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June 13, 2017
At Foxcroft Golf Club
Pine Tree Hospice Tournament — Low Gross: 1. Kam Kimball, Ron Laponte, Travis Herrick, Nolan Lovell; 2nd Gross: Jack Sincyr, Kenny Grant, Dave Clement, Dave Jarvis; Net: 1. Gabe Poulin, Yves Poulin, McClean Poulin, Keith Stoddard; Net: 2. Kevin Stitham, James Austin, Arnold Shorey, Chris Shorey; Pins: No. 4 Nolan Lovell 8-0, No. 7 Jack Sincyr 18-2, No. 13 Jason Simpson 1-11, No. 15 Jack Sincyr 7-6; Longest Drive, Men: No. 12 Chad Phillips, Women, No. 12 Kathleen Thibault; Closest to the Line, Men, No. 9 and 18 Wayne Hawes, Women, No. 9 and 18 Peg Glover.
Winners                                   Left to right: Travis Herrick, Kam Kimball, Nolan Lovell and Ron Labonte
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May 22, 2017
Pine Tree Hospice and Kimball Insurance Tee Up for Pine Tree Hospice he 2017 Golf Tournament co-hosted by Pine Tree Hospice and Kimball Insurance will take place on Saturday, June 10th at Foxcroft Golf Club. There will be shotgun starts at 8:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. Registration fee is $40 per player including cart and a hearty lunch. In case of rain, the tournament will be re-scheduled for June 17th. Prizes include the following: 1st Place Gross- a foursome with carts for 18 holes at Webhannet Golf Club in Kennebunk Beach, 1st Place Net- a foursome with carts for 18 holes with shuttle passes to Kineo Golf Club. To register, players should call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346. We hope that you will join us for this fun event that offers a fantastic day of golf, always delicious food, and wonderful prizes, all in support of a great cause. All proceeds will benefit Pine Tree Hospice’s volunteer hospice, caregiver, and bereavement services.
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May 8, 2015
We Need to Talk Seminar Offers Tips for Talking With Older Drivers

On Wednesday, May 31st there will be an AARP We Need to Talk Seminar held at the Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. Mr. Court Dwyer, a trained AARP instructor, will facilitate the seminar. Family caregivers and friends will learn to hold successful conversations with their loved ones about remaining active and participating in the community when it is time to limit or stop driving.

The seminar has been developed by AARP based on information created jointly by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab. Pine Tree Hospice’s Caring for the Caregiver program is hosting this free event to better meet the growing needs of adults who are caring for aging parents and are concerned about making a smooth transition for the older person from driving to not driving.

During the We Need to Talk seminar, participants will learn how to:
-Better understand the psychological and social impact of limiting or stopping driving;
-Recognize the warning signs indicating an older driver may need to limit or stop driving;
-Identify opportunities to hold “family conversations”; and
-Help meet transportation needs if driving is limited.

This seminar is open to the community and is free of charge. To pre-register please call 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org
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May 2, 2017
Free Movie at Center Theatre

Beacon Hospice and Pine Tree Hospice will host a free community movie on May 17th at 6:00 P.M. at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft. “My Life” is a soaring family love story that will engage your mind and cause you to wonder how you would feel and what you would do. Michael Keaton plays a high powered executive, Bob Jones, who has received some good news and some bad news. The good news is that his wife, played by Nicole Kidman, is pregnant, and they are going to have their first child. The bad news is that he has been diagnosed with cancer and is not expected to live more than about four months. Bob starts to make videotapes of himself, in which he talks to the unborn child - telling of his life, his beliefs, things he has learned. When he discovers the child will be a boy, he even tapes some lessons about shaving and shooting hoops. This is a beautiful story of how this one family copes with the changes of these two intertwined life transitions.

Both Beacon Hospice and Pine Tree Hospice provide services to those in our communities who are living with progressive, life-limiting illness. By hosting this movie and other community events, we continue our efforts to educate and support individuals and families in our large service areas. For more information about this event or about Pine Tree Hospice, please call 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org
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May 1, 2017
“Five Wishes” Topic at May’s Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn Adult Bereavement Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 9th at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. A nutritious lunch will be served. Ardis Hacker will speak about the “Five Wishes”, a user-friendly advance directive document that gives individuals a way to control something very important---how they want to be treated if they get seriously ill. Once filled out and properly signed, it is valid under the laws of most states. “Five Wishes” has been featured on CNN and NBC’s Today Show. Newspapers have called “Five Wishes” the first “living will with a heart and soul.” Lunch & Learn is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Evergreen Bereavement Program, and is open to any adult who has experienced grief and loss, whether recently or in the past. To pre-register for Lunch & Learn please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email them at wecare at pinetreehospice.org.
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April 4, 2017
23rd Annual Pine Tree Hospice Variety Show Celebrates Local Talent

On Friday, April 28th at 7:00 P.M. at the Center Theatre, the curtain will rise for the 23rd time on Pine Tree Hospice’s Variety Show. The line-up of local talent is sure to have something for old and young alike to enjoy. FA students Hannah Poland and Alyssa Pearl-Rose will be the evening’s Masters of Ceremony. Acts will feature music, drama, and humor.

The “Parade of Sponsors” features local children making their way across the stage carrying signs with business sponsor names, usually producing some very entertaining moments. Lobby music will be performed by Susan Ramsey & Students. A quilt crafted by Rita Mountain and Helen Higgins and machine-quilted by Quilting Mania, will be raffled off during the evening. Show tickets will be sold at the door by donation or can be obtained at the Pine Tree Hospice office at 883 West Main Street. Please join us for what we hope will be a delightful evening of family entertainment!
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