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Final Preparations for 10th Annual Autumn Night Out Underway


Lewiston, Maine  9.19.13 - Plans are being finalized for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's (AHCH) 10th Annual Autumn Night Out Silent Auction & Gala event on October 25th. The Autumn Night Out fundraiser will be held at Poland Spring Resort in Poland Spring, ME with proceeds benefiting AHCH's Hospice Program. The evening begins at 6:00pm with hors d'oeuvres, a wine and beer tasting courtesy of Central Distributors and Baxter Brewing Co., silent auction bidding and music by Denny Breau with dinner, live bidding and music and dancing with The Tony Boffa Band to follow. Norm Kakors from WMTW News 8 will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. "This year's 10th anniversary event is going to be bigger and better than ever", said Cyndi Robbins, volunteer chair of the Autumn Night Out Planning Committee and owner of Poland Spring Resort & Golf Course. "With the recent changes in funding and reimbursements as of late, events like Autumn Night Out are imperative to AHCH's mission to never turn a patient away because of inability to pay. The funds raised via Autumn Night Out mean that every person needing hospice services is care for, no matter what."

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Danny Taylor & Friends Raise over $10,000 to Support three local Hospice Agencies

New Portland, Maine 8.23.13 - On August 10, 2013, musician Danny Taylor teamed up with Happy Horseshoe Campground owners "Buster" and Judy Pinkham and more than 25 volunteers to host a Hospice benefit at the campground. Taylor donated his time and talents to organize the event as well as provided the evening's entertainment with his band, while the Pinkhams hosted a silent auction and a bean hole bean supper along with a 50/50 raffle and bake sale with all proceeds benefitting Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice Volunteers of Waterville and Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County.

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Agency Cooperation Brings Comfort to Hospice Patients

Auburn, Maine 7.30.13 - On July 24th Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice sold 14 electric patient beds from the Auburn Hospice House to Fryeburg Health Care Center for a total of $14. When the Hospice House decided it was time to upgrade their beds, instead of throwing them away, they looked for a way to re-use. "Our beds were still in great condition," said Karen Flynn, Director of Hospice for AHCH "so we asked our staff for ideas with what to do with them." Judy Abbott and Tamson Girard, hospice aides for AHCH, found the solution. While providing care for patients at the Fryeburg Health Care Center, Abbott and Girard noticed how the older model, non-electric beds proved challenging for both patients and staff alike. Flynn placed the call the Kelly Burden, Director of Nurses at Fryeburg Health Care Center, to offer the sale of the beds and Burden ecstatically accept. "It was like Christmas over here!" Burden exclaimed.

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Robert D. Turcotte Award Presented for Oustanding Contributions to the Promotion of Home Health Care

Lewiston, Maine 7.3.13 - Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice presented the Robert D. Turcotte Award to three individuals at the spring Volunteer Recognition events held in Auburn, Farmington and Bridgton. The award is presented in honor of Robert Turcotte, an Auburn resident, who was treasurer of the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Board of Directors from 1978 until his death in 1982. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice gives this award in acknowledgement of outstanding contributions to the promotion of home health care.

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