Sunday, August 13, 2017

Union Fair 2017

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) ~ Visit us August 19-26 at the Union Fair. Find us in the Exhibition Hall daily 10a-4p

MLDSE raises awareness, fosters education, advocates for change and provides local community support and resources such as Lyme literate provider referrals and financial assistance programs.

For more information, visit our website:  www.mldse.org
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Igenex Night


On Wednesday November 1st, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be hosting an Igenex Q&A Night from 6-8pm at Mid Coast Hospital with Bob Giguere and Doug Priest from Igenex Inc. (this event will take the place of the regular Lyme Disease support meeting). This event is open to the public to come and learn more about the problems associated with current Lyme testing and how Igenex is on the cutting edge of making a difference in the Lyme communities. 

Bring your questions, find some answers, leave with hope!

Wiscasset Lyme Support Meeting

Damariscotta Lyme Support Meeting

Sunday, August 6, 2017


About Our Guest Speaker:
Elizabeth's passion for helping others began at the start of her educational years where she earned her degree at the University of Maine at Augusta in 1996. Since then, she has been a dedicated nurse for over 21 years. She began her own home based business in January of 2016 where she shares plant based supplements with others and guides them individually on their health journey. 

She has worked as a nurse in the areas of critical care, recovery rooms to her current  full-time position in maternity in pediatrics. Her nursing career has taken her on several travel assignments around the country where different cultural experiences have shaped her into the passionate, caring and helpful person she is today! 

This past year Elizabeth received the Daisy Award for Nursing. This nationwide award is given by nomination to recognize a nurse for providing Extraordinary Compassionate and Skillful Care. 

Elizabeth is passionate about helping others and giving them hope around their physical and emotional health in holistic ways. 

A few of her goals are to help empower people to create a life of 
*physical health from the inside out by restoring the body to its natural balance
*emotional health where you can find a passion for life every day
*freedom from pain so you can function on a daily basis and be more active. 

Her ultimate goal is to provide positive support to empower people who will become more self confident and find passion in living life to its fullest! 

Most recently Elizabeth has started a new BLOG that is titled Empowered Passionate Life.  This is a platform she uses to help provide support and inspiration to others.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Brunswick Lyme Support Meeting: Guest Speaker


From Lyme patient to Lyme provider, David Aronsen, LCSW knows all too well the struggles someone with a tick-borne disease goes through and faces on their journey back to health.
http://catchinghealth.bangordailynews.com/2017/06/23/blog/lyme-disease-therapist/
So please join us on Wed Aug 2 from 6-8pm at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Having his own personal experience with Lyme, David will share his personal story with us along with the tools and resources that he uses to guide his patients on their own journeys back to wellness.



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wiscasset Lyme Disease Support Meeting Speaker: Darrell Gudroe


Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is pleased to host, Darrell Gudroe, caregiver consultant and Board member of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine (MMCM) at their upcoming Lyme support meeting on Tuesday, July 25 from 6-8pm at the Wiscasset Community Center.  Gudroe is also the owner of the recently opened, Pharmer's Market in Boothbay, a store that provides a variety of products and services for those seeking to incorporate medical cannabis into their treatment protocol.

In an effort to steer away from opiates and pharmaceuticals, studies have shown medical cannabis to alleviate many symptoms and get health conditions under control from nausea and insomnia to seizures and anxiety.  Gudroe has participated in many of MLDSE's conferences and has spoken at other support meetings.  An expert in the field of CBD products and medical cannabis, we are inviting him back to share with our group all the services that his new store provides to the community. MLDSE brings in expert speakers to their meetings to help expand options for those seeking treatment for their symptoms from chronic illness.

Medication comes in a myriad of forms and methods including salves, balms, body butter, lotions, roll-ons, tinctures, soaps (dye-free, scent-free, or scented – vanilla lavender is one), oils,and in sweets including lollipops and cookies. Many of the market’s CBD products are FDA-approved, made by friends of Gudroe, including Hippy Chick (Janet Mcallister) Natural Solutions in Guilford, and Healing Harbors in Harpswell. Healing Harbors researches and manufactures infused topicals. Sticky Bud Farms also provides dog biscuits and edibles for humans.

In addition to the CBD products that may be purchased by anyone, the market also sells medical marijuana, which can only be purchased  by patients with a medical marijuana card from their doctor who have designated Pharmers Market as their caregiver of choice.  And for those who have an interest in learning more about growing their product, there is someone at the market who can help with that as well.

Darrell brings years of experience, including his own personal story of overcoming chronic illness and a desire to help those seeking health and wellness.

