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Outside is "In" at People Plus - Staying "Physically Distanced, Socially Connected!"

People Plus members have been so enthusiastic about the outdoor exercise classes and clubs at the Center this summer that programs will continue outside in September. 

“Loads of people are coming for the exercise classes,” said Executive Director Stacy Frizzle-Edgerton. “The members are enjoying being with others, while also being outdoors in the summer in Maine.” 

With the coronavirus pandemic persisting, Center staff have come up with a new slogan as they continue to navigate through these trying times. It’s “Physically distanced - Socially connected.” Basically, it means let’s remain safe and healthy from a distance, but also let’s stay connected and engaged. 

“The staff feels it really demonstrates what we’re trying to do as we slowly develop a new normal,” said Stacy. 

Outdoor activities include clubs such as Write on Writers, French Club, and a Walking Club. Art Class with Connie Bailey will also resume outside. Our new club, the Friday “Lunch Bunch” has been very popular. Members bring their own lunch, sit safely distanced apart and chat while enjoying a meal with friends. 

And if it’s physical activity you’re looking for, the exercise classes outside include Yoga, Loosen Up, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Gentle Barre. 

All outside classes and clubs require registration and a mask for check-in, are for members only and are limited in size. For days and times please visit the calendar on our website. 

Lastly, Friday haircuts with Margarita Day are now open to the public. Margarita provides affordable haircuts for seniors for a $10 donation to People Plus. Haircuts are by appointment only and contact information is required. Masks are required as well as additional safety protocols. Call the Center for more information. 

“September is such a beautiful month in Maine that it would be a shame not to be spending some time at the Center with your friends,” said Programming Coordinator Jill Ellis.