People Plus supports an engaged, healthy, and independent life for older adults, while joining others to build community for all ages.Today is Tuesday October 21, 2014.
Maine has the highest percentage of older adults in the country; and the Mid Coast is where this population is growing the fastest. The People Plus Senior Health Expo presented by Spectrum Generations on October 21, brings together a variety of resources for this increasingly important segment of our community.
Join us on Thursday, 10/30, 1 pm as Charles Frizzle, former President and CEO of Maine Yankee Atomic Power Co., Wiscasset, Maine, talks about his personal history with nuclear power and about the history of the Maine Yankee plant. Maine's only nuclear power plant, it was closed in 1997. There will be plenty of time for Q & A on this fascinating topic! Registration required. FMI 729-0757.
Current scientific research indicates that a mindfulness meditation practice reduces stress and improves mental and physical health. What is mindfulness? Why is it so effective for health and emotional healing? How can reclaiming the present moment and living with awareness transform our lives? After presenting a brief history of meditation, presenter Ann Kimmage will elucidate its methods, benefits, and the meaning it can bring to our inner lives.
Stretch, flex, breathe and relax for optimum well being. Yoga is a wonderful way to re-balance and feel grounded. Join this class, which also includes an introduction to meditation, with experienced instructor Ann Kimmage, who brings the joy out of yoga and tailors yoga to your individual needs. Six week session 9/16 – 10/28 (no class 10/14), Tuesdays 10:30 am, $30 members/$60 non-members. Drop-ins welcome for additional fee. FMI 729-0757.
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Would you like to learn how to meditate? Do you meditate already but just can't seem to develop a regular practice? This weekly meditation circle will help you develop your own practice and maintain or deepen it with the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Have you ever wanted to try Pilates but thought it was too hard? Pilates Lite, led by Dennis Kimmage, strengthens the key core muscles in your body but more gently than a traditional Pilates workout. In this class you will learn how to modify the physical movements to make them easier and more accessible. Six week session 9/16 – 10/28 (no class 10/14), Tuesdays 12-1 pm, $30 members/ $60 non-members. Drop-ins welcome for additional fee. FMI 729-0757.
If you are concerned about a family history or are curious about whether you are at risk, there is a new “Diabetes Prevention” 16-week lifestyle change program being offered at People Plus in Brunswick! Starting on June 18 at 4 pm and running initially for 16 weeks, this program, developed by the Centers for Disease Control, is designed to help reduce the development of diabetes and has proven success in preventing Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
A new Biking Club for members of People Plus, Easy Riders, will have their inaugural ride on Wednesday, May 14. Interested riders should meet in the People Plus parking lot at 9 am. The ride will last for about an hour.