Events

Health Events in Maine July 23 to July 25

Health Events in Maine July 23 to July 25


WEDNESDAY JULY 23

Medicinal Herb Garden Walk

Avena Botanicals
210 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine

3:30 to 4:30

Join Deb Soule for a walk through Avena’s gardens and learn about medicinal plants!

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Invisible Threat

Rines Auditorium/Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way
Portland, Maine

5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Award-winning student made film exploring the current vaccine controversy.

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United Plant Savers — Acknowledging Our Native Medicinals

Avena Botanicals
210 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hunger Relief Agency Forms Partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank

Hunger Relief Agency Forms Partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank

Spectrum Generations and Good Shepherd work hand-in-hand to bring fresh foods to Maine’s older and disabled adults

By partnering with Good Shepherd Food Bank and the USDA for food donations and food distribution services, Spectrum Generations (Central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging) is better able to provide vital supplemental nutrition to help build a healthy foundation for at-risk seniors across central Maine.

Hall of Famer Jim Rice Coming to Oakland, Maine

The Red Sox All-Star is attending the dedication at Maine’s Fenway

                                    Jim Rice will get one more crack at hitting a ball over a Green Monster.

The Green Monster at the youth baseball Maine’s Fenway (at Camp Tracy on McGrath Pond in Oakland, Maine) is a little closer than the one Rice hit so many home runs over in Boston. The Boston Red Sox great, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009, will be the guest of honor for the new artificial turf field at Harold Alfond Fenway Park dedication on Saturday, June 21.

The ceremony is set to begin at 2 p.m. Rice will throw out the first pitch before taking a few swings, said Ken Walsh, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville.

Olympian Julia Clukey hosts a 10-day Summer Camp for Girls in Maine

Olympian Julia Clukey hosts a 10-day Summer Camp for Girls in Maine

One of Olympian Julia Clukey's goals this year was to have more than 100 girls be able to attend her summer camp. As part of Clukey's partnership with the Kennebec Valley YMCA and the Maine Beer & Wine Distributors Association, that goal will be reached when camp opens on Tuesday, June 17 at 8 a.m. Both organizations have played a key role in the funding and scholarships for girls to attend the camp designed for girls entering 4th-8th grade as a place to develop self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle. Today, Clukey announced plans and special events for the camp that will run June 17-21 and 23-27 on Maranacook Lake in Readfield.

Julia Clukey's Camp for Girls is now in its third year. The 105 registered campers is the largest number of girls in the history of the 10-day summer camp. This year's theme for camp is "I dream big" and it will be displayed on the back of the camp t-shirts, symbolic of Julia's dream at age 12 to become an Olympian in the sport of luge.

Spectrum Generations Launches SpecGen Report Web Page

Spectrum Generations Launches SpecGen Report Web Page

Spectrum Generations is happy to announce the launch of its SpecGen Report web page, an online collection of news articles, scientific research, community conversations and opinions from a myriad of sources to keep you abreast of aging and disability issues. 

Spectrum Generations, central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center, is a trusted place where people of all ages and income levels turn to for information on the full range of long term support options such as respite care, help at home, and financial planning. This is just one of the many ways Spectrum Generations utilizes its dynamic website to serve older and disabled adults across central Maine as they strive to live well in our communities.

Could you be saving money?

Could you be saving money?

Free Benefits Check-up  June 19th at the Vassalboro Town Office

Spectrum Generations, central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center, is hosting a free Benefits Check-up at the local town office of Vassalboro June 19th from 10AM- 3PM.  Spectrum Generations Benefits Specialists will be on hand to discuss various programs and services that could help residents of Kennebec County to save money in these difficult economic times.  Stop by our table to see if you qualify for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, the Medicare Savings Program, MaineCare, Supplemental Security Income, and the Home Energy Assistance Program.

Waterville Teen Set to Compete in National Scholarship Competition This Month

Distinguished Young Women program promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in high school girls