Fourth Annual Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Duck Race for Breast Cancer Awareness

Fourth Annual Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Duck Race for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Saturday, August 9th, adults and children took a break from playing duck-themed games or enjoying grilled hot dogs and fresh popcorn in Manson Park to watch hundreds of rubber ducks racing toward the finish line during the Fourth Annual Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Duck Race for Breast Cancer Awareness. Plunged from the Hunnewell Avenue Bridge in Pittsfield, hundreds of pink, blue and yellow ducks floated down the Sebasticook River into the nets of SVH employees and volunteers.

The race was coordinated by the SVH Women’s Health Center staff to raise money and awareness of the Nancy Stone Fund, which has provided breast care services for uninsured or underinsured women seeking diagnostic services at the hospital. This year’s winning duck was purchased by Kristi McGown of the SVH Rehabilitation department.

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine.

In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that drives up to the window gets a box full of non perishable food items topped with freshly harvested vegetables. Read more ...

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them's Fighting Words

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

September 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Spectrum Generations understands that falls are a serious concern for many older adults in our community.  In participation with the national Falls Free® Initiative’s Strong Today – Falls Free® Tomorrow theme for Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 23, 2014), Spectrum Generations recognizes the important roles professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members play in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. The chances of falling and of being seriously injured in a fall increase with age. 

A Successful Fourteenth Annual SVH Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction

A Successful Fourteenth Annual SVH Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) announces that its Fourteenth Annual SVH Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction, which was held on Saturday, July 26th, netted over $24,000 to benefit the hospital inpatient communication system. Nearly eighty golfers, along with SVH Board of Trustees, medical staff, employees and community members participated in this year’s event, which was held at JW Parks Golf Course in Pittsfield, Maine.

End of Summer Safe Eating

End of Summer Safe Eating

The countdown to fall may have arrived, but there is still plenty of time left to enjoy eating, cooking and playing outside. Here are some simple tips and strategies for handling and storing food so the fun can keep going on both before and after your picnic, barbecue, or camping trip. Read more ...