The Star-Herald

Agency on Aging November events

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Staying well allows us to live better lives. Through group classes, informational sessions and events, the Aroostook Agency on Aging staff and volunteers share topics and techniques that  are intended to help all people age well.

We offer monthly programs developed to help older persons and their care partners succeed and thrive in their own homes. Pre-registration is required for all sessions at 207-764-3396, 1-800-439-1789, or info@aroostookaging.org unless otherwise noted. Events include: 

Caregiver Support Group (online) Tuesdays 6-7 p.m., hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging and AgingME. 

It is normal for caring for a loved one to sometimes produce frustration and anger. But you don’t  have to cope alone. Our weekly support group for caregivers can be a lifesaver because it gives  participants a place where they can share their feelings confidentially, make friends, get help  navigating the healthcare system, and learn from others who are traveling a similar path.

Congregate dining Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. at the Madawaska Senior Center, 291 Newberry Street, and hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging and Madawaska Senior Citizens Club.

A sit-down luncheon for those over the age of 60 is available two days per week. Interested  persons must register a day in advance; please call the registration line at 207-760-1689 and leave a message. Participants will be asked to provide some basic information upon first visit and  then adhere to COVID-19 screening every visit.

Medicare annual/open enrollment Wednesday, Nov. 2 noon to 4 p.m. at the Caribou Recreation & Wellness Center, 55 Bennett Drive, by appointment only and hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging.

Medicare open enrollment — Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 — is the only time of year when Medicare  recipients can review and make changes to their coverage. Call or email to find out more or to schedule a personal appointment. 

Online Gathering Place (online) Wednesdays 10-11 a.m., hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging and AgingME.

The Gathering Place focuses on creating a safe “virtual” place for those with chronic memory loss  or health conditions to engage in fun activities and interact with others. Call or email for more information or to preregister for this weekly  session. 

Congregate dining Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the Van Buren Community Center/Van Buren Housing Authority, 130 Champlain Street, and hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging and Borderview Rehabilitation & Living Center.

A sit-down luncheon for those over the age of 60 is available two days per week. Interested  persons must register a day in advance; please call the registration line at 207-760-1687 and  leave a message. Participants will be asked to provide some basic information upon first visit and  then adhere to COVID-19 screening every visit. 

Medicare annual/open enrollment Thursday, Nov. 3 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (and Dec. 2) at the Fort Kent Senior Center, 20 Pine Street. By appointment only, and hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging.

Medicare open enrollment — Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 — is the only time of year when Medicare  recipients can review and make changes to their coverage. Call or email to find out more or to schedule a personal appointment. 

Congregate dining Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Fort Kent Senior Center, 20 Pine Street, and hosted by Aroostook Agency on Aging and Fort Kent Elderly Social Action Club. 

A sit-down luncheon for those over the age of 60 is available two days per week. Interested  persons must register a day in advance; please call the registration line at 207-760-1690 and  leave a message. Participants will be asked to provide some basic information upon first visit and  then adhere to COVID-19 screening every visit.

Artists for Aging Exhibit – First Friday Art Walk Friday, Nov. 4 5-8 p.m. at Aroostook Agency on Aging, 260 Main Street in Presque Isle.

Visit our gallery at Aroostook Agency on Aging to see an exhibit of original hand-knitted items  including hats, scarves and mittens made by members of Aroostook RSVP. If you can’t make the  Art Walk event, the merchandise will be available for sale weekdays during regular business hours in the gallery. 

Medicare annual/open enrollment Monday, Nov. 7 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aroostook Agency on Aging, 260 Main Street in Presque Isle, by appointment only. Also Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority, 18 Fields Lane; Thursday, Nov. 10 noon to 4 p.m. at WTA Hansen Memorial Library, 10 Hansen Street i Mars Hill; Monday, Nov. 14 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Island Falls Town Office, 68 Houlton Road; Tuesday, Nov. 15 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madawaska Senior Center, 291 Newbury Street; Wednesday, Nov. 16 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Van Buren Community Center, 130 Champlain Street; Monday, Nov. 21 and Monday, Nov. 28 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aroostook Agency on Aging, 260 Main Street in Presque Isle; Tuesday, Nov. 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Houlton Recreation Center, 128 Main Street; and Wednesday, Nov. 30 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Madawaska Senior Center, 291 Newbury Street.

Medicare open enrollment — Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 — is the only time of year when Medicare  recipients can review and make changes to their coverage. Call or email to schedule a personal appointment. 

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