Monthly News & Updates from APTS JUNE | 2021
“More smiling, less worrying.
More compassion, less judgment.
More blessed, less stressed.
More love, less hate.”
Roy T. Bennett
And a VERY happy birthday to those who celebrate their special day in the month of June! Happy birthday to YOU!!
Some fun facts about JUNE....

  • June has three birthstones – alexandrite, moonstone, and pearl. Alexandrite is said to represent longevity and health. Moonstones are said to bring good luck & are associated with love and passion. And pearls, the main birthstones of June, represent purity and faith.

  • The month of June marks the beginning of summer in areas of the Northern Hemisphere giving us the longest day of the year BUT in the southern hemisphere, they experience it as the shortest day of the year!

  • The month of June is believed to be named after Juno, the Greek goddess of Love & Marriage.
Sensory Gardens
What is a sensory garden?? environment that is specifically designed to stimulate all five senses.
Creating a sensory garden can help reduce troubling behaviors, reduce depression and stress and provide individuals with dementia a sense of well-being.
Pink Noise?

According to a recent study, playing gentle sound stimulation during sleep can can improve memory & deepen sleep! To analyze the effect of pink noise during sleep on memory, the researchers analyzed data on 9 participants with mild cognitive impairment.
Read more below!
Caregiver Stress Syndrome
What is it & How to
manage the symptoms?

Taking care of loved ones is a beautiful privilege that can also be very taxing at times. We look up to our elders and we respect our partners but when our roles change, being a caregiver can be stressful and challenging as we substitute self care for the care of our loved ones. Learn more about what you can do to recognize and manage symptoms of caregiver stress.
Hannaford Community Bags

Bags That Give Back!

A Place To Start was 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! A big thank you to all those who purchased a reusable bag and helped to support this program!
Amazon Smile ;)
Did you know?
Just a friendly tidbit: if you order frequently from Amazon, try switching over to AmazonSmile and help a favorite nonprofit!
With each purchase you make, a small percentage goes directly to a nonprofit of your choice! (And yes, you can set it up to donate right to A Place To Start!!)

For a comprehensive guide to senior/memory care in Maine....
Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm."
The warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."
~ unknown author ~
Coming Soon!
In the coming months, we hope to see you in our private facebook group
-- A Place To Start: Conversations --
where we will connect with many others to share experiences and provide support!
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