Senior Resource Expo planned in Rangeley

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RANGELEY — Helping Elders Live in Place will sponsor a Senior Resource Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Rangeley Inn.

HELP is a group of residents that came together earlier in 2014 who are working in the Rangeley region to identify and advocate for the needs of elders, including creating a dialogue about aging, as well as identifying available resources for seniors, which allows elder residents to remain active in the community and live in their homes

The Resource Expo will highlight resources available for seniors/elders including information about Meals on Wheels, transportation for medical appointments, home heating assistance, home health care, information about health insurance including Medicare and supplemental insurance for seniors and much more.

Healthy Communities Coalition of Greater Franklin County will offer free health screenings out of their Mobile Health Unit, including blood pressure and cholesterol checks and individualized health education.

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There will be three free workshops offered throughout the morning and early afternoon.

* Home safety and balance issues (tips and techniques) will be presented by therapists Kim Gooding and Diane White at 10:30 a.m.

* Financial tips for seniors, including how to avoid financial scams, will be presented at 11:30 a.m. by Leeanna Wilbur of Franklin Savings Bank.

* Supplemental insurance and Medicare counselors will be available from SeniorsPlus at 12:30 p.m.

For additional information, contact Don and Marge Miller, HELP volunteers, at 207-864-5383, or email Jim Baumer, Thriving in Place consultant for SeniorsPlus, at jbaumer@seniorsplus.org.

Funding for the expo is made possible through a Thriving in Place grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation.

There will be light refreshments, door prizes and special hourly drawings.

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