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Apr 17, 2018

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Finley Recreation Center, – UNE, Portland campus

Finley Recreation Center, – UNE, Portland campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME 04103





Dementia fitness series begins March 20 at UNE

Individuals living with memory challenges, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their care partners have an exciting option for fitness in the Portland area beginning in March.

U-Excel Exercise for Dementia consists of seven one-hour weekly class sessions led by trained fitness instructors. The exercises focus on gentle stretching, mobility, balance and strength training. The series begins on Tuesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the UNE Finley Recreation Center located at 716 Stevens Avenue in Portland.

“Motivation for this program is based on an increasing body of research indicating that fitness and social activity can be highly beneficial for those living with dementia,” notes Laurie Trenholm, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter. “This initiative is actually part of a larger effort in which we are partnering with community organizations to take their own approaches to serving local citizens living with dementia.”

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of early-stage social programs specifically designed for those living with a diagnosis of dementia and their care partners. The programming offers meaningful activity in friendly, supportive environments and opportunities to connect with others in the community that are affected by dementia.

The weekly series runs on Tuesdays afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. until May 8, 2018 and is presented by a partnership between the University of New England and the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter.

Cost is $35 per couple for the entire series. Advance registration is required: or 207.772.0115.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit or call 800.272.3900.