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

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

Barbara Aliberti, RN, CMMC’s Senior Services, will talk on “Summer Safety” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. She will discuss a variety of topics, including biting insects, sun protection, avoiding parasitic diseases and general seasonal safety issues.

Central Maine Medical Center’s Senior Services and SeniorsPlus will offer a Medicare Drug Discount and Benefit Checklist Review on Wednesday, June 22. 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.

The Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute will sponsor a free ScoreKeeper cardiac risk assessment screening by appointment on Thursday, June 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 an individual improve their cardiovascular health. Free. By appointment only.

Amy MacMillan of SeniorsPlus will discuss “Medicare Changes for Prescription Drug Coverage” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. She will talk about changes in covered drugs, new “Medigap” insurance plans, what standard and alternative coverage means and other issues.

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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