The Sebasticook Valley Health activities coordinators diligently work hard to design programs to encourage socialization, provide entertainment, relaxation, and fulfillment, while improving daily living skills. In addition to a Daily Brain Buster and a daily Word Scramble. The following activities are planned for the week of Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 10th. Monday, July 6th – Current Events; Tuesday, July 7th – National Strawberry Sundae Day Social; Wednesday, July 8th – Sunshine Social; Thursday, July 9th – Swatterball; Friday, July 10th – Magazine Scavenger Hunt.
The Mayo Regional Hospital started a Weight Loss Challenge Program that encourages the participation of the patients here at the practice. The program is titled, “We Are Losing Our Marbles”. The program started with a $2 bag of marbles. All patients who want to participate puts in 1 marble for each pound lost in a jar. Eventually the women and men were separated into their own groups. Patients love to hear the clink of the marbles hitting the bottom of the jar. There have been some people working for years with educators and diet counselors who haven’t lost an ounce, but through the participation in the program have now lost 5 to 7 pounds in 2 months. Since the first of May, the women have lost 132 lbs. The men have lost 91 lbs. For a total of 223 pounds in 2 months. There is a big poster on display in the waiting area showing the progress. The Mayo Regional Hospital is located at 897 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft.