May 27, 2018
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General counsel and adviser

BREWER — Eastern Maine Healthcare System announced that George F. Eaton II Esq. will join the organization as associate general counsel and senior governance adviser beginning Jan. 1. Eaton is a partner with the Bangor firm of Rudman Winchell. He has served on the volunteer governing boards of both EMMC and EMHS.

Flu clinics

AREA — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that it will hold walk-in flu clinics at these locations:


• 7-10 a.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, Penobscot Pediatrics, 1068 Union St.

• 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Capehart Community Health Center.


• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19, Brewer Medical Center.

The cost of the flu shot is $20.


Grow With Us grant

AREA — United Cerebral Palsy of Maine received approval from the Elizabeth Means Trust on Sept. 11 for a grant award in the amount of $10,000 to expand program to the Grow With Us in the Bangor and Brewer areas.

Grow With Us is a free service for any family with children from birth to 5 years old. Program activities include mail-out Ages and Stages Questionnaires and Ages and Stages Social Emotional Questionnaires to the newborn’s parents who complete the questionnaires and return them to the family resources specialist. The specialist then scores both questionnaires and mails the results back to the parents along with age appropriate developmental activities for the parents.

For information on UCP of Maine, call Marc Inman, business development and marketing

manager at 941-2952, ext. 233.


Grant for home-based geriatric primary care

BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that it has received a $24,912 grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation for its At-Risk Geriatric In-Home Expansion Project. The purpose of the project is to increase PCHC’s capacity to provide home-based primary care to patients age 65 or older who have one or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cancer. The goal is to allow people to continue to live in their own homes and communities while maintaining their health and avoiding emergency department usage and hospitalization.

The grant will support the addition of a medical assistant.


Grocery Store Tour

BANGOR — The Caring Connections Bone Health Group Grocery Store Tour will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, when Katie Mroz-Kuhn, on-site nutritionist for the Bangor YMCA will meet participants at the grocery store and show how to make good food choices.

For information and to register, call Robin Long at 941-2808, ext. 338.

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