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Oral Health Guide for Older Adults

MaineCare Information

Island Journal article featuring Island Commons & former resident Victoria Smith "Not Aging but Thriving in Place" 

 

 

Southern Maine Agency on Aging's
upcoming caregiver classes sponsored by
the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

 

Beginning Planning
July 11, 4:30-5:30pm - SMAA Main Office, Scarborough

 

Where do you begin the process of helping an older family member plan for the future? What concerns need to be considered? How do you find out what resources are available when help is needed? All those issues will be discussed in this class – whether you are
thinking ahead or find yourself needing to create a plan right away. Light snacks provided.

 

Understanding Health Care Directives
July 16, 1-2pm - Casco Bay Lines Conference Room, Portland

Information about legal tools to help ensure that health care wishes are followed, should a person become unable to make their own decisions. Discussion will focus on how we can communicate about these important issues, and how we can be prepared to speak on
someone else’s behalf. Light snacks provided.

 

Aging: Myths and Realities
August 8, 12-1pm - The Center, Kennebunk

 

Exploring physical and cognitive changes associated with growing older and explaining common medical conditions that may affect older adults. Suggestions offered for preventative care and possible treatment options. Lunch provided.

Beginning Planning
August 15, 1-2pm - Casco Bay Lines Conference Room, Portland

 

Where do you begin the process of helping an older family member plan for the future? What concerns need to be considered? How do you find out what resources are available when help is needed? All those issues will be discussed in this class – whether you are thinking ahead or find yourself needing to create a plan right away. Light snacks provided.

 

Preregistration for these classes is required.
Call 207-396-6541 or visit www.smaaa.org for more information.