End of Summer Safe Eating

End of Summer Safe Eating

The countdown to fall may have arrived, but there is still plenty of time left to enjoy eating, cooking and playing outside. Here are some simple tips and strategies for handling and storing food so the fun can keep going on both before and after your picnic, barbecue, or camping trip. Read more ...

Pine Tree Hospice Adult Bereavement Group Addresses “Loss of A Loved One”

            

Pine Tree Hospice will offer an adult support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  The group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning October 14th at 7:00 P.M. at the Pine Tree Hospice office at 883 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft.  This group is open to any adult in the community who has lost a loved one, whether recently or in the past.

 

The group will provide a supportive environment where individuals can share their feelings and tell their stories.  Grief is a natural response to loss; shock, sadness, anger, hurt, loneliness, and fear are outward expressions of grief.  Through group and individual support, those who are grieving can begin the process of healing, find ways to cope with their loss, and provide strength and support for one another.

 

Pine Tree Hospice's annual "Sound Bites" event coming to Foxcroft Academy on September 13th

Pine Tree Hospice's annual "Sound Bites" event coming to Foxcroft Academy on September 13th

 

Pine Tree Hospice's annual "Sound Bites" event will be held in the Foxcroft Academy gymnasium September 13th at 7 pm. Tickets for this entertaining evening cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door or the purchase of a table for six for $75.  The ticket price includes a bountiful supply of decadent desserts and outstanding musical entertainment. This year’s featured musicians will be The Josh Guthrie Trio and Jason Curran with Peter Ippoliti, and harpist Isleen Halvorsen will perform as guests arrive and during intermission.

You will be charmed by café-style seating, aesthetic appeal of lush fall décor, enjoyable sounds of live music performed by local talent, and your taste buds will be delighted by a seemingly endless selection of desserts, fruits, and cheese. It is a perfect opportunity to escape from the rigors of daily life while simultaneously supporting a great cause.

Pine Tree Hospice’s Fall Lunch & Learn Series

Pine Tree Hospice is pleased to announce its Lunch & Learn Series topics for Fall 2014.  On September 11th, we are focusing on Cooking for One in which ideas and suggestions for cooking for yourself will be shared.  The importance of Staying Active is the topic for our event on October 14th where easy exercises and their benefits are explored.   Getting through the holidays can be a hard time of year, so on November 11th, we will present Coping With Grief Through the Holidays.  Finishing off our fall series on December 9th, the topic will be Grief in the Winter Time.  We invite you to come to any or all events.

 

Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

Taking Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

As far back as she can remember, Sarah Swanson liked to hang out at her mother's jewelry store — G. Irwin Co. in Kittery. It's closed now. Sarah's mother Ann Pardoe died at the age of 62 on March 3, 2013, 11 months after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Read more ...

Evergreen, Help for Grieving Children and Adults

Evergreen, the Pine Tree Hospice Center for Grieving Children and Adults, will start a new season on September 24th from 7:00-8:00 P.M. The Evergreen Program will then meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month providing a safe place for children, teens, and adults to work through their grief experience after a death whether recently or in the past. Small peer groups provide an opportunity for individuals to share their feelings, remember the person who died, and give and receive support from others. Using art, play, or an activity, children are encouraged to discover what works best for them in their healing process. Groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators. Training and programs are modeled after the nationally acclaimed Center for Grieving Children based in Portland, Maine.