Alzheimer’s: Moving Someone Safely

The Together With Alzheimer’s Support Group
is fortunate to have
Trish Scott
former caregiver and physical therapist
join us on Wednesday, August 30th
at Sacred Heart Parish Center
from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trish will demonstrate safe and effective techniques for positioning your loved one (i.e., moving that person from place to place).
Having worked with persons with dementia for thirty years, Trish is a wealth of information about dementia care. Even if your loved one doesn’t require special techniques to help position him or her, please plan to attend; I’m sure you’ll get something important out of this presentation.
For more information, please contact Catherine Gentile: ezine@catherinegentile.com

Alzheimer’s Support Calendar

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors supports the “Aging In Place” initiative in Yarmouth, led by Leigh Kirchner with support from a large group of volunteers. They received a block grant to conduct a survey of needs in Yarmouth, and used the survey results to develop a preliminary plan for services that was recently presented to our Town Council.

The following meeting calendar for a local Alzheimer’s support group is an example of a service that is becoming increasingly needed in our community as more and more of us are helping to care for an aging friend or relative.

Together With Alzheimer’s Support Group
New and “seasoned” caregivers
are welcome to these free sessions.

 Late Summer/Early Fall Schedule
Sacred Heart Parish Center
326 Main St, Yarmouth

Facilitator: Catherine Gentile

FMI: email: ezine@catherinegentile.com

 Wednesday,   Aug. 2:  Join us from 7:00-8:00

Wednesday,   Aug. 9:   Join us from 7:00-8:00

Wednesday,  Aug. 16:  Join us from 7:00-8:00

Wednesday,  Aug. 23:  Sorry, no meeting.

Wednesday,  Aug. 30:  Join us from 7:00-8:00    

Wednesday,  Sept. 6:    Sorry, no meeting.

Wednesday,  Sept. 13:  Sorry, no meeting.

Wednesday,  Sept. 20:  Join us from 7:00-8:00

Wednesday,  Sept. 27:  Join us from 7:00-8:00

2017 Resource Guide Published

The 2017 version of the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors “Resource Guide” has just been published. It lists information about all known sources of assistance for people living in the Yarmouth, Maine area.

Please visit our Resource Guide page for links to downloadable versions of this guide (one for single sided printing, and a separate one for double sided printing).

Printed versions of this updated guide are free, and will be available at Town Hall and Merrill Library after May 25, 2017. If you require up-to-date information sooner than that, please click on the link above to see the on-line version of the Resource Guide.

Next $5 Bus Trip to Maine Mall: 5/31

Yarmouth Community Services, Yarmouth Aging in Place, and Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors have organized four monthly $5 per person bus trips to Maine Mall, with pickup and drop-off at five locations around Yarmouth. For details, see the image above or call Yarmouth Community Services at (207) 846-2406.