Age-Friendly Coastal Communities

Contacts: Lori Johnson ( & Anne Schroth (

Joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities: 2016-09-15

Structure: Regional initiative with staff support and leadership from Healthy Peninsula (health care organization)

Communities: Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Segewick, Surry, Deer Isle, and Stonington

Highlight of 2023: We are most proud of leading a complex community collaboration to launch date.  The project will train and match volunteers to community members in need of support understanding and accessing community-based resources.  The barriers include the complicated dynamics of multi-agency partnerships, working with a large hospital system that is not designed to be collaborative, and funding to ensure sustainability.  Despite these barriers, we are launching this month!

Age-Friendly Coastal Community's Initiatives and Accomplishments:

Civic Participation and Employment

Communication and Information

Community Supports and Health Services

Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

Social Participation