Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

Read more about how he remembered his birthday and Veterans Day ...

Celebration of Remembrance canceled 11/2/14

Due to the weather, Pine Tree Hospice and Community Health and Counseling Services will be canceling its Celebration of Remembrance slated for this afternoon at the Charlotte White Center in Dover-Foxcroft.  We apologize for the inconvenience but want everyone to stay safe in the storm.

Fort Kent Civil Rights Club Promotes Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Students at Valley Rivers Middle School on October 28, 2014 joined more than one

million other students across the country to help break down social and racial barriers by

participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

“It was great to learn about different countries and cultures by talking to the students at the

University of Maine at Fort Kent. He, Kyle Robyn, was really down to earth and explained how

even though they (Scotland) do things a bit differently, such as eating Kippers (cold, smoked

herring), or call a line a queue, we are the same as well. Both countries speak English and both

play soccer, for example” stated Tobi, just one of the enthralled students in attendance.

The event, launched by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project in 2002,

Hospice is a Work of Heart

“Hospice is a Work of Heart” will be the theme for Pine Tree Hospice’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner

Pine Tree Hospice will hold its Annual Meeting and Dinner on Thursday, November 13th from 6-8 P.M. at the East Sangerville Grange.   The theme, “Hospice is a Work of Heart” reflects the idea that Pine Tree Hospice volunteers offer their many services with heartfelt compassion and caring.

The evening will begin with a delicious dinner prepared by local caterer, Billi Barker of Enchanted Kitchen of Firefly Farm.  The annual business meeting will follow as well as a program of music performed by Deb Fournier.  Those interested in attending may make reservations by calling the Pine Tree Hospice office at 564-4346 or by e-mail at

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...