Events

SAVVY Caregiver Training at UMA This Fall

A unique approach to family caregiver education

 

Spectrum Generations will present a Savvy Caregiver workshop at the University of Maine, Augusta campus from10:15am to 12:15pm on Mondays beginning September 15th and ending on October 27th.   This training is for family and friends caring for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s living in the community.  No cost to attend.

Caregiving is a complex job and entails many tasks. This six week workshop will go through many details and scenarios that caregivers face.  This workshop is a unique approach to family caregiver education and presents ideas from many disciplines and sources. Caregivers will learn about Alzheimer's and other related dementias, the toll of caregiving; managing challenging behaviors, caring for one’s self while caring for someone else, decision making; communication strategies, and more.

Spectrum Generations Receives Community Health Worker Grant

Spectrum Generations, central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), in collaboration with Seniors Plus, western Maine’s AAA and ADRC, was one of four from a diverse group of organizations to be awarded the Community Health Worker Pilot Project Grant (CHWPP) through the Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The Affordable Care Act recognizes Community Health Workers as integral members of the health care workforce who contribute to an improved care experience, better health, and reduced health care costs – all part of what is known as the Triple Aim.

Stay at Home Services Can Bring Peace of Mind

Stay at Home Services Can Bring Peace of Mind

It is normal for people to want to stay in their home as long as possible.  Aging at home is a way to stay connected to what is familiar, safe, and comfortable.  Often this provides the best quality of life, and can be less expensive than supportive institutions.

Spectrum Generations and its Bridges Home Care division is committed to the idea that staying in one’s home is possible and can be the best solution while providing services that enhance the quality of life. 

Home care agencies provide in-home services to help with activities of daily living that have become difficult.  These may include bathing, dressing, toileting, and moving around the home or can be household tasks such as laundry, shopping, cooking, light cleaning, reminders for medication, or even just sitting having a cup of tea and being social. 

Communities Across Maine Linked Together by the Langlais Art Trail

Colby College Museum of Art Presents
a Retrospective Exhibition of the Artist’s Work
Opened July 19, 2014

Visitors to Maine can experience a vast trove of more than 3,000 works of art by Bernard Langlais (1921-1977 b. Old Town, Maine) in more than 50 institutions and communities across the state as part of the new Langlais Art Trail.

Born in Old Town, Maine in 1921, Langlais is best known in his home state for the iconic 62-foot Abenaki Indian in Skowhegan. His work was inspired by the surrounding landscape and late in his career featured figurative reliefs of shore birds, raptors, horses, cows, bulls and other animals of rural and coastal Maine.

Major League Baseball Alumni Coming to Greater Waterville to Support Local Baseball Camp!

Ray Haskell Ford and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association join together to support Camp Tracy’s baseball camp in Oakland, Maine. This is a two day long annual charity event.

Ray Haskell Ford & Major League Baseball Players Alumni host the 3rd Annual Putting Contest

Sunday, July 27th 5:30 – 7:30 at

Silver Street Tavern

2 Silver Street,

Waterville, ME 04901

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Medicare Patrol Volunteers Cut Fraud and Waste

Want to provide an invaluable service to your community? Join Spectrum Generations volunteer Senior Medicare Patrol team and make a difference by cutting down on Medicare fraud and abuse. 

Spectrum Generations, in collaboration with Legal Services for the Elderly, is holding its next 3-day Senior Medicare Patrol training from 8am to 2pm on Thursdays, August 7, 14 and 28 at Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast ADRC Center located at 35 Union Street in Brunswick (with-in the PeoplePlus building).

This “train the trainer” workshop will give you the tools you need to teach people how to navigate the complex Medicare system and prepare you to do public presentations, provide individualized counseling on Medicare Part D, and in general educate the public about Medicare fraud and abuse.  Breakfast snacks and refreshments will be served,  but we ask that you “brown bag it” for lunch.