LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus will offer the following classes in June. Classes are held in person at its Lewiston, Wilton, or Norway locations; online; or hybrid. Class locations are 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston; 9 Marston St., Norway; and 284 Main St., Suite 100, Wilton. Classes are free unless noted. Locations are fully accessible. Hearing assistive equipment is available upon request. For more information or to register, call 207-795-4010 or visit seniorsplus.org.

Franklin County

Loose Ends Knitting Group

Dates: Tuesdays from 1–2 p.m.

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

Bring your own knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or anything you enjoy. Relax and socialize as we learn and grow together as a group. Extra yarn and needles will be available.

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Walk-in Tech Assistance

Dates: Tuesdays from 1–3 p.m.

Facilitator: Michael Burd

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

Need assistance with a device like a phone, tablet, or laptop? Do you need assistance with email or Zoom? Michael Burd, Technology Literacy, CTE, and Life Skills Instructor of Franklin County Adult Education, will be here to help.

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Wowzitude! ‘Armchair Travel’

— Dublin, Ireland

Date: Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m.

— Venice, Italy

Dates: Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m.

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— Destination to be announced

Date: Thursday, June 20 at 11 a.m.

— Krakow, Poland

Date: Thursday, June 27 at 11 a.m

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

Wowzitude’s Award-Winning Travel Club, designed for armchair travelers, takes you on LIVE, guided virtual walks around the world from the comfort and safety of SeniorsPlus. Interactive, virtual live-streamed walking tours feature expert hosts and trained local guides eager to Zoom in and introduce us to their favorite spots. Walk-ins welcome. *Check out SeniorsPlus on Facebook for Wowzitude updates.

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Coffee and Cribbage

Dates: Thursdays from 9–10:30 a.m.

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

Open to all beginner and experienced cribbage players. We will have limited cribbage boards available, so if you can bring your own, please do so.

 

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MyChart with Mike

Date: Thursday, June 13 from 1–2 p.m.

Facilitator: Michael Burd

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

Need support signing up for or navigating MyChart? Join us for a workshop with Michael Burd, Technology Literacy, CTE, and Life Skills Instructor from Franklin County Adult Education. Bring your computer, cell phone, or other device and your questions.

 

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services (SAPARS)

Date: Tuesday, June 18 (every third Tuesday) from 9–11 a.m.

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

A Sexual Assault Prevention Advocate will be available to provide resources and one-on-one check-ins. They are available to listen, provide support, and discuss options.

 

Ticks and Mosquitos

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Date: Thursday, June 27 from 1–2 p.m.

Facilitator: Devin Myles, Field Epidemiologist, Maine CDC

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

Learn about the types of ticks and mosquitos in Maine, the illnesses they can spread, what to do if you get bitten, and how to prevent exposures.

 

Save the date! Tai Chi for Health and Balance

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Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 9 through August 28 from 9–10 a.m.

Cost: Suggested donation of $20 (covers all 16 classes)

 

Caregiver Support Groups: Our caregiver support groups offer a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends to meet and develop a mutual support system.

—Wilton

Date: Thursday, June 6 (every first Thursday) from 3–4:15 p.m.

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Facilitator: Janice Sabin, LSW

Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

 

Kinship Support Group—Wilton

Date: Thursday, June 20 (every third Thursday) from 6–7:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Cyndi Dolloff

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Location: SeniorsPlus Wilton

Provided by Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine, Inc. & The Kinship Program, this meeting is led by Cyndi Dolloff, AFFM Trainer, Facilitator, and Resource Parent. Childcare is provided. RSVP by calling Brigid at 207-827-2331 or email brigid@affm.net.

 

Caregiver Newsletter

SeniorsPlus offers a quarterly Caregiver Support Newsletter to share caregiver-specific resources and opportunities with those in need. If you or someone you know needs caregiver support, please reach out.

 

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Online Offerings

AT&T—Cyber Aware Webinar

Date/Time: At your convenience

Presenter: AT&T staff

Location: Online video

Catch this pre-recorded Zoom class to learn more about online fraud and scams. This presentation is designed for people who are interested in learning statistics, recognizing scams, and what to do to protect themselves while online. Call or email SeniorsPlus to obtain a link via email.

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Fraud & Scams Prevention

Date/Time: At your convenience

Location: Online video

Every year, one in 10 older adults falls victim to scams and fraud. The number is most likely higher because many are embarrassed and afraid to report it to the authorities or their families. This workshop will give you the information needed to protect yourself and your loved ones. Topic areas include Fraud Trends and Behavior, the Con Artist’s Playbook, Practice Spotting Fraud (using real examples), Prevention, and Resources. Content from AARP Fraud Watch Network. Call or email SeniorsPlus to obtain a link via email.

 

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Cyber-Senior Mentors — A Tech Resource

Date/Time: At your convenience

Presenter: Cyber-Senior

Location: Phone and/or online

Cyber-Senior Mentors are providing technology training in the form of online webinars and telephone support for older adults. If you are interested in group or one-on-one technology support, please join in. Trained volunteers are standing by to answer your tech questions and also to help you sign up for online training sessions. Call Cyber Seniors at 1-844-217-3057.

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