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Kathryn Pears of Dementia Care Strategies
May 15, 2016
Dementia Care Workshop Offers Help and Hope

On June 28th, Pine Tree Hospice is hosting a Dementia Care Workshop from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. Kathryn Pears, Founder of Dementia Care Strategies, will be the speaker. Kathryn has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management and an Executive Certificate in Healthcare Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Following a 15 year career with the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, she started her own company, Dementia Care Strategies. Kathryn trains and consults with families, health and long-term care professionals and facilities, and aging and disability community agencies on the non-pharmacologic management of the challenging behaviors that occur with dementia. Kathryn also has personal experience, her own father being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 58.

The workshop will cover topics such as: what dementia is…and isn’t, what to expect in each stage, medication, understanding what triggers behavior, creating a supportive physical environment, why people with dementia don’t see the world the same way you do and how that impacts care. The workshop is open to all personal and professional caregivers and healthcare workers. There is no charge for attending and lunch and snacks will be provided. To register, please call 564-4346 or email wecare at

This event is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Caring for the Caregiver series, which is an ongoing program to educate, support, and encourage area caregivers. Caregivers are individuals who take care of a disabled person, an older person who has difficulty with daily living, or someone with chronic illness. They can be paid or unpaid, personal or professional. Caregiving is a demanding job that often receives little recognition from society. Pine Tree Hospice recognizes that caregivers need care! This is an issue that affects one in five Mainers. Another issue that is affecting many families in Maine is having a family member with dementia.
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Ethan Annis
Ethan Annis prepares for the
2016 Benefit Golf Open
May 3, 2016
Mayo Regional Hospital and Pine Tree Hospice Pair Up for 2016 Golf Open

Maine golfers squeeze every bit of time on the golf course from the calendar year they possibly can. In a good year, that runs between May and October. For the past few years, Pine Tree Hospice has held an annual golf fundraiser, giving area golfers the opportunity for a good day of golf for a worthy cause.

Mayo Regional Hospital is co-sponsoring the 2016 Annual Golf Open to benefit Pine Tree Hospice at Foxcroft Golf Club on June 11th. Both Mayo Regional Hospital and Pine Tree Hospice remain committed to supporting those struggling in our communities. The rain date is June 18th. There will be an 8:00 A.M. and a 1:00 P.M. shotgun start. The registration fee is $40 per person with a delicious lunch included. Prizes this year include Preservation Passes which entitle the winning team to 18 holes including cart at any ONE of the following clubs: Sunday River Golf Club, Old Marsh Country Club, Penobscot Valley Country Club, or Bath Golf Club. Additional prizes are passes to Mt. Kineo Golf Course or Mingo Springs Golf Course.

Please support your local volunteer hospice by joining us on June 11th for a great day of golf for a great cause. Call Foxcroft Golf Club at 564-8887 to pre-register. For more information call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email wecare at
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Variety Show performer
Rebeclyn Parker, one of the many
talented performers taking part
in this year’s Variety Show
April 12, 2016
22nd Annual Pine Tree Hospice Variety Show

On Friday, April 29th at 7:00 P.M. at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft, the curtain will rise on Pine Tree Hospice’s 22nd Annual Variety Show. Tickets are available by donation in advance at the Pine Tree Hospice office at 883 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft or at the door on the night of the Variety Show.

Lobby music will be performed by Sam Brown, Toby Hall, and Mike Kagan. Reverend Chad Poland will be the Master of Ceremonies. Local business sponsors will be highlighted during the always entertaining “Parade of Sponsors”. The program will showcase vocal and instrumental music and dance among other acts performed by local talent of all ages. Refreshments will be available by donation before the show and during intermission, prepared by Tri-County Technical Center Culinary Arts students.The annual quilt raffle drawing will take place after intermission.

The Variety Show is Pine Tree Hospice’s major fundraiser for the year. Please come out and support these talented performers while enjoying an evening’s entertainment for a great cause.