Posts Tagged: Giving

Making Bold Plans? Meet Daniel Hoebeke, Charitable Gift Planner

Daniel brings a 40-year career as a charitable estate and tax planning lawyer to The Cedars. Having moved from the San Francisco Bay area two years ago, Daniel is delighted to now call Maine his permanent home.  He lives on Orr’s Island with Ellen, his wife of 45 years. In his spare time, Daniel serves on local charitable boards and is an avid wildlife photographer. “I love seeing the look in people’s eyes when they realize that they can accomplish more in their estate planning than they ever thought possible.” For information on tax-wise charitable giving options, please contact Daniel Hoebeke, J.D., Charitable Gift Planner, dhoebeke@thecedarsportland.org or 207-221-7007...

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Researching Bold New Ideas with the Portland Wheelers

The Cedars Learning Community™ Continues to Advance Senior Care DO YOU REMEMBER THE RUSH of freedom that filled you the first time you rode a bike? Residents at The Cedars were able to revisit that feeling as part of a new research project on mental health in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine graduate program in Occupational Therapy and the Portland Wheelers. The Portland Wheelers are familiar faces on our campus. These hardy cyclists volunteer to take mobility-challenged seniors on regular rides on specially equipped tandem bikes. While these rides are always popular at The Cedars, the students at USM were looking for a correlation between regular rides and improvements in depression (a common affliction in later life). A positive correlation would encourage other senior living communities to offer similar programs. For the purposes of this research study, seniors with a history of depression were treated to regular...

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