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Expo: On the Floor

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1 p.m. Seated exercise class

Join the folks from Studio 408 in South Portland in a seated exercise class. Fun to follow along with the simple but effective instructions.

1:30 p.m. ‘Bout Time Tappers

Betsy Dunphy at Studio 408 in South Portland is brining the ‘Bout Time Tappers back to the Senior Expo. They were a big hit last year with several tap numbers. If you’ve ever wanted to tap dance, come see how it’s done, no matter what the age. Betsy can teach you how, and you’ll have fun doing it. Plus it’s great exercise.

2-4 p.m. Frankie and Johnny Play What You Love!

John Linscott and Frank Manduca bring the Frankie & Johnnie Duo to the Senior Expo for an afternoon of easy listening to live music. Come on over, visit our vendors, and request your favorite tunes.

What’s a Memory Cafe??

Memory Cafe?s are places where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can go with their care partners to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things. At a Memory Cafe?, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day.

Experience rooms

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Audio-Visual Memory Works

Ken Capron of MemoryWorks will host an Experience Room that includes an Audio-visual Memory Cafe? with some old time musical favorites, some dementia-related videos and movie shorts. We’ll have old-time radio. too. Come join us and share a cup of coffee.

9 a.m.-noon. Memory Cafe

Beach Glass Transitions is introducing a Memory Cafe? at the Spring Senior Expo focused on technology. This will be the first of a reoccurring monthly technology-themed memory cafe?. Next month and all following months, the cafes will be held at the Beach Glass Transitions office at 72 Ocean St., Unit 104 in South Portland.

At this Technology Cafe?, Judy Knaub from E-Connection Maine (207) 318-7983 and Catherine Morrison, adult services librarian at the Scarborough Public Library, will discuss and demonstrate computer-based games and apps, and local and statewide library services including home delivery, computer and wireless Internet access, the Maine Infonet Download Library, and MARVEL!: Maine’s Virtual Library of magazines, newspapers and research databases

Noon-3 p.m. Virtual Dementia Tour

Caring for someone who may have dementia can be a very challenging; it takes understanding, love, and compassion to get through the day, weeks, months, even years. What if you could spend a few minutes walking in your loved ones shoes and understand from their perspective what those days look like? Sedgewood Commons, a registered user of this program, will have an experience room set-up to take you through a Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour and experience firsthand what someone suffering from dementia symptoms may go through on a daily basis. You won’t want to miss this experience.

Mosely,  a 3-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever and licensed therapy dog, will be exploring the Expo. He is a member of TDI (Therapy Dogs,Inc.). He is a regular volunteer at MMC and has been in their program since the beginning of 2012. Mosely loves visiting patients of all ages to share joy and smiles. Be sure and say hello. 

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