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Housing is a critical issue in the State of Maine and throughout our nation. In 2023, Our March 15 workshop started a conversation about housing that was continued during our October 16 Housing Matters conference. Lifelong Community leaders, housing advocates, legislators, government agencies, and area housing non-profits discussed Maine’s housing challenges and opportunities, including:
Below are highlights from each meeting, including handouts and presentations, when available. Our hope is that you will find resources and inspiration as you advocate for housing options in your community and develop programs and services to help residents thrive in their homes.
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Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors,
Volunteers Building Raised Bed Garden Beds
Spring Spruce-Up Day in Age-Friendly Houlton
Home Repair & Chores Programs
Living Well in North Yarmouth
Knox Box Installation
Making Homes Safe and Comfortable for All Stages of Life
Age-Friendly Community Initiative (Bethel region): provides free in-home assessments by a licensed Occupational Therapist
Age-Friendly Georgetown: partnered with a local organization and the fire department to install 5-inch reflective numbers that ensure homes can be found easily when there is an emergency
Age-Friendly Saco: installs smart technology in private homes to help older residents live safely and comfortably with a little help from "Alexa".
Window Insert Build in Age-Friendly Saco
Home Weatherization and Winter Safety
Age-Friendly Bowdoinham: distributed winter safety kits to older residents
Age-Friendly Caribou: delivers buckets of sand to keep winter walkways safe
Age-Friendly Portland: matches neighborhood volunteers with residents aged 65+ who need help shoveling the primary entrance to their home and teh sidewalk in front of their property
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all programs, services, and activities developed in Housing but is a sampling of approaches adopted by lifelong communities. We update this section regularly to highlight the many strategies implemented in Maine communities.