OXFORD COUNTY CLASSES

Wowzitude! ‘Armchair Travel’

— Paris, France

Date: Thursday, July 11

Time: 11 a.m.

— Jerusalem, Israel

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Date: Thursday, July 18

Time: 11 a.m.

— Batumi, Georgia

Date: Thursday, July 25

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: SeniorsPlus Norway

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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. *Check out SeniorsPlus on Facebook for Wowzitude updates.

Norway Game Day

Date: Tuesday, July 16 (every third Tuesday)

Time: 1–3 p.m.

Location: SeniorsPlus Norway

Let’s play cribbage, checkers, cards, or a jigsaw puzzle. Staff will be there to network and talk about all our programs while we play games. Been feeling cooped up? Join us! Walk-ins welcome.

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Tech assistance in Oxford County

The Digital Navigation Program provides free, one-on-one support to Oxford Country residents interested in learning how to use all features of their internet device or devices, including smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Please contact CCFC’s Digital Navigator Ashley Lawrence today to get started: call 207-333-6444 or email ACP@community-concepts.org.

CAREGIVER GROUPS AND RESOURCES

Soul Caregivers

Dates: Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6

Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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Instructor: Emilly Judge, RN, BSN,Student Nurse Coach

Location: SeniorsPlus Lewiston

This 5-week workshop is aimed to increase awareness and self-care practices through implementation of mindfulness and the coaching process. The goal: To build resilient caregivers that feel empowered to face the challenges of their role, ultimately leading to improved care for their loved ones, and enhanced personal well-being for themselves.

Caregiver Support Groups

Date: Monday, July 8 (every second Monday)

Time: 5:30–7 p.m.

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Facilitator: Dana Morrell, LSW

Location: SeniorsPlus Lewiston

—Lewiston Thursdays

Date: Thursday, July 25(every last Thursday)

Time: 3–4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Heather Komulainen

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Location: SeniorsPlus Lewiston

Date: Thursday, July 25 (every fourth Thursday)

Time: 2:30–4 p.m.

Facilitator: Valerie Cole, LSW

Location: SeniorsPlus Norway

Building Better Caregivers

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Dates: Fridays, July 26–August 30

Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Facilitator: Valerie Cole, LSW, and Janice Sabin, LSW

Location: SeniorsPlus Lewiston

Building Better Caregivers™ (BBC) is a workshop for caregivers who are caring for someone with dementia, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, a serious brain injury, or any other serious injury or illness. BBC helps caregivers in two key ways: it offers training in how to provide better care, and it also helps caregivers learn how to manage their own emotions, stress, and physical health. The workshop occurs once a week for six weeks.

Caregiver Support Newsletter

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SeniorsPlus offers a quarterly Caregiver Support Newsletter 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.

ONLINE GROUPS AND OFFERINGS

AT&T—Cyber Aware Webinar

Date/time: At your convenience

Presenter: AT&T staff

Location: Online video

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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 link via email.

Fraud & Scams Prevention

Date/time: At your convenience

Location: Online video

Every year, one in 10 older adults fall victim to scams and fraud. The number is most likely higher because many are embarrassed and afraid to report it to the authorities or to their families. 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 link via email.

Cyber-Senior Mentors—A Tech Resource

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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.

About SeniorsPlus and our Education Center: Our mission is to enrich the lives of older people and adults with disabilities, their families and communities, and to support them to make informed choices. Educational programs like these are made possible by contributions.

 

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