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Wednesdays, January 11-February 15

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Public Library will be hosting a 6 week yoga series for teens beginning in January 2023. Classes will be held at the library on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm from 1/11/23 – 2/15/23 in the 3rd floor Callahan Hall and 2nd floor IDEA Lab on alternating weeks.

For more information contact the Adult & Teen Services department at 513-3135 or lplreference@lewistonmaine.gov.

January 26

LEWISTON — Estate Planning, Date: Thursday, January 26, Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m. Presenter: Attorney Martha McLean, of McLean Law, Location: Education Center, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston

Topics include MaineCare planning, including protecting assets while qualifying for MaineCare, asset and income limitations, excluded assets, transfer penalties, and estate recovery. The Estate Planning segment of the presentation will include understanding how assets pass at death, probate and non-probate transfers, an explanation of wills and powers of attorney for healthcare and finances, the role of personal representatives, agents and trustees, and trust-based planning. Classes are free, unless noted. SeniorsPlus is fully accessible. Hearing assistive equipment is available upon request. For more information or to register, call us at 207-795-4010 or visit seniorsplus.org.

 January 27

LEWISTON — 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, Date: Friday, January 27, Time: 1–2 p.m. Instructor: Valerie Cole, LSW, Location: Education Center, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior changes that interfere with daily living. Learn about common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and what symptoms to look for in yourself and others, as well as tips to approach someone who is experiencing changes in their memory, the benefit of early detection and diagnosis, and more. Classes are free, unless noted. SeniorsPlus is fully accessible. Hearing assistive equipment is available upon request. For more information or to register, call us at 207-795-4010 or visit seniorsplus.org.

January 28

GRAY — Supper – Variety of Casseroles and Salads, Baked Pea Beans, Red Hot Dogs, Breads,  Assortment of Desserts and Beverages

Saturday January 28, 2023, 5:00 PM First Congregational Church, Gray, Parish House, 5 Brown St. , Handicapped 
Accessible. Seating Capacity 50 – Doors open at 4:30 PM Meals – Single sized $10.00 each. 657-4279

January  28

LISBON — Dine In/Take Out Bean Supper from 4:30pm until SOLD OUT. Lisbon United Methodist Church
14 School Street, Lisbon Falls, ME. Sponsored by the Methodist Women. Adults $9.00.   Menu: Pea Beans, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, dinner roll and a slice of pie! FMI-Gwen Rioux 353-6814

January 28

MINOT — Take-Out Baked Bean Supper at the: Minot United Methodist Church, Rt. 121, Corner of Minot Ave and Empire Rd., Minot, Me. Pick-up time will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Choose from the following:  Red or Brown Hot dogs, Pea or Calico Baked Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Biscuit or Corn Bread and dessert is Brownies.

Please call Joan @ 207-998-2819 to place your order by Thursday, Jan 26th, if no answer, please leave a message with your name, your order and return phone number. The supper is $7.00 per person. Hope to see you there!

January 28

BUXTON — Haddock Supper Buffet – Saturday, January 28, 2023 – 5:00 pm at Living Waters Church, Parker Farm Road, Buxton. Suggested donation: $8 Adult, $4 Child, $20 Family .

Please note: We will offer the option of takeout containers for those who do not want to come inside for seating. Wearing of face masks for those who are not vaccinated is suggested. Hand sanitizer is available for those who wish to use it.

January 28 and Thursdays

ZOOM — Writing Your Life Story, Date: Thursdays, January 19 and 26, February 2, 9, 16 and 23. Time: 10 a.m., Facilitator: Connie Jones, Location: Zoom

We’ve all got stories! Wouldn’t it be great if we wrote them down – for ourselves and our families and friends? This online, informal class will get you on the road to writing about your life, from the mundane to the marvelous. You don’t have to be a “writer” to take this class, and this will not be a critique of your writing style or grammar. Each week there will be a writing assignment, with topics chosen by the group. At the end, you will have written the first six chapters of your life story. Take a chance on finding out that you’ve lived a pretty interesting life after all. Classes are free, unless noted. SeniorsPlus is fully accessible. Hearing assistive equipment is available upon request. For more information or to register, call us at 207-795-4010 or visit seniorsplus.org.

