A MATTER OF BALANCE
UPCOMING: October 5, Thursdays through Nov. 30 (no class on Thanksgiving). 9:30-11:30 am at Drowne Road Apartments. To register, contact Nicole Petit at email@example.com or call 207-396-6500.
Are you afraid of falling? Do you put off doing activities you used to enjoy because you’re afraid of a fall? A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. The workshop is conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly or twice weekly for two hours per session. Meetings are led by trained volunteer leaders. Participants learn ways to reduce the risk of falling, set goals and increase activity, increase strength and balance, and manage fall reduction.
Registration Required – For more information or to find out when the next class will be held, call Southern Maine Agency on Aging at 800-427-7411 X583 or 207-396-6583 or Visit SMAA’sWebsite at www.smaaa.org
For Registration and Payment, contact SMAA at 396-6500
For More Information: Visit http://smaaa.org/falls.html
FRIENDLY VISITOR and HANDYMAN TRAINING
Training for AIP volunteers in the Friendly Visitor Program, the AIP Handyman Program, and other initiatives are held periodically at the Council Chambers, Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. To register, call 207-245-8033 or contact AIP at AIP@cumberlandmaine.com.
AIP Cumberland is looking for volunteers to perform small handyman chores and yard work for local seniors. Sign up and make life better for an older resident. Volunteers will undergo training and a background check. For a detailed description of the position, click here.
ON-LINE TRAINING: For volunteers who have enrolled, you can take the training online by clicking here.
VOLUNTEER DRIVER TRAINING
Cumberland Area Rides program driver training for volunteers is held periodically at the Congregational Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland Center, ME 04021.
To sign up, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207- 829-3367
The Cumberland Area Rides (CAR) program, sponsored by the Congregational Church of Cumberland in collaboration with Aging in Place Cumberland, offers rides to town residents who don’t otherwise have access to transportation. Volunteer drivers are being sought to provide rides and open up the world to isolated seniors. For a detailed description of the position, click here.