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Resident Planning Meeting Thursday, August 1st @ 11am in the Baggs Room.  FMI please call Doris Harris 205-9757

 

Open House August 3rd the board of directors of the Pines & Pinewood Manor will be holding and Open House on Saturday, August 3rd from 9am-11am.

 

Resident Meeting with Liz our Director.  Please plan to attend the upcoming resident meetings for The Pines at Ocean Park & Pinewood Manor on Tuesday, August 6th.  The Pines at Ocean Park meeting will be held at 10am in the Baggs Room & the Pinewood Manor meeting will be at 2pm in the Pinewood Dining Room. 

 

Quilting and Conversation Are you a quilter or interested in learning more about the craft of quilting?  If so, join local Ocean Park quilters on 3 Thursday afternoons in August. August 1st, 8th & 15th.  Bring your projects and questions, and enjoy the conversation.  Free for Pines residents.

 

Shuttle Bus Information Meeting  Thursday, August 8th @ 9:30am in the PWDR.  Please come to listen to updated information regarding the shuttle bus and the routes.

 

10 Tips Nutrition Education 8/13, 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29 There will be 4 SNAP-Ed classes meeting in the Pinewood Dining Room this month.  This education series will primarily focus on budgeting, planning, creativity, and unit price-cooking.  Join in to learn some useful skills, sample new foods, get to know neighbors, and share some laughs.  There is still space available if you would like to join.  Please sign up in the lobby and note any food allergies or dietary concerns.

 

UNE Medical Students 8/15/ &8/29 DHHR 8-12noon.  Beginning August 15th, the University of New England will do their Geriatric Practicum with 2nd year medical students at The Pines every other week.  If you are interested in or curious about volunteering you can sign up in the lobby and/or contact Marcie with questions about how you can assist in the training of these future doctors.  Sign-up sheets will be in the lobby until August 12th.

 

Reminder- Marcie, the Resident Service Coordinator’s workdays have changed.  She will be working on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 8-4:00.  Call her at 934-2158 ext. 4 if you need help with applications, re-certifications, advance directives, finding resources, etc.

 

Did you file for a Maine Sales Tax Fairness Credit but haven't received the money yet? Call 207-624-9620 to check on the status of your refund. One resident called and reported that they had missed one number on the form, it was corrected, and the money will arrive in 2 to 3 weeks. Be sure to call if you didn't receive your refund.

 

Adults age 55 and over interested in volunteering have an opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. Volunteer placements for Foster Grandparents to mentor and tutor local children under the supervision of teachers and staff are available in schools, child development centers, Head Start programs and in homes with families with special needs throughout York, Cumberland, and southern Oxford county.

Volunteers meeting federal income guidelines receive a non-taxable stipend in return for volunteering 15-40 hours per week during the academic year and year-round programming. *Volunteers earn, on average, $1000./month and it doesn't effect housing subsidies! Interested applicants over the income guidelines are encouraged to apply if able to volunteer at least 10 hours per week during the academic year.

All volunteers receive meal and travel assistance, pre-service and ongoing training, supervision, and recognition.

To receive a Foster Grandparent application packet, call the program at 207.773.0202 or email scp@opportunityalliance.org

 

Friday, evening movies will be shown in apartment 17.  Please feel free to contact Suco 937-8297 if you are interested in attending movie night.

 

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. 

Libby Memorial Library 27 Staples Road  Old Orchard Beach   

This class meets every Tuesday from Sept. 17 through Nov. 12  from 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Pre-registration is required. Please call 396-6578 to register. Course Registration: Free  

This workshop is generously sponsored by Maine Medical Center's Trauma Program and Libby Memorial Library.     

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