Maine Reports Gradual Change in Leaf Color in the North

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There is a hint of color in northern Maine as The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports low 10 – 30%  color change and very low leaf drop. 

“We are right on target for a glorious fall foliage season, said Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator for Maine. “With the low leaf drop we anticipate that the northern part of the state will soon be a tapestry of beautiful colors,” she added.

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Natural Gas Conversion Company Begins Operations in Maine

Natural Gas Conversion Company Begins Operations in Maine

Natural Gas Conversion Company Begins Operations in Maine

Company will provide affordable conversions, more local jobs as demand for natural gas increases in central and southern Maine

Summit Utilities, Inc. has announced that the Maine Public Utilities Commission recently approved the creation of Natural Gas Conversion Company, a company that will provide an affordable and timely process for Maine residents and businesses converting to natural gas. Following an increase in demand for natural gas in the past two years in southern and central Maine, the new company will begin operations immediately, providing more work for local heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals in Maine.

Coming Soon! Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 through December 7!

 

 

Medicare Annual Enrollment, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, is the one time each year that Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to take a look at what plans are being offered for the next calendar year and make a change to a different plan if they want too.  For folks who have Medicare and a Medicare prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, this short window time is your opportunity to find out what plans are being offered next year.

Living Well Volunteer Coaches Needed

Spectrum Generations is looking for volunteer coaches to lead Living Well for Better Health classes in central Maine.  If you have good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and the willingness to lead small groups, please contact Tina DeRaps at 620-1657 or tderaps@spectrumgenerations.org.

Living Well for Better Health is a proven program designed to help people deal with ongoing health conditions, nutrition, physical activity, communication, chronic pain and action planning.  Coaches make a difference in our community by helping participants become more confident about managing their health. 

The next Living Well for Better Health Leader Training will be held on October 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2014 at Spectrum Generations Cohen Community Center located at 22 Town Farm Road in Hallowell, 9am to 4pm.  Deadline to register is October 14.  This is a free training. 

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Have you looked at your food bill lately?  Let’s face it: food prices are not going down. Whether you buy food at a local market, grocery store or your favorite “super center,” planning a healthy meal for one or a family while keeping to a budget is challenging. While we all have preferences, keeping an open mind and varying our diets makes affording nutritious food easier. You might even surprise yourself by trying something out of ordinary that is absolutely delicious, easy to prepare and cost-effective. Read more ...

 

I Don't Know What to Say to Mom

I Don't Know What to Say to Mom

Dementia changes how people experience and interact with the world around them. The way a person with dementia uses words often leaves family members and caregivers unsure how to respond. After years of being able to communicate interactively, and exchange information clearly, as dementia progresses this flow suddenly shifts. Initially, it may be an occasional loss of words, or confusion of words. Eventually, there is no give and take at all, leaving communication a one-way street. Read more ...

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

Lots of health events coming up next week! Find out what they are and submit your own health event to the Catching Health Calendar. What's happening ...