Families

Kids First Program - August 2012


Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 4 - Portland (207-761-2709)
August 4 - Augusta (207-859-1514)
August 11 - Biddeford (207-761-2709)
August 11 - Lewiston (207-783-3990)
August 11 - Belfast - (207-338-2200 (x109))
August 18 - Portland (207-761-2709)  
August 18 - Waterville ((207-859-1514)
(similar program) August 11 - Rockland (596-0014)
(similar program) August 11 - Bangor (207-942-9329)
(similar program) August 18 - Ellsworth (207-942-9329)
 
Kids First Program for Stepparents
Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 11, 2012
 
Separation, Divorce & Dads
Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
August 7, 2012

 


 

Swett Family Bike Ride

Swett Family Bike Ride

Tuesday was the Swett family bike ride. I didn’t ride, I was part of the picnic crew. The plan was that we would all meet at Two Lights State Park around noon. The 12 cyclists, ranging in age from 10 to 63, pedaled off mid-morning from CycleMania, where the out-of-towners rented bikes. Read more.

SIGNS YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONE MAY NEED CARE AT HOME

SIGNS YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONE MAY NEED CARE AT HOME

Because of several medical conditions, in the last years of his life Bob was unable to fend for himself. Fortunately, he was able to stay at home with the help of his family and a team of caregivers. Bob’s children oversaw his medications and doctor’s visits. They took him to the electronics store so he could buy the latest gadget, boiled him lobsters, and brought him Dilly Bars for dessert. The caregivers helped in a variety of ways, from keeping Bob safe in the shower to keeping him company.

Pirates to "Run Amok" at Fort Knox - Saturday, July 21

Pirates to "Run Amok" at Fort Knox - Saturday, July 21

Prospect, ME - The Friends of Fort Knox are hosting their annual "Pirate Day" at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 21, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship the "Must Roos" will be plying the waters of the Penobscot River, letting loose cannon fire at the pirate cannon battery at the Fort.

This is the ideal event for all those who have harbored a secret desire to be a pirate. Those wishing to participate in this event are asked to don their best pirate costume and practice pirate speech and accent. The pirates will engage in a cannon firing demonstrations, sword fighting, gunplay and creating general mayhem.

The Friend’s "Pirate Day" will feature contests to include best-sounding pirate, best-dressed pirate, a pirate parade and a treasure hunt.

DanceWalk!

DanceWalk!

On July 19th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Five Town Communities That Care (a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing trouble adolescent behaviors) will host a Dance Walk fundraiser in Camden. AS many as 200 participants will dance (to music) from Hannaford Supermarket in Camden to the Camden public landing (1 mile). In addition to dancers, the local roller derby team, hula dance team, hip hop team, swing dancers and Zumba organizations plan to join the fun.

Alzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

Alzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

 

I attended my Aunt Patti's funeral last week.  She was 78 and had lived with dementia for the past 14 years. What I remember most about her is that she was usually smiling and happy.

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer is upon us and, if you have a new puppy or older dog, there are a few things to consider when planning for fun in the sun.  Here are some tips and suggestions to consider when including Fido in your plans...

Taking Your Dog to An Outdoor Event:  Backyard BBQs, block parties and get-togethers with family and friends sometimes include an invitation to “bring your dog!”  If you choose to do so, be sure you plan ahead so that things go smoothly.  Always consider a public event as a training opportunity for your dog.  Wear your treat pouch and load it with delicious tidbits your dog loves.  Keep your pup on a leash so you have control over him at all times.  Here at our puppy school, we teach our customers to step on their puppy’s leash when people approach.  This way, the pup can’t jump on people who want to interact