MVH Bangor Veteran of the Month – Michael Xirinachs

Michael Xirinachs was born in New York City on April 8, 1924, and grew up in the Bronx during the Great Depression.  Immediately following America’s entry into World War II, Michael tried to enlist in the Marines, but was turned down because he didn’t make the weight requirement, and because he was only 17. Determined … Continued

MVH Augusta Veteran of the Month – Leo Small

Leo Rhoades Small was born July 16, 1923, in Litchfield, Maine. He was the fifth child of Genevieve and Delmar Small. Delmar was a farmer and Genevieve kept busy chasing after her children, Chester, Grandville, Freda, Hilda and Leo. At 19 years old, Leo went into the Army Air Corps, with the goal of flying … Continued

MVH Bangor Veteran of the Month – Edd Hardie

Edd Hardie was born in 1949, and grew up on the islands of Penobscot Bay, primarily on Deer Isle. He was the son of a fisherman, but he realized at a young age that his father’s occupation was not for him. “I worked with my father one summer,” Edd recalls.  “I remember looking at him … Continued

Does My Parent Need Assisted Living or Long-Term Care?

When your parent’s health and safety are at risk when living alone, you know it’s time to consider care for your parent. But how do you know what kind of care? Do they need assisted living care or long-term care? Assisted Living Vs. Long-Term Care There are two main factors in making the determination between … Continued