meet Maine's Lifelong Communities
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all programs, services, and activities developed in each area,
but rather a sampling of approaches adopted by lifelong communities.
We update this section regularly to highlight the many strategies implemented in Maine communities.
COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN THE NEWS
WABI News featured the joint efforts of the Friends of the Lower Kenduskeag Stream (FOLKS) and Bangor Livable Communities, members of which gather monthly to ensure that the trail remains in tip-top shape! (Click the picture to view the story.)
Danforth Livable Communities team renovated a building donated to the town to be used as a community center. It was no small feat to raise the $70,000 needed to renovate the building and additional funding to start programs. Without raising property taxes or using town funds, they raised funds are now offering programs! (Click the picture to view the story.)
While social isolation increased for many Mainers during the pandemic, it can be an everyday problem for folks who are homebound. Learn more about how Saco supports its residents in staying connected in this NewsCenter Maine story.
In Sullivan, the Circle of Friends ensures that each and every resident feels welcome on their birthday! See the NewsCenter Maine story on this initiative, part of Age-Friendly Sullivan's work in their community.