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Hospice 101: Introduction to Hospice for Indirect Care Volunteers Fall 2017
with Pine Tree Hospice
This 4-hour orientation program prepares volunteers to serve as indirect care providers. "Indirect care" includes services such as cooking, picking up prescriptions, working in the office or library, fund raising, serving on the board or on a committee, but does not include direct interaction with clients or families. Upon completion, participants may choose to be mentored by an experienced Pine Tree Hospice direct care volunteer during visits with hospice clients and families for a maximum of 20 hours. Hospice 101 is offered as a class and also offered as an Independent Study. Certificates are awarded after completion. H101 Class to be scheduled. H101 Independent Study can be scheduled at any time. Optional mentor hours will be scheduled individually. For more information visit www.pinetreehospice.org. To register please call 564-4346.
Loving Life's Essentials
with Jessica Braiser
Learn to live our lives healthier and happier using essential oils. Let’s explore together ways we can incorporate these oils into our daily living. If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Students should bring paper and pen, or a laptop (if preferred), and Jessica Brasier is a Wellness advocate with a top essential oil distribution company. She is currently Jessica is a woman, wife, and mother that stands by the benefits of these oils in her everyday living using them in her home and on her family (pets included).
Nurturing Fathers: Developing Attitudes and Skills for Male Nurturance Fall 2017
with Steve Madera
The Nurturing Fathers Program is an evidenced based 13 week course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour class provides proven effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development. Tuesday’s starting September 26- December 19, 2017 5:00pm – 7:30pm (dinner included) Classes held at the Greenville High School Learning Lab, 130 Pritham Ave. Greenville For more information or to register please call: Stephen Madera 974-2479 FREE
Period of Purple Crying and Safe Sleep Fall 2017
with Steve Madera
The Period of Purple Crying & Safe to Sleep are two National Initiatives focused on preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. During the 2 hour training you will receive researched information, materials and learn prevention strategies that address each initiative. November 4, 2017 February 17, 2018 8:00am-10:00am (Breakfast provided) Penquis 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft For more information or to register please call Stephen Madera 974-2479 FREE
Protective Factors Training Fall 2017
with Steve Madera
For professionals Protective Factors are conditions in families, communities and organizations that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. Protective Factors/ Strengthening Maine Families 101 Training is for those who provide programs that support families. The training will offer opportunities to increase capacity to build protective factors that promote optimal development and prevent abuse and neglect. November 13, 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm (lunch provided) January 8, 2018 9:00am-11:00am (breakfast provided) Penquis 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft For more information or to register please call: Stephen Madera 974-2479 FREE
Tai Chi Chih Greenville - Fall 2017
with Sherry Corbin
T’ai Chi Chih, called “joy through movement”, is a relaxing meditation consisting of 19 gentle movements and one pose, in a standing or sitting position. T’ai Chi Chih originator, Justin Stone, recommends daily T’ai Chi Chih practice “to achieve heightened energy, serenity and health, longevity, and weight and blood pressure control.” At the end of these sessions, you will be prepared to include T’ai Chi Chih practice as part of daily life to enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual balance. You are most welcome to join us if you have practiced T’ai Chi Chih and could benefit from a refresher. Join Sherry Peirce Corbin in practicing this gentle meditation. Sherry Corbin RN., M.S. is a retired professor of nursing, Gendai Reiki Master/Teacher, Pine Tree Hospice direct care volunteer, and webmaster. She is an experienced PVAEC educator and has taught many successful T’ai Chi Chih and Meditation classes.
Tomorrow Matters for Today's Youth
with Stephanie Doore
If you believe that every child deserves the right to develop his or her full potential and to have a safe and unburdened childhood, please consider attending this informational meeting to learn more about therapeutic foster care. Throughout the State of Maine, youth are in need of families that will step forward and invite them into a safe, compassionate and healing home. Imagine what would happen if just one family from each of our local towns would step forward and care for a child! At the meeting we will explain how children come into our care, how long they typically stay with a family, the supports and reimbursement available to foster parents, and the process of becoming a foster parent. Come learn about the life changing difference you could make for a child! Call CHCS to register for the informational meeting, or an individual appointment. Stephanie Doore is a Program Coordinator at Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS). She has worked for CHCS for 24 years. In April 2016, Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine presented her with Private Agency Worker of the Year Award. She previously received national recognition in 2011 when the Foster Family-Based Treatment Association presented her with the Treatment Foster Care Professional of the Year Award.