Help with home-care bills

Dear Savvy Senior,

Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it, and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance.

Stressed-Out Daughter

Dear Stressed-Out,

Depending on your mom’s circumstances, there are a number of government and not-for-profit programs can that either subsidize or pay for your mom’s home care or offer aid in other ways. Here’s where to look for help.

Medicare Coverage

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Community Calendar

Upcoming events

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Songs for Sailing from Cold Ports to Warm Seaperformed by: Jim Sherman & Kris Paprock, Wednesday, January 17 at  6:30 p.m. Pembroke Library 221 Old County Road, Pembroke, Maine. INFORMATION: Pembroke Library 207-726-474 or

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Tiny Yogis  January 18 and 25, 9:30-10:15 a.m,, a free children’s yoga class, Eastport Arts Center.

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Narraguagus Knights in action shots at UMM

Lawrence Merritt powering it to the hoop.

Josiah Couture goes in for a lay-up

Soft shot out front by Guagus Knight senior Kegin Schoppee.

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Royals and Dragons are major contenders

by Phil Stuart

With the season half over for many teams, early indications might suggest that the Royals of Jonesport-Beals and the Woodland Dragons could be the favorites in northern Maine Class D.

Defending state champ Machias got wiped out by graduation and transfers. Southern Aroostook and Easton got hit hard by graduation and Central Aroostook moved  up to Class C.

Last year, Jonesport-Beals and Woodland both had young teams and this year they are ready to take the next step.

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Two more casualties

by Phil Stuart

Basketball is by far the most popular of all high school sports in Washington County, but some schools are finding if it more and more difficult to build a program.

Just recently the Shead High School boys and Jonesport-Beals girls dropped their junior varsity programs, which isn’t a good sign for the future.

One would never expect this to happen when you look at the numbers playing in the junior high system for most schools, but a large majority don’t seem to play at the next level.

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Blowouts way too common

by Phil Stuart

In recent seasons, there seems to be too many lopsided scores in girls’ basketball and this season is no exception.

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, four Washington County schools were involved in such games.

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Royal squads topple Machias

by Phil Stuart 

Both the Jonesport-Beals Royalettes and Royal basketball teams were victorious over the visiting Machias High School Bulldogs Friday, Jan. 5 in Jonesport.

The Royalettes upped their season record to 5-3 with a 43-19 victory over Logan Wood’s club.

Roger Beal’s Royalettes got off to a good start and led the Lady Bulldogs 12-5 after the first eight minutes of play.

A 15-3 second quarter run put the hosts up 27-8 at the halftime break.

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