August 4, 2017

“Living Well for Better Health” - a course for seniors offer this fall at local senior center

Lakes Region Senior Center (LRSC) will be presenting a six week course called, “Living Well for Better Health”. The course will begin on Monday, September 18 and will be a 2 ½ hour session on a weekly basis from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday with the last class on November 6.

The course, sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA), will focus on chronic disease self-management. Anyone with a chronic condition or illness is encouraged to attend, including people who care for someone with a chronic condition or illness.“This ranges from arthritis to diabetes, chronic pain to MS and to asthma,” stated Nicole Petit, Program Coordinator from SMAA. “We do not limit the age to seniors because I’m a good example of someone with two chronic illnesses and I’m 41. So if we have someone with MS who is 55, that person would also be a good candidate [for this course].”

Space is limited, so please contact Blanche Alexander from LRSC at 892-5604 or Nicole Petit at 396-6513 for more information or to register. The six-week course is free, unless you wish to keep the book permanently and then the cost to keep the book is $15. You do not need to be a member of
LRSC to participate.

About Lakes Region Senior Center

Initially it began as a drop-in gathering place for Windham and Gorham Seniors; LRSC now includes members from other area towns such as Standish and Buxton.

Regular weekly programs, cards, crafts and memoir writing are a few of the programs offered. Individual are invited and encourage to stop by for coffee and to chat with others. LRSC offers an opportunity for many to get out and meet new friends.
LRSC meets in the activity room at the Gorham Activity Center, 40 Acorn Street in Gorham. All area seniors are welcome to stop in anytime. Annual dues are only $20 if one should decide to join. Look for upcoming programs and monthly luncheons in weekly papers including the community calendar in The Windham Eagle.

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