About one hundred people came to Greely Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 29, to learn about Aging in Place Cumberland and find out more about resources available to the area’s seniors. Participants could get a blood pressure reading, do a balance screening to determine their risk of falling, and visit resource tables provided by a number of local organizations. Seniors had the opportunity to sign up for various AIP programs and to volunteer to serve their neighbors in a number of ways. Speakers talked about dementia, regional resources including the Aging in Place program to serve seniors, strategies to enable seniors to live safely at home for as long as possible, and options for senior living.
After enjoying a delicious lunch provided by Wayside, Forum participants heard an entertaining talk on the history of Cumberland by Carolyn Small of the Cumberland Historical Society.
Organizers hope the event provided Cumberland seniors with needed information and resources they can now use to improve the quality of their lives.
To view three Forum workshops, click on the title of your choice below:
Dementia & its complications
Aging in Place Cumberland and Southern Maine Agency on Aging Resources
Understanding Senior Living Options, Part 1
Understanding Senior Living Options, Part 2