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Pine Tree Hospice Adult Bereavement Group Addresses “Loss of A Loved One”

            

Pine Tree Hospice will offer an adult support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  The group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning October 14th at 7:00 P.M. at the Pine Tree Hospice office at 883 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft.  This group is open to any adult in the community who has lost a loved one, whether recently or in the past.

 

The group will provide a supportive environment where individuals can share their feelings and tell their stories.  Grief is a natural response to loss; shock, sadness, anger, hurt, loneliness, and fear are outward expressions of grief.  Through group and individual support, those who are grieving can begin the process of healing, find ways to cope with their loss, and provide strength and support for one another.

 

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.

 

Volunteers help build a better Appalachian Trail


ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Visitors from across the country and throughout the world make the journey to Maine to hike the Appalachian Trail, and they have volunteers from just as far a field to thank for the trail's upkeep.

"If you are hiking, you'd rather not have mud up to your ankle every step you are taking," stated Ron Dobra, a sort of volunteer district manager for a sixty mile section of the AT. "You'd rather not be falling down in this slop."

Dobra, who also volunteers to maintain his own three mile section of trail for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, is helping to oversee work being done by a trail crew on the trail towards the summit of Barren Mountain.

Millinocket divided on future following mill auction


MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Discussion is still filling the town of Millinocket after residents had to endure some difficult change this week. Parts of the mill that made the town famous were auctioned off on Thursday, including it's iconic paper machine.

It's a transition that's certainly dividing feelings with people in the Katahdin region. More than 300 pieces of the shuttered mill got sold to the highest bidder. Officials with Cate Street Capital, the company managing the site, says reasons behind the auction include settling a massive tax debt the mill has to the town and also clearing way for a new pellet mill to be built on the site.

Equipment at shuttered Millinocket mill sold at auction


MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- It's been a day of mixed feelings for people who live in Mlillinocket as in order to secure its financial future, the town is now parting with pieces of its past.

Piece by piece parts of the old paper mill in Millinocket were sold at auction on Thursday. Among the items up for bid was the mill's iconic paper machine.

The company that manages the site says the sale is taking place for two reasons: to create space for a new pellet mill and to pay off more than $2 million in back taxes owed to the town. Town officials say they need the money to fend off even more financial hardship.

The auction ended around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Town officials say they calculated close to $1 million was made from the sale of extraneous equipment. They plan to discuss securing payment of the taxes on Friday.


Public safety workers in Lincoln frustrated by staff cuts


LINCOLN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The recent decision by leaders here to cut some municipal jobs has some town workers upset.

In passing the budget for the next fiscal year, town officials decided this week to lay off one firefighter and not fill a vacant job with the Lincoln police department. Several first responders who did not want to go on camera with NEWS CENTER on Wednesday said they were deeply concerned by the move.

Members of the firefighters union now say that, at times, they may to be down to having one only person at the station because of the layoffs. In response,town officials say the cuts are painful but necessary as they respond to the loss of hundreds of mill jobs in the region last winter.