Chat series to offer at-risk residents tips to stay healthy 

The University of Maine will host a new chat series that will provide pertinent information and tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak for senior citizens and other high-risk residents. 

“UMaine Health Connection Chats” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday starting April 15. The meetings will be held on Zoom, but attendees can also call in, and can send questions to speakers beforehand. 

Experts from the campus community and beyond will speak about various aspects of the pandemic. Kelley Strout, interim director of the School of Nursing, will kick off the chat series by discussing wellness and general health issues. Additional chats will discuss the virus in relation to nutrition, stress reduction, issues involving people with cancer and more in the coming weeks. 

For call-in information or Zoom connection links, contact Kelley Morris, office administrator for the UMaine Center on Aging, at or 207.262.7925. For questions, and suggestions for future topics, contact Lenard Kaye, director of the UMaine Center on Aging, at or 207.262.7922.