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Bangor Y Spring Fair

Join us again this year for our 35th Annual Bangor Y Spring Fair! Exciting carnival rides including the new roller coaster bounce house and bumper cars as well as the mechanical bull, Tubs of Fun, Pirate Ship, Sky Fighter Jets and Bumble Bee ride plus all new games for children of all ages provide for tons of family fun! Bring the entire family to the Bangor Y’s 35th Annual Spring Fair on March 25, 26 and 27th at the Bangor Auditorium and have a great time! There is something for everyone at the Bangor Y Spring Fair! For more information call the Bangor Y at 941-2808 or visit us at www.bangorY.org

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Hosts 50’s Flashback

Bangor, Maine – Dance the night away at Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Community as it hosts a 50’s Flashback event on Friday, March 18 from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  An All-American diner buffet will be served and Rockin’ Ron and the New Society Band will play your favorite tunes from the 1950’s.  Admission is a $10 donation to the Hammond Street Senior Center.  RSVP’s are encouraged - 942-6002.     
 The Hammond Street Senior Center was founded by John and Elaine Couri in 1999.  The Senior Center’s mission is to contribute to the physical, intellectual and emotional well-being of senior citizens, while allowing participants to maximize their independence.  The Senior Center sustains an active membership of more than 1,800 seniors from the greater Bangor region. 

Acadia Hospital New Educational Series a Hit

“An Open Mind” hosts 68 attendees
Bangor, ME – On the evening of March 10 The Acadia Hospital offered the first presentation in the new Open Mind series, called “The Wisdom of the Aging Brain”, featuring Dr. Clifford Singer, Director of Geriatric Mental Health and Neuropsychiatry at Acadia.
This free community educational presentation attracted 68 attendees, and was unanimously well received based on the feedback forms collected after the talk. According to Acadia President and CEO David S. Proffitt, the turnout and feedback indicate an Open Mind is filling a need. “We were hoping for 20 attendees, so having nearly 70 people in attendance is a wonderful thing to see. Acadia will continue offering these types of presentations as a service to the community as we look to share our expertise and quality staff with our friends and neighbors.”
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Maine Coast Memorial Hospital to offer Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes

With knowledge and skills, you may save the life of a loved one, a friend or a neighbor.  Learn to recognize and respond to heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, choking and other medical emergencies by taking the American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR and First Aid training classes offered at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. 

CPR will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, for a fee of $40 and First Aid training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, for a fee of $30. Both classes will be held in the Classroom of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital at 50 Union Street in Ellsworth.

These courses meet the CPR and First Aid requirements for boat captains, divers, fishermen and firefighters. Class size is limited, so please register early.  To register, please call Michelle Mahon in Staff Education at 664-5588 or e-mail mmahon@mainehospital.org

Get ready to Move and Improve!

Get ready to Move and Improve!

The kick-off for the 2011 Move and Improve program of EMHS is this Sunday, February 27 at Fields4Kids Indoor Sports Facility on Farm Road in Bangor. Join us for an afternoon full of fun, activity to get you started on your way toward improved health and wellness. Whether you are a Move and Improve participant or someone thinking about moving to improve, join us for part or all of the day!

Bangor Y 2011 “Supporting Our Community” annual giving campaign is underway

Bangor Y 2011 “Supporting Our Community” annual giving campaign is underway

On Tuesday, February 15th, the Bangor Y launched its 2011 “Supporting Our Community” Annual Giving Campaign with a kick-off celebration at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.  Members of the Bangor Y Board of Directors and Campaign Volunteers celebrated the beginning of this year’s Annual Giving Campaign that has a goal of $130,000.  Speakers at the event included Bangor Y members, staff, and volunteers, each sharing their Bangor Y experience and encouraging the community to pledge their support and help ensure that Bangor Y programs will be available to all. 

The Bangor Y “Supporting Our Community” Annual Giving Campaign provides necessary funding for those who are not otherwise able to afford Bangor Y services and supports mission-driven programs that promote health and wellness for all in our Greater Bangor community.  In 2009-2010, the Bangor Y provided membership scholarships to more than 720 individuals and more than $170,000 in financial assistance and subs

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