Maine Chapter
July 2012

 Walk to End Alzheimer's Season is Here!

In 2011, Maine walks raised over $420,000. Our goal this year is $450,000 and we need your help. Alzheimer's can't wait.  For more information:


2012 Walk Dates and Locations:

September 15, 2012: Southern Midcoast (Topsham), Seacoast (Wells)

September 22, 2012: Eastern Maine (Bar Harbor), Portland, Midcoast (Rockland)

September 29, 2012: Augusta, Calais, Lewiston/Auburn, Sanford

October 6, 2012: Eastern Maine (Bangor), Fort Kent, Farmington



Summer Social Program
Have you recently learned that you are facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia? Are you looking for a way to connect with others who are on the same path? We are offering a new program in the greater Portland area that might be of interest to you.


For more information:

Alzheimer's Navigator Helps 

Caregivers and People Living with Dementia



Alzheimer's Navigator is a free online tool designed specifically for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers which helps guide you to answers by creating customized action plans and providing access to information, support and local resources.


When facing Alzheimer's disease, there are a lot of things to consider. We can help you figure out your next steps. Complete a series of short surveys to receive a customized Action Plan designed just for you.



Sample questions from the short surveys:


1. Do you find that you have stopped or limited doing things you used to enjoy?


2. Have you thought about the type of care you will need and how you will pay for it?


3. Does the person with dementia tend to become more confused and agitated in the late afternoon or evening?


For more information: 


Summer Education Programs



Driving: When is it Time to Give Up the Keys?
Thursday Aug. 9, 2012
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Kittery Estates
220 State Road
Kittery, ME  03904


Living with Alzheimer's
Monday Aug.  20, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SeniorsPlus Education Center
8 Falcon Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
Legal and Financial
Monday Aug. 20, 2012
1:00 to 3:00 pm
SeniorsPlus Education Center
8 Falcon Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
Know the 10 Signs
Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Lewiston High School
156 East Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240


To register:


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Maine Chapter Featured on Local News Show


Amie Marzen, host of "Your Hometown" on FOX23 highlights the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter. Watch the five-minute segment on our website:

New Support Group for Caregivers



Third Wednesday of the month
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Living Innovations
238 North St.
Saco, ME  04072



Potitsa Schott

207.282.3311 x124


Family and Caregiver Support Groups, led by trained facilitators, meet in more than 40 places across the state of Maine.  Click here for the complete list:


Support Groups in Maine (pdf) 

2012 Maine Alzheimer's
Champions Breakfast Inspires  

(L to R) Laurie Trenholm, Kim Block,
Senator Margaret Craven and Dr. Joel Botler

Attendees celebrated as Senator Craven joined the distinguished list of Maine Alzheimer's Champions including U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Dr. Katherine Stoddard Pope and Dr. Joel Botler and the Maine Medical Center Geriatric Center team.


"We are thrilled to honor Senator Craven this year for her commitment to making Alzheimer's a statewide priority," said Laurie Trenholm, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter. "As sponsor of the legislation that called for a task force to address the needs of families in Maine affected by Alzheimer's now, and in the future, Senator Craven's leadership and vision has contributed greatly to the development of Maine's first-ever State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Senator Craven brings a strong personal commitment to finding a cure and providing better treatment and support for those affected by this disease; she understands what a serious threat it is for our aging population in Maine."


In her address, Senator Craven discussed the development of the state plan as a truly collaborative effort and thanked the many stakeholders in attendance. She remarked that the real champions are professional and family caregivers providing round the clock support for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Click on the link to hear Senator Craven's acceptance speech:


Sen.Craven.Speech (Audio) 


Maine State Plan (pdf)

Art in the Park to Include Works by Artists Living with Dementia
Visit the Cape Memory Care booth and see what some residents have been creating. Some works will be for sale and proceeds will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's.


Saturday August 11, 2012

9 am to 5 pm

Mill Creek Park

South Portland, ME  04106  


For more info:


Art in the Park


Walk Kick Off Parties Welcome the Season


The first Greater Portland Walk Kick Off Party sparked the feeling of comraderie that is so special among walkers. Lots of walkers registered and there were four lucky raffle winners. Thanks to RiRa Irish Pub for hosting the event. 


Walk Promo & Registration
Saturday July 21, 2012
8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Maine Roasters Coffee
305 US Route One
Yarmouth, ME  04096
A Sunday to Remember
Sunday July 22, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Winterberry Heights Assisted Living & Memory Care
932 Ohio Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Enjoy a variety of chocolate desserts prepared the culinary staff and local bakeries, as well as an ice cream buffet. $5.00 donation.  FMI or to RSVP: 207.942.6002


Walk Kick Off Party
Wednesday July 25, 2012 
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Thatcher's Pub
35 Foden Road #3
South Portland, ME 04106
Chance to win tickets (and camping passes!) to the KahBang Festival in Bangor.
Outdoor Sock Hop Dinner & Dance
Friday July 27, 2012
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Winship Green Nursing Center
51 Winship Street
Bath, ME 04530 
$6 includes barbecue dinner and 50's tunes by DJ Eddie Doyle.  FMI: Julie Kalloch at 207.443.9772

Night at the Sanford Mainers Baseball Game
Saturday July 28, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Sanford Mainers Baseball Game

Goodall Park (behind Town Hall)

Sanford, ME 04073

Voluneteers will be selling consessions to benefit Walk to End Alzheimer's and taking registrations. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple! 


Walk Kick Off Party

Thursday August 2, 2012

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Rooster's Coal Fired Pizza & Tap House

110 Community Drive

Augusta, ME  04330


Camp 4 an Alzheimer's Cure

Friday August 3, 2012

9 am to 2 p.m.

Westgate Manor

750 Union Street

Bangor, ME  04401

Purchase high energy and healthy treats to get you through the outdoor adventures of your Maine weekend. FMI: 207.942.7336


Summer Garden Kick Off Party

Friday August 3, 2012

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Horizons Living & Rehab Center

29 Maurice Drive

Brunswick, ME  04011

FMI or to RSVP:

Amanda Allen at 207.725.5801


Walk Kick Off Party

Monday August 6, 2012
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Bayside Bowl
58 Alder Street
Portland, ME 04101


Walk Kick Off Party
Thursday August 16, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Huntington Common
1 Huntington Common Drive
Kennebunk, ME  04043
Includes a silent auction and live entertainment, and wine tasting.
Walk Promo & Registration
Saturday August 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Acton Fairgrounds
550 Route 109
Acton, ME  04001


For more info on any of these events:



Banker's Life Forget Me Not Days Golf Outing Raises $10k for Maine Chapter! 


Banker's Life and Casualty Company present the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter with a big check in the amount of $10,000 from their 5th Annual Forget Me Not Days Golf Outing.





First Annual Alz Fair 

Features Fun, Food, and Funds  


Thanks to Home Instead Senior Care in Gorham who hosted the First Annual Alz Fair on June 23, 2012.  They raised nearly $2,000 for the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's!