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December 5, 2018
Self-Care for the Bereaved: Finding a Peaceful, Quiet Place

In your grief, do you feel that you haven’t been able to take time for you, for a walk, a ride, or to get a haircut? “Self-Care for the Bereaved,” presented by Sherry Corbin, R.N., M.S., is the topic of Pine Tree Hospice’s Lunch ‘n Learn Program on December 18th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. Many caregivers and family members have forgotten, or put off, taking care of themselves while taking care of a loved one. And if you have lost someone, recently or in the past, it is important to know that taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of those you love. Sherry will discuss ways in which you can do things for yourself for relaxation and stress release.

This event is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Adult Bereavement Support and is FREE of charge. The program is open to adults in the community who have 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
November 19, 2018
Christmas in Conway

See a FREE movie, hosted by Beacon Hospice and Pine Tree Hospice on December 11th, at 7:00 pm at Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft. FREE popcorn and water!

Christmas in Conway is a moving family film about a man named Duncan who, despite his reputation as the town curmudgeon, is a very doting husband behind closed doors. Duncan decides to bring his affection to the outdoors however, when his wife Suzy becomes ill, and he decides that as a Christmas present for her, he'll take on the massive task of erecting a full sized ferris wheel in their back yard, just like the one on which he proposed to her.

Both Beacon Hospice and Pine Tree Hospice provide services to those in our communities and are active community organizations. By hosting this movie and other community events, we continue our efforts to 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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November 1, 2018
Advance Care Planning – It’s All About How You Want to Live

Advance Care Planning isn’t just for those with life-limiting illnesses – but for all of us. Pine Tree Hospice is offering a FREE informative seminar at the Thayer Parkway Community Room on Monday, November 12th, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Advance care planning involves ongoing conversations and review of written wishes and goals for your life, end of life, and death. It encompasses several areas of concern including financial, property and health care decisions, how you want to be treated, how you want to be remembered and what you want to have done after your death.

For you and your loved ones, advance care planning is the way you can make a difficult time easier.

For more information and to register, call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email wecare at pinetreehospice.org.
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October 29, 2018
Grief through the Holidays

Grief through the Holidays, with Rev. Ray Beless, is the topic of Pine Tree Hospice’s Lunch ‘n Learn Program on November 13th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Dover-Foxcroft. The holiday season is a difficult one for those people who have lost loved ones recently, or in the past. It is often helpful and comforting to know that you aren’t alone at this time of year. Many people seek and find comfort by sharing their feelings of pain, emotions and thoughts in a group setting. Others may never say a word but because the participants in the group have the shared experience of the death of a loved one, they are able to show understanding and empathy to one another.

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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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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