Programs & Services

Center for Agewell Programs

You can stay active and be independent!

Designed for people with ongoing health concerns, learn fresh ways to feel better, take charge of your life and keep doing the things you want to do at a Living Well for Better Health workshop help to reduce your fear of falling, increase activity, and improve your environment at a Matter of Balance class, or learn techniques to help stop pain from interrupting your life at a Chronic Pain Self-Management workshop.

Join us at an upcoming healthy aging class offered by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging.

Agewell Classes

Got something you want to change about the way you want to manage your health?

Living Well for Better Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning program designed to empower you to become more active in managing your health. In this class, you will learn to:

  • Set goals that feel right for you.
  • Find support and solutions to your health concerns.
  • Develop skills to reduce frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation.
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively with others.

The program is beneficial for anyone living with a long-term health problem such as:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • Weight Issues
  • Parkinson's
  • and other concerns that get in the way of feeling your best

Classes are 2 ½ hours in length and are held once a week for six weeks. Care partners are encouraged to attend.

The fee is $25 for the entire 6-week series and includes a textbook and CD. Scholarships are available..

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A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized, award-winning time-tested program for people over 60 designed to help you manage falls and increase your activity levels. In this class, you will learn to:

  • View falls and fear of falls as controllable
  • Set realistic goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce falls at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Classes are two hours in length and are held once a week for eight weeks.

The fee is $20 for the entire 8-week series and includes a workbook. Scholarships are available.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) is a new evidence-based (proven to work) program that we are offering. In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • Techniques to manage pain
  • Balancing exercise and rest
  • Skills you can use reduce frustration, fatigue, pain and poor sleep.
  • How to communicate more effectively with friends, family, and health professionals.

The program is beneficial for anyone who has a primary diagnosis of chronic pain:

  • Chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Post-surgical pain beyond six months
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Persistent headache
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Severe muscular pain due to Multiple Sclerosis
  • and other diagnoses of pain

Classes are 2 ½ hours in length and are held once a week for six weeks. Care partners are encouraged to attend.

The fee is $45 for the entire 6-week series ad includes textbooks and a CD. Scholarships are available.

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Do You Like to Teach?

Would you like to learn to be a lay leader or coach for A Matter of Balance or Living Well for Better Health? Training for the Living Well workshop takes place in a consecutive four day period. Training for A Matter of Balance class is two, 4-hour classes. With this training, and periodic refreshers, you will be able to facilitate a class and help improve the quality of life for all those who participate.

There is no charge to attend lay leader or coach training.

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Interested in Hosting a Class?

Living Well for Better Health workshops or A Matter of Balance classes are frequently hosted at physician practices, residential facilities, educational facilities, and other organizations. If you have space available or a group of interested participants, please contact us about setting up a workshop or class in your area.

Elizabeth Weaver – Agewell Coordinator
207-396-6578 or 1-800-400-6325 x578
lweaver@smaaa.org

NOTE: SMAA will, with adequate notice and upon request, provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to persons with disabilities, to assist in effective communication and to participate equally in programs, services, and activities.

 

 

 

More Information

To learn more, register for a class or to become an Agewell volunteer:

Online Contact Form

Program information or to register for a workshop:

Maria DeFabritiis - Agewell Asst.
207-396-6583 or 1-800-400-6325 x583
mdefabritiis@SMAAA.org

To become a host site, or discuss partnership opportunities:
Elizabeth Weaver - Coordinator
207-396-6578 or 1-800-400-6325 x 578
lweaver@smaaa.org

To become a coach or leader:
Crystal Castro - Training Specialist
207-396-6529 or 1-800-400-6325 x 529
ccastro@smaaa.org

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