October Celebrations
updates and CELEBRATIONS - A sampling of your Recent notes

We love getting notes and updates from all of you! It feels a little selfish to keep all of your good news to ourselves so we are pulling a sampling to share. Think of this as the Age-Friendly Version of the About Town columns that were so popular in the decades before Facebook. When you have an update you would like to share, send it to livable@maine.edu

The Age-Friendly Community Initiative (AFCI) in the Bethel area knows that Fall chores are more fun with a neighbor.

All ages join in the fun when Age-Friendly Chelsea fills winter sand buckets.

This turtle reminds pedestrians to use free orange flags so that drivers-- who are reminded to slow their PACE--can see them.

From left to right - Candy Eaton, Lisa Joyce, Ellen Ceppetelli, and Karen Campbell

Lifelong Communities at the Maine Wisdom Summit

The Center on Aging's work with the University of New England and the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program to promote dementia inclusion was highlighted during the Maine Wisdom Summit. Karen Cambell deftly led a panel of dementia inclusion experts --Ellen Ceppetelli (Eliot), Candy Eaton (Sullivan), Lisa Joyce (South Portland). The panel was a hit! -- as were the information tables hosted by Age-Friendly Saco, Age-Friendly South Portland, Berwick for a Lifetime, Age-Friendly Chelsea, and Age-Friendly Bangor. The Lifelong Communities were recognized by MCOA, when the Rising Tide Award was given to Patricia Oh. Most importantly, fun was had by all as we enjoyed time learning and laughing together. 

Wilma Ware shared information about five of the programs launched by Age-Friendly Chelsea in 2023

Debra English hosted the Berwick for a Lifetime table, which featured their Assisted Tool Borrowing Library and Memory Kits

Dot Grady and Donna Palmer enjoy seeing each other in person

Free candy brought people to the Age-Friendly exhibit tables. Karen Campbell assures us she was protecting it from Chocaholics