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Marking the day Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland received the 2016 Maine Health Care Association Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award are (from left) Maine' first lady Ann LePage; Peggy Farrington, administrator, Saint Joseph’s; Sonya Thibeau, social worker, Saint Joseph’s employee; and Richard A. Erb, president and CEO of the association.

Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence honored for excellence in innovation

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
PORTLAND — Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, 1133 Washington Ave., in Portland, has received the 2016 Maine Health Care Association Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award. The award was presented by Ann LePage, first lady of Maine, at a recognition ceremony held at the Augusta Civic Center on Sept. 20. MHCA’s …

Bangor Health and Community Services will host Meet a Farmer Day on Sept. 30

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: WIC offices, 103 Texas Ave., Bangor, Maine For more information: 992-4565 BANGOR —  The City of Bangor Health and Community Services department will host Meet a Farmer Day 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the WIC offices, 103 Texas Ave. …

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers grief support groups

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County announced that is will hold a new series of grief support groups.  A group for those who have lost a loved one will begin 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the at the HVHC. It continue each week at the same time through Dec. 7. …
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What do all the dates on food packages mean?

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Not sure what the expiration or “use by” date means on food packages? Get an expert explanation from registered dietitian Kitty Broihier.

Free Hearing Test Event

By Joseph Margrabia on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Sam’s Club, 47 Haskell Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: (207) 561-6213; appointments.libertyhearingaids.com Your local Bangor Sam’s Club® Hearing Aid Center (located at 47 …
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5 easy weight loss tips you shouldn’t ignore because they work

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
Don’t ignore these tips. They result in real results and you won’t even hate doing them. They won’t cramp your style. You won’t feel like you’re on a diet. You don’t have to stop eating the food you love and you don’t have to start eating things you don’t like. You …
Augusta Boys and Girls Club members Salemn Chapman, Samantha Chase and Kaleb Brann  present report to Leif Dahlin.

Augusta Completes Active Living Assessment

By Karen Tucker on Sept. 27, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
Augusta Completes Active Living Assessment Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), the City of Augusta through the Conservation Commission, and other community partners have recently completed a Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) of the city. RALA is a tool developed by the Maine Rural Health Research Center at the …
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Addressing the challenges with treating opiate addiction

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
There are multiple reasons why a proven treatment like buprenorphine is not being made more readily available to those living with opioid use disorder.
A pharmacist at the Walgreens on Wilson Street in Brewer prepares to inject a patient with the 2013-2014 flu vaccine.

Four reasons older Mainers should get a flu vaccine now

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 27, 2016, at 11:40 a.m.
A simple, affordable vaccine minimizes the odds of getting sick yourself or of transmitting influenza to others.

Old Town-Orono YMCA Nutrition Essentials

By Aimee Thibodeau on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
This interactive program will utilize the Old Town-Orono YMCA’s newly-renovated kitchen and will consist of 6 sessions during the Fall 2 Session (there will be a break the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas). Join our nutrition educator in the kitchen to learn 10 tips that will teach you how to …
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The art of offering comfort to someone who is grieving

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
In our culture, we’re taught to cheer people up. It’s not the same as giving comfort. Learn some tips on the art of comforting from an expert on grieving.
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Listening to kids might be more powerful than any drug

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 7:34 a.m.
Erin Rhoda and the One Life Project are to be commended for the attention and solutions they bring to the addiction epidemic in our state. Their latest series “Before Addiction there is a Child” is truly remarkable. In seeking to understand the experiences of young people, they solicited the views …

Belfast hospital slates Look Good Feel Better sessions

By Danielle Blais on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Waldo County Gen Hospital, 118 Northport Ave, Belfast, Maine For more information: (207) 930-2555; cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/look-good-feel-better BELFAST — Look Good Feel Better is free, non-medical, …
Pamala Pellon-Irwin, FNP-C, Joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

Nurse practitioner joins PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics

By Katherine Thomas on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:07 a.m.
BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care announce recently that family nurse practitioner Pamala Pellon-Irwin has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics, which serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities or for in-home visits. Pellon-Irwin received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and a …

Free screening of ‘Being Mortal’ film explores end-of-life care

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:01 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: The Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University, Bangor, Maine For more information: 941-2865 BANGOR — St. Joseph’s Healthcare in partnership with Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the University of Maine Center on Aging will hold a free, community …

Crisis and Counseling Centers’ third annual 5K race raises $8,400 for clients in recovery

By Courtney Yeager on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:17 a.m.
AUGUSTA — Crisis and Counseling Centers celebrated recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues at the agency’s third annual On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run on Sept. 17. The event raised $8,400 to support clients who are in recovery and otherwise would not have access to outpatient counseling services. …

Midcoast Stroke Support Group

By Ken Gross on Sept. 25, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME For more information: 207-273-2090; librarycamden.org/event/stroke-support-group-march-4/ Regularly scheduled Midcoast Stroke Support Group meetings continue on first Wednesdays. The group meets in the Library’s second-floor History Center meeting room, accessible by elevator. All are …
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Video self-modeling could be your answer to losing weight and keeping it off

on Sept. 25, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
How would you like to know there is something that could not only significantly improve your chance of reaching your weight goal, and better than that, ensure that your ability to maintain it would be greater than ever before? I’m looking for people interested in trying a better way to …
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Whose rules do you love and live by?

on Sept. 24, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
“Listen to Mustn’ts, child, listen to the Don’ts. Listen to the Shouldn’ts, the Impossibles, the Won’ts. Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child, Anything can be.  -Shel SilversteinStory continues below advertisement. I’ve shared this poem several times recently. Resolving inner conflicts like the …
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One bad day: Preparing to process chickens for the first time

on Sept. 24, 2016, at 11:33 a.m.
I’ve tried three times in my life to be a vegetarian. The longest I ever made it without eating meat was about 9 months. One day, I just couldn’t take it anymore. I went to a local burger joint and scarfed a giant cheeseburger. It was so good, and though …