LEWISTON –SeniorsPlus has announced its Education Center classes for March.
Lewiston classes are held at 8 Falcon Road unless otherwise noted; Norway classes are at 9 Marson Road, unless otherwise noted; in Farmington, classes are at 218 Farmington Falls Road unless otherwise noted.
Classes are free, unless noted. SeniorsPlus is fully accessible. Hearing assistive equipment is available upon request. For more information about the cost for programs, registration and other questions, call 207-795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241.
For information and a full schedule, visit seniorsplus.org/education-center.
Some upcoming classes are:
“Living Well for Better Health,” 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 17-April 21, Spring Rock Park, 802 Church Hill Road, Leeds. The program is designed to help participants deal with chronic conditions. Some topics covered are appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; and how to evaluate new treatments.
“Journalism, Truth, and Healthy Communities,” 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Judy Meyer, executive dditor of the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, and Morning Sentinel will discuss the importance of newspapers and their evolution into an increasingly digital platform. There will be time for Q&A.
“Paint & Take,” 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 24, Yvonne Allen will help participants paint their own 11×14 canvas of a spring scene with tulips. All materials, including the canvas, paint brushes, and paint, are included for a $15 fee. Class size is limited to 16.
In Norway, among classes on the schedule is “All about MedAccess,” 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 23 (snow date Wednesday, March 25). Charlotte LeBelle, MaineHealth MedAccess will give a detailed overview of the MaineHealth MedAccess and Coverage to Care programs. Learn about their screening line so you may determine if you are eligible for either or both of the programs. Time for questions will be provided.
In Farmington, some upcoming classes are:
“A Matter of Balance,” 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays, March 4 through April 22, at Gold LEAF Institute Senior College, Farmington. A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Workshop open to members of Gold LEAF Institute Senior College. For more information or to become a member, visit goldleafinstitute.org or call 207-778-7063.
“Savvy Caregiver,” 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays, March 10-April 14, Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington, 175 Knowlton Corner Road. The Savvy Caregiver workshop is a six-session training series for caregivers. The program helps caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, and how to best provide individualized care throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia. For information and eligibility, call SeniorsPlus.