LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus has announced its Online Education Center classes for April 2021. Due to the pandemic and current CDC guidelines, all classes are held virtually at this time. Classes and workshops are free, unless noted. Please register by emailing [email protected] or calling 795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241. For more information, visit seniorsplus.org/education-center.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiver Support Groups

Dates & Times:

Monday, April 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 29 from 8:00-10:00AM

Location: Zoom or Telephonic

Our caregiver support groups offer a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends to meet and develop a mutual support system. Participation can be an empowering experience. Due to current public health concerns, the group will meet over the phone vs in-person.

Caregiver Support Newsletter

Did you know that SeniorsPlus started a quarterly Caregiver Support Newsletter in September? The goal of the newsletter is to share caregiver specific resources and opportunities to those in need.

If you or someone you know is in need of caregiver support and would like to receive the newsletter, please reach out. We’re happy to add you to our mailing list.

OTHER GROUPS

Coffee & Comfort

Date: Monday, April 5

Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Beacon Hospice Staff

Location: Zoom or Telephone

Loss is hard. The great news is, no one needs to feel alone through their bereavement. Coffee & Comfort offers a safe place where one can receive the grief support they are seeking. Due to current public health concerns, the group will meet over Zoom versus in-person. Zoom phone and video-conferencing information will be provided to registrants.

Grieving Between the Lines

Facilitator: Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice Staff

Location: Zoom or Telephone

We are excited to partner with experts at Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice to host a new and exciting group! This book club will focus around bereavement and grief support. We are working on our next group’s dates and times. If you’re interested in joining this group please reach out to us so we can get you on our list.

Virtual Knitting Group

Dates: Every other Wednesday – April 7 & 21

Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Group Lead: SeniorsPlus Staff

Location: Zoom

Join our knitting group to work on your own project, learn from others, and socialize!

HEALTHY LIVING FOR ME

We have scheduled our 2021 HL4ME virtual workshops! Workshops currently include Tai Chi for Health & Balance, Better Health NOW, Better Health Now with Diabetes toolkit, Better Health Now with Pain toolkit, and our Living Well workshops through Zoom! Below is a short list of upcoming workshops and their schedules. If you are interested in registering for one and don’t see a day and time that work for you – reach out! We have other workshops scheduled throughout 2021 and would be happy to get you into a workshop that works best for you and your schedule.

Living Well with Chronic Pain through Zoom

Date: Thursdays, April 8 through May 13

Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Now offering Living Well with Chronic Pain through Zoom! This class is designed for people who are living with chronic pain. The workshop offers strategies for dealing with its symptoms. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; pacing activity and rest; and how to evaluate new treatments. Participants will receive all workshop materials in the mail prior to the start of the workshop.

Better Health Now with Diabetes Toolkit

Date: Wednesdays, April 21 through May 26

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. OR 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Location: 1-1 Telephonic or Zoom

Cost: FREE

Better Health Now with Diabetes is a self-guided, evidence-based program. The program is designed to help participants deal with chronic conditions with a focus on diabetes management. Topics include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating, appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers. Participants of the workshop will work individually prior to 1-1 facilitator or small group weekly check-ins. Participants will receive the toolkit materials in the mail prior to starting the workshop.

Living Well with Diabetes through Zoom

Date: Thursdays, May 4 through June 8

Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

This workshop is designed for people who are living with diabetes, are pre-diabetic, or supporting someone managing diabetes. The workshop offers strategies for dealing with its symptoms. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength; meal planning; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; pacing activity and rest; and how to evaluate new treatments. Participants will receive all workshop materials in the mail prior to the start of the workshop.

Better Health Now with Pain Toolkit

Date: Thursdays, May 6 through June 10

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. OR 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Location: 1-1 Telephonic or Zoom

Cost: FREE

Better Health Now with Pain is a self-guided, evidence-based program. The program is designed to help individuals deal with chronic conditions with a focus on pain management. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength; appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition; pacing activity and rest; and how to evaluate new treatments. Participants of the workshop will work individually prior to 1-1 facilitator or small group weekly check-ins. Participants will receive the toolkit materials in the mail prior to starting the workshop.

Better Health Now with Diabetes Toolkit

Date: Tuesdays, May 11 through June 15

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m., 11:00-12:00 p.m., OR 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Location: 1-1 Telephonic or Zoom

Cost: FREE

Better Health Now with Diabetes is a self-guided, evidence-based program. The program is designed to help participants deal with chronic conditions with a focus on diabetes management. Topics include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating, appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers. Participants of the workshop will work individually prior to 1-1 facilitator or small group weekly check-ins. Participants will receive the toolkit materials in the mail prior to starting the workshop.

Tai Chi for Health & Balance through Zoom

Date: Tuesday/Thursdays, July 27 through September 30

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom (video & audio required)

Cost: $20.00 per person

Other: Tai Chi Participation Waiver is required before recurring Zoom meeting is provided.

Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that can improve balance, relieve pain, and improve health, and one’s ability to do things. It is a slow exercise. It is easy to learn and good for all ability levels. The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind and body integration, fluid movements, controlled breathing and mental concentration. Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. It helps people to relax and feel better.

 

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