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Attend the 2nd Annual Fall Lecture Series at the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth on November 7th, 10th, 14th and 16th

The Portland Area Coalition for Elder Services (PACES) and the Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth are collaborating to present a series of free lectures focusing on the needs of aging and adults and their families. The series, entitled “Planning for Successful Aging” provides information on all aspects of aging and the challeges people face as they grow older. The lectures will be held in Lewsi Hall on the third florr of the library from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on November 7th, 10th, 14th and 16th. Sandwiches and beverages will be served. Transportation is available. Call the libary to request
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Join Advantage Home Care at the 5th Annual Senior Expo in Scarborough on May 4th

Visit the the Advantage Home Care booth at the Scarborough Senior Expo next Wednesday, May 4th at St Max Kolbe Church Hall located on Black Point Road to learn how in-home care services can help you or your loved ones remain safe and well cared for in your home despite suffering from chronic medical conditions. The Expo will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and includes 40 exhibitors, speakers on topics relevant to aging and health, free coffee, booth snacks and free root beer floats. We hope to see you there.
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Advantage Home Care to host Monthly Memory Cafes

Beginning Tuesday, March 3rd and continuing on the first Tuesday of every month, Advantage Home Care will host a Memory Café to support people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or related dementias. The meeting will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the company offices located at 550 Forest Avenue, Suite 206 in Portland. Attendees may park in the Social Security Parking lot behind the building on Ashmont Street. The building is handicapped accessible and has an elevator. Refreshments will be served. The meeting will be moderated by Richard Blumenthal, founder and President of the company.
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Join Advantage Home Care at the Alzheimer’s Association Annual Meeting on Friday, June 27th

Advantage Home Care will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association/Maine Chapter at the Portland Marriott Sable Oaks at 200 Sable Oaks Drive in South Portland on Friday, June 27th from 8 am to 3:45 p.m. The featured speaker will be Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FASTA, a nationally known dementia care specialist and educator. The conference is targeted at professionals, family members and friends providing care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a purpose of providing information about the latest developments best practices in dementia care. A continental breakfast and
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Join Advantage Home Care at the Senior Expo in Scarborough on May 7th

Advantage Home Care will be an exhibitor and session presenter at the Senior Fair at St.Bridgets Church in Scarborough, ME on Wednesday, May 7th from 9 a.m. to 4:00 pm . Nancy Markowitz, an elder mediation specialist working with Advantage Home Care will present a one hour workshop entitled “Elder and Family Mediation” focused on assisting families struggling with determining on the best course of care for their parent or loved one.For more information at the time of the workshop please contact Advantage Home Care at 207-699-2570.
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Join Advantage Home Care for a free all day workshop on Dementia on Wednesday, November 13th

Advantage Home Care, OceanView at Falmouth and Elder Law Firm Vogel and Dubois are sponsoring a free all day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia” on November 13, 2013 from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm. The main speakers will be Darlene Field, dementia care expert; Tim Vogel, elder law attorney and President of the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association and Richard Blumenthal, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of Advantage Home Care. The workshop is designed to help family members of Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients with education, care strategies, community care options and the
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Memory Cafes Offer Socialization Opportunities for People with Memory Loss

One of the biggest challenges for people diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of opportunities to socialize with others. The diagnosis often brings a loss of old friendships and isolation. The good news is that there are now opportunities for those diagnosed with these conditions and their family members to meet casually with others having the diagnosis at the new Memory Cafes opening around greater Portland and the rest of the state. At the Memory Cafe attendees can feel safe, share their stories and concerns and get information that will be helpful as they navigate life with
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Advantage Home Care is Offering a Free all-day Worshop to Family Members of Alzheimer’s Disease Sufferers

Advantage Home Care and Kindred Assisted Living Monarch Center are partnering to provide a second free all-day workshop for family members caring for their loved one’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias on Thursday, June 20th from 8:45 am to 3 pm. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. Attendees will receive education about the disease and learn strategies and techniques that have been successful in dealing with the needs and behaviors associated with dementia. The workshop will be held at the Kindred Assisted Living Monarch Center located at 392 Maine Street in Saco. Please call 207-284-0900 to reserve
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Stop by the Advantage Home Care Table at the Alzheimer’s Association Annual Conference

Advantage Home Care is one of the sponsors of the Alzheimer’s Association annual meeting being held on Thursday, May 2nd at the Holiday Inn by the Bay from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Stop by our table for information about how we can help you and your family provide care with loved one with this disease. We will also have a drawing for a  $25.00 gift certificate from LL Bean.
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Join us on April 18th for a free full day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia”

Advantage Home Care and Fall Brook Woods Assisted Living will jointly sponsor a free full day workshop entitled “Caring for a Loved One with Dementia”  on Thursday, April 18th. The workshop presenter will be Darlene Field, the former Director of Education and Training at the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter and a recognized authority in the field. This workshop is for family and friends of those suffering from dementia and it will provide education, information and strategies to provide care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s’ Disease and related dementias. The workshop will be hosted by Fall Brook Woods Assisted Living located
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