SUPPORT THE CANCER RESOURCE CENTER
For a $10 donation, you can order a handmade birch ornament, which we will make and personalize for you and then place on The Tree at Lakeside Norway (beside the old CB Cummings Landing in Norway on Rt 118. Choose from three ornament designs: In Honor of, In Memory of, or Happy Holidays. Order here
Then, meet us at The Tree for a tree lighting ceremony, community fellowship and a round of caroling on Saturday, December 11th from 6-7pm. Hot chocolate and cider provided by Norway Brewing Company.
Thank you to Lakeside Norway for this wonderful opportunity to bring our community together at The Tree so we can all celebrate love and life during these difficult times.
WEEKLY IN-PERSON CLASSES
Chair Yoga in Harrison, Mondays and Wednesdays -
11-12noon. Caswell House Conservancy, 42 Main Street, Harrison Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illness and pain. It may also help cope with feelings of isolation. Being calmer and more relaxed inevitably leads to a greater feeling of happiness and well-being. Susan Kane teaches this class, which can easily be modified to everyone’s ability level.
Chair Yoga at the CRCofWM Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00pm
59 Winter Street, Norway: . Join Kat Larsen for this chair yoga class and go at your own pace. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or call us at 890-0329. Space is limited to 6 people; masks required.
Yoga Warriors at Posabilities, First four Fridays of each month - 11:00-Noon, Tannery Street, Norway. You must pre-register for each class at www.Posabilities4u.com
This gentle yoga class will support healthy living for individuals facing the challenges of cancer through gentle movement and breath, supportive restorative yoga postures, and guided meditation and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Instructions for COVID protocols to be followed will be communicated when you sign up.
Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine Honors Founders
At the Open House on September 15th, the Board of Directors of the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, honored the original founders of the Center: Sue Craib, Barb Deschenes and David Wilson, by dedicating “The Healing Room“ in their honor.
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The Norway Country Club Ladies Association raised over $14,000 in their 8th annual Drive Out Cancer Golf Tournament for the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine (CRCofWM) on August 12th. Many area businesses and individuals sponsored this annual golf tournament with cash donations or donated items to their Silent Auction and Ticket Raffle Table. Above, left to right: Kathy Jillson, Maureen Thorn, Sue Craib, Diane Madden (CRCofWM executive director), Kathy Greenleaf, Carol Roth, Bev Butler, Alice Goodwin, and Jackie Bennett.
WEEKLY ONGOING VIRTUAL CLASSES –
pre-register for the virtual classes listed below at www.crcofwm.org
Monday Morning Meditation - Mondays, 9:30-10:00 am. Start your week off on a positive note with weekly themed wellness meditations. Join Karen Vasil-Bush as she leads this meditation class designed to reduce stress and promote feelings of peace and well-being.
Virtual Yoga & Meditation - Tuesdays 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Join Kathryn Gardner as she leads a 40 minute Yoga class followed by 20 minutes of meditation.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am. Join Kat Larsen and learn how the practice of MBSR can assist with reducing stress through breath, movement, and meditation.
MONTHLY CLASSES & ACTIVITIES
Stamping Up – Making Greeting Cards– First Monday of every month – 1-2:30pm. Space is limited; masks are required. Materials are provided. Call (207) 890-0329 to sign up.
Drum Circle – 4th Friday of each month, 11am to 2pm, at Deering Memorial Community Center, 39 Main Street, South Paris. Current safety protocols will be followed, including masking if not fully vaccinated. Pot luck lunch, bringing a favorite dish is welcome or bring your own bag lunch and drinks. If you haven't drummed or gotten out in a while, this would be a great time to reconnect. This is a free event, sponsored by the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine. You do not need to sign up in advance. Master Drummer Dan Gravel will keep it fun and give you a chance to express yourself! For more information: Dan Gravel - 207-604-0323 or Nel Bernard - 207-312-9955
Wellness Share – 2nd Saturday of each month, 10am to 2pm, at Deering Memorial Community Center, 39 Main Street, South Paris. Current safety protocols will be followed, including masking if not fully vaccinated. Pot luck lunch, bringing a favorite dish is welcome or bring your own bag lunch and drinks. Reiki is always available, other modalities are available upon practitioner availability: Reflexology, Massage, Foot Soaks, Crone Sessions, Meditation and more. This is a free event, sponsored by the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine and hosted by Teresia REIKI & Friends. Donations to the practitioners for their services is appreciated but not required. You do not need to sign up in advance. For more information: Charlotte LaBelle – 207-890-2177,
NOVEMBER FOOD RESOURCE CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE .
Download this helpful calendar of Free Community Food, Meals and Food Pantries in Western Maine resources developed by our friends at Healthy Oxford Hills!
When you see the Flag...
We offer free resources and programs for those affected by cancer.
Location & Hours
59 Winter St.
Norway, ME 04268
Thursdays 9:00am to 3:00pm