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

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

People with Arthritis Can Exercise or Personal Fitness: The 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 times.

Central Maine Medical Center’s Senior Services and SeniorsPlus will offer a Medicare Drug Discount and Benefit Checklist Review on Monday, May 16.

Participants will meet one-on-one with an adviser and will be counseled 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.

Barbara Aliberti, RN, from CMMC’s Senior Services, will discuss advance directives on Thursday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. She will explain how an advance directive can help an individual remain in charge of their healthcare by putting their preferences in writing. She will introduce program participants to advance directive forms.

The Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute will sponsor a free ScoreKeeper cardiac risk assessment screening by appointment on Monday, May 23.

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 improve cardiovascular health. It is free by appointment only.

Bladder health consults with Angela Dubuc, RN, manager of the CMMC Bladder Control Center, will be offered on Monday, May 23, 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.

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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