Lifestyle Fall Senior Expo

Fall Senior Expo

October 11, 2016 Hilton Garden Inn Freeport


PrintOctober 11, 2016 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport

Much to see, do and learn at Fall Senior Expo 2016

Are you ready to hear some great speakers, get a free flu shot, have an antique appraised and gather lots of senior-related information? We have a very informative and fun day planned at the free Fall Senior Expo Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport.There’s ample parking, free admission and no registration.For more info, visit

Representatives from senior communities, home health companies, pet care, estate management, hearing help and many more will showcase their services and be available for questions all day. Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15, and you’ll find several companies offering information on Medicare plans.

Thinking about finding in-home care? Want to see new devices that help folks with hearing loss? Concerned about how you’ll be remembered and what sort of legacy you’ll leave?  There will be lots of information available. On Oct. 11, you’ll be able to visit and talk with 37 vendors from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

What’s Happening:

• CHANS will offer free flu shots from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Speakers will be talking in the Speaker’s Gallery right outside the expo hall. Talks start at 10 a.m., and include new joint options, leaving a legacy, downsizing and dealing with clutter, varicose vein management and pet care.

• Certified instructor Shari Chaney and friends will give several demos of Zumba Gold.

• For a $5 donation, you can get an antique appraised by Stan Lourie.

Many thanks to our gold sponsors, The Salvation Army Planned Giving, Advanced Vein Center and Bellavita at Scarborough. You can hear more about what our sponsors offer at their booths, and also during the speaker’s session.

The Grand Prize

When you come in, be sure and pick up your free Expo bag, courtesy of Maine Senior Guide and Beach Glass Transitions, your Expo hosts. Now’s the time to enter the drawing for the Grand Prize.  Our grand prize includes:

• A night at the Hilton Garden Inn

• Movie tickets at the Nordica Theater

• A $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant

• A 2017 Portland Dine Around card

Your Hosts

Maine Senior Guide, along with Beach Glass Transitions, is hosting the Fall Senior Expo. Maine Senior Guide is a free online web resource ( of services and information.  Principal Deborah McLean works with senior-focused companies to gain online exposure with no limits of distribution or geography.

Lynn Peel, principal of Beach Glass Transitions, offers advice and direction for families helping a senior loved one relocate to safer, more secure housing. A certified Geriatric Care Advisor, Lynn has many years experience navigating the requirements of senior living communities, and all the attendant paperwork of re-settling a loved one. (

We welcome you to the fall expo and look forward to meeting you!


10 a.m.

Venous Insufficiency: What to do about Varicose Veins with Dr. Robert Abrahamsen

Many people develop venous insufficiency during their lifetime.  As the problem progresses, more visible varicose veins may appear, and as it worsens, patients notice leg swelling. In the end stages, ulceration or blood clots can occur. Fortunately, there is now a quick and easy outpatient solution, covered by insurance. With today’s ultrasound and laser equipment, we can fix most problems with short outpatient treatments, allowing patients to go back to their activities with no downtime. Come learn how easy it can be to look and feel better.

11 a.m.

State Of The Art Hip Replacement

Maine Medical Partners – Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is nationally recognized as a leader in advanced hip, knee and shoulder surgeries.  Working with The Joint Replacement Center at MMC, the team has performed more than 6,000 anterolateral hip replacements, the highest volume in Maine. Come hear George Babikian, M.D. explain the amazing changes in joint care and replacement.


Salvation Army Planned Giving: Tips and Traps When Naming Beneficiaries

Learn how to coordinate designations with your will, accounts and jointly-owned property for a smooth-working estate plan. A light lunch is provided for the first 25 attendees.

1 p.m.

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy Through All Stages of Life

In this fun and engaging talk, Deirdre Frey, VMD, and Abigail Messina, DVM, veterinarians from Vet At Your Door, a veterinary house call service serving the Greater Portland area, will discuss how to keep your beloved furry companions healthy from puppy/kitten-hood through their golden years. How do vet house call services work? Find out what services you can receive in the comfort of home, and how it can benefit you and reduce stress for your pets.

2 p.m.

Clutter Control: Tips for Gaining the Upper Hand on Your Stuff

Are you paralyzed by the amount of stuff you’ve accumulated? Do your kids tell you they’re just going to throw stuff away and threaten you with dumpsters? Get a better grip on your belongings and your sanity by learning a few clutter control tips and gaining resources in this one hour workshop.  Deborah McLean (Maine Senior Guide) is wearing her other hat, from Antiquities Refuge League.


