~OCTOBER 2018 ~
PROVIDING HOPE, HELP AND GUIDANCE TO FAMILIES
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S
AND DEMENTIA
To everyone who helped to support the
Spurling Charity 5K and
A Place To Start ,
WE THANK YOU!! !

And a very special Thank you to Spurling Fitness for all your hard work in putting this annual event on for our community!! Your efforts do not go unnoticed!!

Tickets available online @


$35/ea. in advance
OR
$40 at the door
Get your tickets for the
6TH Annual
Big Night Out!


Raffle Packages include:
  • Family Fun Package
  • Local Dining Experience
  • 'Tender Lovin' Car Care'
  • Surfin' Turfin'
  • and several more.......

Silent Auction includes:
  • a one-week stay in a Lake House on Long Lake (sleeps 9)
  • 2 Private sessions & 2 Meditation CDs from Melissa Boyd, Psychic Medium
  • And several other items like [insert drumroll here].........

4 Saturday night Tickets to the already
**SOLD OUT**
FIRE AND ICE!!!! 

~~ COMMUNITY NEWS ~~
You can find the green Community bags on the reusable bag rack near the checkouts!
A Place To Start
has been chosen by Hannaford Store Leadership as a benefiting nonprofit
to receive donations through the
Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!!

Every time the Community bag
is purchased at the Hannaford
store in Kennebunk
(located at 65 Portland Road)
during the month of OCTOBER ,
A Place to Start will receive a
$1 Donation!!

Music and Memory

Have you ever seen the incredible effect music can have on someone who is living with dementia?

Right here in Kennebunk, we have a group of young adults who started what
is known as
Project Playback .
This is a program that was born and has since bloomed out of a school community project and 3 years later is still going strong! To learn more about these amazing students, please visit the link below!


Want to learn more
about music therapy and dementia?
Click the links below!!


CAREGIVER'S CORNER
A Caregiver's Serenity Prayer

. .....grant me the tender, open hearted love needed on the caregiving journey, the strength of body, serenity of mind, clarity of purpose and willingness of spirit to meet the extraordinary, everyday constant changes and challenges of caregiving with a smile and good cheer.

And, please grant me the compassion and courage to choose the right path through the myriad decisions, making the very best choices for the highest good of my loved one, my family and myself.

Allow me to know that I am enough, I do enough and by giving of myself at the deepest soul level, caring with diligence for my own health and well-being, also as priority, I will experience the beautiful rewards intrinsic to caring for another.

Let me seek, find and accept help and loving support from family, friends, community and professionals for the journey of caring.
Let my loved one receive the gift of love from my heart and hands with gratitude and healing according to your will.

Bless the hands, hearts and spirits of both giver and receiver in your circle of light and life and keep us filled with gratitude and grace each day!

What's Happening at APTS?
We are switching things up in October so be sure to check out the calendar of events ------ >>
MARK YOUR CALENDARS.......

HERE ARE SOME EVENTS THAT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!
~LUNCH AND LEARN~
WITH DR. DOLAN
OCTOBER 3RD, 2018
12 PM @
A Place To Start
Join us for lunch and bring your questions!

Dr. John Dolan is a neurologist in Biddeford, Maine and is affiliated with Southern Maine Health Care-Biddeford Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 4 doctors at Southern Maine Health Care-Biddeford Medical Center  who specialize in Neurology.
WALKING THE PATH TOGETHER
PRESENTED BY:
DAYNA LARSON-HURST, RN, MSOD
OCTOBER 13TH, 2018
10am - 12pm
@ ST. ANDRE'S HEALTH CARE
IN BIDDEFORD
Supporting your loved ones on their journey with dementia can be frustrating and challenging. Dana is a consultant and a national speaker. Much of her work is focusing on creating cultures of well-being particularly for those living with dementia. She will be speaking at St. Andre's to share her experiences, answer questions, help you address any concerns you have and to also share in your joys.

This event is free and open
to the public.

Please RSVP @ 207-282-5171

"We are on a path together and together we can learn how to support ourselves and our loved ones."
41 MAIN STREET, UNIT 2
KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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