Age-Friendly Dexter

A Note from Roe O'Toole Whitesel

Roe O’Toole of the committee and Liz Breault from the Abbott Memorial Library help spread the word about Age-Friendly Dexter

The Dexter Age Friendly Committee has been in existence since May of 2017. It was formed by a group of people who wanted to make Dexter a place where our aging population could remain independent in their own homes with increased options for community support and socialization while removing barriers and challenges throughout the town.

 Over the past 6 years the Dexter Age Friendly Committee has applied for and received over $22,000 in grants which have been used, in part, to fund:

Cooking Class

We partnered with Snap Ed to provide a cooking class to residents. The class included hints and tips to shop, cook, and eat healthy. Fun, food, and sharing our food related adventures was enjoyed by all! 

Tea Talk at Wayside Park

Tea Talks and Next Steps

We also host monthly Tea Talks for socialization, guest speakers and/or live music. We meet outside at Wayside Park in fair weather months and at Gatherings 4 Main Street during inclement weather.

As with most organizations and community groups, we suffered a decline in board members during COVID, but thanks to the efforts of a devoted group we have managed to continue our good work for Dexter residents.

We continue to seek new members and ideas to make Dexter an even better town to live and thrive in.