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    2013 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) Data

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    This poster was created by a Sanford High School student as part of the Above the Influence campaign organized by Drug Free Communities, a community-wide initiative of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, and others working together to decrease alcohol and drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

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Sanford Strong Coalition and Allied Public Health have merged

The coalition, formerly known as the Sanford Strong Coalition, is now merged with the Allied Public Health group. This is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Allied Public Health group provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today.

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Community Events

December 2018 – February 2019

Dec
13
Thu
MaineHealth Care at Home Foot Care Clinic @ YMCA Trafton Center
Dec 13 all-day

 Maine Health Care at Home provides a clinic

at YMCA Trafton Senior Center

on the 2nd Thursday of every month and the last Wednesday of every month.

Visits are by appointment only. 1-800-660-4867 or 207-284-4566 x 4305

Foot Care Clinic-page-001

Dec
20
Thu
Drug Free Communities task force meeting @ SHS/SRTC
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The meeting is held in the School Dept. Counseling Conference Rm., 2nd Floor.

All visitors must ring the outside bell and sign in at the Main Desk.

The Drug Free Communities (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact: Nichole Ivey.

 

Dec
26
Wed
MaineHealth Care at Home Foot Clinic @ YMCA Trafton Center
Dec 26 all-day

Maine Health Care at Home provides a clinic

at YMCA Trafton Senior Center

on the 2nd Thursday of every month and the last Wednesday of every month.

Visits are by appointment only. 1-800-660-4867 or 207-284-4566 x 4305

Foot Care Clinic-page-001

Jan
8
Tue
Sanford Volunteer Orientation! Center for Grieving Children @ Center for Grieving Children
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wed., Dec. 5th 4 to 5:00 PM

Tues., Jan. 8th 5 to 6:00 PM

Wed., Jan 30th 4 to 5:00 PM 

Sanford Volunteer Orientation flyer winter 2019 (2) (1) (1)-page-001

Jan
10
Thu
MaineHealth Care at Home Foot Care Clinic @ YMCA Trafton Center
Jan 10 all-day

 Maine Health Care at Home provides a clinic

at YMCA Trafton Senior Center

on the 2nd Thursday of every month and the last Wednesday of every month.

Visits are by appointment only. 1-800-660-4867 or 207-284-4566 x 4305

Foot Care Clinic-page-001

Jan
16
Wed
Drug Free Communities Meeting @ SHS SRTC
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The meeting is held in the School Dept. Counseling Conference Rm., 2nd Floor.

All visitors must ring the outside bell and sign in at the Main Desk.

The Drug Free Communities (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact: Nichole Ivey.

 

 

Jan
28
Mon
Sanford Strong Coaliton has merged with Allied Public Health Group @ SMHC Sanford Campus, 1st floor conference room
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Sanford Strong Coalition has officially merged

with the Allied Public Health group!

We will continue to meet monthly at Southern Maine Health Care, Sanford Campus in the conference room on the first floor, the last Monday of the month from 12-2.

You are welcome to bring your lunch or to purchase lunch in the hospital cafeteria!

There are no meetings in May, July, or August.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact Nichole Ivey  or Meaghan Arzberger with any questions.

Jan
30
Wed
MaineHealth Care at Home Foot Clinic @ YMCA Trafton Center
Jan 30 all-day

Maine Health Care at Home provides a clinic

at YMCA Trafton Senior Center

on the 2nd Thursday of every month and the last Wednesday of every month.

Visits are by appointment only. 1-800-660-4867 or 207-284-4566 x 4305

Foot Care Clinic-page-001

Sanford Volunteer Orientation! Center for Grieving Children @ Center for Grieving Children
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wed., Dec. 5th 4 to 5:00 PM

Tues., Jan. 8th 5 to 6:00 PM

Wed., Jan 30th 4 to 5:00 PM 

Sanford Volunteer Orientation flyer winter 2019 (2) (1) (1)-page-001

Feb
2
Sat
SIXTH Annual Chocolate Benefit! @ Nasson Community Center
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Chocolate Benefit 2018A Chocolate Tasting Spectacular to benefit
the Sanford Backpack Program!

Your ticket will get YOU a decadent bite-sized treat from over a dozen Chocolatiers while you enjoy live music, a cash bar, raffles, silent and live auctions, fun games and more! Your ticket will fill almost five backpacks with food so that Sanford children have access to food over the weekend when they can’t rely on free and reduced school meals.

This Chocolate Extravaganza rivals any dessert event you’ve experienced in New England! You can expect desserts like classic Maine Whoopie Pies and chocolate dipped candied treats to more exotic candies or chocolate-covered foods. Some items are all chocolate while others have just a hint of it. Attendees get to vote on Chocolatiers that have the best presentation, best overall tasting chocolate, and the most creative use of chocolate… and with this being the SIXTH Annual Chocolate Benefit - competition is fierce! We expect that our returning and new Chocolatiers will be pulling out all the stops this year to try to win one of our prestigious event awards.

If decadent chocolate isn’t enough for you – we will also have live music by Wintery Mix, an acoustic band, again this year!

Thank you for joining us at this event and helping us fight youth hunger!

When:  Sat. February 2, 2019

Where:  Nasson Community Center; 457 Main St. Springvale, ME

Time:  6 PM to 9:30 PM

Tickets are on sale now! www.eventbrite.com.

FAQs

Will tickets be sold at the door? 

This event has sold out prior to the night of the event the last two years, and we hope the same happens again this year. Please don’t count on purchasing tickets at the door!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is generally attended by adults but attendees are not required to be 21 or older. Well mannered students and younger children are welcomed to attend with their parents.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Nasson Community Center has parking behind it’s building off of Main St. Attendees may also park across from Nasson Community Center in the Rite Aid parking lot.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email is the best way to reach out to organizers. Feel free to email backpacks@strongersanford.org with any questions.

Is there a dress code for the event?

This event will have attendees wearing clothes ranging from dressy jeans and sweaters to fancy cocktail dresses and suits. It IS a night on the town so use the opportunity to enjoy putting on an outfit that makes you feel good!

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