December 2016 Publisher's Note

In this great Holiday Issue of Maine Seniors Magazine we speak to two very important themes: caring and giving.

Enjoy reading about Laura Benedict and how she has created a strong business model around helping others and fund raising with her Red Barn restaurant in Augusta. Also, read about Marjorie Knuuti, a lady from Searsport, Maine who traveled overseas and made it her mission to work along with Mother Teresa to help those in need.

Our very own Barbara Kent Lawrence reflects on her days as a social worker in the Bronx. Her touching story not only proves how small acts of kindness can make a big difference as she also reminds us of how grateful we should be for what we do have in our own lives.

The Holiday season is also a time of reflection.

Many of us feel both fortunate and some sense of loss as we look back over the course of our lives and even over the past year. Len Kaye in Sage Lens reflects on his childhood home which is also covered in one of my all time favorite From the Porch stories by Hunter Howe in “Home for Christmas”.

Plus, for those of us who are missing loved ones this time of year be mindful of what Waldo Clark shares with us in “Someone’s Watching Over You”.

A very Merry Christmas and best wishes for Happy Holidays from all of us at MAINE SENIORS Magazine to all of you.

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—David S. Nealley, Publisher