Want to quit smoking and take a fresh breath?
New smoking cessation workshop being offered with simple steps to self-empowerment
March 17, 2014
If you are a woman living in Greater Franklin County who smokes and would like to quit, a four-part workshop is being offered at Franklin Memorial Hospital in April that is based on self-empowerment and not on quitting. The instructors will explore with participants the tools they need in order to boost their confidence.
The series being taught by Amanda Wiley and Kelsey Arsenault, seniors at the University of Maine Farmington who are completing an internship in community health at Franklin Memorial Hospital, will take place in the hospital’s Chisholm Room on Wednesday nights: April 9, April 16, April 23 (phone call), and April 30 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Participants will set goals, support one another, and become more knowledgeable on how to overcome difficulties in their lives. “We’re doing these workshops because we see that there is a critical need in Franklin County for support for smokers. There aren’t a lot of resources for smokers compared to the resources for other addictions. We want to help people realize their full potential and get the support they need,” says Arsenault.
This workshop is free of charge and door prizes will be given to participants for each session one attends, as well as bigger prizes raffled off at the conclusion of the series.
Registration is requested in advance of the first session. To do so, contacr Amanda Wiley at 779-2064.
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