Alzheimer’s Support Calendar

The latest Together With Alzheimer’s calendar is now available, offering a number of helpful presentations. The group is increasing in size, but still has space for a few new members. Please contact Catherine with any questions.

Together With Alzheimer’s Support Group

New and “seasoned” caregivers are welcome to attend these free sessions.
Sacred Heart Parish Center

326 Main St, Yarmouth
Facilitator: Catherine Gentile
email: ezine@catherinegentile.com

Wednesday, December 6 – Meeting Cancelled
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Teepa Snow DVD
“Part 1: How to Become a Better Caregiver”
Group discussion follows

 Wednesday,  December 13
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

 Wednesday,  December 20
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Teepa Snow DVD
“Part 2: Connect, Communicate, Support”
Group discussion follows

Wednesday,  December 27
Sorry, no meeting

Wednesday, January 3
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, January 10
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Teepa Snow DVD
“Part 3: Create A Supportive Dementia Environment in Your Home”
Group discussion follows

Wednesday, January 17
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, January 24
7:00 – 8:00 pm
NEW! Introducing Dr Dale Bredesen
author of The End of Alzheimer’s
via a taped interview discussing
“We Can Reverse and Prevent Cognitive Decline”

Wednesday,  January 31
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, February 7
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

 Wednesday, February 14
Sorry, no meeting

Wednesday, February 21
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Open discussion

Wednesday, February 28
7:00 – 8:00 pm
NEW!  Discussion of
“36 Holes in the Roof”
based on Dr. Dale Bredesen’s book
The End of Alzheimer’s

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2017 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children. We request that all applications be returned to us as soon as possible to give our Elves more time to shop, but no later than December 1st.

The 2017 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

Completed applications should be returned to Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Beth at (207) 838-2261 or Jean at (207) 329-7295.

Food Pantry Matching Grant Challenge

We have just received an anonymous matching grant – up to $1,000 – if we can raise $1,000 between now and Thanksgiving for the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry!

Your donation will be instantly doubled when you make a donation to YCAN with the “Food Pantry grant” written in the memo line.

To donate, please mail checks payable to: YCAN, PO Box 553, Yarmouth, ME 04096 – or drop it off at Yarmouth Community Services behind Town Hall at 200 Main Street (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm).

Thank you for your support!

YCAN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Food Pantry Benefit Concert

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
TO BENEFIT THE
YARMOUTH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

Hunger in Yarmouth is REAL! But this coming Veterans Day we can all help make a
difference.

WHEN: Saturday, November 11 at 3:00pm
WHERE: First Parish Church in Yarmouth (116 Main Street)
WHO: These 5 Chamber Music Ensembles offer a beautiful blend of styles and genres:

Windswept woodwind quintet
Candelia flute quartet
Painted Trillium piano trio
Royal River mixed ensemble
High Winds flute choir

Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Food Pantry.

The program will also feature a brief report from the Food Pantry, how they help some of the neediest families in the area put food on their tables. They now serve approximately 90 families (230 individuals) each month.

Please mark your calendar for this delightful and unusual concert…it’s a great opportunity to support one of Yarmouth’s most worthy and beneficial organizations.

“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

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
Sorry, meeting cancelled.
Speaker, J. Walton has been rescheduled for Nov 15.

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

Wednesday,  Nov. 15
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00
Speaker: Jessica Walton, OTR
“Strategies for Managing Behavior in the Home”

Wednesday,  Nov 22
Sorry, no meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Join us from 7:00 – 8:00