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Planned Giving Workshop

Planned Giving Workshop

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Bethel Historical Society and Mahoosuc Land Trust Co-sponsoring
On Wednesday morning, June 1st, the Bethel Historical Society and Mahoosuc Land Trust will jointly sponsor a free workshop to introduce "planned giving" tools such as charitable gift annuities, bequests, and various kinds of trusts. The workshop is open to the public and to representatives of all area nonprofit organizations, and will be conducted by representatives of Bar Harbor Trust Services, an organization serving individuals and nonprofits throughout Maine. During the event, participants will learn about ways of supporting nonprofits that can result in greater benefits to both the charity and the donor. Individuals who find any of the options of interest should of course consult their own financial or legal advisers. Both sponsoring organizations wish to emphasize that this is not a fundraising event, but, rather, a valuable educational opportunity.

St. Nevers Day Sale

St. Nevers Day Sale

Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Society's annual fundraising sale of "treasures" donated by members and friends.
Hastings Homestead lawn, 18 Broad Street (corner of Mason and Broad streets); 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

http://www.bethelmaine.com

Woodstock School Talent Show Raises Money for Class Trip

Woodstock School Talent Show Raises Money for Class Trip

In April, The Woodstock Elementary School held a Talent Show to raise funds for the annual 5th grade class trip.  There were many talented young performers that wow'd the crowd that night.  The teachers got into the act by performing a skit about waiting for a STORM CENTER snow day off.  The special song written by the staff to the tune of Love Potion #9, got lots of chuckles, but the biggest laugh came when the school secretary holding a box turned it to show a picture of NEWS CENTER weather forecaster Kevin Mannix when they sang, "Kevin's got the scoop...".  The above photo shows the participants in this skit.  The front row is Tanya Nicols (3rd grade teacher), Jess Wilkey (Kindergarten Teacher), Queda Billings (School Secretary) and Jolene Littlehale (Principal).

Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show - Fryeburg

Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show - Fryeburg

The Northern New England Home, Garden and Flower Show will be held on Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th on Ballard Road, Fryeburg, Maine.  For more information, call 207-935-2845.

Yesterday's Shoot - Buddy to Buddy - Rumford Hospital

Yesterday's Shoot - Buddy to Buddy - Rumford Hospital

Yesterday my colleague Kim and I shot a Buddy to Buddy PSA at the Rumford Hospital.  Buddy to Buddy is our Breast Cancer Awareness program that encourages women to find a "Buddy" that can reminder her to do a breast self exam every month.  Check it out on our website here:

http://www.wcsh6.com/life/community/health/buddy_checks/

So we met a Mammographer named Karen Welch who is actually a breast cancer survivor.  She really loves her job and is able to share a special connection with her patients.  She likes to be able to calm their fears and tell them that there is hope especially if the cancer is caught early.  We had a lot of fun with her.  She roped a number of colleagues into the cover video shots.  If you see the spots Karen's sister is in the shot with the doctor looking at the X-rays and our own Amanda Hill's Aunt is the one walking down the hallway on Karen's right!  Turns out Amanda grew up in that area and lots of pe

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One-Adaptive Driving Education Fundraiser

Alpha One is launching our first fundraising initiative to enhance our Adaptive Driving Education program and we are looking for your help.

This program is one of our oldest, and has been offering driver evaluation, assistive driving technology consultation and driver education and training since the early ‘80s. The ADE Program has helped hundreds of Maine consumers to become licensed drivers and enjoy the freedom of mobility

Our goal is to lower the overall cost of delivering this valuable service to Maine people who want to get back on the road again, by soliciting support from individuals and businesses who share our desire to help others remain independent.

Donations from foundations and individuals will provide for the purchase and adaptation of a new van and the operation of the program over the next five years.

SeniorsPlus Celebrates Older Americans Month on the Mobile Office

SeniorsPlus Celebrates Older Americans Month on the Mobile Office

SeniorsPlus has partnered with University of Maine Cooperative Extension to bring a special presentation on nutrition on the Mobile Office during the month of May.  Entitled You Are What you Eat! Nutrition for Health Aging, the presentation will discuss nutrition needs as we age, and staff will share recipes.

Wilton, Masonic Lodge, Tuesday May 10, 11:30 AM
Norway, Town Office, Tuesday, May 17, 11 AM
Rangeley, Town House Apartments, Friday, May 20, 11 AM
Fryeburg, The Dinner Bell, Wednesday May 25, 4 PM
Rumford, Muskie Building, Thursday May 26, 11 AM 
 
All events are FREE and open to the public.  For further information call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

SeniorsPlus is a private non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of seniors.