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LUNCH AND LEARN HOW TO WEATHERIZE YOUR HOME W/LES FOSSEL

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Marianne Pinkham | BDN
Marianne Pinkham | BDN

LUNCH AND YOUR HOME; WEATHERIZING YOUR DRAFTY OLD OR NOT SO OLD HOUSE
WITH LES FOSSEL, OLD HOME RESTORATION AT
SPECTRUM GENERATIONS COASTAL COMMUNITY CENTER

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta will host its Wednesday Lunch and Learn program on October 26, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. Following the luncheon Old Home Restoration expert Les Fossel will discuss simple and efficient ways to weatherize your old, or not so old home for winter’s chill.

Fall is officially upon us, and however reluctant we may be to let go of summer; it is now the time to prepare our homes and ourselves for the winter months. In times like these, when money is tight for just about everyone, knowing how to save a fuel dollars on one’s energy bill by taking steps to winterize one’s home is crucial.

Think about viewing your ‘House as a System’, a new spin on an old concept: that everything effects everything else. In your home, that means everything works together, heating/cooling systems, your behavior and your house’s structural integrity. Whether you are a renter or a homeowner, there are numerous resources available to community members who are interested in weatherizing their homes and cutting back on their energy use. From simple tips on how to save money on energy bills to subsidized programs that assist homeowners in making their homes more energy efficient, there’s something out there for everyone.

Since 1975 Fossel’s Restoration Resources – Old Home Restoration has specialized in the restoration and preservation of 18th and early 19th century buildings.

Advanced Luncheon Reservations are required. Chef Perry’s entrée of the day will be baked haddock. Please call 563-1363 by noon a.m. on Monday, October 24 to make your luncheon reservation. $5.00 per person for luncheon guests over 60 years of age. All others $6.00. Can’t make it to lunch? Community members are always welcome to attend the Center’s Wednesday Learn portion of the day’s Lunch and Learn program, which will begin at approximately twelve -noon. Come to Fossel’s luncheon presentation on October 26 in order to learn more about making your home warmer and more comfortable this winter.

We need your input! Please extend your stay on October 26 and join Spectrum Generations Health and Wellness team for a 1:00 p.m. community conversation about ways that our organization can increase participation and completion in our evidence based programs such as Living Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management. The health and wellness focus group will meet for one hour for an open discussion on the types of incentives we could offer. Light refreshments served. FMI and to express your interest please contact Jennifer Fortin at 660-1657 or jfortin@spectrumgenerations.org.

Before, during and after lunch Center visitors can also participate in and enjoy the following Wednesday programs:

TNT Whole Body Fitness: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. A fitness class taught by senior fitness professional Robin Maginn that offers a total body workout. Drop in fee $5.

Morning Yoga with Carol Krajnik: Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. For your whole being, gentle movements calm the mind & relax the body. Fee: $15/class.

On Balance: Getting Stronger-Living Longer, Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Gentle exercises for strength, flexibility and balance with Robin Maginn for those who
are a little bit timid or who haven’t exercised in a while. $4 per class. Sign-up and pay for lunch and the class is only $2.

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Drop In/. Become a part of SAGE’s bi-monthly gatherings aimed at bringing together older adults living in the midcoast area. There will be light refreshments and the chance to help create a space and opportunity for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies to come together at a time. Both rich and full of change. FMI or if interested and unable to attend the November 3 gathering but want to be on an e-mail contact list or join a Facebook group, please contact SAGE board member Mitzi Lichtman at mitzijoy23@gmail.com or by phone at 207-338-5889. Donation $1. Unless otherwise noted SAGE meets at the Coastal Community Center on the first and third Wednesday of the month, 1:00 p.m. —3:00 p,m,. SAGE gatherings are inter-generational discussions which are open to all community members.

RESTORE & RENEW YOUR HEALTH AND FEEL VITAL AGAIN
Private acupuncture sessions with Sharon Gordon, M.Ac.
FMI: Sharon at (207) 482-0725. Special SG CCC private rate for seniors: $45 for
a one hour appointment, Wednesdays in August beginning at 11:00 AM. To schedule your appointment call 563-1363.

Spectrum Generations, the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging’s mission, vision and service plan is based upon the premise that: The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level enables a person to live a more
physically and socially healthy life. Visit our agency’s website at: www.spectrumgenerations.com. Like us on Facebook.