Enjoy visiting with these exhibitors. And a special thank you to expo gold sponsors Salvation Army Planned Giving (booth #1), Advanced Vein Center (booth #3) and Bellavita at Scarborough (booth #5). Thanks also to CHANS, providing our flu shots today.

1. Salvation Army Planned Giving

Stephanie Sukeforth
PO Box 3647, Portland, ME 04104  

The Salvation Army’s Planned Giving staff is available to help you with your gift planning needs. Some people’s legacies are written on monuments, but yours can be written on lives. We can help with a variety of opportunities including making a gift through your will or a charitable gift annuity. Pick up your free 2-minute Estate Check Up & Estate Organizer at our booth when you first come in. And join us at 12 noon for our free legacy discussion and lunch offering (first 25 attendees) in the Speaker’s Gallery.

2. MMC Joint Replacement Center

Janet Dyroff
22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102
207-662-6054 •

The Joint Replacement Center at Maine Medical Center is nationally recognized as a leader in advanced hip, knee and shoulder surgeries. Our team performs more than 1,800 joint replacement procedures each year, the highest volume in Maine. We commit to providing the highest quality for each patient’s specific needs.

3. Advanced Vein Center

Mary Constantino
210 Western Ave, South Portland, ME 04106

The Advanced Vein Center was created to fill a gap in the management of venous disease in the state of Maine. Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and staff work full time treating the complete spectrum of venous problems as well as the complications that can occur if the issue is left untreated. Dr. Abrahamsen will be speaking on varicose veins in the Speaker’s Gallery at 10 a.m.

4. The Park Danforth

Judith Miller
777 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103
207-797-7710 •

The Park Danforth is a warm and welcoming community located in a vibrant residential area of Portland. We offer apartment living and assisted living, including market rate and HUD-subsidized apartments, and MaineCare assisted living suites. Coming December 2016, we will be offering 58 new market rate apartments and unveiling our new Main Street!

5. Bellavita at Scarborough

Dani Swenson
18 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074
207-883-3889 •

We provide customized care solutions to meet resident’s unique needs and help them experience Daily Moments of Success in a supportive, homelike environment. From our trained staff to our wide variety of amenities and activities, we strive to offer personalized care and exceptional service at competitive and affordable rates. Fees for care and services are based on each resident’s needs and preferences, as determined by the Living Accommodation selected and their Personal Service Plan.

6. Beach Glass Transitions

Lynn Peel
72 Ocean St. #104, South Portland, ME 04106

We are a team of eldercare experts. We evaluate your medical, financial, and social needs to match you with customized eldercare solutions. We create a qualified plan for you and guide you step-by-step through the process. It’s not just about quality of care; it’s about quality of life.

7. Sedgewood Commons

Meghan Jodrie
22 Northbrook Dr, Falmouth, ME 04105

Sedgewood Commons was built in 1994 with the specific mission to care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. With over 20 years experience our well trained and knowledgeable staff is passionate about working with those with the disease and their families.

8. Sleep Number

Jessica Gagne
364 Maine Mall Rd, Space N-131
South Portland, ME 04102

Beds, bedding and adjustable frames designed to improve lives by individualizing sleep experiences. We have sleep solutions to address all sleep concerns.

9. Legacy Memory Care at OceanView

Elaine DuMais
4 School House Dr, Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-4621 •

Legacy Memory Care at OceanView provides a state of the art, uniquely designed, secure community for those individuals with memory loss and dementia. Committed to excellence, our team of caregivers is fully trained in the person-centered, Habilitation Therapy model of care which enriches the quality of life of our residents.

10. PACES – Portland Area Coalition for Elder Services

Rich Blumenthal c/o Advantage Home Care
550 Forest Ave, Suite 206
Portland, ME 04101

PACES is a group of professional goods and service providers dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seniors in the greater Portland area. PACES members provide goods and services necessary for daily living and are committed to delivering the highest quality service to our clients.

11.  Falmouth by the Sea/Foreside Harbor

Renee O’Neil
191 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

Situated directly on the shores of Casco Bay, Falmouth by the Sea & Foreside Harbor offer a history of exceptional person-centered care in beautifully renovated accommodations. A recognized Five Star skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility with a range of living options: long term care, respite stay, and private assisted living apartments.

12. CaptionCall

Heidi Kraus
4215 S. Riverboat Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-293-6572 •

CaptionCall’s revolutionary captioning telephone, iPad app and red carpet service is free for the hard of hearing.

