Monday, September 18, 2017

Deadline to Reserve for Pairs and Spares Is Fast Approaching

Western Mountains Senior College’s next Pairs and Spares Dinner Out will be on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00 pm at the Sudbury Inn in Bethel. This is a special arrangement with the Sudbury Inn and they have requested that we pre-order off the menu in advance. Please contact Kay Rector (207- 824-3333 or by Wednesday, September 20 to reserve your spot and choose your dinner selection. Newcomers are welcome!

Revealing the Mysteries of Autumn Color

Paul Motts, Western Mountains Senior College member and a recently retired National Park Service naturalist, explains how the broadleaf trees of New England dazzle us with the splendor of autumn colors and why this annual event occurs. The program will be held on Thursday, September 28, from 4:30-6:00 in Gould Academy’s McLaughlin Auditorium.  The presentation is part of WMSC’s Down Home Maine series and is free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

To Your Health Program on Elder Abuse September 21

Betty Balderson
“Elder Abuse: A Community Problem with Community Solutions,” will be presented by Betty Balderston, Elder Abuse Prevention Advocate at Legal Services for the Elderly, on Thursday, September 21, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the West Parish Congregational Church Hall in Bethel.

“Elder Abuse is of growing concern throughout the U.S. today, especially here in Maine, since we’re one of the oldest states in the country,” Betty states. She adds, “Statistics show that tens of thousands of older adults in Maine are abused each year.”

Betty will share an overview of what elder abuse looks like, the Red Flags that all of us should be watching for, and the Maine resources that are available. “By becoming educated about the problem of elder abuse," she says, "each of us can become part of the solution.” Betty’s position at Legal Services for the Elderly is focused on raising public awareness about the serious problem of elder abuse. Prior to holding her current position, Betty worked at Legal Services for the Elderly for fifteen years fighting fraud and abuse as the Statewide Coordinator for the Maine Senior Medicare Patrol.

The program is sponsored as a community service by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD#44/Continuing Education. The public is invited and admission is free. Light refreshments will be available.

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Fall Classes Begin This Week

Western Mountains Senior College’s fall term begins this week with Senior College Players on Wednesday, September 13, from 2:00-5:00 pm at the West Parish Congregational Church. Drawing and Painting begins on Thursday, September 14, and Creative Writing on Friday, September 15; both of these classes meet in Telstar Room 133 at 10:00 am. There’s still room in all of these classes (as well as many others - the only class that is full so far is Great Decisions), so if you’re feeling creative, why not give them a try! 

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