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Sep
19
Fri
2014
AARP Smart Driver Course @ AARP State Office
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
AARP Smart Driver Course @ AARP State Office

A 4-hour class for drivers 50 and older, teaches safety strategies, defensive driving, rules of the road and more. It helps drivers adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing & reaction time. Maine drivers 55 and older get discounts on auto insurance premiums for three years after taking this course.

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Maine Adaptive/NEVI Fest Bike Ride @ Pineland Farms, New Gloucester
Sep 20 all-day

Enjoy routes for all levels. Routes include 10,25, & 60 mile rides. Adaptive ride and demo will be available! Donations are always welcome!

Eastern Trail Loop & Lunch Ride
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

What: Eastern Trail Loop & Lunch Ride

Distance: 32 miles.

When: Saturday, September 20th

Time: Check-in at 9 a.m. Departure at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Return around 4 p.m. (Probably will be earlier, but will allow plenty of time).

Where: Start at South Portland’s Wainwright Recreation Complex at 125 Gary L. Maietta Pkwy off Highland Road in South Portland. We will take the ET route from there and cross the Scarborough Marsh. We will take a right on Pine Point Road and ride into the Maine countryside to Saco for Lunch. After lunch we will ride the ET back to Wainwright Field. Route cheat sheet will be provided at check-in.

Lunch: Run of the Mill Restaurant. Bring money for lunch, it will range $15 to $20. Safe place for bikes available. Save room for a stop at Bayley’s Ice Cream on the way back.

To Register: Contact Russ Lamer at crankoneta@gmail.com and say your riding (there is no cost for this ride except for your own lunch and an ice cream stop).

Group Cap: There will be a group cap of 25 riders so register early.

FUN TIME FOR ALL!

Race for Myeloma @ James Doughty School
Sep 20 @ 9:45 am

5k walk or run on the streets of Bangor that raises funds for Multiple Myeloma research. Multiple Myeloma is a rare and incurable blood cancer. Please walk or run with us on a beautiful Autumn morning! Bring your family, friends, and co-workers or have them support your efforts with pledges!

Race day registration begins at 8:30am or you may register on-line or download forms from the website. Registration fee is $20. A raffle drawing of donated prizes will be held after the race so be sure to buy your tickets! Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause truck will be at the finish line with ice cream for a donation to the Race for Myeloma!

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Antique and Adaptive Car Show @ New England Rehabilitation Hospital
Sep 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

As part of our National Rehab Week celebration, New England Rehab Hospital will host a display of Antique cars as well as vehicles that have been adapted for use by our patients with physical disability.

Sep
22
Mon
2014
Retired US Army Staff Sargeant Travis Mills, motivational speaker, actor, and advocate for veterans and amputees @ Brighton Cafe, New Enlgand Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm

Travis Mills lost parts of all four limbs during his 3rd tour of duty in Afghanistan. One of only five people known to have survived such an injury, he has overcome countless physical and emotional obstacles and is an inspiration to all. New England Rehab hospital is proud to host Travis as part of our National Rehab Week celebration. Whole this event is free and open to the public, space is limited, so please RSVP to kellie.selberg@healthsouth.com or 662-8082

Radical Gratitude with Brain Cancer Survivor, Will Pye @ Cancer Community Center
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
Radical Gratitude with Brain Cancer Survivor, Will Pye @ Cancer Community Center | South Portland | Maine | United States

In February of 2011, in his early 30′s, Will was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His book, Blessed with a Brain Tumor, describes how the experience transformed his life. Join us for an evening with Will as he talks about his experiences of Radical Gratitude. Sign up here to let us know you plan to attend.

Sep
23
Tue
2014
Maine Memory Café/Kittery @ A Perfect Move, Inc.
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maine Memory Café/Kittery @ A Perfect Move, Inc. | Kittery | Maine | United States

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up. We have had conversations about using theater as an awareness tool for dementia; about how some people have dealt with loss of the use of their car; about symptoms of Alzheimers; videos; and so much more. Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a resource for Maine’s dementia care community.

Maine Memory Café/Kittery
A Perfect Move Inc.
240 US Route 1, Kittery Maine

There is also a Memory Café in Kittery at The Gathering Place the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Call 207-439-6111 for more information.

National Rehab Week Wheelchair Basketball Game @ New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm

As part of our National Rehab Week celebration, New England Rehabilitation Hospital hosts our second annual Wheelchair Basketball game. Former patients, staff, and local celebrities compete in a friendly, fun game reminding us that rehab helps people get back in the game!

Memory Café/Gorham @ The Gorham House
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Memory Café/Gorham @ The Gorham House | Gorham | Maine | United States

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up. We have had conversations about using theater as an awareness tool for dementia; about how some people have dealt with loss of the use of their car; about symptoms of Alzheimers; videos; and so much more.

Coffee/cookies served.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a new resource for Maine’s dementia care community.

 

Accessible Travel Panel Discussion @ New England Rehabilitation Hospital
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

Do you have concerns about travelling due to mobility issues? Worry about travelling with a walker, wheelchair, or with oxygen? We’re trying to make travel as easy and fun as it ever was, for everyone.

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Memory Café/Presque Isle @ The Whole Potato Café & Commons
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm
Memory Café/Presque Isle @ The Whole Potato Café & Commons | Presque Isle | Maine | United States

A Memory Café is a social gathering of clients, family, friends and caregivers over a proverbial cup of coffee for stigma free conversations about whatever comes up. We have had conversations about using theater as an awareness tool for dementia; about how some people have dealt with loss of the use of their car; about symptoms of Alzheimers; videos; and so much more.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a new resource for Maine’s dementia care community

Sep
25
Thu
2014
Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ Dana Health Center, MMC
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm
Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group @ Dana Health Center, MMC

The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group is offering information, education, encouragement and understanding to all individuals who have been affected by a brain aneurysm.

Newly diagnosed, aneurysm survivors, family members, caregivers and anyone interested are welcome to attend. Meetings have a guest speaker that will give a short presentation and then open the floor for discussion to provide an opportunity for reassurance and personal exchange between survivors and caregivers.

This is a great place for you to meet and share with others who have been through similar experiences.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Fight Back Festival @ Pineland Farms
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Fight Back Festival @ Pineland Farms | Dix Hills | New York | United States

Fight Back Festival is a family-friendly biking, running and walking event held each year at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Fight Back Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. There is something for everyone on this beautiful day of strength, hope and remembrance.

Twilight in the Park @ Deering Oaks Park
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm
Twilight in the Park @ Deering Oaks Park | Portland | Maine | United States

Imagine 1,000 luminaria glowing warmly at dusk; each light representing someone who has brought love and light into our lives. Hospice of Southern Maine is excited to once again offer Twilight in the Park, a time-honored tradition, to our community. The experience is both transformative and treasured.

Remember a loved one who has died, or honor a special person in your life today. Each luminaria will display the name of the individual for whom it was dedicated.