Events

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 ...

 

Martin’s Point Health Care Earns 5 Stars, Among Nation’s Elite Medicare Advantage Plans for 2015

Medicare beneficiaries living in Maine have access to one of only 11 plans in the country to earn 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2015. The Portland based not-for-profit Martin’s Point Health Care’s Generations Advantage Prime Plan is the only plan in Maine to earn 5 stars. Five stars is the highest possible overall rating for quality and service awarded to Medicare Advantage plans.

“We are incredibly proud to offer a 5-star plan to our friends and neighbors here in Maine,” said David Howes, MD, President and CEO of Martin’s Point Health Care. “And we really must share this recognition with our members for taking an active role in their own health, as well as with the tremendous health care community here in Maine. High quality primary care has been a hallmark of health care in Maine for years and this star rating puts that work into a national context.”

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

From Communities CARE to people looking for a "dental home" to connecting with your inner child. Read all about these upcoming events and more on the Catching Health Calendar! 

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Is every night a bedtime battle with your child? Check out the Catching Health calendar to find out about an upcoming event at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center with infant and child sleep consultant Jessica Begley. Discover other health events in Maine and/or submit your own event — visit the Catching Health with Diane Atwood blog.

Northern Maine is Awash in Color with Peak Fall Foliage

A beautiful tapestry of colors blankets northern Maine where forest rangers report that the fall foliage season will reach peak conditions this weekend.

“With below average day time temperatures and very chilly nights over the past several days, northern Maine has seen the progression of color rapidly spreading throughout the forest canopies and hillsides in zones 6 and 7. The time is right for the spectacular viewing of why we love Maine in the fall,” noted Gale Ross, Fall Foliage spokesperson.

Get out your camera and head north to chronicle the change in seasons and then share your photos or sign up for e-mail reports detailing where to see the best fall foliage at http://www.mainefoliage.com/ .

The Case for Staying Home Safely--Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23

10bestmedical.com Helps Caregivers Select the Best Home Medical Equipment

In the United States, falls are the leading cause of serious and/or fatal injuries among people age 65 and older, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA).  Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.  The NCOA has named  September 23, 2014 Falls Prevention Awareness Day – a time to stop and think about the steps older Americans can take to minimize the risk of injury from falling.

Although most older adults prefer to remain in their own homes, homes are often fraught with dangerous hazards that can pose a significant risk.  The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” aptly describes how using home medical equipment can help seniors stay in their home -- safely.   

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Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Find out about health events in Maine or submit your own event to the Catching Health Calendar. Read more ...