LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus will offer the following classes in April. For more information or to preregister, visit www.seniorsplus.org or call 207-795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241. Classes are free, unless noted. The location is fully accessible and hearing assistive equipment is available.

SeniorsPlus serves as the local Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties. It provides a network of support, information, services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families.

Alzheimer’s Association Class: “Driving: When Is It Time to Give Up the Keys?,” 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 8. To register call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900. For families and individuals who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Making a decision about when it is time to stop driving can be difficult, but dealing with the issue early on can help ease the transition.

“Get Your Documents in Order: How to Help Your Children (or Others) Help You,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Instructor, Yvette A. LaChapelle. How do you want to be treated when/if your health declines? Do folks know where to find your bank account numbers? Life insurance? Stock information? Doctors’ numbers?

“Create Jewelry!,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. Instructor, Sandi Godin. $10. Make earrings and a bracelet in class with the fun colors of spring.

“Thriving As We Age!,” 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 15. Instructor, Eileen Manglass, LCSW. As more of us become “older adults,” more research is devoted to learning how our age group can best thrive. Come learn how we each can impact our health, dignity and respect.

“Tracing Your Roots,” on Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30. Time choices are 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. Instructor, Carroll Holmes. The instructor will work with you individually using several genealogical Web sites to find people on your family tree.

“Veterans’ Discussion Group,” 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 17. Instructor, John Snyder. Share your stories with other vets.

“Savvy Caregiver I Class,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning April 17 for six weeks. Preregistration required: call 1-800-427-1241 or 795-4010. This is a 12-hour training for family caregivers of people with dementia. During the six-week workshop, learn how to take care of yourself and reduce stress, and how to communicate more easily with your loved one to make the days better for both of you.

“AARP Safe Driving,” 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Instructor, Tom Harvey. Cost $14, payable to AARP; $12 for AARP members. Drivers 55 and older who complete this class are eligible for discounts on their auto insurance premiums for three years.

“Nutrition: Healthy Cooking for One or Two,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. Instructors, Denise Dill, St. Mary’s Nutrition staff. Discussion, food tasting and recipes.

“Medicare Basics,” 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Instructor, Roland Bussiere, SeniorsPlus. Learn the basics and timelines of this complex system, learn when you need to sign up for what and ways to save money.

“Maine Author Series,” with Don Perkins, author of “The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Why were barns often painted red? How did the 19th-century phenomenon of interchangeable parts affect barn building? Why are cow tie-up areas whitewashed? Celebrate the history and craft of  barns.

“Life Stories: From Memory to Paper,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. Instructor, Dianne Fazio. We all share a need to review our lives and pass along our values and life experience to others. It’s an important task in our older years. Learn how to create this legacy, this life reflection, so that others may learn. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere; no writing experience needed.

“Speed Cleaning: A Fun-Filled Workshop,” 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 29. Instructor, Marylin Newell, Ph.D. It could take less than an hour to clean your house. Explore the importance of having the right tools for the job, design a cleaning plan and learn how to save time and energy by working your plan.


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