Living Innovations in the News - People helping people
AARP You've Earned a Say
June 4th, 2013
Addressing the tough issues relating Medicare and Social Security, the AARP is conducting a “listening” tour called You’ve Earned a Say, a national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security. Living Innovations is hosting a special dinner session of You’ve Earned a Say on Tuesday, June 4th from 4:30-7:00 PM at their offices at 1950 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth.
Following a buffet dinner with live music by Seacoast band Brown & White, the program will begin with an AARP representative discussing how to find responsible, commonsense solutions that will secure Medicare for future generations and how to prevent harmful cuts to Social Security so we can keep the promises we’ve made to our seniors. Attendees will be encouraged to voice their opinions, and to “vote” their approval or disapproval of the proposals using an interactive “clicker” technology that’s become widely used in universities throughout the nation.
The entire event is free, including dinner, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, call the AARP events registration line: 1-877-926-8300, or, visit http://aarp.cvent.com/LivingInnovations2013
Living Innovations Is Helping to Beautify the Town of Machias
May 20th, 2013
Members of the Living Innovations Community Connections program are busy creating a beautiful garden gateway into the town of Machias. They’re digging in the dirt, creating, planting and maintaining gardens around the “Welcome to Machias” signs on Route 1 on both sides of town.
The beautification project is made possible through the generosity of two local businesses. Sayber Morgan, a UMaine Machias counseling graduate student and local landscape business owner, is providing professional consultation to the Living Innovations team. Her business, We Can Dig It, is donating plants, materials and time. Green Thumb Nursery in Jonesboro is also donating plants and materials.
Living Innovations is an agency dedicated to providing support for people of all ages and abilities to have a good life at home and in their community. In addition to Community Connections, Living Innovations provides support services for children with disabilities, as well as home care and Shared Living homes for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Community Garden Plots Available at Living Innovations, Greenland Location
April 29th, 2013
Greenland… Living Innovations is making land adjacent to its offices at 47 Tide Mill Road in Greenland (just west of the Golf & Ski Warehouse on Route 33) available for community gardening. The 10’ x 10’, or 10’ x 20’ plots are open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The garden space has been freshly tilled and is fenced, with water on-site as well as a shed where tools and supplies can be stored. Restroom access is available during regular business hours. To reserve a plot, please call 422-7308 and ask for Naomi. Living Innovations also welcomes volunteers who would like to assist with organizing the gardens or advising beginning gardeners.
This is the 4th year that Living Innovations has made the land adjacent to its business office, housed in a historic farmhouse, available for community gardens. Living Innovations is dedicated to providing support to people of all ages and abilities to have a good life at home and in the community, with a particular focus on Shared Living options and Community Connections for people with developmental disabilities as well as Home Care services that allow seniors to live comfortably and safely where they choose.
AARP Forum on the Future of Medicare & Social Security Draws Record Crowd
September 27, 2012
Seacoast Seniors Had Their Say
New Lewiston Office Opened in July, 2012
This new office will help us better serve individuals throughout Androscoggin, Northern Cumberland and Oxford Counties. The office address is 59 East Avenue, Unit 2, Lewiston, Maine.
Earth Day 2012: Living Innovations Volunteers Clean Up Portsmouth Playground
A group of volunteers from Living Innovations spread 60 yards of wood chips at the South Playground in Portsmouth on Monday, April 16, 2012 as part of their Earth Day Cleanup activities. “These volunteers are a tremendous help to the City. This is not just busy work; it frees up Public Works employees to do other jobs,” according to Everett Kern, General Foreman, Portsmouth Public Works Department. Portsmouth Public Works supplied the rakes and gloves, and Living Innovations volunteers supplied the labor and enthusiasm.
Now Available: "Just One More Day"
A powerful film about suicide and people with disabilities, made possible by Living Innovations. Click here for more information
"Don't Dis My Ability" Radio Show
Listen anytime to
recordings of this popular radio show - right from this website. "Don't Dis My Ability," which is made possible by Living Innovations, is broadcast bi-weekly on Portsmouth Community Radio.
Click here for information - and to listen online.
Planning for Seniorhood Forum
This forum, presented by Good Life Providers on February 22, 2012, addressed some of the estate planning, financial planning and healthcare issues of growing older. Panelists included:
- Perry Blass, Living Innovations
- Dana Fiske, MD, Audiologist
- Al Blake, Financial Planner
- Kara Sweatt, RN, Amedisys Hospice
- Cathleen Toomey, Riverwoods
- Amy Catling, Seacoast Family Mortgage
- Wendi Aultman, Service Link
- Gary Holmes, Attorney
NEW: Exercise classes on the Seacoast for those "60 and Better"
Living Innovations now offers exercise classes four days a week at our new Portsmouth location: 1950 Lafayette Road (formerly The Casey Center). These are the same teachers and classes that used to be offered at Wentworth Connections. For more information, contact Annie Jones, 436-1586.
Click here to download a schedule card.
2012 Special Olympics Lobster Dip in the Atlantic Ocean
Brrrrrrr! Eleven brave souls from Living Innovations took a New Year’s Day dip in the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Special Olympics of Maine.
The Special Olympics is a highlight of the year for many athletes and they spend weeks preparing for it. As a non-profit organization, Special Olympics of Maine is not sustainable without our help. Please click here to make a pledge now!
Thank you from all of us who support or participate in Team Living Innovations, and best wishes for a peaceful and warm New Year.
Plymouth man’s caretaker family helps him make progress
Bangor Daily News - January 6, 2010
Don't Dis My Ability
Seacoast Online - November 9, 2009
The publication dates of the articles in this section are not current, but many of the stories are timeless. They include profiles of some of our clients and providers - and perspectives on our company's philosophy and history.
Rosie McManus is a shared living provider
Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier, October 9, 2008
Nashua Telegraph (Nashua, NH), November 1, 2007
Living Innovations hits 10 years
Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, NH), July 16, 2007
"Home Share" offers a new alternative for senior citizens
Foster's Daily Democrat (Dover, NH), July 9, 2007
"All I ever wanted was to keep him"
Waldo County Citizen Reporter (Belfast, ME), week of June 27, 2007
Tyler Ingalls doesn't allow his disability to affect his self-esteem
Journal Tribune (Biddeford, ME), May 4, 2007
How Gert met Gloria
Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, NH), February 15, 2007
Company helps seniors find comfort at home
Herald Sunday (Portsmouth, NH), December 3, 2006
Filling in the gaps of elderly care
Atlantic News (Hampton, NH), week of June 30, 2006