Community Spirit

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Catching Health on the Morning Report

Did you know that Catching Health with Diane Atwood is on the Morning Report every other Tuesday? That's right!

This week I was Jackie Ward's guest and got to share some fun and easy ways to help support two great organizations in Maine. Watch the video...

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine.

In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that drives up to the window gets a box full of non perishable food items topped with freshly harvested vegetables. Read more ...

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.

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.

 

Is it Time to Give Back? Consider Becoming a Pine Tree Hospice Volunteer!

Do you have some spare time? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Pine Tree Hospice is pleased to offer a series of volunteer trainings this fall. These trainings will provide the knowledge and skills to equip you to help people in our community who are coping with a life-limiting, progressive illness. Trainings are arranged into three segments. The first segment, called the “Core Training”, provides the foundation for both direct care and bereavement work. Once volunteers complete this 11-hr. segment they may choose to take the 9-hr. “Direct Care Hospice Volunteer” segment, or the 14-hr. “Bereavement Facilitator” segment, or both.

 

All prospective volunteers must take the “Core Training” segment, scheduled for: Thursday, Sept. 18th, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 25th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

 Hunger and Obesity: What’s The Connection?

Part two of a series on hunger in Maine.

In America there is an assumption that with girth comes wealth and that people who are food insecure or malnourished are also automatically thin. Let’s remember that food insecurity means lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Read more ...