February 1

LEWISTON — 5pm at the Lewiston Public Library: SAVING MONEY ON HOME ENERGY BILLS!

This event will go over ways you can save on your energy bills and the rebates available to Mainers. Contact info. 513-3135; www.LPLonline.org

Fridays February 3-24 and March 3 and 10

LEWISTON — Opening Minds through Art at Education Center of SeniorsPlus at 8 Falcon Road in Lewiston

Through a series of classes, OMA engages students with dementia in creating free-wheeling art. Contact SeniorsPlus, at 207-795-4010, edcenter@seniorsplus.org.

 February 7 (and every first Tuesday)

LEWISTON — Good Grief. Date: Tuesday, February 7 (every first Tuesday), Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon. Facilitator: Beacon Hospice. Location: Education Center, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston

SeniorsPlus is pleased to partner with Beacon Hospice in providing a Bereavement Support Group. To be held in person, this once-a-month group meeting will provide a safe place for those who want to connect with others who understand what they are going through, and who are looking for ways to find meaning and purpose in life without the presence of their loved one. At these meetings, grievers will receive support, understanding, and compassion. Grievers will learn about self-acceptance, self-care, self-compassion, and resilience. We will share stories, experiences, and offers and receive support that can help with the grieving process. We will provide a safe place for everyone, in every stage of grief. A grief support group is not a substitute for professional care for depression.

 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

LEWISTON — Total Strength and Balance, Day/time: Mondays, 11–11:45 a.m. (no class Jan. 16); Day/time: Wednesdays, 11–11:45 a.m.; Day/time: Fridays, 10:15–11 a.m. Instructor: Linn Morin, Certified Trainer. Cost: See below. Location: Education Center, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston

Participants will gain physical and neuro-muscular strength, as well as balance to improve activities of daily living. Lighter weights or soup cans, a basic bouncing ball, and some tubes are used in this seated exercise class. Water is recommended during the class. Check with your physician prior to any exercise class. These classes are in person and masks are required. To register or for more info, call Linn at 523-9055. Cost is covered by most supplemental Medicare insurances, call Linn for more details.

Second and fourth Thursdays

LEWISTON — YOUTH TRADING CARD GAME CLUB held from 4 PM to 5 PM at the Lewiston Public Library. Join the Youth Trading Card Game Club to play, learn, trade, and compete with your peers! Games include Pokémon, Magic: the Gathering, and more. All skill levels are welcome. Library staff and volunteers will be available to teach new players and coach developing ones. Free. For kids & teens ages 8-18. 513-3135; www.LPLonline.org

Wednesdays

LEWISTON — Knitting Group, Dates: Wednesdays, Time: 4:30–7:30 p.m., Facilitator: SeniorsPlus Staff, Location: Education Center, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston

Join our knitting group to work on your own project, learn from others, and socialize. Classes are free, unless noted. SeniorsPlus is fully accessible. Hearing assistive equipment is available upon request. For more information or to register, call us at 207-795-4010 or visit seniorsplus.org.

Tuesdays, Fridays

LEWISTON — Chair Yoga In Person and Zoom. Day/time: Tuesdays, 9–10 a.m. Day/time: Fridays, 9–10 a.m. Instructor: Mary Bishop, RYT. Location: Zoom and in person at Education Center, 8 Falcon Road. Cost: $5 per class. Payments exchanged directly with Mary.

Must-haves: If on Zoom: computer, laptop, or tablet; sturdy chair on a non-slip surface. If in person, then just yourself.

Join Mary for this class offered both in person and on Zoom. It is designed to help with ease of movement and breath; finding stability, balance, and strength through yoga poses with variations for every ability. Class size is limited. If you are interested in the class availability or are unable to afford the payment, still reach out so we can discuss specifics/concerns with you further.

Every second Monday

LEWISTON — Caregiver Support Groups, Date: Monday, January 9 (every second Monday); Time: 5:30–7 p.m.Facilitator: Dana Morrell, SW. Location: SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston.


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