Poor organizational skills
With school starting in (deep breath) a week, (Oh, God) I have to get my act together when it comes to organization. Excuse me; I need to do some deep breathing exercises into this brown paper bag.
It isn’t like I wasn’t getting up early every day for the past few years, but when I did it wasn’t as though I was on some tight schedule with the kids. I’d get up, clean a section of the house and get breakfast ready. We’d bring the kiddos down, eat breakfast and play. Sometimes we’d go outside, sometimes we’d color, sometimes we’d watch a show.
Vaccinations not just for kids, says American Lung Association
CHICAGO, Ill. – August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the American Lung Association reminds older Americans that children aren’t the only ones who can receive vaccinations to help prevent disease – adults should be mindful of vaccination recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The American Lung Association, in partnership with Pfizer, is urging adults age 50 and older to talk with their healthcare provider about getting vaccinated against serious and preventable lung diseases such as influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.
$25,000 up for grabs in Tractor Supply Animal Rescue Contest
STATEWIDE – Raise your hand—or paw—if your favorite animal rescue in the Bangor area needs some help. Rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply Co. is looking to “rescue” 10 deserving animal shelters.
As part of Tractor Supply’s annual Pet Appreciation Week, held Sept. 16-20, Tractor Supply is awarding a total of $25,000 in grants, including a $10,000 grand prize, to qualifying animal non-profits through its “Rescue Your Rescue” social media contest.
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course offered in the Bangor Area beginning in September
BANGOR — NAMI Bangor and NAMI Maine (the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maine) will sponsor a free Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of people diagnosed with mental illness. The 12-week series of classes will be offered in Bangor beginning on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll in the course call Betsy at (207) 866-3307.
The course is an evaluated, national best practice program and will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and other major mental illnesses. In addition, the course includes coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.
Unity College donor challenge: Match my gift
Unsolicited $200,000 sum could lead to new pledges promoting America's Environmental College
UNITY – An anonymous donor has offered a lump-sum gift of $200,000 to tell the story of Unity College, and is exhorting others to help steer the school into its next half-century.
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