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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 ...

Hospice Variety Show to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The 2014 Pine Tree Hospice Variety Show, taking place on Friday, April 25th at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre, will be the 20th Anniversary of the popular annual celebration. As always, the evening will be filled with talented local performers who donate their skills in support of Pine Tree Hospice. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary, Jane Stitham, Executive Director of Pine Tree Hospice, states that the show will be looking to past shows and looking to the medical community for performers. “Originally, the Variety Show was performed entirely by members of the medical community and their families to benefit Pine Tree Hospice. Over the years, the show has expanded to feature talented individuals from around the community. But to celebrate our 20th, we wanted to bring back some of the platinum acts from years past and new favorites as well.

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 spring. 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 can 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:

Friday, March 14th, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 15th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Those who are interested in becoming a Direct Care Hospice Volunteer will continue with the next segment as follows: