“Being Mortal” – Watch & Discuss

Being Mortal
By: Atul Gawande
Movie Night/Discussion
(click here to see poster)

When?
Monday, Oct 30, 6-8 PM
Where?
3rd floor of the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth
What?
A presentation and movie focused on end of life issues, especially the hard
conversations when medical options are limited to help our loved ones.
Who?
Carol Schoneberg from Hospice of Southern Maine will lead this important discussion.

(Copies of the Being Mortal book are available at the library NOW!)
Sponsored by Maine AARP, YCAN (Yarmouth Care About Neighbors),
and Yarmouth Merrill Library
Questions?: leighmk2050@gmail.com or 207-712-7244

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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.

 October / November 2017 Schedule
Sacred Heart Parish Center
326 Main St, Yarmouth

Facilitator: Catherine Gentile

For More Information, please e-mail
ezine@catherinegentile.com

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00

Speaker, Catherine Gentile
“Caring and the Caregiver”

Wednesday,  Oct. 18
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00

Wednesday,  Nov. 1
Join us from 7:00-8:00
Speaker: Jessica Walton, OTR
“Strategies for Managing Behavior in the Home”

Wednesday,  Nov. 8
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00

Wednesday,  Nov. 15
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00
Discussion: Managing the Holidays

Wednesday,  Nov 22
Sorry, no meeting

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

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.

A Matter of Balance Workshop

Have you noticed changes in your balance or do you have concerns about falling? You can stay active and independent.

A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to help you manage falls and increase activity levels. This workshop includes gentle exercises with additional components, including group discussion, home safety, assertiveness skill building, and a visit from a guest healthcare professional.

The workshop will be will be held from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm every Tuesday from May 23rd through June 27th at:

Holy Martyrs Church
266 Foreside Rd
Falmouth

The workshop will have between 12 and 15 participants, so register soon by calling 207-396-6500.