Health news

Posted Sept. 05, 2013, at 10:19 a.m.

Volunteering training

BANGOR — Hospice of Eastern Maine has scheduled its 2013 volunteer training course 12:30-4:30 p.m. over six consecutive Mondays, Oct. 7-Nov. 11, at the Eastern Maine Medical Center Healthcare Mall, 885 Union St. Caring men and women who feel called to serve as companions for neighbors who are terminally ill are invited to apply for a space in the class.

For information, contact Wayne Melanson, volunteer manager, at 973-8269 or lwmelanson@emh.org.

 

UCP of Maine starts Shared Living program

BANGOR — As of Aug. 13, United Cerebral Palsy of Maine has been approved by the Maine

DHHS Office of Aging and Disability Services to be an administering agency of Shared Living

Home Support Services.

Shared living is a residential option for adults with intellectual disabilities who qualify and are

approved for MaineCare Section 21 Home and Community Based Waiver level of services.

As an administering agency, UCP of Maine will provide contracted consultative services and quality assurance reviews for its providers.

For information on UCP of Maine’s Shared Living Home Support Services, contact Will Sewall,

adult residential team leader, at 951-6015.

 

Diabetes support group

BANGOR — The St. Joseph Diabetes and Nutrition Center sponsors a free diabetes support

group which meets the 1-2 p.m. first Wednesday of March, April, May, September, October and

November in the Willette Conference Center, Building 1, St. Joseph Healthcare Park, 900 Broadway. For information, contact St. Joseph Healthcare’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center at 907-1187.

 

Health coalition social worker

BUCKSPORT — The town of Bucksport and Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition announced that it has hired social worker James Bradney of Belfast as the health planning director effective Aug. 12. He has worked in the healthcare field as a substance abuse counselor, behavioral health therapist and as a community care team organizer. He has worked at Pen Bay Hospital, Wellspring’s substance abuse facility, Acadia Hospital and Seaport Family Practice.

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