3rd Annual FORUM ON AGING—2017


Aging in Place Cumberland presents its 3rd annual Forum on Aging on November 4 from 9 am to 1:30 pm at Greely Middle School, 351 Tuttle Rd., Cumberland. Free workshops, programs, resources, and lunch for all. For transportation, please call 829-3367 or email cumberlandrides@gmail.com.


9:00 am Doors open, Registration & Coffee Kiosk
9:00 am-2 pm Blood Pressure Readings, Vendor Tables
9:00 am Welcome: Aging in Place

  • Topic 1: Taking Charge of Your Health—Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA)
    Join us for an engaging workshop where we’ll share advice, strategies, and tools that can help you take charge of your health and live better! We’ll talk about everything from movement to diet, communication skills, and decision-making to help you learn how to stay active and independent in your community. From preventing falls to managing chronic pain, we’ll explore avenues and insights that will help you do the things that matter most to you and live well!
  • Topic 2: Overcoming Caregiving Challenges —Panel members: Peter Baker, Alzheimer’s Association; Catherine Gentile, author and support group facilitator; and Kirsten Dorsey of SMAA’s Stewart Adult Day Center in Falmouth.
    Our panel of experts will discuss the challenges facing caregivers, provide advice on overcoming difficulties, answer questions, and share links to caregiver support and resources.
  • Topic 3: Advance Planning Seminar, Paul Doherty, SMAA
    An in-depth look at options when developing a plan for your healthcare at end of life; help with discussing the subject with family; and how guidance on putting a plan in place that reflects your wishes. Sign up for individual counseling sessions.
  • Topic 4: Welcome to Medicare—David Smith, SMAA. 2 hours.
    Learn how to navigate and apply for Medicare. Sign up for individual counseling sessions.

 9:30-10:30 am Breakout Session I (choose from Topics 1, 2, and 3)

10:30-11:30 am Breakout Session II (choose from Topics 2, 3, and 4)

10:30-11:30 am Balance Screening: See if you’re at risk for falling

10:30am -12:30 pm Medicare Seminar

11:30am-12:30 pm Breakout Session III (choose from Topics 1 and 4)

12:30 pm Lunch

1 pm Closing Comments