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May
4
Wed
2016
Memory Café/Auburn @ Clover Healthcare Activity Room
May 4 @ 10:00 am
Memory Café/Auburn @ Clover Healthcare Activity Room | Auburn | 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. Our theme for the Auburn Memory Café  is “Capturing Memories.” Coffee/cookies served.

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

We usually meet on the last Sunday of the month. In December 2014, we will meet on December 21st.

May
5
Thu
2016
Memory Café/South Portland @ Port Resources
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

May
11
Wed
2016
Memory Café/Sanford @ Gentiva Home Health
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Memory Café/Sanford @ Gentiva Home Health | Sanford | Maine | United States

Memory Cafés are places where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.

At a memory café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day.

May
12
Thu
2016
Memory Café/Biddeford @ Elements Cafe: Books Coffee
May 12 @ 6:00 am
Memory Café/Biddeford @ Elements Cafe: Books Coffee | Biddeford | 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.

Pull up a chair and join us to chat and share conversation about all things dementia. Stay for the full two hours or come and go as you wish.

Maine’s Memory Cafés are sponsored by MemoryWorks, a new resource for Maine’s dementia care community. They are about you — whether you have dementia, know someone who has dementia, are a caregiver or a professional in the field – relax with some new-found friends.

May
14
Sat
2016
DADs-only Raising Sexually Healthy Children birth-8 years @ Otto's Pizza
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
DADs-only Raising Sexually Healthy Children birth-8 years @ Otto's Pizza | Yarmouth | Maine | United States

RAISING SEXUALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN WORKSHOP
FOR DADS OF CHILDREN 0-8 YRS!

Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2016 6 (limited spots…few left)
Location: OTTO’s Pizza at Andy’s Handy, Corner of Main and Elm in Yarmouth (Upstairs room)
Time: 6:30 PM (sharp)-8:45 PM. Arrive 6:20 to get situated and order pizza and a drink.
Cost: $45/Dad (pizza/drinks not included)

WHY COME? 10 reasons…
Start the talks before they can walk!
1. Because it makes it easier for them and for you to continue to scaffold information developmentally as they grow.
2. It also can protect them from unwanted touch and abuse and can set them on a path of healthy sexuality.
3. Studies show that developmentally appropriate sexuality education delays sexual activity.
4. Talking to your kids from a young age allows you to be their source for information and educate them on your values.
5. Not surprisingly, a girl who has a secure, supportive, communicative relationship with her father is less likely to get pregnant as a teenager and less likely to become sexually active in her early teens.
6. Leading psychotherapist and author Dr. Susie Orbach says: “The more a dad is involved in a hands-on way, from when she is a baby and a toddler, the more he will know her – and puberty and adolescence will be just one more phase like starting school. The less he is involved, the more he will be cautious around her and her body.”
7. Research shows that children of parents who talk about sex positively and acknowledge the pleasures instead of giving negative messages, are more likely to wait until later to have sex.
8. You’ll influence her level of personal confidence, her body comfort and pride, and you’ll set her expectations for the way she should be treated by boys and men.
9. Most teens report that they would have an easier time postponing sexual activity if they could talk more to their parents about sex.
10. As for those dads who haven’t had a great deal of interaction with their girls (and boys) up until now, it’s never too late to start.

This workshop will help dads know what is developmentally appropriate for the birth-8 years, how to talk about bodies, boundaries and get prepared for the jaw-dropping questions that come when you are least ready. SO, come get prepared and have fun doing it! Join Jennifer Wiessner, local mom, wife, LCSW and AASECT certified Sex Therapist for these very popular workshops to get in the know!

SIGN ME UP! HOW DO I SIGN UP??
***Payment = registration. Your spot is only secured once you pay.*** For payment information or more questions, cut and paste the registration page link.  http://www.hopecounselingservices.citymax.com/rsc-workshops.html or contact Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, CST at (207)400-7808.

May
17
Tue
2016
Maine Memory Café/Cumberland @ Louie's Grille
May 17 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Maine Memory Café/Cumberland @ Louie's Grille | Cumberland | 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.

May
18
Wed
2016
Memory Café/Saco @ HomeHealth Visiting Nurses
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Memory Café/Saco @ HomeHealth Visiting Nurses | Saco | 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

May
19
Thu
2016
Memory Café/Kennebunk @ Huntington Commons
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Memory Café/Kennebunk @ Huntington Commons | Kennebunk | Maine | United States

“Memory Cafés are places where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.
At a memory café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day.

Hospice of Southern Maine Community Forum: End of Life Conversations: What to Say and Do @ Congregation Bet Ha'am
May 19 @ 5:30 pm

Hospice of Southern Maine is proud to host a series of Community Forums to guide community members on what to say and do when having end-of-life conversations. These free community forums will be facilitated by expert hospice and bereavement staff, bringing highlights from this year’s Thresholds Conference into the community.

Based on the presentation by leading expert Dr. Diane Meier, these forums will provide a step-by-step guide on how to have one of the most important conversations of your life with family, friends, and your physicians when every moment counts.

May
20
Fri
2016
Memory Café/Presque Isle @ The Gathering Place Senior Center
May 20 @ 5:30 am – 6:30 am
Memory Café/Presque Isle @ The Gathering Place Senior Center | Presque Isle | Maine | United States

Memory Cafés are places where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.

At a memory café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day.

May
23
Mon
2016
Memory Café/Saco @ Paul Hazelton House
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Memory Café/Saco @ Paul Hazelton House | Saco | 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

May
24
Tue
2016
Memory Café/Yarmouth @ Bay Square at Yarmouth
May 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Memory Café/Yarmouth @ Bay Square at Yarmouth | Yarmouth | 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.

May
25
Wed
2016
Memory Café/Presque Isle @ The Whole Potato Café & Commons
May 25 @ 9:00 am
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

Stroke Conference: Life After Stroke @ University of Southern Maine Abromson Education Center
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Life after stroke can be filled with challenges for yourself and those close to you. The purpose of this program is to gather stroke survivors, their families and caregivers to learn more about the advances in stroke treatments and explore the resources available throughout the state. – See more at: http://nerhp.org/en/events#sthash.luMczF1X.dpuf

May
26
Thu
2016
More Tools for Your Stress-Reducing/Resilience Building Tool Box @ USM Abromson Center
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
More Tools for Your Stress-Reducing/Resilience Building Tool Box @ USM Abromson Center

During this workshop, David Lee will share some of his favorite tools learned, developed,and applied over 25 years of involvement in the stress and resilience fields