Seven members of the Longfellow Garden Club spent a morning recently clearing out an older resident’s back yard—weeding, raking, cutting down a lot of overgrowth, and moving plants next to the back patio. The team also cleared a path along the side of the house.
Thank you, Longfellow Garden Club!
Location: United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland
Date: Tuesday, April 5–May 24, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
A Matter of Balance is an eight-week course designed to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern. Trained facilitators conduct eight two-hour sessions designed for groups of 10–12 participants. During the class, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity. They also find ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
Registration Required – To sign up or for more information, call Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411, ext. 583 or 207-396-6583 or visit the website at www.smaaa.org
Fee: $20 for 8-wk course; registration and payment through SMAAA.
Cumberland Town Hall, Council Chambers
April 14: Healthy Eating Choices
Mornings with Friends
Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00-11:30 am (FREE!)
April 20, 2016, Tuttle Road Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland
Come join us for a morning with friends! Socialize, enjoy goodies, and hear about steps you can take to make your life at home safer and easier to manage.
Staying Safe & Independent at Home
Presenter: AnneMarie Catanzaro, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Specialist
Have you ever said “I don’t want to leave my home. How can I stay here forever?” Or, “How can I help someone I care about stay at home and be safe?” Is that even possible? Learn what you can do to be safer and work toward making life easier for you and your family. Find out what services and supports are available.