We offer free education programs for your school, church, civic group, or employees.


The following presentations typically last 45 minutes, but can be modified depending on the needs of the group:

Breast Health Awareness & Breast Self-Exam

Provides information about statistics, risk factors, awareness of changes in breast, screening procedures, and tips for preparing for a mammogram.

Cervical Health

Provides information about statistics, risk factors, important screening information, and tips for staying healthy.

Osteoporosis & Bone Health

Describes what osteoporosis & osteopenia is, and helps participants evaluate their risk. Provides tips on keeping bones healthy and information about latest bone density tests and what those result numbers mean.


Includes the definition of menopause, its signs/symptoms, coping and treatment options, and health maintenance ideas that may improve your experience with peri-menopause.

Menopause and Osteoporosis

A combined presentation that addresses key points related to both topics.


Describes the different types of arthritis, what you can do to take control of your arthritis, the role of the patient, the role of nutrition and exercise, and community resources.

Sun Safety/Skin Cancer

Provides information on how to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer by healthy behaviors in the sun as well as information on when you should see a dermatologist or health care provider for suspicious moles (the ABCDE’s of skin cancer).

The following programs are typically 60 - 90 minutes in length, but can be modified depending on the needs of the group.

Cancer Prevention Education

Provides general cancer prevention education including information covering: sun safety, nutrition/weight control/physical activity, tobacco education, (along with environmental and stress reduction information as time allows).


Healing Touch Self-Care Workshop

Learn what Healing Touch (energy therapy) is, how it works, feel your own (and possibly another’s) energy field, HT techniques of Magnetic Passes: Hands in Motion and Hands Still, with possibility of being led in a Self-Chakra Connection.


For more information or to set up a workshop contact Caring Connections


Health Information Sessions offered at the YMCA/Bone Health Information and Discussion Group


Information sessions on a variety of health related issues are offered approximately monthly at the Bangor YMCA.  There is generally a speaker from the health care field or related health field to provide information and lead the discussion on their area of expertise.  Some examples are a nutritionist to discuss nutrition for bone health, a pharmacist to discuss vitamins and supplements, a speaker on the benefits of meditation, etc.


These sessions are free and open to anyone interested in the topic. 


For more information, or if you would like to be added to the mailing list contact Caring Connections.

Caring Connections

The Bangor Region YMCA

17 Second Street

Bangor, ME 04401


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