13. Casco Bay Home Care

Mark Marston
360 US Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096
207-846-6886 •

We offer personal support and geriatric care management. Whether you receive a three-hour visit or around-the-clock care, our staff will brighten your day! With our help, older adults can live safely and comfortably in the home they prefer.

14. MidCoast – Parkview Health

123 Medical Center Dr, Brunswick, ME 04011


A dynamic healthcare system addressing a full continuum of community health, wellness, and prevention needs with a full-service 93-bed hospital (Mid Coast Hospital), a diverse medical group (Mid Coast Medical Group), senior health care (Mid Coast Senior Health Center), and home healthcare services (CHANS Home Health Care). CHANS Home Health Care (our flu shot provider) is a full service, non-profit, Joint Commission Accredited agency providing nursing, rehabilitation, hospice, palliative, and private duty care services and an array of free community-based wellness clinics and support services in Midcoast Maine.

15. Maine Veterans’ Home

Julie Caswell or Bonnie Stewart
290 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
207-289-3403 •

* Skilled Nursing & Rehab

* Physical Therapy-Occupational Therapy-Speech Language Therapy

* Long Term Care

* Residential Dementia Care

* Dementia Long Term Care

* End of Life Care

* Eligible Veterans could receive a VA stipend of $102.38 per day.

For more information call 1.88.684.4666

16. Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center

Courtney Bougie, Admissions
850 Baxter Blvd, Portland, ME 04103

On beautiful Back Cove, our 60-bed skilled unit offers private rooms with private baths. Physical, occupational and speech therapy twice daily, seven days a week. State-of-the-art rehab gym. 24 hour RN/LPN coverage with IV certification. Wound care team on staff with daily and weekly rounds.

17. Humana Marketpoint Inc.

James Lopez
1 New Hampshire Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
973-610-5089 •

Humana’s diverse lines of business work to serve all types of consumers. From families to seniors to military members to self-employed individuals, there is a plan to meet each unique need.

18. Hawthorne House & Freeport Place

Nancy Keegan
6 Old County Rd, Freeport ME 04032


Hawthorne House & Freeport Place Assisted living and Nursing Care community in Freeport. At Hawthorne House, our services are designed to help patients/residents who require a short term rehabilitative services, skilled care, hospice care and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia care. Freeport Place offers personalized assisted living services to 30 residents in a warm, home-like setting.

19. AAA Northern New England

Richard Shaw
339 Griffin Rd, Bangor, ME 04401
207-942-8287 •

Known for legendary roadside assistance and advice on your travel plans, AAA of Northern New England can also help with insurance needs and discounts on many entertainment options!

20. Schooner Estates

Linda Haldonen
200 Stetson Rd, Auburn, ME 04210

Schooner Estates Senior Living community, located in Auburn, provides the ideal setting for older adults to live and thrive. Schooner offers independent living, assisted living, residential care and memory care. Locally owned and operated, Schooner has proudly served the Lewiston-Auburn community for over 27 years.

21. The Plant Memorial Home

Kristi Hyde
1 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
207-443-2244 ext 1014 •

The Plant Memorial Home is a nonprofit assisted and independent living community located on 24 acres along the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine. We offer exceptional living for our most exceptional citizens. Ask us about our new waterfront Thomas Lane Cottages, completed in July and ready for you!

22. Disability Rights Maine/Maine Relay

Elaine Williams
68 Bishop St #3, Portland, ME 04103
207-797-7656 •

Disability Rights Maine’s deaf advocacy and communication access program services Maine people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, deaf-blind or who use signs and gestures to communicate. Maine Relay has solutions for those individuals who have barriers to telecommunication access.

23. Home Instead Senior Care

Renate Scholz
502 Main St, Gorham, ME 04038

Home Instead Senior Care is a non-medical company serving Cumberland County seniors. Our services range from simple companion care to 24/7 end of life care. Our CAREgivers are carefully selected, thoroughly screened and well trained. “To us it’s personal”

24. Catholic Foundation of Maine

Elizabeth Badger
510 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME  04104

Catholic Foundation of Maine provides opportunities to invest in charitable fit annuities and endowments, leave legacy gifts through a will, or gifts of real estate or insurance to benefit the Catholic faith in Maine now and in the future.

25. HillHouse Assisted Living

Jane Taylor
166 Whiskeag Rd, Bath, ME  04530
207-443-3355 •

HillHouse is an elder care facility located in North Bath, Maine, on grounds overlooking Whiskeag Creek and Merrymeeting Bay. HillHouse cares for elders along a continuum of needs, from independent living to end-of-life and hospice care. HillHouse staff offer personalized care to all residents in a home-like environment.

