Events

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

Finding the Help you Need to Keep your Home Warm and Safe this Winter Season

With colder weather approaching, Spectrum Generations is in full swing helping older and disabled adults in central Maine get the assistance they need to stay warm and safe this winter. 

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

Take a moment and look at the portrait above. Try to come up with a story about the woman. I’ll give you a few prompts. Her name is Aimee. She’s 41 and the mother of three daughters.

Read Aimee's story and learn why her portrait is part of an exhibit called SeeingME: Profiles of Resilience

 

Laurie McKeon Recognized as 2014 Caregiver of the Year

Laurie McKeon Recognized as 2014 Caregiver of the Year

Congratulations to Laurie McKeon, Personal Support Specialist (PSS) worker for Bridges Home Care for being selected as the 2014 Caregiver of the Year by the Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine.  As the recipient of this prestigious award, Laurie was recognized at the Blaine House on Tuesday, November 4th. 

During her 13 years as a PSS worker for Bridges Home Care, a division of Spectrum Generations, Laurie’s pleasant demeanor and tenacity in ensuring quality care has come shining through with each of her clients. Through her knowledge and compassion, Laurie has proven to families that with the help of home care services that their loved ones can stay safely and independently at home, where they want to be.

Laurie often takes her clients on outings to get their favorite sandwich or that nostalgic candy bar at places they used to go to when they were younger – listening to their old stories and precious memories of better days gone by.

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

Read more about how he remembered his birthday and Veterans Day ...

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...