Social Participation

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A happy match made by the Furever Friends Program


Learning about outer space with Age-Friendly Houlton 

Regularly Scheduled Social Events

Learning about outer space with Age-Friendly Houlton 

Exercise with Friends

Hot-Air Balloon Fun in Freeport

Special Events

Coffee Donuts and Advice in Liberty, which is part of Aging Well in Waldo County

Re-Purposing Existing Public Space for Social Connections

Central Hall Commons 

Developing a Community Center

Aging Well in Waldo County, Community Read program

Arts & Humanities Programs

We're inspired by...

Danforth Livable Community Center Continuing to Grow

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.)

Promoting Social Connection in Saco

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.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all programs, services, and activities developed in Social Participation but is a sampling of approaches adopted by lifelong communities. We update this section regularly to highlight the many strategies implemented in Maine communities.