Age & Ability-Friendly Bucksport

Contact: Vanessa Newman (

Joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities: 2016-06-24

Structure: Municipal staff with all-volunteer committee

Highlight of 2023: Starting the Home Safety & Accessibility Repair Program on July 1, 2023 as it had been in the works for several years.

Age and Ability Friendly Bucksport's Initiatives and Accomplishments:

BBHCC has worked on various projects with the town and other local organizations. One example is offering a Bucksport shuttle on Mondays and Wednesdays to provide public transportation, and another was to bring dental services to the Bucksport Regional Health Center. we believe in the power of partnerships to move the work forward. 

Communication and Information

Community Supports and Health Services


Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

Social Participation

Transportation (including promotion of active transportation