Adult day care lecture scheduled June 9 in Damariscotta

Posted June 07, 2011, at 12:02 p.m.

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — Normally, adult day care is used to relieve the caregiver of his or her duties for the day while ensuring that the care recipient will still receive the proper care in a safe, friendly environment. While adult day care can be a great resource for caregivers, many refuse to consider this option. Some worry that their loved ones will resent participating in such a program, while others feel guilty at the thought of leaving their loved ones in another person’s care. When it works correctly, however, adult day care can improve the care recipient’s overall behavior and provide the caregiver with much-needed time off.  A well-run adult day care center’s goals will focus on enriching the participants’ lives, building upon their skills, knowledge, and unique abilities and strengths.

To learn more about this special form of respite care and option for individuals who are no longer able to manage independently or who are isolated and lonely join Susan Garascia, ADB Regional Health Program Administrator at noon, Thursday, June 9, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., for a brown bag conversation about  adult day care programs.  Garascia will discuss the different types of ADC programs, how they are regulated, the benefits and the services offered, what to look for when visiting a center for the first time, how to determine when such an option is needed as well as the costs and financial assistance (average not specific programs).  To register, call 563-1363.

New office

BELFAST, Maine — Katia Ancona, licensed massage therapist since 1996, recently opened a new office at 118 High St., Suite 28, second floor, entrance at the rear of the building. For more information, call Ancona at 323-5393.

Men’s health week

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. To assist you and members of your family on the journey towards men’s health Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, located at 521 Main St., is offering the following men’s health week programs.

Have a more active, fuller life by coming to Jody Telfair’s Tai Chi for Men discussion and demonstration at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13. $10 participant fee.

Real Men Do Have Health Issues.  Men’s greatest health risks are largely preventable. At 2:30 p.m. June 15, Patti Corscaden will discuss how, with a few changes in their attitudes and behaviors, men can dramatically reduce their health risks. $5 participant fee.

Group Exercise Isn’t Just for Women: Get Fit, Get Stronger, Get Healthier: Join Robin Maginn at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. Discover ways that men can incorporate group exercise into their physical activity goals. $5 participant fee.

Call 563-1363 to register for any of these activities.

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