It’s the month for the wearin’ of the green, let’s all wear our best St. Patty’s outfits next meeting. Here’s a suggestion from Past New England Governor Carolyn
Can you help please ?
Distinguished President, were honored recently for their contributions by
the New England District. Presentations will be made at this summers meeting in Rhode Island.
Bert Languette introduced todays speaker
“No amount of money is too small to discourage financial exploitation of the elderly,” according to the staff attorney for Legal Services for the Elderly.
Denis Culley, said his non-profit organization offers free and confidential legal help for Maine residents over 60. Among the issues he listed requiring legal help would be problems with Social Security; denial of Medicaid benefits; harassment by bill collectors; being victimized by scam artists; or if a friend or relative is hurting, threatening, or taking advantage.
He also cautioned Kiwanians to beware of joint accounts in estate planning without consulting first with a lawyer. He also advised being aware of care givers who come into a home and gain the confidence of seniors as well as “evil” caretakers. He also urged his audience to be “wary” of relatives when it comes to money and seniors.”
Culley said those who are not sure what kind of help they need should call their Helpline at 1-800-750-5353.
The LSE is supported by grants from the U.S. Administration on Aging, State of Maine Agencies on Aging, The United Way, the Maine Bar Foundation, and donations from private attorneys, clients and others.
A BIRD IN THE WOODS
By Milt Huntington
There’s a bird that cackles
behind my house.
I thought at first it was a ruffled grouse.
gobbles, and sometimes it caws.
It’s enough to give a person pause.
hides itself in a big fir tree,
And seems to like to talk to me.
it’s only a loquacious crow,
Or maybe a turkey, I don’t know.
But I hear that bird again and again
And makes me glad I live in Maine.
The bird appeared outside my computer room
While I was working on the poem.
Editors note: I can’t confirm Milt has named the bird Larry
and………….speaking of “BIRDS”
It all begins on March 30 when the Sox take on the Orioles
Milt Huntington won the brunch certificate (again), and Jen Coffin secured the pot o’ gold.
From Kiwanis International
|Skip-a-Meal starts in April and the Kiwanis International Foundation is gearing up for a great month!This year, we’ve set a goal of US$125,000 for our Skip-a-Meal campaign. That’s an ambitious goal. Together we can reach it—and make a huge impact on children’s lives.That’s why we’re asking you to start planning your Skip-a-Meal activities now. Skip your morning coffee, take your lunch to work, eat in instead of out, skip your club meeting lunch—or invite friends over for a dinner and use that opportunity to tell them about Skip-a-Meal and Kiwanis. Then donate the equivalent cost of that meal to our foundation. It’s never too early—or too late—to participate.Join the Kiwanis International Foundation in April by skipping at least one meal. With Skip-a-Meal, you support Kiwanis International’s mission of serving the children of the world—by helping to fund grants from our foundation to Kiwanis clubs and districts. It’s another way to extend your Kiwanis impact and help change children’s lives today.|
|Sincerely,Lance M. Incitti President Kiwanis International Foundation|