Health

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day - The first day of winter, the longest day of the year. December 21st, 2010 5PM

 

FREE PHOTOS with SANTA and HALF-OFF SALE at AUNT NELLIE’S

FREE PHOTOS with SANTA and HALF-OFF SALE at AUNT NELLIE’S

HOLDEN – Aunt Nellie’s Attic, the retail and resale store that benefits the Hammond Street
Senior Center, is hosting a two-day free photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus as part of
its annual “Super Storewide Half-Off Everything Holiday Sale,” Friday, December 10, and
Saturday, December 11.
Not only can you get your family’s photo taken with “the Clauses” anytime between 10 a.m. and
4 p.m., Aunt Nellie will even give you the disposable camera that the picture is taken with as an
early holiday gift to shoppers.
“This is as much an event as it is a sale,” said Aunt Nellie’s Attic manager Kathy Clegg. “Four
Senior Center members share the Santa and Mrs. Claus responsibilities. Other members
volunteer as retail clerks and cashiers, while still others help stocking the shelves.

Ronald McDonald House Cooking Class

Whole Grain Breads

Heather Brown returns to the Ronald McDonald House to share with us how to make and bake some delicious whole grain breads.  Heather hosted cooking classes for school children to educate them about healthy alternatives, and in 2008 she taught a Holiday Cooking class for the Ronald McDonald House as well.  She will demonstrate one basic starter that you can use to create a multitude of delicious breads for your family and friends.  Wait till you see the looks on your guest’s faces when they arrive at your home and smell fresh bread baking in the oven.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
3:00pm-5:00pm
Cost:  $20. Per person, includes the class, recipes, and bread samples
Place:  Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St, Bangor
Contact:  942-9003 to register

All proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House

Relay For Life Seeks New Committee Members

Relay for Life of Penobscot County to be held in May of 2011

Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the eighteenth American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Penobscot County gets underway in May.  Prior to the event, committee members plan everything from logistics, to entertainment, to ceremonies, to advocacy events.  Currently, the Relay for Life of Penobscot County is seeking new volunteers to join the committee for the 2011 event.

“Relay is a unique opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” says Denise Trafton, Co-Chair for the Relay for Life of Penobscot County.  “Committee members for the event work hard in the months and weeks leading up to Relay, to ensure a fun, rewarding, memorable experience for everyone involved.”

A committee meeting will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., this Thursday night, Nov.

Eleven Maine Hospitals Selected for National Quality Improvement Effort

Eleven hospitals across Maine will participate in the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Hospital Quality Network, an innovative, nationwide program led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The AF4Q initiative is RWJF’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, as well as reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform. Maine’s AF4Q initiative is led by Quality Counts in close collaboration with the Maine Health Management Coalition and the Dirigo Health Agency’s Maine Quality Forum.

During the AF4Q Hospital Quality Network, hospital teams will work together to improve the quality and safety of patient care by piloting and testing new quality improvement strategies over an 18-month period.

Bicycle Commuter Education, Health & Wellness Program

The Maine Department of Transportation, GO MAINE Commuter Connections and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine are pleased to announce the new Bicycle Commuter Education, Health & Wellness Program, a cooperative effort of the three agencies.
 
Starting this fall and extending through the winter, our Bicycle Commuter Education team will be offering no-cost, on-site Lunch & Learn style presentations to employees and other interested parties at workplaces and other locations around Maine (i.e. Saco-Biddeford, Greater Portland, Auburn-Lewiston, Augusta-Waterville, Bangor and other locations as resources allow).

"Free the Z!" Turkey Drive 2010

Starting Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6:00AM, Z-107.3 radio personality, “The Kid,” will not only broadcast live but he’ll once again campout in the Brewer Shopping Center parking lot 24 hours a day, until he reaches the goal of 2,010 turkeys for Manna and area food cupboards. And once again “The Kid” is asking all those with compassionate hearts to help “Free the Z!”

No matter the weather conditions The Kid will not be allowed to leave the Brewer Shopping Center parking lot until all 2,010 turkeys have been collected.