Caregiver 101

July 10th 6-7 pm - Spectrum Generations is hosting a Caregiver 101 workshop on July 10 from 6 to 7pm Martin’s Episcopal Church, 900 Main Street, Palmyra.  This training is open to anyone who would like more information about family caregiving, caregiver burnout, and available resources.  To RSVP or for more information please call Tina DeRaps at 620-1657,  Space is limited. This is a free workshop.



Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

Are you taking care of a family member or friend with dementia?  Looking for some strategies to help manage your loved one’s behaviors and keep him or her content at home?  Could you use more information to help improve upon your care giving skills and attitude?  If so, Spectrum Generations Family Caregiver Support Program is providing a six week Maine Savvy Caregiver training this summer at Redington Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.

Based on the idea that family members often take on caregiving without preparation or training, participants learn what dementia is and how it affects the individual and develop skills on how to interact and communicate with a person with dementia.  Caregivers will also find out where to go for resources and services to help support themselves, as well as the person with dementia. 

SVH Celebrates Completion of Two Year Capital Campaign

SVH Celebrates Completion of Two Year Capital Campaign

On June 5th, Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) celebrated the completion of its two year capital campaign, “It’s the Right Thing to Do,” with a finale celebration at the Palmyra Golf Course. Over seventy-five capital campaign donors attended this event, which recognized the many people who made possible the hospital expansion and fundraising efforts.

SVH CEO/EMHS Senior Vice President Terri Vieira remarked, “Can you believe it? Two years ago, we broke ground on the new inpatient wing, and today, we’re wrapping up one of the most ambitious capital campaigns in the hospital’s fifty-year history.” Terri described many notable achievements since opening the new wing in 2013, from enabling parents to stay with their children during inpatient stays, to swing bed admissions tripling since the new wing opened last year.

Summer Food Program 2014

Summer Food Program 2014

Kids & Teens Eat Free!

Adults 18 & over may accompany children and purchase a full meal for only $4.00!

The Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring & serving nutritious meals all summer at the following locations.

Skowhegan Community Center

Breakfast Served from 8:00 am-9:00 am
Lunch Served from 11:30 am-12:30 pm

*Excludes Holidays

Lake George Regional Park - West - Skowhegan Side

Lunch Served from 11:15 am-12:15 pm

*Excludes Holidays

Monday thru Friday

June 17, 2014-August 22, 2014

Cote Family Reunion


COTE FAMILY REUNION, Monday, August 11, 2014

DEADLINE for registration and PAYMENT of Meal is JULY 10

Register now at:

Mail payment to: 799 Lake Shore Rd., St. David, ME 04773

Cote Family Committee:

Linda Cote Dube

Nicole & Gilman Cote

Lorraine Cote Talbot

Huguette Cote

Local Retailers Recognized for Tobacco Prevention

Local Retailers Recognized for Tobacco Prevention

HealthySV is proud to announce that Dysart’s Travel Stop in Pittsfield has been recognized for its efforts to curb marketing of tobacco to youth. Dysart’s has been recognized as a “Star Store” – one of only two to be recognized in Sebasticook Valley (the other store is Bud’s Shop ‘n Save in Pittsfield). Dysart’s Travel Stop managers and staff volunteered to participate in this program and are committed to serve as a community leader and responsible retailer dedicated to reducing the visibility of tobacco advertising to kids.

Fundraiser for Baby Harper

Fundraiser for Baby Harper