The support meeting is open to those afflicted with Lyme or tick-borne disease, those who want to learn more about it and those who would like to learn more about the usage of medical cannabis and the products and services you can find at Pharmer's Market.

For more information about this meeting, please call Paula (207) 446-6447, Angele (207) 841-8757 or visit our websitewww.mldse.org

[Photo credit:  H Roberts Photography]

Friday, July 14, 2017



MLDSE is please to be a part to this yearly community event. We invite you to stop by our table 10a-2p.

What is Summerfest?

Every year on the fourth Saturday in July, the Wiscasset Common comes alive with the activities of Summerfest. 

Music by a ragtime band, a Scottish piper, a barbershop quartet or a guitar-playing college student may fill the air.  Crafts made by the Organ Society ladies are for sale as well as jumbles, treasures, plants, baked goods, wood products and toys.  The Uncommon CafĂ© serves hamburgers, hotdogs and sandwiches.   Children’s events and the annual dog show and parade round out the day’s activities.

 The First Congregational Church’s Summerfest began as an all-church affair in 1983, following many years as an annual summer fair held by the Ladies’ Organ Society.  Proceeds of the fair are donated to local outreach organizations at a special Sunday in October set aside for the presentations.   



HOW NOT TO HAVE A TICK ENCOUNTER

Join Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education on Tuesday July 18th at 2:00pm at the Boothbay Region Community Center as co-founders, Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice, share How Not To Have A Tick Encounter! 

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education, a nonprofit organization and Maine partner of the national Lyme Disease Association as well as members of Maine's CDC Vector-borne Work Group, host year round educational talks and workshops as well as give free prevention talks, sharing ways to stay tick-free while enjoying the great outdoors in Maine. Both Jackson Jones and Rice are survivors of late stage neurological Lyme disease and other tick-borne co-infections so they speak from a place of experience, sharing their personal journeys and collective knowledge to help others avoid tick encounters or get the help they need in recovering from tick-borne disease.

Bring your questions and find some answers. This event is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, contact the Community Center at (207) 633-9876.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Guest Speaker: Rockland Lyme Support Meeting


About Our Speaker:
Nancy brings a roaming mind and a willing heart to explorations that have taken her from life on a wilderness farm in Western Maine as a hand-weaver designing textiles for recognized national brands to cooking on an ocean racing sailboat. She has lived in Camden for 30 years, integrating her journeys through Jean Houston’s Mystery School, membership in the American Holistic Medical Association, and ongoing trainings in many health supporting practices. Her passion for plants and creativity weave together to form the foundation of a practice dedicated to support the essence in each one of us.
She is the first Certified Professional Life Coach in Maine (1997), the first Certified Zentangle Teacher in Maine (2010), and earned her Aromatherapy certification in 2013 from Aromahead Institute. She continues working on her certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist with teachers in Europe as well as the U.S. She is also a certified (2005) Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster facilitator.
Nancy is trained as an ADD coach and works with adults to resolve issues such as organization, planning, and impulse control.
She is a mother and gardener and has never met a workshop description that didn’t have her ready to go sign up. She is a co-founder of the Midcoast chapter of the Maine Women’s Network and a founding member of Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Guest Speaker: Wiscasset Lyme Support Group

 
 
On Tuesday June 27, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will host Elizabeth Simmons, RN and Plexus representative at their Lyme Support meeting held at the Wiscasset Community Center from 6-8pm.

About Our Guest Speaker:
Elizabeth's passion for helping others began at the start of her educational years where she earned her degree at the University of Maine at Augusta in 1996. Since then, she has been a dedicated nurse for over 21 years. She began her own home based business in January of 2016 where she shares plant based supplements with others and guides them individually on their health journey. 

She has worked as a nurse in the areas of critical care, recovery rooms to her current  full-time position in maternity in pediatrics. Her nursing career has taken her on several travel assignments around the country where different cultural experiences have shaped her into the passionate, caring and helpful person she is today! 

This past year Elizabeth received the Daisy Award for Nursing. This nationwide award is given by nomination to recognize a nurse for providing Extraordinary Compassionate and Skillful Care. 

Elizabeth is passionate about helping others and giving them hope around their physical and emotional health in holistic ways. 

A few of her goals are to help empower people to create a life of 
*physical health from the inside out by restoring the body to its natural balance
*emotional health where you can find a passion for life every day
*freedom from pain so you can function on a daily basis and be more active. 

Her ultimate goal is to provide positive support to empower people who will become more self confident and find passion in living life to its fullest! 

