Contact: Ellen Ceppetelli ( and Nedra Sahr (

Joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities: 2018-02-05

Structure: Town appointed all-volunteer 

Highlight of 2023: The public spaces domain became the predominant focus of the committee’s work in the past year. By installing benches at local public places, AIP has encouraged all residents to enjoy nature, socialize, and be active members of the Eliot landscape. Central to The Benches Project has been the installation of five at the Eliot Boat Basin (AARP 2020 Challenge Grant) and two at the William Fogg Library (Maine Community Fund grant). The work continues to secure the benches. AIP enhanced the Eliot Boat Basin landscape by planting and tending perennial flowers. AIP has collaborated with Public Works and Community Services departments on this project. Resident volunteers continue to help ensure the success of the public benches and accompanying landscaping. 

Featured in Lifelong Maine News, August 2023

Eliot Aging in Place's Initiatives and Accomplishments:

Communication and Information


Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings

Respect and Social Inclusion

Social Participation

Transportation (including promotion of active transportation)