Families

Evergreen Children's Bereavement Program Announces New Format

A death in the family affects every member from the oldest to the youngest.  A child’s grief may be expressed in ways that are different from an adult’s.  Evergreen is Pine Tree Hospice’s program for children, teens, and their families who are experiencing grief.  It provides a safe place for kids to share their experience of grief with others who are also in the process of working through their grief and loss.  Trained bereavement facilitators use a variety of activities to encourage expression.  Participants may talk about their experience or choose not to talk. 

 

Heart Healthy Tips in 140 Characters or Less

Heart Healthy Tips in 140 Characters or Less

I was invited by MaineHealth to "watch" a Twitter chat recently. It was organized by the Maine Health Learning Resource Center and was its first ever.

For those of you who don't know, a Twitter chat is a live conversation on Twitter centered around a specific topic. In this case, since it's American Heart month, the conversation was about heart health. Read the Catching Health blog to find out what I learned — about participating in a Twitter chat and about how to have a healthy heart.

Pine Tree Hospice's Winterfest 2015

Pine Tree Hospice's Winterfest 2015

Pine Tree Hospice’s 4th annual Winterfest (formerly known as “Snow Golf and Family Fun Activities”) will be held on Sunday, March 1st from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Foxcroft Academy.   Outdoor activities for all ages will be ongoing, as well as a snow golf competition with prizes awarded to winning teams. Warm indoor dining will be available.  A delicious hot lunch of chili, chowder, and hot dogs will be served.  The chili cook-off will be judged by Tri-County Technical Center culinary program students and the cast from Downeast Dickerers.  This fundraising event is sponsored by AE Robinson, Beacon Hospice, Bowman Constructors, Community Health & Counseling, E.W.

Don't Ever Shovel Like My Husband Does

Don't Ever Shovel Like My Husband Does

Shoveling pounds and pounds of snow can take its toll on your heart and your back. Diane Atwood has some helpful tips in this Catching Health blog post, including why you shouldn't shovel like her husband does. Read more ...

Your Way of Dealing with Trauma May Not Be Mine

Your Way of Dealing with Trauma May Not Be Mine

Trauma related to military service or a terrible event may be a major cause of post-traumatic stress, but it can also happen after a seemingly minor event. Learn more from a post-traumatic stress expert in this post from Catching Health with Diane Atwood.

What's the Fuss About Measles?

What's the Fuss About Measles?

In 2000, the CDC declared that measles in the United States had essentially been wiped out. Since then, vaccination rates are down, and measles is on the rise. Why the shift? Diane Atwood takes a look at some of the issues. You can read about them on her Catching Health blog.

What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

When the core body temperature is below 95 °F hypothermia can develop. It happens if the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. In her Catching Health blog, Diane Atwood explains why some people are at risk even if they don't go outside. Read more...