Events

Living Well Program Offered at Sebasticook Valley Health

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH), in partnership with Sebasticook Family Doctors, is offering four new sessions of the Living Well Program. The first program begins on September 9th at the Pittsfield Public Library. The six-week program is free. To register, please contact SVH Community Education at 487.3890 ext. 2731.

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.

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.

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.

Spectrum Generations to Host Presentation on V.A. Benefits and Medicare Benefits

Spectrum Generations to Host Presentation on V.A. Benefits and Medicare Benefits

Spectrum Generations will be hosting a presentation on V.A. benefits and Medicare benefits in its Somerset Center at 30 Leavitt St. in Skowhegan.  The public is invited to join us for this informative presentation on Tuesday August 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You may be entitled to money savings benefits—come find out if you qualify!