Monthly News & Updates from APTS MAY | 2021
cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.

is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.

~Dennis Waitley~
Sweet smelling lilacs are a true sign of spring!
This flower is one of the first to make its appearance during the month the May. Symbolizing the essence of first love and confidence they can also grow up to 10 feet tall.
Learn more about this iconic flower HERE.
Recent research shows a link between gum disease and Alzheimer's

In the new study, the researchers found that people who have more harmful than healthy gum bacteria were more likely to also have a protein marker for Alzheimer's disease, known as amyloid beta, in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
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Given the recent pandemic, we have seen an increase in mental health awareness across all populations. It can be very challenging to recognize the signs of someone, regardless of their age, who is struggling with some anxiety or depression or feelings of despair. Here are some ways to help you recognize depression in elders.
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Hannaford Community Bags

Bags That Give Back!

A Place To Start has been selected again this year by the local Hannaford store leadership team as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program for the month of May! 
This is an easy way for shoppers to give back to the local community and the environment as part of the regular shopping routine. Every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sends a $1 donation to a non-profit local to the Hannaford in which it was purchased. 
During the month of May, A Place to Start will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the reusable Community Bag purchased at the
Kennebunk Hannaford location.
(65 Portland Road Suite 9, Kennebunk ME)
Difficulty getting vaccinated?
Are you or someone you know having a hard time accessing a vaccination
because you’re homebound or can’t get online? 

Southern Maine Agency on Aging has a dedicated COVID vaccine message line to provide assistance to individuals who need help accessing vaccine information and to help schedule vaccine appointments! We are supporting individuals with the greatest need who might have limited access to technology, have difficulty navigating large vaccination sites, or are homebound. Northern Light Home Care and Hospice and Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) have teamed up to provide this vaccine assistance.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call:
SMAA vaccine call line 396-6500 and press 1.

*If you would like to make a donation, please visit our website HERE for a
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