LEWISTON – Central Maine Medical Center’s Senior Health and Wellness Services will offer the following programs to the region’s older residents during January:

Fit and Fun: Low impact aerobics, strengthening, stretching and flexibility. The class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A fee will be charged.

People with Arthritis Can Exercise or Personal Fitness: Program includes a one-on-one evaluation and exercises designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of motion. The class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A fee will be charged. Call for class times.

Bladder Health Consults with Angela Dubuc, R.N., manager of the CMMC Bladder Control Center, will be offered on Monday, Jan. 10, by appointment. Participants can meet one-on-one to discuss concerns and learn about possible solutions to bladder-related problems. The consults are offered free of charge.

Central Maine Medical Center’s Senior Services and SeniorsPlus will offer a Medicare drug discount and benefit checklist review on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Participants will meet one-on-one with an adviser, and will be advised on what medication discount option will best serve their needs. A review of other potential benefits will also be offered. The service is being provided free by appointment only.

Hearing Healthcare Associates will offer a free hearing screening on Thursday, Jan. 20. Participants will learn about the acuity of their hearing and discover if their hearing might be improved. The screenings will be offered by appointment.

The Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute will sponsor a free ScoreKeeper cardiac risk assessment screening by appointment on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Integral to the ScoreKeeper screening process is a software program that creates a personalized report about an individual’s health status. Information provided by ScoreKeeper, if used effectively, can help an individual improve his or her cardiovascular health. Free. By appointment only.

Remembrance: Screening for Memory Loss will be offered on Thursday, Jan. 27, by appointment. Registered nurse Barbara Aliberti will have screening participants perform a few memory tasks, provide recommendations for improving memory, and offer information on normal changes in memory that occur with aging. The American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging developed the evaluation.

Free blood pressure screenings will be offered on a walk-in basis on Mondays between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays between 9:30 and 11 a.m.

All programs are offered in the CMMC Wellness Center unless otherwise noted. Call 795-2905 or 1-800-564-4555 to register for any of the programs or to schedule an appointment for a screening or consultation.


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