Learning Resource Center
MaineHealth is here to help you find the information and resources you need to live a healthy lifestyle.
- Visit our health resource center in Scarborough to talk with a health educator in person. This center has information on a wide variety of health topics and specializes in providing information to patients and families who are dealing with cancer.
- Take a healthy lifestyle class.
- Email our team of health educators and ask a health question.
- Browse our free online lending library. We have a variety of eBooks and audio books for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home using your smartphone, computer, or tablet.
We offer many classes (virtual and in-person) to help you learn about health topics and help you meet your health goals. Join us to learn about heart health, stress reduction, healthy cooking, and more. Our classes are taught by local health experts, including doctors, dietitians and health educators. Many of our classes are free or low-cost. Scholarships are available.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help people cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events. Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).
We also offer a variety of books, eBooks, and classes about mindfulness and stress reduction. Browse our lending library!
Healthwise is an easy-to-search online health resource library. Use it to find trusted in-depth information on many different health conditions and find answers to common health questions.