LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus is offering the following classes. Classes are free, unless noted, and are held at 8 Falcon Road. The location is fully accessible and hearing assistive equipment is available.

For more information, visit www.seniorsplus.org or call 207-795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241.

Living Wills: Giving Others Our Guidance, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Instructors: Jane Mullin and Matt Richard, Fortin Group, Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes. The “5 Wishes Living Will” is designed to meet one’s personal, emotional and spiritual needs, as well as medical wishes, if a serious illness occurs. Participants will learn about this important planning tool, and will receive a Five Wishes Booklet, if desired.

Let’s Talk Birds, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 11. Instructor: Jeri Maurer, Stanton Bird Club. Central Maine is a special place for birds. With fields and woods, lakes and rivers along with our own backyards, there are numerous opportunities to see and hear birds. Spend time learning about these places as well as birds as diverse as the black and white warbler and the barred owl.

Call 911?, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 14. Instructor: Phyllis G. Gamache, director, Lewiston-Auburn Emergency Communications System. Have you ever heard someone say, “No, I’ll be all right” or “I don’t want to bother anyone”? Have you ever wanted or needed to call 9-1-1, but hesitated? Gamache will explore options for the hearing impaired, what to expect when you call with a medical emergency, how cell phones and texting are handled.

Bullying Prevention, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. Instructor: Mary Murphy, associate director, YMCA. How can we help others? We’ll learn how to identify if it’s taking place, what can happen, how to respond and the resources available.

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Finding a Professional Financial Investment Manager, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 18. Instructor: Lindsay J. Laxon, Esq., investor education manager, Maine Office of Securities. Learn how to find a professional, how to check them out properly and some investing basics.

Health Matters: The Aging Eye, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22. Instructor: Dr. Martin Whitaker, ophthalmologist. Topics will include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye and diabetic retinopathy.

What’s Happening to My Body As It Ages?, Back Care, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, and repeated on Thursday, July 31. Instructor: Alan Verrill, MD, CMMC. Bring questions.

Laughter Yoga, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 25. Instructor: Joy Crockett, Laughter with Joy! Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on mind, body and spirit.

Osteoporosis and Bone Health, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 28. Instructor: Rachel Hill, bone density technician, CMMC. Free bone density screening (finger test). What is osteoporosis? What can I do to help myself?

Two Alzheimer’s Association classes are planned, as follows. To register and for more information, contact Bill Kirkpatrick, Alzheimer’s Association, at 772-0115 or [email protected]

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers, Part 3, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 7. For caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia, The Many Types, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 21. Learn about the different types of dementias.


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