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.
What is a sensory garden??
.....an 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.
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.
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.
We're getting back into the swing of things!! We are happy to be entering the next phase of programming by hosting an indoor luncheon this month catered by Avita of Wells!
We ask that masks be worn into and out of the office but in accordance to Maine CDC guidelines, those who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. We are excited to be able to offer some of our regularly scheduled programs and we look forward to seeing those who can make it!
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We also understand that not everyone is comfortable with group gatherings at this time. If there is ANYTHING anyone needs during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email.
We are still available for consultations and we remain only a phone call away!
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!
a novel written by Kristin Hannah is the story of a family's struggle to endure and survive the worst that nature and humanity had to offer. This is a historical fiction that depicts what it was like having to face the Dust Bowl during the 1930's. This is a heartfelt story of love, hardship, courage and sacrifice.
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!!)