2014-12-19 / Health & Medical


Think you need a hearing aid?

If you need or think you might need a hearing aid, you should call Mark Vail today — he’ll test and evaluate you for the hearing aid you need in the comfort of your home and you’ll be happy with it.

By visiting people in their homes, Mark can make the best assessment of what the person’s needs are. Sometimes, he visits people at their places of work because of concerns there. This attention to detail shows up in the low return rate he has.

You can reach Mark Vail at 284-9600 or toll free at 877- 284-3400. Call today and you’ll be hearing better soon.

Rolnick Chiropractic

‘Tis the Season…..to Stay Healthy!

The holiday season is well upon us and is fraught with all 3 types of stress: Physical (how we move), Chemical (what we put into our body) and Emotional (how we think and feel). Now, more than ever, we need to be mindful of reducing stress so that we remain healthy through the holidays. Here are a few tips I’ve shared with our practice members:

Physical Stress – Balance packages when shopping, wrap gifts in shifts not a marathon, get enough sleep, get up and stretch while on-line shopping

Chemical Stress – Everything in moderation, plan ahead for what you’ll eat and drink, take time to taste what you’re eating, fill up on healthy foods and treat yourself with small amounts of the richer foods

Emotional Stress – Spend within your means, be more forgiving and remember it’s a stressful time for everyone Keep your adjustment schedule – if you are under Chiropractic care, make sure to stay on your care schedule as regular adjustments arm your body to handle the holiday stressors better. If you aren’t under care yet, give yourself the gift of health and make an appointment to get checked today!

For more information, call Rolnick Chiropractic at 207-283-1168 or check out our web page at www.rolnickchiropractic.com

Melissa Libby invites you to consider her as your

Her practice, opening in South Portland in January, is oriented to people, not paperwork, and your direct contact during all phases of your health care is with her personally. She accepts most major insurances.

Melissa is a 30 year veteran of the healthcare field including the last 15 as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) practicing internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. As an independent practitioner within a collaborative practice, she has the autonomy and the resources, including the time, to provide highly personalized patient-centered preventive, acute, and chronic illness care.

For more information, go to her website at melissanlibbyfnp.com or call 761-4700.

The Home Energy Savings Program

The Home Energy Savings Program, or HESP from Efficiency Maine is providing the most accessible support for homeowners who need to re-insulate their homes,” reports Mark Walker, General Manager of Home Snuggers. To help them cut their heating bills, Efficiency Maine will rebate up to $1,500 to customers. And almost all new Home Snuggers customers qualify for at least $1,000 from Efficiency Maine.

Home Snuggers is a Windham based family business founded in 2011, solely for the purpose of re-insulating homes in Maine. Their premier product, RetroFoam, is a super insulation technology tested in thousands of existing American homes over the last 10 years. Homeowners typically slash their heating bills by one third with the addition of RetroFoam to their exterior walls. RetroFoam seals all the gaps and cracks where heat escapes and eliminates drafts.

Anyone interested in financing the modest cost of a RetroFoam installation - an average home is only $2,500 to $4,000 - can apply for a low interest PACE Loan from Efficiency Maine. Energy savings usually cover the monthly loan payments, which makes it easy to pay off quickly.

According to Walker, “Everyone knows energy costs will rise in coming years. Home Snuggers provides healthy and affordable insulation, while being a neighbor of integrity in our communities.” It is noteworthy that RetroFoam is totally eco-friendly. Eric Hallee, Vice President of Chase Customs Homes points out, “RetroFoam doesn’t produce vapors, and installers do not need protective gear.”

Customers speak highly of Home Snuggers. Exclaimed Deborah King of Cape Elizabeth on one cold, sunny morning as she walked into the office: “It is so hot in here, you have to turn the heat down. Apparently the RetroFoam is working. The heat wasn’t even on!”

Efficiency Maine’s Home Energy Savings Program will likely be funded through June 30, 2015. Homeowners should take advantage of this incentive of up to $1,500 for upgrading their house while also cutting their home heating bills.

Perplexed, bewildered, dazed, or confused about health insurance?

