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Downsize Right: 3 Simple Steps to Move with Ease

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 8:49 a.m.
Baby Boomers have been moving to smaller quarters in record numbers as our need for big homes is on the wane. The thought of moving is overwhelming enough, but add to that the fact that your space will be smaller, and it’s not a simple matter of just packing it …

UCP of Maine to offer two new programs: ‘Nurturing Father’ and ‘Nurturing Parenting’

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Starting in October, UCP of Maine will offer a free 12-week parenting group for parents of children ages 5-12 with special needs and health challenges. The group will meet weekly, time and date to be determined, at UCP’s Elizabeth Levinson Center, 159 Hogan Road. The Nurturing Parenting Program is the second of …

NMMC Guild Kicks Off New Season

By Joanne Fortin on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Northern Maine Medical Center, 194 East Main Street, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-1353; nmmc.org Fort Kent ~ The first Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) Guild meeting of the year is coming up on September 21 at 6:30 pm …

NMMC Awarded Gold Star Recognition

By Joanne Fortin on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:39 a.m.
Fort Kent~ On August 31, Peter Sirois, Chief Executive Officer at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), was informed by Sarah A. Mayberry, Program Coordinator for the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network, that NMMC has been recognized at the gold level of excellence for the third consecutive year. The Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital …

9TH ANNUAL FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY

By Marianne Pinkham on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
9TH ANNUAL FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY READY, STEADY, BALANCE: PREVENT FALLS 2016 WEAR A YELLOW RIBBON HOSTED BY SPECTRUM GENERATIONS COASTAL COMMUNITY CENTER Damariscotta, Maine – September 12, 2016: On Thursday, September 22, the first day of fall Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center along with the National Council on Aging …

FALL FITNESS FIESTA COASTAL’S FITNESS TAPAS PARTY

By Marianne Pinkham on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:15 a.m.
FALL FITNESS FIESTA COASTAL’S FITNESS TAPAS PARTY HOSTED BY SPECTRUM GENERATIONS COASTAL COMMUNITY CENTER On Saturday, September 24 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. explore the Possibilities of Fitness Your Way by kicking off Active Aging Week in style at the Coastal Community Center. Take part in a 3 or …
RECOVERY ROCKS

I thought I was the only one?

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
There’s a song by Dar Williams, “What Do You Hear In These Sounds” that I recommend. It’s about what it’s like to be in therapy. It’s cute and it’s light and it’s a whole lot of truth wrapped up in metaphors and analogies because: It’s scary to come right out …
CATCHING HEALTH

Where you can pick apples in Maine

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 6 a.m.
A list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples. It’s a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon.
POLL QUESTION
ames Butler (left) grimaces as Marie Arnberg places acupuncture needs in his ear during the Bangor Veterans Acupuncture Clinic at Grace United Methodist Church in Bangor last week.

Acupuncturists help veterans cope with pain, stress

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 15, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Marking four years of service this month, the Bangor clinic is one of four in Maine.

Volunteer acupuncturists help veterans cope with pain, stress

By Ashley Conti on Sept. 14, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
A group of five volunteer acupuncturists have been helping veterans cope with pain and stress every Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church. Bangor Veterans’ Acupuncture Clinic has been providing free NADA acupuncture for veterans and their families for the past four years.
Maine Correctional Center at Windham

LePage to meet recovering mom who says it’s wrong to punish people for addiction

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 14, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has invited a woman who is recovering from heroin addiction to Augusta to discuss how the state can address its drug addiction problem.

New counseling program to serve senior population

By Courtney Yeager on Sept. 14, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) has opened a Later Life Counseling program, providing senior-focused behavioral health services to adults aged 65 and older in Kennebec and Somerset counties. According to the U.S. Census, Maine is the oldest state based on a median age of 43.5 years. One in four older …

Behavioral Health Service Opens in Madawaska

By Joanne Fortin on Sept. 14, 2016, at 8:16 a.m.
Fort Kent ~ Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) announced today it is reopening its outpatient behavioral health service in Madawaska. Sandra San Antonio, NMMC’s Medical Practices Director said, “The addition of the Madawaska site will provide increased access and convenience for our patients.” She also said, it is well known …

NMMC Welcomes New Provider

By Joanne Fortin on Sept. 14, 2016, at 8:15 a.m.
Fort Kent ~ Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Stanhiser to its medical staff. Stanhiser joined NMMC the first of September, and is the latest addition to the hospitalist team. A hospitalist is a physician who provides quality medical treatment to individuals while they are …
CATCHING HEALTH

A tribute to my mother Beverley Swett

on Sept. 14, 2016, at 6 a.m.
My mother died last week. Tuesday, September 6 at 5:16 in the morning. I was there, hand resting on her chest. I needed to feel her last breath, her final heartbeat. Three of my sisters and one of my nieces were also there, holding her hands and gently running their …
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS

Frugality and gardening: How to save your seeds

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 8:25 p.m.
If you remember way back to the beginning of the summer, I was doing some major planting in our garden. Because my husband was building a giant fence for our chicky girls, a lot of the planting fell to me and my teenage son, who is not nearly so outdoorsy …

Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer

By swhplibrary on Sept. 13, 2016, at 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us Inherited Susceptibility to CancerStory continues below advertisement. SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Dr. Bert Zbar will be at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday afternoon, September 20, …

Working OUT at Your Desk

By soshorepoet on Sept. 13, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Axiom Education & Training Center, 6 Colonial Way, Machias, MAINE For more information: 207-255-4917; axiom.coursestorm.com/course/working-out-at-your-desk Have you ever wished you could sneak a work-out in while you are at work? Samantha will show you how to stretch, strengthen, and even …

Red Cross offering free volunteer training to Bangor-Brewer area residents

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Red Cross in Maine will offer a free training for individuals interested in volunteering with the organization. Residents who are interested in helping a family who has recently been affected by a disaster, like a home fire incident, are encouraged to enroll in the American Red Cross Zero2Hero program …
Dr. Wendy Rapaport

UMaine Hutchinson Center Announces Integrative Healthcare Workshop

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-8034 BELFAST, Maine — A workshop, “Integrative Healthcare: Approaches to Behavior,” will be offered 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 …