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Agency on Aging Offers online classes and events in April 

March 24, 2021 

CONTACT: Mark Putnam 

Communication and Development Coordinator 

207-760-6276 [email protected] 

 

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook Agency on Aging offers monthly online classes intended to help older  persons and their care partners succeed and thrive in their own homes. Pre-registration is required for all  classes. Some upcoming educational opportunities include: 

Tai Chi for Better Health and Balance (In-Person) 

Monday, April 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST – 10:00 AM EST at Caribou Wellness Center, 55 Bennett Dr., Caribou Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and Health Living for ME 

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. This Monday/Wednesday  class is offered in partnership with Healthy Living for ME and instructed by Diane Parent. There is a $20  suggest donation. To pre-register for this 10-week class, please contact Jane Hanson at 764-3396 or 800- 

439-1789. 

Medicare 101 (Online Class) 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10 AM EST – 11:30 AM EST 

Public · Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging 

Can you save money on your Medicare? What options do you have for coverage? Do you need Advantage  plans or Supplements? Contact Tara Henderson, Medicare Education Coordinator, at 764-3396 or 800- 439-1789 for more information or to preregister for a link to the class. 

Falls Prevention Informational Session (Online Class) 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10 AM EST – 11 AM EST 

Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Project 

Class is free, pre-registration is required, participants will receive link after they are registered.  Participants will gain an overview of falls prevention and other health classes available in Aroostook  County. Call 764-3396 or 800-439-1789 for more information or to preregister and receive a link to the  class.

Senior Medicare Patrol Fraud & Abuse (Online Class) 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10 AM EST – 11:30 AM EST 

Public · Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging 

Have you been a victim of Medicare Fraud? Do you want to learn ways to protect yourself from scams?  How can you inform others about Medicare? Contact Tara Henderson, Medicare Education Coordinator,  at 764-3396 or 800-439-1789 for more information or to preregister for a link to the class. 

Brain Health: You can make a difference (Online Class) 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM EST – 1:00 PM EST 

Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Project 

We all know the importance of physical, mental, social, and emotional wellness. But do you know having  a healthy brain improves your mood and decreases the likelihood of having illnesses that threaten your  quality of life? Our monthly online Brain Health class helps participants create goals that impact on their  life and boosts their brain health. Call 764-3396 or 800-439-1789 for more information or to preregister for a link to the class. 

Conversations Project (Online Class) 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM EST – 1:00 PM EST 

Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Project 

Talking about the things you want for yourself can be challenging. There are so many questions when you  plan for the future: will I have enough money, will someone make decisions for me, does anyone really  know what is most important to me, or does anyone know what makes me afraid? Our online  Conversations class can assist you in developing questions or sharing concerns that you have with your  loved ones and family doctor. Call 764-3396 or 800-439-1789 for more information or to preregister. 

Upcoming events 

Bingocize (Online Class) 

CALL US FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEXT NEW CLASS! 

Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging, Health Living for ME and Aging ME 

Bingocize is a 10-week health promotion program that mixes the popular game of bingo with moderate  exercise. Participants will perform fall prevention exercises while learning about the importance of  physical fitness in preventing serious falls. Individuals over age 55 can register at 764-3396 or toll free at  1-800-439-1789 for a link to the free Tuesday/Thursday class. 

Savvy Caregiver (Online Class) 

CALL US FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEXT NEW CLASS! 

Public · Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging 

The Savvy Caregiver is a 12-hour course delivered in 2-hour sessions over a 6-week period. Curriculum  includes a caregiver manual and workbook. It aims to introduce family caregivers to the caregiving role, 

providing them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to carry out that role and alerting them  to self-care issues. Please call 764-3396 or 800-439-1789 to pre-register and receive a link to the class. 

Living Well with Chronic Pain (Online Class) 

CALL US FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEXT NEW CLASS! 

Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and Health Living for ME 

Healthy Living for ME and Aroostook Agency on Aging have teamed up to provide a class designed for  people who have a diagnosis of chronic pain, offering strategies for dealing with their symptoms. Topics  include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, appropriate exercise for  maintaining and improving strength, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with  family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, pacing activity and rest, and how to evaluate new  treatments. Space is limited. For more information or to receive a link for this class, please call 764-3396  or visit healthylivingforme.org 

Living Well with Diabetes (Online Class) 

CALL US FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEXT NEW CLASS! 

Hosted by Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and Health Living for ME 

Are you ready to start successfully managing your Diabetes?! Healthy Living for ME and Aroostook Agency  on Aging have teamed up to provide a class 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. Spaces are limited. Call us at 764-3396 to learn more and to preregister for a link to  the class. 

About Aroostook Agency on Aging 

The mission of the Aroostook Agency on Aging is to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of older  people in our communities. Since 1973, the agency has served as a resource, helping people to access information  and services, while also advocating to assure the rights we all value are respected.

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