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Virtual Health Fair

2020 marks the 41st year of the annual Cary Medical Center Health Fair and thanks to these unusual times, we have had to reimagine our event so that the fair could go on. This year, in lieu of our annual in-person Cary Medical Center Health Fair, we will be conducting a “Virtual Health Fair” and invite you to join us! From October 1 to October 31, we will introduce and highlight our virtual health fair exhibitors in a special way here on this page and also on Facebook in any of the following three locations: Cary Medical Center’s 2020 Virtual Health Fair; Healthy You Facebook pageHealthy You Health & Wellness Community.

Throughout the month, we will introduce and showcase one organization or program each day – providing health information, resources, and important agency/organizational information to help people in our communities access their services. We will be sharing videos, brochures, upcoming event information, live Q & A segments and giveaways – just like you might have experienced at the in-person event in the past. It will also pay to stay engaged as we will host a few door prize drawings throughout the event as well as a grand prize drawing at the very end. Entries will be earned through engagement with the event – think “LIKES” and comments! We hope you will join us as we aim to connect our communities with whatever they might need to make their health and wellness a priority – even in the midst of these uniquely challenging times.

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October 26: AMHC – Residential Treatment Facility

AMHC offers a 28-day Clinically-Managed High-Intensity Residential Treatment Facility in Limestone. This facility is an ASAM Level 3 residential service often referred to as “The Farm” and is for individuals needing 24-hour recovery focused care offered by trained counselors.

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Aroostook Mental Health Center – AMHC Residential Treatment Facility Site Coordinator, Rebecca Fournier, recently sat down with Cary Medical Center’s Bethany Zell to discuss how the RTF program helps those who are struggling with substance use disorder.

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Aroostook Mental Health Center’s Residential Treatment Facility program has so much to offer those who are ready to begin their recovery journey.  Click the image below to access a downloadable PDF version of this service highlight to learn more about this awesome resource available right in Aroostook County. 

October 25: Men’s Health

In recognition of Men’s Health Month in June, Dr. Jarryd Rossignol of Pines Health Services sat down to discuss mental health as it pertains to men. Dr. Rossignol currently sees patients at the Pines Presque Isle Health Center. Check out the video below to learn more!

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Men have special health concerns on so many topics, from exercise to heart disease, from reproductive health to job-related problems. Browse our library of articles to stay on top of the latest news and developments you need to know by visiting https://www.carymedicalcenter.org/ehealth/?8carymed/libv/p47.shtml.

October 24: CARY – Sharps Program

Did you know that Cary Medical Center has a Community Sharps Disposal Program available to our communities for free? It is so important that people who use medical sharps safely dispose of them. Here’s why:

Personal sharps containers may be obtained (dependent on availability) from the following locations:

• All Pines Health Services Offices

• Cary Medical Center Diabetes Education Program

• Cary Medical Center Laboratory

• Caribou and Presque Isle Police Departments

Mail-back programs are available for individual use by sharps users. Refer to www.safeneedledisposal.org for options in your area.

Sharps collection boxes can be conveniently and safely disposed of at the following locations throughout Aroostook County!

October 23: Pines Health Services

Are you looking for a primary care provider? With locations throughout Aroostook County, you can find someone who can help with your healthcare needs through Pines Health Services. Visit their website at www.pineshealth.org to learn more and find a provider today because NOTHING is more important than your health!
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Pines Health Services has some AMAZING primary care providers available to help you with all of your healthcare needs. Dr. Samuela Manages sees patients in the St. John Valley Health Center in Van Buren, but she has a real passion for educating our local community members on different topics that are important to health and wellness. She recently sat down with Healthy You for a Wellness Wednesday LIVE segment on mental health. Watch the video below to learn more…

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Dr. Hans Duvefelt of Pines Health Services has a heart for his patients and he sat down with Healthy You to talk about heart health earlier this year. Dr. Duvefelt currently sees patients out of the St. John Valley Health Center in Van Buren.

 

October 22: Siruno Stroke Prevention Program

The Siruno Stroke Prevention Program was created in honor of Dr. Cesar Siruno, a long time and much admired General Surgeon at Cary Medical Center.  Dr. Siruno was a strong believer in health promotion and prevention.  The Siruno family established the Stroke Prevention Program as a tribute to Dr. Siruno and to carry on his legacy.  Mrs. Siruno, who was a registered nurse, said that she hoped the fund would help prevent families from experiencing the tragedy of major stroke that her family had endured. Working with the Jefferson Cary Foundation, a nonprofit public foundation based at Cary Medical Center, the Siruno family established a permanent endowment that over the past decade has offered annual professional education, community health promotion, health screenings and other initiatives focused on the prevention of stroke. Thanks to this project and the work of other organizations, the incidence of Stroke and Stroke related mortality in Northern Maine is on the decline. Siruno Stroke Prevention Program coordinator, Nancy Holmquist recently shared about some of the work that is accomplished through this generous fund.

