Historic Androscoggin societies plan yard sale at the Auburn schoolhouse

LOVE SUN SPOTS: The Androscoggin Historical Society is partnering with several other historical societies in the county in a flea market on Saturday, October 9th, 11 am-3pm at the West Auburn Schoolhouse, 740 West Auburn Road in Auburn.

Each society will have a table with their local books, brochures, attic treasures, and items that have been officially removed from the inventory listed. All proceeds go to the individual charitable organizations. – Penny, not a city

ANSWERS: That sounds really interesting. Who knows what items to find and what to learn!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: You may have heard of SeniorsPlus in the context of Meal on Wheels, or that the organization is the Area Agency on Aging for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties, but did you know that we have workshops for adult Mainers of all ages ?

Through our partnership with Healthy Living for ME, SeniorsPlus offers programs that can help Mainers improve and manage their health. This autumn we are offering two free virtual workshops to participants: Living well with chronic pain and Living well with diabetes.

If you are struggling with persistent pain such as arthritis, headache, or back pain, you are not alone. The CDC reports that one in five Americans struggles with chronic pain. Diabetes is also widespread. Almost one in five Mainers has either diabetes or prediabetes. These issues can affect a person’s overall quality of life as well as their health.

In our workshops you will find a supportive group of people who can relate to what you are going through, as well as leaders who are committed to helping all participants cope with their unique situations and improve their overall quality of life.

If you want to take positive steps for your health and wellbeing this fall, I recommend signing up for one of these workshops. The diabetes workshop starts on October 12th and the pain workshop on November 3rd.

To learn more or to register for these workshops, visit www.healthylivingforme.org, email [email protected]. You can also call SeniorsPlus at 795-4010 or contact me directly at 440-2390. – Katherine, HL4ME coordinator at SeniorsPlus, Lewiston

ANSWERS: SeniorsPlus offers so many valuable services. I am always “enthusiastic” about them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve mentioned the organization here in this column, and I think it’s a big part of what helps keep the wheels running in Sunspot Land. I am very grateful to them and I am sure many readers are too.

If you have a story about how SeniorsPlus helped you, feel free to share it on Sun Spots or write to them to show your appreciation.

LOVE SUN SPOTS: Was there a funeral home on the corner of Holland and Main Street in Lewiston years ago? – No name, no city

ANSWERS: This is a good question for those readers who have lived in the LA area for many years. I am always interested in experiencing these sights through the memories of those who lived and worked in the area and then traveled the streets of the Twin Cities. If you can help this reader, please write!

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