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.
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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

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