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October 11, 2018
Movie: The Bucket List

Pine Tree Hospice and AARP are sponsoring a FREE family movie with popcorn, water, tea, coffee and juice on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7:00 pm at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft.

Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are two terminally ill cancer patients who decided to break out of the hospital and live their last days to the fullest. Nicholson plays a corporate billionaire who is currently sharing a hospital room with a blue-collar mechanic (Freeman). Initially the pair seems to have nothing in common, but conversation gradually reveals that both men have a long list of goals they wish to accomplish before they kick the bucket, and an unrealized desire to discover what kind of men they really are.
“You get the performances you expect from these two great stars” – Film.com.

For more information, please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email at wecare at pinetreehospice.org.
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October 3, 2018
Grief and Safety with Dr. Lesley Fernow

Grief and Safety is the topic of Pine Tree Hospice’s Lunch ‘n Learn Program on October 16th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Dover-Foxcroft. During periods of grief, we may not always be as cognitively aware of our surroundings as we usually are. Dr. Lesley Fernow will discuss how you can be safer at home, as well as when you leave home for errands or appointments. Pine Tree Hospice knows that when one is suffering grief, there are many things we don’t think of, safety being one of them.

This event is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Adult Bereavement Support and is free of charge. The program is open to anyone in the community who has experienced grief and loss whether recently or in the past. A free nutritious lunch is included.  To pre-register for Lunch ‘n Learn, please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org.
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August 28, 2018
“Cooking For One”

“Cooking for One” is the topic of Pine Tree Hospice’s Lunch ‘n Learn Program on September 18th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Dover-Foxcroft. It can be a challenge when one is grieving to prepare food not to mention learning how to cook for only one person. Pine Tree Hospice can help you with some ideas and suggestions. Barb Austin will speak, demonstrate, and answer your questions.

This event is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Adult Bereavement Support and is free of charge. The program is open to anyone in the community who has experienced grief and loss whether recently or in the past. A nutritious lunch will be served.

To pre-register for Lunch ‘n Learn, please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org.
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August 20, 2018
Volunteer Training

Volunteers are the people who make our communities home. Are you ready to help people and make a difference in your area by giving just a few hours of your time each month? Are you ready to remind people why this community is their home?

Pine Tree Hospice volunteers offers non-medical support to individuals and families who are dealing with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and/or grief. You can provide companionship and support, play games, run errands, do some light housekeeping, take folks out for a ride, or just sit quietly so a caregiver can rest. There is always a need for volunteers to provide bereavement support to children and families. We cover Piscataquis County and parts of Penobscot and Somerset Counties, too. There is a great demand for caring people like YOU.

Our tagline is “We can’t add days to your life, but we can add life to your days.” Volunteering will add life to your days, and to the people you support! Pine Tree Hospice is offering a FREE volunteer training that begins on Thursday, September 13th. We encourage you to participate in this enlightening training and explore the possibility of making a difference in someone’s life. Pine Tree Hospice is a community-based, not-for-profit volunteer hospice that has provided service in 39 communities in Piscataquis, Somerset, and Penobscot Counties for over 30 years.

Call 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org for more information or to apply.
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August 20, 2018
Yoga Nidra Benefits Caregivers

No movement Yoga?? That’s right – Yoga Nidra promotes healing and overall well-being with NO movement! The instructor uses visualization and affirmation to create an environment in which healing can occur, and leads a guided session with her voice. Yoga Nidra restores a balanced state of mind and a deeply rested body by relieving tension and stress at their root and it is done lying down. These sessions, for anyone who has been a caregiver, now or in the past, are healing and relaxing. Attendees do not have to be receiving services with Pine Tree Hospice.

Yoga instructor and Pine Tree Hospice volunteer Gayle Worden RYT, is offering free Yoga Nidra sessions for both professional and family caregivers in the community and for Pine Tree Hospice volunteers, as well. The sessions are about 45 minutes in length and are held at the Congregational Church on West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. The next session is Saturday, September 8th at 9:00 A.M.

Space is limited. Please register for the session by contacting the PTH office at 564-4346 or emailing wecare at pinetreehospice.org. Gayle Worden’s website for Center Yoga & Healing Arts can be found at www.centeryoga.vpweb.com.
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August 6. 2018
Artful Grief Workshop: When Words Are Not Enough

Are you grieving the death of a loved one? Are you or a loved one currently dealing with a terminal illness and experiencing the grief that accompanies it? We invite you to explore an alternative to “talking through grief” in this free two-hour workshop facilitated by trained volunteers. No artistic skills are required! Participants will have an opportunity to express and process their grief experience through various artful activities such as collage. This artful grief workshop is open to both individuals and families, ages 6 to 106.

Sometimes words cannot adequately express one’s grief. Some bereaved individuals would rather not talk about their losses. Allowing grief to express itself through creative processes can be very helpful and fulfilling; it doesn’t require one to talk and share their grief verbally in a group.

The workshop is being held on Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 to11:00 a.m. at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. Space is limited. Participants need to pre-register by calling Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 by August 20.
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