Massabesic Health Resources December 2018 • (207) 247-3216 DECEMBER 2018 Massabesic Monthly

DISCOVERYOUR ROOTS G enealogy A ctivities for the W hole F amily

FROM THE DESKS OF Jim Stevenson & Hayes Sweeney


We would like to give a big welcome to Adam King, PT, D.P.T., to our facility. He is a wonderful addition to our team.

Adam King, PT, D.P.T., earned his BS in applied exercise science from the

University of New England in 2015, and his Doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of New England in 2018.

He completed three 12-week clinical rotations throughout his time at the

University of New England, with a focus on orthopedic and post-surgical rehabilitation. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and strives to help people regain pain-free, functional movement. He believes in having open communication with his patients in order to provide the most thorough, honest, and patient-centered care. During his time at Massabesic Health Resources, Adam looks to develop more skills through continuing education in manual therapy and shoulder rehabilitation. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys playing intramural sports, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors.

While some parents worry about negative stories that may accompany their ancestry, many experts and historians encourage teaching children about their heritage and genealogy at a young age. Learning about their heritage and family traditions develops an important part of a child’s identity, so take the opportunity to teach your children about your family history and where those traditions come from. Gather the family together and follow these tips to teach the young’uns about the golden days.


Getting crafty is a popular way to teach your kids about their heritage. This gives children an outlet for their creative energy while educating them about the intricacies of genealogy and research. Kids can create a family tree or timeline with cardboard and construction paper. Have them start small with their own names and names of their siblings, parents, and grandparents. Then extend the tree to cousins, aunts, uncles, and great-relatives. Once they finish, have your kid present their family tree to a neighbor or their grandparent so they can teach others what they learned.


In today’s digital landscape, searching for ancestors and relatives is often as easy as a Google search. Visit the home country of your ancestors via Google Earth and learn more about the culture and heritage of your family’s ancestors. After taking a virtual tour of the city or town, search for recipes, games, or outfits that your family can create together. Have each kid select which one they’re interested in, and do them together!

–Jim and Hayes

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