Lewiston-Auburn area briefs for May 14

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New Auburn Seniors

AUBURN — The New Auburn Senior Citizens met on May 5 with President Virginia Levasseur presiding. Sheriff Guy Desjardins gave a presentation on elder abuse.

Those observing a birthday in May were honored with a gift. A Chinese chop suey meal will be held on Wednesday, May 19, for members only.

The 50/50 pot was won by Lorraine Masse; pot of gold, Fleurette Dionne, Joan Costin, Alma Morin, Pauline Gemme, Conrad Vaillancourt and Marie Bernatchez.

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Open bingo will be held on Wednesday, May 26. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 2. The meeting adjourned, lunch was served and bingo followed.

AARP meeting

LEWISTON — The local chapter of AARP will meet at 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. Board members will meet at 12:45.

Jim Lynch from the Pinette-Lynch Funeral Home will speak on different arrangements for funerals. Refreshments will be served.

Lake cleanup

AUBURN — Volunteers from Androscoggin Bassmasters and L-A Junior Bassmasters will host the annual Auburn Lake cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15 . Those who wish to volunteer may meet at the Route 4 turnout by 7:45 a.m.

For more information on volunteering or becoming a member, visit www.androscogginbassmasters.com or www.lajrbassmasters.com.

Literary union

AUBURN — The Woman’s Literary Union After Dark Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the L/A Atrium Gallery, USM L/A College, 51 Westminister St., Lewiston. They will view the exhibit “Vernal Pools,” which is an all-media visual exploration inspired by the ecology of ephemeral wetlands known as vernal pools, including amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, insects and other arthropods, microinvertebrates and plants. Other areas of interest include habitat, seasonal changes, conservation and life cycles.

Water safety class

LEWISTON — The YWCA of Central Maine will offer an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course. The class sessions will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22.

The course will train students on how to teach the American Red Cross swim instruction courses and Basic Water Rescue. Participants must be at least 16 years old and show Fundamentals of Instructor Training certificate. Cost is $250 for YWCA members and $275 for nonmembers. Space is limited and registration is requested by June 1. For more information or to register, call 795-4050 or e-mail customerserviceywca@gmail.com.

Alzheimer’s workshop

LEWISTON — The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, will host a workshop, “Behavior is Communication” from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 18, at theSeniorsPlus Education Center, 8 Falcon Road.

The workshop will benefit both family and professional caregivers. Attendees will learn how to understand what someone with dementia is trying to say when they are agitated, wander, engage in repetitive verbalizations, exit seek, resist personal care or display aggression. Effective strategies for understanding why difficult behaviors occur and how to decipher the meaning behind behaviors will be discussed.

The workshop is free to the public and space is limited. For more information and to register, call 800-272-3900 or 772-0115.

Seniors trips

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Senior Citizens have announced the following trips:

Thursday, May 27, a a Fabulous 50s show and dinner, Haverhill, Mass.; Tuesday, June 22, Spirit of Boston cruise, lunch buffet and entertainment; Thursday, July 8, a Best of Times dinner and show in Boston; Wednesday, July 14, “Gypsy,” at the North Shore Theater; Thursday, Aug. 26, Foster’s Downeast Clam Bake, York.

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