THE BACK PAGE September 2019
The Pines office will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. If you have a maintenance emergency over the long weekend, please call the office number at 934-2157 and dial 9 to reach the maintenance person on duty.
Reminder that Fenderson Farm is at the Pines on Thursday’s from 10:00am-12noon. Linda sets up in front of the community building.
Resident Planning Meeting Thursday, September 5 @ 1pm in the Baggs Room. This meeting they will be discussing the upcoming Craft Fair & Holiday Activities.
On Thursday, 9/12 & 9/26, UNE Medical Students will be at The Pines to conduct their Geriatric Practicum. They will visit volunteer residents in their apartments from 9-10 and then will be in the DHHR until noon. If you are curious about the program and what it entails to be a volunteer patient contact Marcie.
A Shuttlebus group trip is planned for Thursday, 9/19 at 10:00. POP residents will meet in the lobby of the Community Building to catch the 10:17 bus. The shuttle will proceed to the back lot at Pinewood for PWM resident pick up at 10:18. We have been guaranteed that those with mobility issues will be accommodated to they are able to access the bus service. All 1st time riders are free! If you have questions contact Marcie. Sign up in advance for planning purposes.
Ever thought of joining a book club? This month the book club will be meeting on Thursday, September 19th @ 10:30am in the Baggs Room. All are welcome to join. The club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from Sept-June.
Come to the Pinewood Dining Room at 10:30 on Monday 9/23 to take part in a Fall Prevention Awareness program-on the 1st day of Fall. We will assess our risk of falling, do exercises to increase balance, and learn methods to help decrease the risk of falling. If you have questions contact Marcie. Sign up in advance in the lobby.
Maine Health Care at Home Visiting Nurses will offer the bi-monthly Foot Care Clinic on Thursday, September 26th in the a.m. Also in the Salon, flu shots will be offered from 12:30 to 1:00 that day. Please call the nurses directly at 284-4566 to schedule your foot care appointment. A sign- up sheet for flu shots will be posted near your mailbox.
Lunch with the Chaplain on Thursday, September 26th @ 11:30am. Bring your lunch to PWDR. All are welcome!
For those of you that have been unable to find reasonably priced cellphone service that has reception at The Pines there may be good news. A resident reported that they have Straight Wireless, purchased through Walmart, which works beautifully at their home and in the greater area.
Are you in need of services and don’t know where to turn? Contact Marcie for assistance finding resources for: food-housekeeping – rides to appointments – advance directives – planning for the next phase of life – help with complicated paperwork &/or phone calls -??? 934-2157 ext. 4 Mon., Tues., Thurs. 8-4 or leave a message.