Agency on Aging online and in-person events
The staff and volunteers of the Aroostook Agency on Aging are offering these next educational and enjoyable events in May.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The staff and volunteers of the Aroostook Agency on Aging are offering these next educational and enjoyable events in May.
Stop by our Almost Isle office or call 764-3396/800-439-1789 for more information on any of these events.
brain builders (online) 2-3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, focusing on how a healthy brain improves mood and decreases the likelihood of life-threatening diseases.
Brain health: The online You Can Make a Difference session helps participants create goals that impact their lives and improve their brain health.
Older Americans Month Celebration, in-person, 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Hodgdon Fire Station, 49 Hodgdon Mills Rd., with coffee and donuts. Agency staff will be on hand to discuss the programs and services that are available to help seniors live independently in their own community.
Aroostook Flavor: Cooking Class to Connect (online), 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. Join Lisa Fishman of the UMaine Cooperative Extension for a hands-on lesson on “Cooking to Reduce Inflammation.” Due to COVID precautions, the interactive Zoom session will be transmitted from the Northern Maine Community College Culinary Lab. Registration limited to 20.
Community Hot Dog Roast from 11 a.m. until Thursday, May 26, hosted by the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging, in recognition of Older Americans Month.
American Seniors Month Celebration, in person, 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26, at the Madawaska Senior Center, 291 Newberry Dr., Suite 103, with coffee and donuts. Agency staff will be on hand to discuss the programs and services available to help seniors live independently in their own community.
Letter-writing campaign for Older Americans Month, organized by the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and Aroostook County Schools. Area 5th and 6th graders are invited to write a letter or create a card that will be randomly distributed to older Aroostook County residents at any special event in May. Contact Rick Bragg, Community Outreach and Education Manager, at 764-3396, 1-800-439-1789 or email [email protected] for more information.
Upcoming events include Bingocize, a 10-week health promotion program that mixes the popular game of bingo with moderate exercise; Savvy Caregiver (online), a 12-hour course delivered in 2-hour sessions over a 6-week period; Conversations Project (online), which helps develop questions or share concerns with loved ones or doctors; Falls prevention information session (online); A Matter of Balance (online); Living Well for Better Health (online); Living well with chronic pain (online); and Tai Chi for Better Health and Balance (online).