Stepfamilies and Caregiving: How to Meet the Challenges Together

Stepfamilies and Caregiving: How to Meet the Challenges Together

Many people find love later in life. Studies have shown that married people experience health benefits and that being isolated or feeling lonely compromises health. Companionship can be a true blessing. For those who find a partner later in life, this also creates new relationships between their grown children. There are endless possibilities regarding how these relationships may unfold. Some may be close and supportive. When families are spread out over a large geographic area or when a parent retires to a warmer climate, it’s difficult enough for immediate family to see each other on a regular basis. For those newly related stepsiblings, there may never be a chance to create solid bonds.

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

Preventing Falls: It's a Matter of Balance

Preventing Falls: It's a Matter of Balance

At the age of 89, Barbara Stetson has finally learned to slow down at bit. That doesn't mean she limits what she does, just that she doesn't rush around like she used to. "I had seven children," she explains. "I raised them alone. I played piano in restaurants and a lot of church music on Sundays. That's how I supported my children.  I was always multi-tasking. I went dashing from one place to another and I got so I always did things fast. I've now learned to slow down." Read more ...

Just retired. Too young for Medicare. Needs health insurance. What to do?

Just retired. Too young for Medicare. Needs health insurance. What to do?

My friend Terrilynn Barden Dubreuil recently retired as Chair of the Fine Arts Department at McAuley High School. It was a full-time job with benefits, including health insurance. She's not old enough for Medicare and was in the market for a policy that will fill the gap until she reaches the magic age. Read more ...

The Ocean Inspires Maine Dermatologist to Create Skin Care Products

The Ocean Inspires Maine Dermatologist to Create Skin Care Products

For many years, I have carried an image of Dr. Michael Taylor in my head. He was leaving the exam room in his office and poked his head back in just before he closed the door. "Don't forget to protect your skin," he said. "Wear sunscreen."  Read more ...

Health Insurance 101

Health Insurance 101

Spectrum Generations is partnering with Maine Community Health Options to provide informational forums titled Health Insurance 101. The purpose of these forums is to help community members understand how health insurance works, the terms used, and how to maximize your health benefits.

The Affordable Care Act opened the door to health insurance coverage for thousands of Mainers. However, for many, trying to understand how to use this new coverage is not an easy task. This is an opportunity to get questions answered, learn the lingo and find out what MUST be covered. These forums can be found in Kennebec and Somerset County.  Open to the general public.

August 15th from 10 to 11am at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville - FMI call 873-4745.

August 15th from 12:30 to 1:30pm at Spectrum Generations Cohen Center, 22 Town Farm Road, Hallowell.  FMI call 626-7777.