Staying well allows us to live better lives. Through group classes and events, we share information and techniques that will help you age well. For a complete list of classes or to make a referral, visit Healthy Living for ME
It is widely accepted that exercise and physical activity can help people continue to live at their best as they age. If we have fun while moving our body, we are much more likely to do it. Bingocize is an evidence-based class that combines exercise, falls awareness, healthy lifestyle information and Bingo in one package.
Falls Prevention Informational Session
Avoiding painful and possibly debilitating injuries is important to all people. The risks and consequences of falling down are greater as we age. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to make us more confident and stable on our feet. Training is available to help older persons gain an overview of falls prevention tips and learn about other wellness classes available in Aroostook County.
Tai Chi for Health & Balance
Improving health and wellbeing are essential to living a long life. Tai Chi for Health and Balance is a program proven to be effective in preventing falls and relieving pain for those with arthritis. Participants focus on improving strength, balance and mental health.
A Matter of Balance
Remaining safe and healthy at home is a goal for all. A fear of falling is something that can be on the minds of older people. Engaging in moderate exercise helps improve your balance and coordination. Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Staying well allows us to live better lives. The Living Well chronic condition courses -- Living Well for Better Health, Living Well with Chronic Pain, and Living Well with Diabetes -- help people learn how to manage their own health by improving communication with their physicians, actively managing their symptoms, creating personal action plans, and developing support structures.
Building Better Caregivers
This program was designed for family caregivers of people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), dementia, and/or any other condition that affects memory. Program participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program.
Physical, mental, social, and emotional wellness is important at any age. But do you know having a healthy brain improves your mood and decreases the likelihood of having illnesses that threaten your quality of life? Our monthly online Brain Health class helps participants create goals that impact on their life and boosts their brain health.
The Conversation Project
We all have matters that are very important to us and we often want others to know about them. Talking about the things you want for yourself can be challenging. Will I have enough money, will someone make decisions for me, does anyone really know what is most important to me, or does anyone know what makes me worried or afraid? Our online Conversations class can assist older persons in developing questions or sharing concerns that they have with loved ones or their care provider.