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Fall Fitness and Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted Oct. 01, 2012, at 8:28 a.m.

Presentation at Dirigo Pines Inn, Orono

October 18, 2012

(Bangor, Me)- On October 18, the public is invited to attend a special free presentation at the Dirigo Pines Inn at 2 pm, Fall Fitness and Safety Tips for Seniors.

With the cold weather approaching, seniors can find it a challenge to stay physically active and avoid falls. During the presentation, Amy Cotton, nurse practitioner and EMHS director of Operations and Senior Services, and Jennifer Maskala, Rosscare LiveSAFE program manager, will discuss tips on physical fitness during the winter months, as well as fall prevention strategies and community resources to promote safety all year round.

“Snow and ice, as well as frigid temperatures all can be challenges to staying active. It is my hope that this presentation will provide seniors and their loved ones with ideas on how to stay healthy, safe, and live life to the fullest, even during the coldest months of the year,” shares Cotton.

This free presentation is sponsored by Rosscare. We kindly request that members of the public who plan on attending RSVP by calling Dirigo Pines (toll free) at 1-866-344-3400. Dirigo Pines in is located at 9 Alumni Drive in Orono, approximately a half a mile from the Kelley Road exit (exit 191) on I-95. For questions regarding the presentation, please call Rosscare (toll free) at 1-877-880-7677.

Rosscare is a member of EMHS and owns and operates Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono. By collaborating with other agencies and organizations in the area, Rosscare is able to provide area seniors with unique opportunities that complement a healthy and fulfilling life. In partnership with First Atlantic Corporation, Rosscare owns and operates assisted living facilities such as Ross Manor, Sylvia Ross Home, and Stillwater Health Care in Bangor, Colonial Health Care in Lincoln, Katahdin Health Care in Millinocket, and Dexter Health Care in Dexter. Rosscare also offers services to help seniors live independently, such as Telecare, a free service offering daily check-in calls; LiveSAFE, an emergency response help button service; and the Center for Healthy Aging. Visit Rosscare’s website at www.rosscare.org.

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