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Posted Aug. 04, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

BANGOR — The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research 8 a.m.- noon Saturday, Sept. 13, at Hollywood Casino Raceway, Bass Park.

Kathy Taylor of Orono will participate in the event’s opening ceremonies. Her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago.

“We are thankful that Kathy Taylor will stand in as our Promise Garden representative for those that care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s,” said Leigh Ann Elliot, mission sub-committee chairwoman for the walk. “Through color, the Promise Flowers provided to each Walk participant represent the diverse reasons participants have gathered.”

“We look forward to hosting participants from all over Eastern Maine. We hope that people will make the Walk to End Alzheimer’s their destination when they come to Bangor on September 13,” said Kristie Miner, Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s marketing and outreach sub-committee chairwoman. “So that they can enjoy more time in the Queen City, walkers will receive special discounts to attend the production of ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ at Penobscot Theatre Company and for meals at either of Hollywood Casino’s two restaurants.”

In addition to the 3-mile walk, participants will enjoy having team photos taken by Northstar Photography, a Zumba warm up with Sunshine, music spun by DJ Paul Wolfe and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.

Walkers and their supporters are invited to a post-walk party at Season’s Grille and Lounge where 10 percent of food purchases will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

To start or join a team, visit alz.org/walk. To learn more about Alzheimer’s and available resources, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7, toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900.

 

Board chairwoman

BREWER — Dr. Evelyn S. Silver of Dedham, a retired senior adviser to the president at the University of Maine, has been elected chairwoman of the EMHS board of directors. The election was held during the EMHS annual meeting held June 11 at the EMHS home office in Brewer. Barry D. McCrum of Mars Hill was elected vice-chairman.

Silver, of Dedham, succeeds P. James Nicholson of China. She previously served as vice-chairwoman of the EMHS Board from 2011 to 2014.

New board directors also were elected. They are Jim Donnelly, executive vice president of Machias Savings Bank in Brewer; Anne Perry, a registered nurse and healthcare instructor from Washington County; and Dr. Danielle Ripich, president of the University of New England.

A full roster of new directors may be accessed at http://www.emhs.org/about-us/Community-Leadership/EMHS-Directors/EMHS-Board-of-Directors-Roster-June-2014.aspx.

A full roster of new corporators may be found here:http://www.emhs.org/about-us/Community-Leadership/EMHS-Corporators/corporators.aspx.

 

Open House, Health Fair

BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Regional Health Center will hold an Open House and Health Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the center. Meet community health organizations, have health screenings, sign up for giveaways. For information, call 469-7371, ext. 257.

 

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