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.

Depression in the Caregiver

Caring for a loved one is a rewarding, experience, yet it can lead to stress and depression.  Pine Tree Hospice’s “Caring for the Caregiver” series is hosting a ‘Depression in the Caregiver’ workshop which will explore the signs and risks of caretaking as well as where to turn to for help.  Valerie Sauda, who is an ANCC certified gerontological nurse, will start the morning by discussing the clinical signs and prevalence of depression, highlighting caregiver risks, red flags to watch for, as well as suggestions for keeping the caregiver healthy.  After a healthy lunch provided by Pine Tree Hospice, Josephine Cirrinone, LSW, CCP, and Theresa Boettner, a Family Caregiver Specialist through Eastern Area Agency on Aging, will discuss caregiver resources within the community and throughout the surrounding areas.  Please join us April 2, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You Get and You Give at the Cancer Community Center

You Get and You Give at the Cancer Community Center

I was at a meeting recently at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland and happened to notice two women painting brightly colored designs on a child's rocking chair. Curious, I poked my head through the door to get a closer look. Read more ...