Bangor program focuses on early memory loss

Posted Sept. 12, 2008, at 6:52 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:41 a.m.

Barbara Fister, executive director of My Friend’s Place, an adult social program in Bangor, has announced the introduction of a new program, Memory Joggers, which is specifically designed for people “experiencing early memory loss,” she said.

An informational meeting for Memory Joggers will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor.

The guest speaker is Dr. James D. Thomas, a clinical neuropsychologist of Neuro-psychology of Maine-Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Fister said the focus of the meeting would be to answer questions about early memory loss, how to identify early memory loss, and help for family and individuals within the community for early memory loss.

Fisher urges anyone who wants information about this new program to call her at 945-0122 or e-mail myfriendsplace@verizon.net.


Joyce Leck of Brooksville reports the Jolly Helpers will hold a buffet lunch at noon Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the vestry of West Brooksville Congregational Church on Coastal Road, Route 176.

Admission is $5 for the meal, which includes soups, salads and sandwiches with apple crisp and ice cream for dessert.

Everyone is welcome.


Tickets are available for the Susan G. Komen Blues for the Cure music fest from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 19, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.

Proceeds benefit the Maine affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Featured bands will be River Bottom Fund with David Mello, Deja Blue, Sister Sadie and The England Brothers, reports Michele Rowles.

Tickets are $12 and available during before the Komen Race for the Cure registration times noon-4 p.m. today; 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19; and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Bangor Mall.

Tickets also can be purchased at Fast Forms, 499 Hammond St., Bangor, or by calling Rowles at 989-7497.

Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event, and information is available by calling Rowles or visiting www.komenmaine.com.


MaineLy Music Chorus director Russ Van Arsdale invites you to its 35th annual Barbershop Show, Barbershop, Ballads and Blues, featuring five-time Atlantic Provinces Quartet Champions Seventh Wave, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Minsky Hall at the University of Maine in Orono.

MaineLy Music Chorus is a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Inc.

Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance.

Advance tickets are available from any chorus member or by sending your check payable to Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America to Thornton Merriam, 151 Main Road South, Hampden 04444-1203.

Information is available by calling Merriam at 862-5381 or Eric Stover, 469-3695 or 944-8017.


Carey Nason reports that the Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon will hold its seventh annual benefit auction beginning with a preview at 6 p.m. and bidding at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Fields Pond Audubon Center, 219 Fields Pond Road in Holden.

The preview includes hors d’oeuvres, finger foods, desserts, and a selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

Chapter president Bob Duchesne will be the auctioneer for this benefit, which includes everything from antique prints and furnishings from private collections to an autographed Stephen King novel. Proceeds benefit the work of the local Audubon chapter.

Visit http:///www.pvcaudubon.org for information.


The one-room Greer’s Corner Schoolhouse is 100 years old, wrote Isabel Morse Maresh of the historic Belmont facility.

To celebrate, the Greene Plantation Historical Society of Belmont will hold a Remembrance Day open house at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the schoolhouse, located on the corner of Lincolnville and Back Belmont roads in Belmont.

Former students, families and friends are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.

Historical society members are collecting names and addresses of former students and asking people with photographs of former students, the schoolhouse, old Belmont or other memorabilia to offer them to the historical society for scanning purposes, Maresh wrote.

The one-room Greer’s Corner Schoolhouse is listed on the national Register of Historic Places and is “believed to be the only building, in Belmont, to be registered with the National Park Service as a historic building,” Maresh said.

She urges you to come to Remembrance Day and “share your memories and meet old classmates.”

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; javerill@bangordailynews.net; 990-8288.

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