Community Spirit

Cruisin’ Through Winter

Cruisin’ Through Winter

Winterberry Heights residents have been aboard a “cruise ship” for several weeks as our community was transformed from a lovely building into a cruise ship.  While aboard, residents have visited locations throughout North America, enjoying local food and activities along the way.  Unfortunately, our cruise ship will soon be returning home, but we’re going out with a bang!  Join us as we celebrate our last night at sea on Friday, February 25 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  We will enjoy a wonderful Captain’s Buffet and music by Frank Sinatra tribute singer Jed Profeta.  For more information or to RSVP, please call 942-6002. 

Admission is $5 and benefits
Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

50s Flashback Featuring entertainment by Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band!

50s Flashback Featuring entertainment by Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band!

  Come dance the night away and enjoy an All-American diner buffet!

Friday, March 18 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$10 donation benefits Hammond Street Senior Center

RSVP by Monday, March 14 to 942-6002

Winterberry Heights
Assisted Living & Memory Care Community
932 Ohio Street – Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 942-6002

PICA Dignity For All Campaign Launch

BANGOR – The Dignity for All Campaign will have a public kick-off at the Bangor
 Public Library at 11:00 AM on Monday February 14.   Coordinated by Power
 in Community Alliances (PICA) the campaign will engage the community to  affirm that every person who lives or works in Bangor should be accorded  the same rights and treated with dignity.
 At a time when many vulnerable groups are being scape-goated as  culprits rather than casualties of our suffering economy, such an effort  is neither an idle exercise nor a reach for platitudes.  Those who are  not too big to fail  -- immigrants, the unemployed, displaced,  foreclosed, homeless, those needing public assistance or labor  protections – merit the embrace of a community which declares that here  we all deserve access to essential services and life’s basic resources. 
 To offer less is a threat to a dignified life, which is the birthr

MAINE MCDONALD’S® SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR SPIRIT OF THE GAME AWARD

MAINE MCDONALD’S® SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR SPIRIT OF THE GAME AWARD

Nomination deadline is February 16, 2011.

AUBURN, Maine (Feb. 3, 2011) – Organizers of the Maine McDonald's® High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games are seeking nominations for the 2011 Maine McDonald’s® Spirit of the Game Award. Two high school seniors – one from the East division, one from the West –will be honored during Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Weekend at Husson University in Bangor on March 11 and 12. The nomination deadline is February 16, 2011.

The Maine McDonald’s® Spirit of the Game Award was created in 2009 to honor two high school seniors who embody the spirit of the sport, exemplify sportsmanship, support and inspire their teammates and coaching staff, and show an ability to overcome obstacles and boundaries.  In 2010, the awards were renamed to honor inaugural recipients Joshua Titus of Auburn and Patrick Thibodeau of Cumberland.

Polar Plunge at Camp CaPella on Sunday

Polar Plunge at Camp CaPella on Sunday

Polar Plunge this Sunday, February 6 beginning at 1 p.m.

New Bangor Y Afterschool Adventure Program Receives Support from The Maine Community Foundation

New Bangor Y Afterschool Adventure Program Receives Support from The Maine Community Foundation

A $7,500 grant from the Maine Community Foundation Penobscot County Fund is helping the Bangor Y provide a new afterschool youth development opportunity, the Afterschool Adventure Program, for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade youth in Greater Bangor.  Program activities include games and initiatives that introduce youth to new skill-building adventures which require team work, goal setting, creativity, and problem solving while also providing an opportunity for youth to get to know each other and make new friends.

Like many Bangor Y youth development programs, the Afterschool Adventure Program is based on the Search Institute’s philosophy that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in risky behaviors.  The Adventure Program focuses most on those assets that reinforce positive values, social competencies and developing a positive identity.  Activities are designed to help youth make positive choices, reduce stress, manage their emotions, a

Make a Difference Through a Phone Call! Volunteer Opportunities with Telecare

(Bangor, ME) – Making a difference in someone’s life can be as easy as picking up the phone. For more than thirty years, Telecare, a program of Rosscare, has been providing warm, friendly, daily check-in calls, free of charge, to seniors in the greater Bangor area.

The program is currently looking for volunteers, as well as seniors living alone who would like to participate in the program. Telecare is managed by a group of trained volunteers who dedicate their time providing check-in calls to more than 100 people who live alone in the Bangor region.

Cindy Smith, Telecare manager, explains how this program is especially important during the colder months. “The Telecare program not only offers a safety benefit of a daily well check, it also is a social contact for participants. Especially during the winter months, many seniors’ fear of falling keeps them inside and isolated from the community.