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Posted Dec. 09, 2013, at 4:14 p.m.

Health facility added

BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that the primary care

practice, Jackman Region Health Center in Jackman, will join the PCHC family.

PCHC received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the facility which will offer primary medical care and integrated mental health services, as well as dental hygiene to people of all ages regardless of ability to pay.

 

Alzheimer’s Walk raises funds

STATE — More than 3,330 people across Maine joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s this fall at 11 locations across the state. Participants exceeded their goal and raised more than $505,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

For information or to make a donation, visit alz.org/walk.

 

Bone Builders leaders needed

ORONO — In collaboration with the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center and Gateway Seniors Without Walls, the University of Maine Center on Aging will offer a class in the coming months at the recreation center called Bone Builders through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Bone Builders requires two trained leaders and organizers are seeking candidates who are age 55 or older, willing to undergo training in leadership, and in conducting osteoporosis education and exercise classes. Once trained, the lay leaders will undergo periodic monitoring and yearly retraining.

Bone Builder classes accommodate 15 participants who are age 50 and older with stable health. Medical clearance is required. Classes run one and a half hours and meet twice weekly for six months or longer.

To volunteer as a leader or to attend a Bone Builders class in Orono, contact Paula Burnett at the UM Center on Aging RSVP at 262-7926 or paula.burnett@umit.maine.edu.

RSVP Bone Builders receives funding from the United Way of Eastern Maine.

 

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