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June 29, 2023

York Hospital Hancock Classic Cruise Sets Sail July 26 to Celebrate Healthy Aging

By karin



York Hospital’s Hancock Classic fundraising event will occur on the open seas on Wednesday, July 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. aboard the MV Thomas Laighton. With Portsmouth Harbor and the surrounding coast as the scenic backdrop, this celebration of healthy aging will feature food, fun, cocktails, and raffle prizes. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. and free, dockside parking is available at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Comfortable cruise attire is recommended (no high heels).

Proceeds will benefit The Hancock Family Fund for Healthy Aging, which helps fund transportation services, strength and balance workshops, meal and prescription delivery, and other programs offered through the York Hospital Center for Older Adult Care. The fund and the event were established to honor and celebrate the lives of Frank and Kay Hancock, longtime residents of Cape Neddick and supporters of York Hospital, who both embodied the classic art of enjoying life and aging with grace and humor. A former attorney general of Maine and hospital board chair, Frank was a powerful intellect who easily blended commitment to his community and family. Kay, a hospital trustee and chair of many committees, was always strong, caring and on the move, maintaining her wit and mental edge until the age 91.

Ticket price includes cruise, food, cocktails, music and more! Purchase tickets online ($250 per person) at

For more information, contact Community Relations at 207-351-2385or