March 2016 Publisher's Note

"When the Saints go MARCHing in" seems appropriate for this issue since our first three Prime Movers are people who selflessly help others in their time of need.

Read about Baby Mathew who works 40 hours a week as a nurse at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and yet somehow finds the time to volunteer 30 plus hours a week to help feed those in need in Portland.

Then enjoy “Reaching Out” a story of Gabrielle Wicklow, a parish nurse in Camden who visits people who are homebound or in hospitals waiting to face surgery, or even those who are in need of hospice services.

Another "Saint" can be found in the article "Healing Hearts Touched By Cancer" where Den Morton, has set up Gorham Cancer Prayer and Support. His organization helps people who have cancer and their family members.

Who today dedicates themselves to preserve and share their history with both their occupation and in other ways, to ensure that their children and grandchildren will learn about it . . . and carry it forward. Enjoy the story about Prime Mover, Molly Neptune Parker and see how this lady keeps her history and traditions alive!

Would you like something sweet to eat? Check out Food for Thought and take Maine’s maple syrup to the next level.

I think it was Bette Davis who said, "Old age ain’t no place for sissies". Even though she may not have been grammatically correct, she was right.

Indeed, life is challenging enough without the many issues that present themselves as we age. This is exactly why we are so impressed with our senior partners who help to improve the human condition here in Maine. All of us at MAINE SENIORS Magazine enjoy bringing you these upbeat and inspirational stories and we hope you enjoy these stories too!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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—David S. Nealley, Publisher