26. Kindred At Home

Tina Pedersen
881 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103

Kindred At Home with locations in Portland, Sanford and Bangor. Offering skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work in the home. We rehabilitate and offer a healing environment that maximizes independence and safety where you live. “Bringing compassionate care home”.

27. Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Petkers
57 Depot St, Freeport, ME 04032

Vet at Your Door, Mainely Errands and four other Freeport area businesses showcase the wide variety of products, services and assistance available in Freeport. All of these reliable businesses are part of the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce.

28. Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation

Jenni Mains
370 Portland St, Yarmouth, Maine 04096   207-846-9021 •

Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation has been an exceptional community healthcare resource for many years. We exceed expectations in meeting the needs of individuals who require short-term rehabilitative care following hospitalization, or are in need of long-term skilled nursing care.

29. Beltone

Marissa Anderson
931 Jefferson Blvd Suite 2001
Warwick, RI 02886
410-773-2674 •

Beltone proudly continues its long history as the most trusted brand in the hearing care industry among adults 50 years or older. Our offices are equipped with the latest equipment to ensure the best care and our team of specialists is continually trained in new technology and service techniques.

30. Bay Square at Yarmouth

Tom Jones
27 Forest Falls Dr, Yarmouth, ME 04096

Splendidly located just beyond the beautiful Royal River and near to everything practical, Bay Square offers a simple lifestyle based on independence in a nurturing, supportive environment. You will enjoy the privacy of your own spacious apartment and benefit from the many amenities found at this full-service assisted living community.

31. Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, PA

Mary Jensen, Office Manager
7 Ocean St, South Portland, ME 04106
207-767-4824 •

Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, PA, the home of the Southern Maine Elder Law Center, offers personalized and comprehensive estate planning, probate and elder law services. This includes consultation, discussion and analysis, document preparation and plan execution, and any form of work that results from probate, wills, family matters and trusts.

32. The Vicarage by the Sea

Johanna Wigg
9 Vicarage Lane, Harpswell, ME 04079

The Vicarage by the Sea in Harpswell, Maine was founded with the desire to create a difference in the lives of those living with dementia. Our philosophy believes that every human being deserves the opportunity to grow, regardless of age or ailment. The Vicarage provides genuine care based on a psychosocial model, emphasizing the wellbeing of each residents mind, body and soul.

33. MaineHealth Care at Home

Karin Hulse
15 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072
207-284-34566 •

MaineHealth Care at Home provides a range of home health services including nursing, private duty home care support, nutritional counseling, emotional support, palliative care, rehabilitative therapies, and telehealth. Services provided seven days a week throughout York, Cumberland, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and southern Oxford counties. We are a fully licensed 501 (C) (3) not for-profit organization and a member of MaineHealth.

34. My Generation/Current Publishing

Lee Hews, Publisher
5 Fundy Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105
207-854-2577 •

My Generation is a publication for boomers inserted in all the Current Publications offerings. Bimonthly, a different theme presents useful articles on related topics to help boomers and their families enjoy life more! Check out our new format and look!

35. Avita of Brunswick/Sunnybrook

Bethany Tyler
89 Admiral Fitch Ave, Brunswick, ME 04011

Avita of Brunswick is under construction at 89 Admiral Fitch Avenue. This 60-apartment, state-of-the-art assisted living community, which focuses on memory care, is scheduled to open late this fall. Our goal is simple – to make a positive difference in people’s lives by creating a special place where residents can thrive and families can have peace of mind. Sunnybrook in Brunswick welcomes people looking for independent or assisted living in a charming pond-side community only minutes from all the attractions of Bath and Brunswick.

36. Stroudwater Lodge

Mary Willson
116 Landing Rd, Westbrook, ME 04092

Beautifully situated on a 65-acre wooded campus, Stroudwater Lodge is a senior living community located just minutes from I-95 and downtown Portland. Enjoy the natural surrounding with easy access to fabulous dining, arts and entertainment, shopping and outdoor activities. Stroudwater Lodge offers you the privacy of your own apartment with all the benefits of a full service community, all for one monthly fee.

37. Maine Senior Guide

Deborah McLean
P.O. Box 48, Freeport, ME 04032

Maine Senior Guide is a free on-line resource of services and information for Maine seniors and their families. MSG allows you to search geographically for senior communities, home care, geriatric assistance, estate management services and much more! We add constantly to a rich library of articles, making MSG an excellent information source.


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