services for groups
The Friends in Action “Visit with Friends Coffee House” is a social coffee morning. Coffee, tea and refreshments are served at no charge. There are opportunities to meet new people, join in the occasional sing-along or a card game. There is no charge but donations are welcomed.
Friends in Action has offered the Coffee House on multiple mornings at the Moore Center, at the Blue Hill Congregational Church, the Stonington Community Center, and the Prospect Harbor library. These have been either cancelled or paused due to the pandemic.
During holidays, Friends in Action joins with the YMCA Early Learning Center for some intergenerational fun with holiday songs and cards.
UPDATE (OCTOBER, 2021): Due to the rapid spread of the “Delta Variant” of Covid-19, the Coffee House has been paused out of safety concerns until further notice. We hope to re-start soon!
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. For a complete schedule of classes with fees, days and times, and locations, click here
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 current programs, click here (can this be a link to a current schedule page that we can update??).
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 and Thursdays 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.
The program is currently on hold due to the wide-spread Delta Variant of Covid-19, but we are planning a Thanksgiving meal that can eaten in person, picked up curbside or delivered to the home. More information will be available on November 1, 2021.
We look forward to hearing from you!
P.O. Box 1446
Ellsworth, ME 04605