A Family Guide to supporting a loved one with Alzheimer's & Dementia

A Family Guide to Supporting a Loved One
Scarborough, ME – Hospice of Southern Maine and the Alzheimer’s Association will present several workshops across southern Maine to help families cope with and support a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The 90-minute workshop will be presented by Carol Palmer, an RN and program director with the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Ms. Palmer, a former trauma nurse, hospice nurse and lead nurse for the office of adults with mental illnesses also served as a director of forensics and is a Viet Nam era veteran. She has been providing training about dementia and related conditions and behaviors for nearly ten years.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

No Foolin! FREE ICE CREAM on April 1st at Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Locations!

No Foolin! FREE ICE CREAM on April 1st at Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Locations!

April 1, 2011  (Maine) – They’re not fooling around - Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery restaurants in Maine are giving you free ice cream!  Local owners invite guests to visit their co-branded restaurants on Friday, April 1 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm to receive a free scoop of a Cold Stone Creamery Signature Creation like Founder’s Favorite or Chocolate Lover’s Devotion.

Who: Maine Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery Co-branded Restaurants
Located in: Bangor, Brewer, Lewiston, Lincoln, Portland, Rockland, Scarborough, South Portland, Waterville           

When: Friday, April 1, 2011
3:00 to 5:00pm

What: Free 3oz scoop of a Cold Stone Creamery Signature Creation
•Dining room guests only
•Signature Creations may vary by restaurant location

Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery opened their first co-branded restaurant in April 2009 in Scarborough, Maine.&n

Sea Dogs are offering a Autism Day

Sea Dogs are offering a Autism Day

April 9, 2011
The Sea Dogs are offering a Autism Day at the ball park.  The game starts at 1 pm and tickets are discounted using a promo code of AUTISM.  www.SEADOGS.com

Portland Pirates Autism Awareness Night

Portland Pirates Autism Awareness Night

April 6th, 2011
The Portland Pirates and the Autism Society of Maine will be offering a family night for families with children with autism.  The players will be wearing puzzle piece theme jerseys.  There will be special section for families and a quiet room available. 
Click here to see more information about the event and corporate sponsorship opportunities. 
Call for tickets 828-4665 x317

Portland Nursery School Annual Silent Auction

Portland Nursery School will be hosting its annual silent auction fundraiser this weekend, Saturday, March 26th.

The auction begins at 5:00pm at the St. Pius X Parish Hall at 492 Ocean Ave. Portland

Portland Nursery School has spent almost 40 years as a vital part of Greater Portland's early education community.

"Defy All Circumstances" Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fundraiser

On Saturday, March 26th, students from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine are hosting two fundraisers for one of their classmates who recently experienced a spinal cord injury.  Your participation is encouraged in a 5K run along Portland's Back Cove Trail beginning at 9:00am.  Registration for the benefit race is $25.00, and all runners will receive a t-shirt.  Also on Saturday, March 26th, beginning at 8:00pm, hear the Mallet Brothers Band at the Big Easy in Portland.  Tickets will be sold for $8.00 at the door.

Portland Superintendent and Portland High Student Speak at Maine KIDS COUNT Press Conference

The 2011 Maine KIDS COUNT data report produced by the Maine Children's Alliance will be released at a press conference on March 17 at 10 a.m.

in Alumni Hall at Portland High School. 

Portland Superintendent James C. Morse, Sr.