Health

A Family Guide to supporting a loved one with Alzheimer's & Dementia

A Family Guide to Supporting a Loved One
Scarborough, ME – Hospice of Southern Maine and the Alzheimer’s Association will present several workshops across southern Maine to help families cope with and support a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The 90-minute workshop will be presented by Carol Palmer, an RN and program director with the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Ms. Palmer, a former trauma nurse, hospice nurse and lead nurse for the office of adults with mental illnesses also served as a director of forensics and is a Viet Nam era veteran. She has been providing training about dementia and related conditions and behaviors for nearly ten years.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

L.L.Bean commits $250,000 to Red Cross relief efforts in Japan

L.L.Bean providing additional assistance to its Japan employees
 
FREEPORT, ME. March 17, 2011—L.L.Bean, a leading outdoor equipment and apparel merchant, announced today a $250,000 donation to the Red Cross to support Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts.  L.L.Bean operates 20 stores, a call center, and administrative offices in Japan, with most of these locations in the greater Tokyo area. 
 
"The Red Cross is known for its swift actions to provide emergency care and to help reconnect loved ones in these times of crisis,” said Chris McCormick, President and CEO, L.L.Bean. “It is the quickest and most effective way for L.L.Bean to offer our assistance to the Japanese people suffering from this disaster.”
 
L.L.Bean is in frequent communication with its International management team to coordinate ongoing efforts to support L.L.Bean Japan Branch employees in the immediate future as well as with long-term assistance.

Habitat’s Walks Going Strong After 25 Years - Find One Near You!

Habitat’s Walks Going Strong After 25 Years

Please consider adding the following Habitat for Humanity events to your community event listings online or on the air.
Habitat believes all people are entitled to decent housing and builds homes with volunteers, and donated materials.  Over 800 volunteers work on any given home.  For the past 25 years, the Spring Walks have helped raise funds for the expenses related to building homes.   All funds from these events will help Habitat finish three homes in Westbrook this spring and begin another three homes in Freeport.

25th Anniversary Good Friday Walk for Habitat
April 22nd, 7am-3pm
Cumberland UCC / 282 Main Street/ Cumberland OR 1st Parish UCC / 116 Main Street/ Yarmouth
Distance: optional 3,5,10 or 20 mile courses
Contact: 829-3793 or 846-9453

Windham Walk for Habitat
April 30, 8:30 am
Windham Hill Church / 140 Windham Center Road/ Windham

Inner Space

Inner Space

Eckhart Tolle: "If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences. No excuses. No negativity. No psychic pollution. Keep your inner space clear."

Not Knowing

Not Knowing

Pema Chodron: "Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all."

In the world according to Tracy Liberty, I believe that a person's stress is created because of an internal struggle. A grasping, a craving - for wanting a different set of circumstances, and manifestations than what one already has. A desire to want to KNOW how, when, what, why a certain outcome will occur and believing that all will be well when it DOES occur.

Laughter

Laughter

Anonymous: "Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused." You know how they say that "laughter is the best medicine"? I believe it! In my bodywork practice, the clients who can view their current circumstances with a light-hearted approach, are those who remain calm and happy. It is really a viewpoint of non judgemental compassion. How can we cultivate an awareness of ourselves, our emotions, our thoughts and not take ourselves so seriously? I often have to consciously choose this approach in my own life. When I am able to laugh at myself and find humor in something that seems SO FRUSTRATING, I find a lightening in my own emotional vibration. It is our thoughts/emotions and the quality of them, which create our well being or our dis-ease. So the next time you find yourself complaining, stuck, or stressed - laugh!

Hit the Pavement with Nike Run Club FREE

Hit the Pavement with Nike Run Club FREE

Hit the Pavement with Nike Run Club FREE

Saturdays 9:00 A.M.
Freeport Village Station
207-865-0194

http://freeportevents.com/llbean-events/nike-run-club/