Spectrum Generations will be hosting a free training series for family caregivers beginning July 10 running through August 14, at Sebasticook Valley Health, 130 Leighton Road, Pittsfield. Providing care for a loved one with a form of dementia presents many challenges and is specialized work. Family members often take on caregiving without preparation or training, participants learn what dementia is and how it affects the individual and develop skills on how to interact and communicate with a person with dementia.
Spectrum Generations’ Family Caregiver Support Program offers this six-week training called The Savvy Caregiver. Classes will meet beginning July 10 and be held on consecutive Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. until August 14. Interested participants will learn to understand and manage challenging behaviors as well as other skill to improve outlook as a caregiver. Classes will include training, interactive exercises, and discussions.
This training is sponsored by the Office of Elder Services, Department of Health and Human Services, and funded by a grant from the US Administration on Aging. The training is free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Mary Nicholas at 660-9268.
Join music lovers for Maine's Premier Elvis Tribute Act featuring Don Boudreau. This performance will take place on Sunday, August 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Muskie Center, 38 Gold Street.
Tickets are $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door - all proceeds support Spectrum Generations' programming at the Muskie Center.
Purchase tickets at the Muskie Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville, or by calling 873-4745. Visa, M/C, and Discover accepted.
If you require special accommodations please notify us two weeks in advance of this event by calling 1.800.639.1553 or TTY: 1.800.464.8703 to make arrangements.
Location: American Legion, 217 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan
Contact Information: Holly Hannon, 612-5123
Are you feeling lucky? If so, please join us at the American Legion in Skowhegan for our “Luck of the Draw” fundraiser. Once inside you can purchase raffle tickets for a variety of prizes. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Drawings for prizes start at 12:00 noon. You must be present to win. All the proceeds benefit Spectrum Generations Somerset Community Center programs.
Admission: By donation
Contact Information: Bob Marin, (207) 660-9260
Join us for a one-of-a-kind FUNdraisier that appeals to women of all ages. Bring your loved ones and come down to sample and purchase products, enjoy and learn from demonstrations, have a Tarot Card reading, and enter raffles for the chance to walk away with a great prize. Last year’s event we gave away over a $1,000.00 worth of prizes.
There will be delicious food and beverages available to purchase from Cohen on the Meadows catering as well as some free treats! *Watch for our “SURPRISE” entertainment. Please note that some vendors will require additional payment for their services or products. All proceeds benefits our many programs.
Ticket Fees: $50 single ticket or $350 for table of eight
Contact Information: Nick Cloutier, 620-1185
A themed murder mystery dinner with entertainment provided by Mystery for Hire. Attempt to figure out who killed who during this four course dinner. Complete with live entertainment, silent auction, cash bar and special surprises!