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Tai Chi for Health and Balance

2/14/2023 - 4/20/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


In Person

 $20
  Aroostook Agency on Aging
  Terry Sandusky, Joy Barresi-Saucier
  260 Main Street, Suite B, Presque Isle, ME 04769
  Callie Rogers
  callie.rogers@aroostookaging.org
  (207) 764-3396
  English


Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that can improve balance, relieve pain, and improve health and ability to do things. It is a slow exercise. It is easy to learn and good for all ability levels. The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind and body integration, fluid movements, controlled breathing and mental concentration. Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. It helps people to relax and feel better.




A Matter of Balance

2/20/2023 - 3/15/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


In Person

 $0
  MaineGeneral Medical Center
  Melissa Emmons, Rachael Jason
  126 North Street, Waterville, ME 04901
  Melissa Emmons
  melissa.emmons@mainegeneral.org
  (207) 626-7350
  English


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.

This class is created in partnership with MaineGeneral's Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living Center. A class leader will call everyone who has registered 1-2 weeks prior to the start of class to confirm registration. If you have any questions about the class, please contact the program coordinator, Melissa Emmons at 626-7350.




Tai Chi for Health and Balance

2/21/2023 - 5/11/2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Online

 $20
  Spectrum Generations
  Jen Paquet
  Online
  Monica Lizotte
  mlizotte@spectrumgenerations.org
  (207) 620-1642
  English


Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that can improve balance, relieve pain, and improve health and ability to do things. It is a slow exercise. It is easy to learn and good for all ability levels. The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind and body integration, fluid movements, controlled breathing and mental concentration. Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. It helps people to relax and feel better.

This workshop is open to the public but registration in advance is required. Registration will not be complete until you speak with a team member to review and acknowledge our policies; you should be contacted within 3 business days. To safely and effectively learn the movements participants are strongly encouraged to attend a minimum of 16 sessions. Participants must be able to join a zoom video meeting with a webcam enabled; one on one technical support is available. Questions regarding payment can be directed to Monica Lizotte. This program is provided by Spectrum Generations, a Healthy Living for ME partner.




Living Well for Better Health

2/23/2023 - 3/30/2023
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Online

 $0
  Spectrum Generations
  Callie Rogers, Monica Lizotte, Rachael Jason
  Online
  Monica Lizotte
  mlizotte@spectrumgenerations.org
  (207) 620-1642
  English


This program is designed to help participants deal with chronic conditions. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, and how to evaluate new treatments.




Building Better Caregivers

2/27/2023 - 4/3/2023
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


In Person

 $0
  SeniorsPlus
  Valerie Cole, Janice Sabin
  8 Falcon Rd, Lewiston, ME 04240
  Jessica Riseman
  edcenter@seniorsplus.org
  (207) 795-4010
  English


This program was designed for family caregivers of people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), dementia, and/or any other condition that affects memory. Topics include: caregiver stress, dealing with difficult care partner behavior, finding help, making decisions about treatment, housing, etc., communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, dealing with caregiver and care partner difficult emotions, planning for future needs, and legal issues related to caregiving. Program participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.




Living Well for Better Health

3/7/2023 - 4/11/2023
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM


In Person

 $0
  Cary Medical Center
  Elizabeth Singer, Cindy Blanchette, Jann Jackson
  8 Northern Rd., Presque Isle, ME 04769
  Elizabeth Singer
  esinger@carymed.org
  (207) 498-1632
  English


This program is designed to help participants deal with chronic conditions. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, and how to evaluate new treatments.




Better Health Now with Diabetes

3/8/2023 - 4/12/2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Phone

 $0
  MaineGeneral Medical Center
  Vicki Foster
  Phone
  Melissa Emmons
  melissa.emmons@mainegeneral.org
  (207) 626-7350
  English


Better Health with Diabetes is a free mail order toolkit for those who have or are at risk of diabetes and/or their caregivers. Participants must pre-register to receive their toolkit workshop materials and work with a certified leader via telephone or ZOOM at predetermined times either by yourself or in small groups. This process allows the participant all of the educational benefits of the Living Well with Diabetes workshop and equips them with tools to effectively manage their ongoing condition(s), all while maintaining social distancing from their home.

This class is created in partnership with MaineGeneral's Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living Center. Class materials will be mailed to participants in advance of the class. The class meets weekly for 6 weeks. Each week registrants will participate in a small group discussion by phone. The class leader will call participants 2 weeks before the class starts to confirm registration. If you have any questions about the class, please call the program coordinator, Melissa Emmons, at 626-7350.




Living Well with Diabetes

3/16/2023 - 4/20/2023
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


In Person

 $0
  MaineGeneral Medical Center
  Dana Winslow, Derek Bowen
  126 North Street, Waterville, ME 04901
  Melissa Emmons
  melissa.emmons@mainegeneral.org
  (207) 626-7350
  English


Living Well with Diabetes is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes learn how to live well. Topics include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating, appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers.

This class is created in partnership with MaineGeneral's Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living Center. The class meets weekly for 6 weeks. The class leader will call participants 1-2 weeks before the class starts to confirm registration. If you have any questions about the class, please call the program coordinator, Melissa Emmons, at 626-7350.




Living Well with Diabetes

3/24/2023 - 4/28/2023
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


In Person

 $0
  SeniorsPlus
  Janice Sabin, Elaine Curtis
  8 Falcon Rd, Lewiston, ME 04240
  Jessica Riseman
  edcenter@seniorsplus.org
  (207) 795-4010
  English


Living Well with Diabetes is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes learn how to live well. Topics include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating, appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers.




National Diabetes Prevention Program

4/4/2023 - 3/5/2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Online

 $0
  Spectrum Generations
  Libby Matthews
  Online
  Monica Lizotte
  mlizotte@spectrumgenerations.org
  (207) 620-1642
  English


The National Diabetes Prevention Program is for adults who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or who have pre-diabetes. The program provides participant's access to a free lifestyle coach in a one-hour group setting for this year-long program. The program consists of 16 weekly sessions followed by every other week for the remainder of the year-long program. The focus is on gradual lifestyle changes, resulting in fat and calorie reduction and increased physical activity.


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