Events

Maine Restaurant Week

 

March 1-10

The statewide celebration of Maine's culinary culture

More restaurants than ever

Waterville, ME teen named Distinguished Young Woman of Maine

Statewide scholarship program awarded $1700 in cash scholarships to participants On February 22, 2014, Cassidy Dangler of Waterville, ME was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Maine and awarded $1,000 in cash scholarships during a statewide scholarship program for high school girls held at the South Lewiston Baptist Church in Lewiston, ME.  Dangler was one of four high school senior girls from

Diabetes Support Group Meeting for March

James Fullwood, DPM, podiatrist at Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH), will be the featured presenter at the SVH Diabetes Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 13th, at the SVH Administration Building in Pittsfield. Dr. Fullwood will share information on diabetic foot care.  The SVH Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month, from 4 to 6 pm, in the SVH Board Room at 130 Leighton Street in Pittsfield. The public is welcome to attend.

Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid Offered in March

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Community Health and Education will offer Heartsaver classes at its conference room on 130 Leighton Street in Pittsfield in March. Infant/Child/Adult CPR and AED will be offered on Tuesday, March 11th from 5:30-9:00 PM, and  First Aid will be offered on Tuesday, March 18th from 5:30-9:00 PM. The cost for CPR is $50.00, First Aid $40.00, or $70.00 if registering for both classes at the same time.   Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 487-3890 extension 2731 for more information and to register. The TTY number is 487-4590.

Kendra Hartsgrove Makes Healing Fun at SVH

Kendra Hartsgrove Makes Healing Fun at SVH

When the Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) new inpatient wing opened last year, SVH explored an opportunity to expand the role of the activities coordinator to include skills in direct patient care as well as a background in nursing. Certified nursing assistant (CNA) Kendra Hartsgrove stepped into the new position in 2013 and has been infusing fun and therapeutic activity into the inpatient experience ever since.

Formerly an activities assistant for Birch Grove Nursing Care and an ER technician in the SVH Emergency Department, Kendra has transformed hospital stays at SVH with personalized activities as well as programs that the inpatient population and their loved ones can enjoy. “I want to make being a patient at SVH fun and beneficial in positive, memorable ways,” explained Kendra, who added that she works closely with nursing staff to explore ways to engage patients and ease their loneliness, sadness, and boredom during extended hospital stays.

Diabetes Support Group Meeting for February

Chiropractor Dr. Paul West, DC, PA, will be the featured guest speaker at the Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Diabetes Support Group meeting on Thursday, February 13th, at the SVH Administration Building in Pittsfield. Dr. West will share information on the link between musculoskeletal issues and joint health as it relates to diabetes.   

The SVH Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month, from 4 to 6 pm, in the SVH Board Room at 130 Leighton Street in Pittsfield. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Sebasticook Valley Health at 487.4000 (TTY 487-4590).

 

Living Well Program at Sebasticook Valley Health

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) is once again offering the Living Well Program, which begins February 28, 2014. Living Well is a free six-week workshop for anyone living with a long-term health problem, connecting participants with others experiencing the isolating effects of chronic disease or pain. Living Well provides skills and information for healthier, more productive lives. Participants are encouraged to bring a family member, friend, or caregiver.