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Home Helpers of Southern Maine Helping to Raise Awareness for Elder Abuse and Neglect

Home Helpers of Southern Maine Helping to Raise Awareness for Elder Abuse and Neglect

Community Forum Honoring World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Arundel, ME – In support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2010, Home Helpers of Southern Maine, which specializes in non-medical and personal in-home care and companionship, is raising awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation with its community forum taking place on the following dates:

Greenwood Nursing Center, Sanford, ME Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Scarborough Terrace, Scarborough, ME Wednesday, June 15, 2011 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Please RSVP 207-710-0987, limited seating

Home Helpers in conjunction with the local nursing and assisted living facilities will offer a presentation for raising the community’s awareness on elder abuse.  There will be time for open discussion and networking.  Light refreshments will be offered.

Throughout the world, abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults remains a hidden problem that is largely under-recognize

COMMUNITY BASED MULTICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER HOSTS GRAND OPENING

COMMUNITY BASED MULTICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER HOSTS GRAND OPENING

SOUTH PORTLAND - One Tree Wholistic Learning Center is hosting a community open house and grand opening celebrating its move from Portland to South Portland's Redbank Village neighborhood.

One Tree Wholistic Learning Center is a multi-faceted community resource center aimed at bringing all members of the community together to come up with innovative solutions for community issues.

2011 Pond Cove 5K Challenge

Date
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 8:00 AM

Additional Date Information
Fun Run 8:00/5K 9:00/1M 10:00

Pond Cove School
12 Scott Dyer Rd.

Fees
5K $15.00/ 1M $10.00/ Family Rate $50.00/ Kids Fun Run Free No Registration Required

Registration Closing Date
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

Brief Description
Join us on Sunday, June 5th for the Pond Cove 5K Challenge. Please support the Pond Cove Parents Association and be a part of the final, yet biggest PCPA fundraiser of the year. The course is run on residential roads, starting and finishing at the Pond Cove School in Cape Elizabeth. To kick off the event, there will be a Fun Run for kids under 8 at 8:00 am (no registration required).

Fifth Annual Kittery Fire Association 5K Run and Walk

Fifth Annual Kittery Fire Association 5K Run and Walk

Date
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

Fees
$25

Registration Closing Date
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 3:00 PM

Brief Description
Welcome to the Fifth Annual Kittery Fire Department Association 5K Run and Walk! We will be running and walking along the waterfront in beautiful Coastal Kittery. All proceeds will benefit the Kittery Fire Association.

Additional Information
Children under 12 years may walk free of charge. - Participants over age 60 years will receive a $5 discount. - Pets and strollers are welcome. - There will be gift certificate awards for age categories by gender. - Fastest Firefighter award category! - Fastest stroller award category! - Door prizes and awards will be awarded after the event. - Kids Run at 8:00am! There is no need for children to sign up in advance. More details will be posted as the date approaches.

Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

 Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program

An all star lineup of Sea Dogs players are growing Mustaches in May to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.  Dr. Lou Jacobs, a Portland Chiropractor, gained national recognition as the founder of Mystache Fights Cancer, a cancer fighting fund raising event for local organizations. He is also the director of the New England Bureau of the American Mustache Institute.  Dr. Jacobs says "The mustache revival in the state of Maine has never been stronger and there’s never been a better time to use your ‘stache for a good cause."   The doctor will be throwing the first pitch at the Sea Dogs game and showing his support for the players at 1pm on Sunday May 29, 2011 against rivals the Trenton Thunder (Yankees).

Sea Dog players are taking pledges and a $15.00 donation gets you a free ticket and a family donation of $50.00 gets you five tickets and a picture with your favorite player.

South Portland Wellness Committee to Host Cancer Resource Forum

South Portland Wellness Committee to Host Cancer Resource Forum

The City of South Portland Wellness Committee in cooperation with the Cancer Community Center and PROP are please to offer a free Cancer Resource Open House on Monday, June 6th from 5:30-8:00pm at the Cancer Community Center located at 778 Main Street in South Portland.

 This Open House is for anyone living with or caring for anyone with cancer.  Local practitioners will be on hand to provide valuable information about nutrition, caregiver support, meditation,   herbal treatments, fitness and more in regards to living with cancer and dealing with the many unknowns associated with this dreadful disease. There will be refreshments, door prizes and opportunities to connect with others who are going through this often life changing journey.


Registration is recommended.

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

4th Annual Maine Walk for Epilepsy

Join us on May 15 in Saco at 36 Tasker St., Young Elementary School for a 2 mile walk to help support the Epilepsy Foundation.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM.  All proceeds raised from the walk will go into supporting the more  than 144,000 people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders in the four state area. Our mission is to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and to work toward prevention, control and a cure for epilepsy through advocacy, education, research and support services. 

Registration-8:30 AM

Walk 10:00 AM

Young Elementary School, 36 Tasker St. Saco, Me.

Enjoy food and entertainment after the walk.  Pets on leashes are welcomed.