Karen Vachon, Licensed health insurance agents helps individuals, families, small business owners, and senior citizens navigate their health insurance options. From Obamacare to Medicare Vachon’s approach is different. She gets up close to the individual client’s needs and situation and taps into available resources to protect life’s twist, turns, and surprises.

“The health insurance purchased has changed a lot in the last year and people are really confused”, explains Karen, who helps people determine their eligibility for tax credits, along with choosing a plan that best meets their needs and budget. “People are also concerned about the tax penalty if they don’t have health insurance”, says Karen, who helps people identify if they’re exempt from the penalty; or would prefer more affordable protection off the exchange.

Tired of 1-800 eternal hold? Feeling perplexed, bewildered, dazed and confused? Call Karen! 207-730-2664. There is no fee for her service.

Providing home care for you and your loved ones

At New England Family Healthcare, we strive to provide the best in-home services for you or your loved ones at affordable rates. Since 2001, we’ve been helping people with personal care (bathing/dressing), light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation, companionship and the like. If you or a family member have had surgery, are going through a course of treatment, or can no longer do some of the everyday household chores you’ve always done, call us at 699-4663 for a free consultation.


Share the health in multiples. Save $20 on 4 one hour gift sessions. Not sure whether you need acupuncture or massage? Get the best of both worlds at MassageCraft & Acupuncture Clinic. Get long lasting results with a series of treatments. Consider acupuncture for back pain, sinus trouble, insomnia and anxiety. Ease the consequences of shoveling or too much sitting with massage. Stop-in any time during the work week for gift certificates. Or drop-in on Saturday and Sunday, December 20 & 21 ‘till 2pm for gift purchases. We’ll be open ‘till 1pm on Christmas ‘eve for the last minute shoppers. MassageCraft & Acupuncture Clinic, established in 1991, has convenient locations in Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach. Our experienced practitioners offer eastern and western massage techniques as well as acupuncture. Our work ranges from relaxation to injury specific. We accept workers compensation, auto claims and some private insurance upon benefit verification. Call 286-8416 or 934-0849 to make an appointment. And please, visit our web site at: www.massagecraft.com.

Why struggle alone?

Life can be stressful for all of us. At times we feel alone and wish that we had someone to talk to outside of our immediate family and friends, someone who could see and understand our concerns from a fresh perspective. With increased self understanding, comes the ability to be more conscious about behavior choices and to reduce repeating self defeating patterns. The therapeutic relationship can offer the opportunity to learn new skills for creating and improving other relationships.

Andrea Summer, licensed clinical counselor and modern psychoanalyst, is now expanding her practice at 9 Beach St., Saco, Me. Evening hours are available, most insurances are accepted or a sliding scale fee schedule is possible. Andrea works with adolescents, adults and couples. There is also an opportunity to be part of a therapeutic support group with a focus on relationship building and stress management in the near future. Please contact Andrea Summer at 207-251- 3877, or at asumm10@yahoo.com for more information and an appointment.

Free Balanced Living Assessments Free Food & Body Balance Support Group

Cultivating Balance, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Art of Awareness is offering free Balanced Living Assessments. Contact us to schedule an assessment, if you would like support in identifying and addressing the areas in your life that feel out of balance and are causing you stress. cultivatingbalanceforyou@gmail.com or 207-332-9003

Cultivating Balance is also offering a free Food & Body Balance Support Group for people struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, or who want to improve their relationship with food, body image and exercise. It is every Weds. from 6pm to 7pm at Maine Medical Center’s Dana Center. No need to sign up. Just show up.

Art of Awareness provides psychotherapy and body centered practices. Our approach is client centered and supports sustainable self-care. We are currently accepting new clients for Individual, Couples, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Art of Awareness is run by a collaboration of licensed therapists in South Portland. Our therapists are trained to provide therapeutic services for a wide range of mental health and wellness issues. We accept most commercial health insurance policies and offer services for adults, teens and children.

We have a vision of the Center being a place where safety, balance, and creative healing are the foundation of our work.