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Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to major health issues including stroke. Join the PreventT2 program today and learn to make lifestyle changes that can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.
Our Siruno Stroke Prevention Program will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6PM in Caribou. At this session, you will learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program that will be launching in early 2021. For more information or to register to attend the information session, please call Judy at 207.498.1112.
For programs in your area (outside of Aroostook County), please visit www.cdc.gov/preventt2.
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Back in February, Siruno Stroke Prevention Program coordinator, Nancy Holmquist sat down with Bethany Zell of Healthy You to discuss some “Dos and Don’ts” for blood pressure measurement. Did you know that if you have a full bladder when you get your blood pressure taken it can cause your systolic blood pressure measurements to increase 10 to 15mmHg? Find all this and more by watching the video below to find out how YOU can help as a consumer to get the most reliable and accurate blood pressure reading.

October 21: CARY – Women’s Imaging Center

Have you postponed your routine mammogram due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
It’s time to reschedule by calling Cary Medical Center‘s Women’s Imaging Center at 207.498.1201!

Pink Aroostook Program Director, Bethany Zell, recently talked about how you can “Think BEYOND Pink” when it comes to breast cancer. This includes knowing your own personal risk for breast cancer, finding ways to reduce that risk and knowing what’s normal for you so that you will know when things are different and be able to see your provider before too much time has passed. Watch the informative video which highlights a few practical ways you can help those living with and at risk for breast cancer beyond buying a pink ribbon product.

October 20: Aroostook Council for Healthy Families

The Aroostook Council For Healthy Families is a community organization committed to strengthening families in Aroostook County by providing and advocating for education and support. Learn more about what they have to offer and how they support our Aroostook County communities by visiting their website at https://sites.google.com/achf-me.org/wwwachf-meorg. Don’t forget to also LIKE and follow them on Facebook to stay plugged into educational information and upcoming events to help support your family and you as a parent.

The team at the Aroostook Council For Healthy Families took some time to introduce themselves and tell you a little more about what they do and how they serve our Aroostook families and communities! Watch the short video they made below.

 

October 19: CARY – Zero Suicide Grant

Beth Singer, Grant Coordinator for the ZERO Suicide grant at Cary Medical Center sat down with Healthy You Program Director, Bethany Zell, to discuss the program’s initiative and to share important mental health information to help in our quest to reduce the amount of death by suicide.

70% of people that die from suicide showed warning signs or even talked about it. If you suspect someone is in crisis, please talk to them. You will NOT give someone the idea. You can help. Visit https://www.bethe1to.com to learn more.

A recent national survey shows that 93% of Americans believe that suicide can be prevented, and would do something if someone close to them was thinking about suicide (95%). However, many people (69%) identified key barriers to talking about suicide, such as not knowing what to say, feeling they don’t have enough knowledge, or not feeling comfortable with the topic.
You can play a role today in helping to reduce those barriers by sharing tips and resources that empower all Americans to take action to support themselves and others. We all play a role!
Learn more by visiting: https://www.take5tosavelives.org/!

October 18: Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. As a not-for-profit organization, they depend on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform their mission. Learn more by watching this short video:

We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross of Northern New England to help bring Red Cross Blood Drives to our local communities. We have two more scheduled for 2020 in Caribou. You can easily schedule an appointment to donate by visiting redcrossblood.org.

  • Caribou Inn and Convention Center: 19 Main St – Caribou, ME 04736 – 10/22/2020 | 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Caribou Inn and Convention Center: 19 Main St – Caribou, ME 04736 – 12/17/2020 | 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Be sure to visit the American Red Cross on the web and LIKE/follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on upcoming events, learning opportunities and other ways you can help.

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October 17: AMHC – Sexual Assault Services

Julia Miller, Program Director of Prevention and Sexual Assault Services, and Wendy Page, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator for Aroostook County, of AMHC Sexual Assault Services recently sat down with Cary Medical Center’s Bethany Zell to discuss the prevalence of sexual assault in Aroostook County, how we can help change the conversation around this issue and how they are equipped to help. Watch the video below to find out more.

The mission of AMHC Sexual Assault Services is to promote healing and justice to all who are affected by sexual violence through advocacy, education, and prevention.
AMHC Sexual Assault Services has provided services to individuals who are affected by sexual violence since 1984. Their advocates and educators serve Maine’s Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington Counties.
Their dedicated website outlines their services and has a comprehensive list of resources that are available.
Visit https://www.amhcsas.org to learn more and to be connected to someone who can help.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is help available and they are just a phone call away. Someone is on the other end 24/7.
Additionally, Aroostook Mental Health Center – AMHC Sexual Assault Services’ work in Northern and Downeast Maine includes:
  • Advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, their families, and friends, including a 24-hour crisis and support line, support groups, crisis intervention and information, and help finding other community resources.
  • Support for survivors 24 hours a day. Advocates can go with survivors to the hospital or doctor’s office, to the police, or to court. It doesn’t matter when the violence happened. Advocates are also there to help families and friends.
  • Community awareness-building and prevention education for all ages and audiences on a range of topics, including sexual violence prevention, sexual violence, sexual harassment, internet safety, and personal body safety.