The Friends in Action “Visit with Friends” Coffee House is a social coffee morning for old people and people living with disabilities to gather for refreshments, coffee and conversation. There are occasional games of cribbage or scrabble, sometimes music or a sing-along, but always the opportunity to meet someone new or reconnect with an old friend. There is no charge; donations are welcomed.
The coffee house started in 2008 with a small grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and was held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in its first two years. In 2010, it moved into the Bryant E. Moore school building across the street, which became the Moore Community Center when it was renovated in 2014.
The coffee house has continued to be offered on Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 at the Friends in Action Senior Center! It has also been offered in other towns across the County (Prospect Harbor, Blue Hill, and Stonington) and on other days of the week.
Friends in Action offers a variety of informative events at the Senior Center and now virtually, as well. These include panel discussions of topics of interest to older adults and their caregivers, such as Frauds and Scams, Long-term Care and Housing Options, Medicare and other benefits information, Safe Driving Training for Older Adults, and more. For more information, and the current schedule, you may visit the NEWS page, or call 207-664-6016, or email [email protected].
Physical activity is essential for good health whatever your age! Friends in Action’s programs are aimed at improving overall health and well-being and preventing falls, which can have a such a negative effect on one’s life and health.
Friends in Action offers a fitness center with equipment for individual use, as well as a variety of group classes. Equipment in the fitness center includes an ergonometer (arm cycle), recumbent bike, seated elyptical, two treadmills and a rowing machine. There are a wide variety of weights and other equipment to promote improved balance.
Group classes are aimed at a wide variety of fitness levels and work to improve balance, muscle strength and tone, and endurance. Click here for Fitness Schedule.
Arts and Enrichment
Art programs include instruction with a teacher and groups that together to paint or quilt or knit. Enrichment programs are on topics of interest and may include instruction. Examples include a free writing group, instruction about computers, genealogy, birdwatching and more.
For further information, please call 207-664-6016 or email [email protected].
Friends in Action has a pleasant dining room and provides simple hot meals, cooked on site, in collaboration with the YMCA. Meals are served on Tuesdays at 12:00 with a standard charge of $4.00 per person. Friends in Action provides a financial subsidy for those in need. Those wishing to participate should sign up at least 24 hours in advance. For further information, please call (207) 664-6016 or email [email protected].