Please contact us at 207-799-1331 ext. 101 to discuss your treatment needs and to inquire about our services. Art of Awareness & Cultivating Balance are located at 813 Broadway in South Portland.

View our websites at
& cultivatingbalance.org

Are You Wearing A Prosthetic Or Are You Wearing A Traditional Denture?

• As a denture wearer have you developed deep puppet lines/jowls that make you look older than your years?

• Have you found that you are sometimes hesitant before you smile because there is something about your teeth that just doesn’t look right?

• Are you choosing foods to eat based on the lack of stability of your current dentures?

• Do restrictions of the fit of your denture cause you to think twice before engaging in kissing or laughing?

• Is the fact that you have experienced breakage of teeth or of the base of your denture increasing your anxiety level?

• Are you absolutely dependent on the use of denture adhesive?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions you are probably wearing a traditional denture.

Q: What is a denture that is fabricated as removable prosthetic? A: At Denture Solutions we create a removable prosthetic which is designed to mimic natural dentition in both appearance and function.

Here are some recent quotes from our happy patients:

“I was told by three dentists that because of bone loss that a lower denture would never fit properly New upper & lower denture with flexible flange...Life changing!!!” T. Rodrigues, Ma.

“....no slipping confidence is smile and kissing is wonderful” P. Brook, Wells, Me.

“I am now the proud owner of a beautiful smile once again!!!!” A.B., Wells, Me.

Call for more information
or Visit our website at:

Monarch Center: A Therapeutic Setting That Focuses on Ability

Kindred Assisted Living -- Monarch Center is designed for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Each of the 42 residential apartments offer a private bath and luxury common space including an elegant living room, gracious dining room and a countrystyle eat-in kitchen. Each apartment has windows with views of the garden area and easy access to the courtyard from each neighborhood or wing.

We offer many specialized programs at The Monarch Center. The programs focus on each person’s cognitive ability, not cognitive disability. We create a therapeutic environment that encourages people to feel more successful and less frustrated. The Monarch Center has three different neighborhoods, or wings, of the building and as people’s needs change, they join the neighborhood that can best meet those needs.

Many families have utilized our Short-Term and Long-Term Respite Program as a way to determine if our therapeutic environment would be suitable on a more permanent basis, as well as offering rejuvenation for the caregiver.

At the Monarch Center, we take pride in the quality of life we offer to our residents and the peace of mind we give to family members.

Please call Pota D. Schott, MPA, LRCA, at 207-284-0900 today and schedule an appointment for a personal tour and more information about our specialized community.

“A Maine Bridge to Home” Offers Respite for Patients and Families

As you recover from an illness or rehabilitation, consider our respite program, “A Maine Bridge to Home.” To help ensure the best possible outcomes and timely recovery, we at Kindred Assisted Living -- Village Crossings have created a full service short-term post-surgical respite program with a very affordable daily rate. We have found that when a person is discharged from the hospital it can sometimes be a fearful and disorienting journey. Family members and/or friends suddenly become caregivers, which can be overwhelming while trying to balance their own daily lives.

Our A Maine Bridge to Home program is designed to aid patients as well as their caregivers. Our nurses and direct care staff members are ready around the clock to work in conjunction with your physician to deliver the care needed for recovery. In addition, we also provide support for therapy services covered under Medicare B and/or private insurance, as well as nursing services under Medicare part “A” if qualified. The overall goal is to support the patient’s healing process and the journey to independence.

At Kindred Assisted Living -- Village Crossings we offer assistance with daily living needs, medication administration and on-site nursing supervision if needed. Special dietary requirements, mobility goals and therapies can be monitored daily.

While recovering in our community, you reside in a furnished studio apartment with a handicapped-accessible private bathroom including an emergency call bell system. You may choose to include meal tray services from our fabulous Marsh View restaurant and, of course, receive hands-on care if needed. Our amenities include twenty-four hour care and community companionship to assist in minimizing the possibility of a readmission to a hospital and to enhance your journey back home. So if you find you need a place to gain strength while recovering, try our A Maine Bridge to Home program, and let us help you create a successful healing journey!

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