Most recently Elizabeth has started a new BLOG that is titled Empowered Passionate Life.  This is a platform she uses to help provide support and inspiration to others.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

HEY FRANK NATION ~ TUNE IN!!

This Sunday,  May 28 at 5:30am with Leif Erickson from 107.5fm FRANK, Maine's Classic Rock Station for Community Connections, as #MLDSE raises awareness and prevention education on Lyme and tick-borne diseases here in Maine, sharing free community resources. 

If you miss us, check back for the recorded link!!

#Lymestrong #buildingbridges


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ladies Day at Damariscotta Hardware

Check us out at Ladies Day at Damariscotta Hardware this Saturday,  April 22 from 9a-3pm!!!!!




Friday, March 31, 2017

Cancellation Due To Weather

We are postponing this event due to incoming inclement weather.  We will be back at the Ames Wiscasset Hardware store May 20th!  And we will post reminders.  If you need support please don't hesitate to contact us:
www.mldse.org or 
info@mldse.org


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rockland Lyme Support Meeting


MLDSE is pleased to host our Community Partner, Jenni Plum of Green Plum Media, at our upcoming April 11 Rockland meeting.  Jenni will share her personal journey with Lyme and tick-borne disease and how she has benefited from adding medical cannabis to her treatment protocol.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Learn To Live Tick Free This Summer

Brunswick Lyme Support Meeting

Ariel Eliana Wilcox, RN, is the founder and Clinical Director of Access Health Renewal, a facility in Freeport specializing in new science and methods to identify and address biophysical stresses that interfere with recovery from pain, inflammation, chronic infection and other challenges.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Join Us for Igenex Q & A Night

On Tuesday March 28th, the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be hosting Bob Giguere and Doug Priest from Igenex Inc as their guest speakers at their Wiscasset Lyme Disease meeting.  This meeting is open to the public to come and learn more about the problems with current Lyme testing and how Igenex is on the cutting edge of making a difference in the Lyme communities. Bring your questions, find some answers, leave with hope!


Damariscotta Lyme Support Meeting

Monday, March 13, 2017

Boothbay Harbor Lyme Support Meeting

Rockland Lyme Support Meeting is cancelled

Our Rockland Lyme Support Meeting is Canceled due to inclement weather and we want everyone to remain safe.  If you need any assistance or have questions please contact us:
www.mldse.org
info@mldse.org


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Our Interview on WCSH6

 In case you missed us at 6:30am this morning, here we are. http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/bill-chinnock-tribute-concert-and-fundraiser/421674561 For more information and details about our upcoming 3rd Annual #MLDSE Conference on April 29th and our Benefit Fundraiser and Concert on May 6th, please visit click on the Conference 2017 tab or the Midcoast Lyme Aide / Benefit Ride & Concert Tab on our website.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Free Community Lyme Disease Awareness Event




On Saturday, March 25th from 10a-2p Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) will be hosting a Lyme Disease Awareness and Education event at the Leeds Central School located at 1185 Route 106 in Leeds. Dr Beatrice Szantyr of MaineLyme will be joining them and sharing her popular community Tick Talk.  MLDSE will be giving their Prevention & Educational talk from 10a-12p, a short break then Dr. Beatrice Szantyr will speak from 1-2pm. 
This event is FREE and open to the public and light refreshments will be sold.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Brunswick Lyme Support Meeting

Join us and our guest speaker, Faith Benedetti, as she shares her knowledge and education with us about
"Integrating Cannabis into your Wellness Regimen"
Faith Benedetti has been working with cannabis medicine for more than a decade. One of the initiators of Maine's 2009 medical marijuana law, she is active in local cannabis politics as a state-licensed caregiver and patient advocate. A former teacher, social worker and community educator, she brings a lifetime of experiences to her work with groups and individuals. She operates a small private holistic healing practice in central Maine, merging Reiki and other alternative healing arts with cannabis therapies. 

Our meetings are open to all who wish to learn more about Lyme Disease and alternatives or supplements to their existing protocols. 

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that serves the needs of Midcoast Maine's Lyme community through awareness, education, advocacy and free support resources. A Maine-partner of the national Lyme Disease Association, they are also members of the Maine CDC's Vector-borne Work Group and are active in Maine's Lyme Legislation movement.

They foster community education by bringing in guest speakers to their meetings to address subject matters that come up. They bring in expert providers in their field to educate, answer questions and who can offer a necessary connection to a medical need through their products and/or services. MLDSE offers meetings all across Midcoast Maine.

For more information about this meeting, other meetings or the organization, please contact Paula Jackson Jones (207) 446-6447, Angele Rice (207) 841-8757 or visit their website www.mldse.org