your health matters

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, January 19 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book Life Glows On by Claire Cook are available for checkout at the Library.

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

 

About the book:  Packed with fun ideas and solid, practical strategies for reconnecting with your creativity and making the rest of your life the best of your life. Ditch all those worries about getting older and embrace what can be the most vibrant and empowering chapter of your life.  Equal parts creativity guide, mood boost, midlife manifesto, self-help salve, and breath of fresh air. 100% witty, wise and generous Claire Cook, who shares everything she’s learned on her own journey that might help you in yours. Filled with great stories and insider tips.

If you’re a forty-to-forever woman who’s interested in making your life glow on, don’t miss this inspiring and motivating book.

Join Our Discussion and let us know what you think!

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, November 17 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande are available for checkout at the Library.

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

About the book:   Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.  Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. And families go along with all of it.  In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures – in his own practices as well as others’ – as life draws to a close. And he discovers how we can do better. He follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. He finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about.

Join Our Discussion and let us know what you think!

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us, Alison Kenneway and Kim Noble, RNs from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, October 20 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book Coming Clean : a Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller are available for checkout at the Library.

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us and Kim Noble, RN from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, September 15 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book Now What : a Guide to Gifts and Challenges of Aging written by Ruth Rashid Kaleniecki and David Crumm (editor) are available for checkout at the Library.

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick.  Help set the course for a healthy and safer you!

YOUR HEALTH MATTERS – BOOK GROUP

Please join us on and the staff from the Kennebunkport Public Health Department on Wednesday, July 21 @ 9:45 am to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being.  Copies of the book SAVOR by Thich Nhat Hahn and Dr. Lilian Cheung are available for checkout at the Library.

 

Not able to read the book before the discussion, please feel free to join us and learn more about mindful eating, mindful life.  Help set the course for a healthy summer!