Families

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 ...

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.

 

Moving When You're Elderly: How to make it a smooth transition

Moving When You're Elderly: How to make it a smooth transition

Helen Livingston did not want to pack up her belongings and move out of her condo. "I wish I could have stayed," she told me when we talked on the phone recently. "I was very happy." Read more ...

Pine Tree Hospice Offers Dementia Care Training Workshop

As part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Caring for the Caregiver series, Wynona Randall, Director of Professional Development at the Charlotte White Center, will present a six-session Dementia Care Training Workshop beginning Tuesday, September 16th from 6-8 P.M. and continuing each Tuesday evening through October 21st.  The workshops will be held at the Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center. 

 

The training was developed by the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is based on the model of dementia care called “Habilitation Therapy”.

The Best Blueberry Cake I Ever Ate!

The Best Blueberry Cake I Ever Ate!

We're upta camp and my husband invited our neighbors over for a cup of coffee. "You should make them something delicious with those blueberries we got," he said. "Something like the blueberry buckle my mother used to make." Read more ...

When should you be concerned about memory loss?

When should you be concerned about memory loss?

You can’t remember someone’s name. You misplaced your keys. You forgot to pay a bill. You took a wrong turn on a familiar road. Should you be worried that you’ve got Alzheimer’s disease or some other cause of dementia? Read more ...

Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down. Read more ...